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Rumor: Google shames partners into updating Android
— 7:00 AM on May 27, 2016

It's no secret that non-Nexus Android phones have a reputation for receiving OS updates late, if at all. Failing to address this issue has left...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Report: Windows Phone market share drops below 1%
— 9:10 AM on May 24, 2016

Here’s a line you may have read before: Windows Phone had a pretty rough time of it last quarter. While the underdog smartphone OS has always...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia Shield Android TV gets more content and HDR support
— 9:00 AM on May 19, 2016

When we reviewed Nvidia's Shield Android TV last September, we found a lot to like, but we didn't quite find the console-killer we were...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Google boosts machine learning with its Tensor Processing Unit
— 8:31 AM on May 19, 2016

Google has some new hardware out, and no, it's not a Nexus device. The search giant makes extensive use of machine learning to power services...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Google details plans to phase out Flash Player
— 8:33 AM on May 17, 2016

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would no longer accept Flash-based ads for its AdWords and DoubleClick services. By the end of 2016,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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GDDR5X enters mass production ahead of schedule
— 9:01 AM on May 11, 2016

In a blog post yesterday about the GeForce GTX 1080 launch, Micron confirmed something we've suspected since this past Friday: GDDR5X memory is in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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G.Skill decks out its Trident Z RAM with five new color options
— 9:02 AM on May 6, 2016

G.Skill's Trident Z memory kits are already favorites of ours for systems where plain-Jane memory just wouldn't do the rest of the PC...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Onkyo's DP-X1 makes high-end audio portable
— 11:33 AM on April 27, 2016

Luxury audio hardware aficionados, rejoice. Onkyo is releasing its DP-X1 portable digital audio player. No longer do you have to suffer through the noise...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Backblaze Storage Pod 6.0 puts 60 3.5" drives in 4U of space
— 12:46 PM on April 25, 2016

Cloud storage and backup company Backblaze is becoming  a household name among enthusiasts these days. The company annually releases one of the only high-count...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Opera preview build integrates a free VPN service with the browser
— 9:38 AM on April 21, 2016

Opera wants to become the browser of choice for users concerned about privacy. In March, the company introduced a native ad-blocking service. Now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Asus' ROG GT51CA desktop blends power and panache
— 9:28 AM on April 20, 2016

Asus' ROG GT51CA gaming desktop first made an appearance at CES 2016, and now it's coming to market. This high-end desktop can be configured...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Personal tech

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Google Chrome 50 drops support for Windows XP
— 7:22 AM on April 15, 2016

Just this week we reported on the continued post-support life of Windows XP, and now Google is distancing itself from the aging OS, too....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Kindle Oasis ditches symmetry for a more grippable shape
— 1:38 PM on April 14, 2016

Amazon unveiled its Kindle Oasis e-reader yesterday. The Oasis hardware, with its 300-PPI e-ink display and 10-LED backlight, is reminiscent of the Kindle...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Shield Tablet K1 update 1.2 adds Vulkan and Android 6.0.1 features
— 2:14 PM on April 13, 2016

Nvidia released firmware version 1.2 for the Shield Tablet K1 today. The two highlights of this release are support for the...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Micron unveils three series of datacenter-oriented SSDs
— 8:21 AM on April 13, 2016

It's a good day for datacenters across the world. Micron, purveyor of all things related to memory, has unveiled its updated lineups of datacenter-oriented SSDs....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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HTC 10 smartphone picks up the flagship torch
— 9:02 AM on April 12, 2016

Hot on the heels of the Vive launch, HTC has announced its next flagship smartphone. With the HTC 10, the company has done...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Security researchers promote Badlock SMB bug ahead of patches
— 10:53 AM on April 11, 2016

Tomorrow marks the much talked-about release of the patch for the Samba bug branded Badlock. While we don’t...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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G.Skill Trident Z 16GB kit pairs DDR4-3600 speed with low latency
— 9:07 AM on April 11, 2016

Not content with making ever-larger and ever-faster RAM kits, G.Skill is pushing speed and latency boundaries this time around. The company's latest 16GB Trident Z...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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