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Coming in 2016: Intel Optane SSDs based on 3D Xpoint memory
— 1:40 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF — During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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IBM puts a Tux on its mainframes with LinuxOne
— 10:34 AM on August 18, 2015

Mainframes may seem like dinosaurs at first glance these days, but IBM's big iron is still evolving. The company introduced its first exclusively Linux-based mainframes...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Windows 10 removes support for SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM
— 9:00 AM on August 18, 2015

Windows 10 doesn't support SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM software, used in a number of older games from the 2000s. Both DRM methods hook into the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Win10 likely won't be scanning for or disabling pirated games
— 1:24 PM on August 17, 2015

Software pirates the world over are up in arms (or perhaps rattling their sabers?) this morning about a Wired article that claims Microsoft has included some...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Despite EOL, Windows Server 2003 still runs 175 million websites
— 10:24 AM on August 17, 2015

Netcraft's latest headcount for websites and their servers reveals an interesting statistic: about 175 million websites, or roughly 20% of those surveyed, are still...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking Servers

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Check out the TR BBQ fireworks in slow-mo
— 6:23 PM on August 16, 2015

We had a pretty sweet fireworks display last night at the TR BBQ. Shoes really outdid himself this year. Those things were loud, too, from...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Apple releases OS X version 10.10.5 with important security fixes
— 5:55 PM on August 14, 2015

Apple has released OS X version 10.10.5, and with it comes a bevy of fixes. Although the company states that this update "improves the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

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One last call for TR BBQ XII
— 4:53 PM on August 14, 2015

If our recent barrage of BBQ-related posts and prizes slipped your attention for some reason, here's one last call. TR BBQ XII kicks off tomorrow...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: Samsung's 850 Pro 1TB SSD and more
— 11:23 AM on August 14, 2015

Happy TR BBQ Eve, gerbils. We've picked out a few of the choicest deals we could find this week to share with you. Here...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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July 2015 Steam Survey: modest hardware rules the world
— 11:25 AM on August 12, 2015

Steam's July 2015 hardware and software survey results are in, and they point to a a sharp divide between casual and more dedicated gamers,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Gaming

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We're giving away three Fractal Design Define R5s at the TR BBQ
— 8:12 PM on August 11, 2015

As if there wasn't enough reason already for you to join us at the TR BBQ this Saturday, the fine folks at Fractal...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google and its diverse ventures are now part of Alphabet
— 4:45 PM on August 10, 2015

Google is well-known for its sprawling range of ventures, from YouTube to Android to glucose-sensing contact lenses to self-driving cars to search. Even with that...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a 29" ultra-wide IPS monitor for $280 and more
— 3:24 PM on August 7, 2015

Greetings, fellow gerbils. We just came back from hunting in the plains of Newegg, and here's the catch of the day: First and foremost, there's LG's...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft expands its bug bounty program, increases payouts
— 5:39 PM on August 6, 2015

How do you keep enterprising hackers from unloading exploits into the wild? Microsoft has been paying bounties to researchers who find and disclose security...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Nvidia's Q2 2015 financials: steady as she goes
— 5:02 PM on August 6, 2015

Nvidia's quarterly financial results are in. The company posted a 5%  year-on-year revenue increase, from $1.103 to $1.153 billion. Operating expenses rose from $456...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Xbox One gets UI overhaul, DVR features in November
— 4:35 PM on August 4, 2015

Back at E3, Microsoft teased some big interface changes for the Xbox One, with a focus on speed. At Microsoft's Gamescom presentation, the ccompany...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Operating systems

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Epson's EcoTank inkjet printers axe the ink cartridge
— 11:52 AM on August 4, 2015

Epson is taking an axe to the inkjet cartridge business model with the release of its new EcoTank desktop inkjet printers. As the name...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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OS X privilege escalation exploit makes for silent-killer malware
— 8:37 AM on August 4, 2015

A zero-day vulnerability in OS X Yosemite has been exploited in the wild, and it's a doozy. According to Malwarebytes, a script that exploits the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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