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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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Third-party patch allows HTC Vive to play Oculus Home titles
— 11:11 AM on April 14, 2016

Software and hardware platform locks have long been a method of setting products apart, and VR headsets are no exception. The HTC Vive’s standard software...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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New USB standards make cables and devices more trustworthy
— 1:31 PM on April 13, 2016

A while ago, Google engineer Benson Leung ran into a small problem with a USB 3.0 cable he got from Amazon: it fried his...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Input devices

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Gartner: PC shipments fell 9.6% between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016
— 3:34 PM on April 12, 2016

It's no secret that the PC market has been in decline for a while, and the latest report from Gartner's analysts doesn't bring any...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Microsoft Edge joins Google Chrome in anti-Flash crusade
— 4:13 PM on April 8, 2016

Dun dun dun, another one bites the dust. Last year, we reported that Google Chrome would start blocking Flash ads and some auto-playing...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Deals of the week: SSDs, GeForces, and more
— 11:20 AM on April 8, 2016

Look in my eyes. Relax and take a deep breath. Now look at this swinging pocket watch. Can you read the time? Your eyelids are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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3DMark's latest update includes a preview of VRMark
— 5:01 PM on April 6, 2016

Futuremark is releasing a preview of its VRMark benchmarking tool for owners of its 3DMark Advanced and 3DMark Enterprise benchmarking suites today. VRMark...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Oculus responds to concerns about the Rift's privacy policy
— 3:26 PM on April 6, 2016

Just a couple days ago, we covered an ongoing brouhaha over the Oculus Rift's privacy policy. The Rift's companion software installs a Windows service...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Intel announces leadership changes for Client Computing and IoT
— 8:34 AM on April 5, 2016

Intel has announced that two of its senior executives will be leaving the company. Doug Davis, who heads up Intel's Internet of Things Group,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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We bring you The Tech Report's April Fools' Day in tech report
— 3:58 PM on April 1, 2016

April Fool's day is here, and as usual, there's much silliness to be had around the web. We've gathered a few of our favorites. MSI's new...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: cheap SSDs and dense DDR4 RAM
— 11:36 AM on April 1, 2016

Avast, ye landlubbers! There be booty in the seas, alright, but it's not much use if ye can't find it. Fret not, me pretties, your...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Xamarin now comes free with Visual Studio
— 4:26 PM on March 31, 2016

Microsoft recently acquired cross-platform mobile development kit purveyors Xamarin. Today, there's a treat for mobile app developers worldwide: the Xamarin software is now...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Open Benchtable Project gives tweakers a portable test bench
— 12:08 PM on March 30, 2016

Streacom has teamed up with HWBOT and Overclocking-TV to kick off the Open Benchtable Project. The group wants to produce a...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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Foxconn gains controlling stake in Sharp after lengthy negotiations
— 8:49 AM on March 30, 2016

Foxconn, a company best known in tech circles for manufacturing Apple's iPhone, has finalized its buyout of Japanese electronics company Sharp. The deal was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Tobii's EyeX eye-tracking controller reviewed
— 5:58 PM on March 28, 2016

Tobii's EyeX eye-tracking controller promises to add more interactivity to some games by letting players take over certain in-game actions using nothing but the direction...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Personal tech

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Intel turns off its tick-tock metronome
— 7:09 AM on March 23, 2016

Those familiar with the CPU industry should be familiar with Intel's long-running "tick-tock" product development strategy. The chip maker alternated between releasing products based on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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