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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

The Obligatory Super Hole VIII – The Uppity Armchair CD Edition
— 12:57 PM on February 3, 2014

Jason Fox, our resident Mac blogger, spends his days in the advertising business, and he has a tradition of rating the Superbowl commercials each year....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Back in jail with iOS 7
— 11:29 AM on September 20, 2013

Unless you're one of these people, you're probably aware that the entire Internet slowed to 300 baud modem speeds Wednesday as millions of First...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

iOS 7: replacing the elegant with the tolerable
— 12:04 AM on September 20, 2013

If I had to describe the totality of Apple's hardware design during the final years of Steve Jobs' tenure, I would use one word to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

A hands-off quasi-review of the iPhone 5C and 5S
— 1:19 PM on September 13, 2013

As expected, Tim Cook & Co. materialized this past Tuesday to confirm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

The desktop PC needs a makeover
— 1:25 AM on August 16, 2013

My PC is too big. Much too big. I'd always vaguely suspected it,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

Netflix embraces profiling
— 2:46 PM on August 14, 2013

It was a dark and stormy night when I first joined Netflix in January 2007. Or light and breezy. Who knows? I can't remember three...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

The least-timely, shoddiest review of Final Cut Pro X
— 7:17 PM on July 30, 2013

If you look at The Tech Report's main blog page, you'll notice a blurb describing each of the columns. In describing The MacHole...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

The App Store heads to kindergarten
— 12:56 PM on July 12, 2013

So Apple's iOS App Store celebrated it's fifth birthday this week, culminating 260...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Demo'ing the future at WWDC
— 12:59 PM on June 14, 2013

If there's one thing I learned from Monday's (June 10, 2013) keynote at...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

At WWDC 2013, Apple showed its new soul
— 11:59 PM on June 11, 2013

There was something different about Apple during yesterday's WWDC keynote. I couldn't put my finger on it at first. Part of it was the glitchy...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

Random gigabits for the week of June 3, 2013
— 10:53 AM on June 7, 2013

'Tis the week before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference MMXIII: Borg vs. Cylon, and *SPOILER ALERT* we already know what spoilers have already spoiled the already-expected-anyway...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Coffee Talk with Timmy Cook
— 9:32 AM on May 17, 2013

It's true. I recently won the Charitybuzz auction for "coffee with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Adobe lets you pay now and later and later again
— 9:26 AM on May 13, 2013

The time was January 1995. The smooth, Philly soul and pleated pants of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Angering hippies and financing evil
— 12:56 PM on May 3, 2013

Seeing as how nobody else has released a Steve Jobs mockumentary ("These mold lines go to eleven!") and nothing on my Hackintosh has flipped me...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

The 463rd review of the first Steve Jobs movie
— 10:22 AM on April 26, 2013

As promised, I have watched's fictionalized account of Steve Jobs's life entitled iSteve. As threatened, here is the review. (By the way,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Cupertino funk, part II: No joy in iVille
— 2:37 PM on April 19, 2013

Last week, I prattled on about how Apple's dearth of a single, visionary leader was starting to make them feel like just another tech company....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Cupertino funk, part I: O Captain, where art thou?
— 10:02 AM on April 12, 2013

On October 5, 2011, the vultures returned to One Infinite Loop. Having once taken up what seemed like permanent residence in Cupertino during the Sculley...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac