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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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Intel Authenticate lets IT departments secure their PCs in hardware
— 2:49 PM on January 20, 2016

If Intel and IT departments have their way, perhaps you won't have a choice but to log into a company PC using approved authentication methods....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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HP ruggedizes its Chromebook 11 G4 for schools
— 9:29 AM on January 20, 2016

Chromebooks have reportedly been quite successful in the classroom, and HP is looking at that market with lustful eyes. The company has just unveiled its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Poll: Where are you on the VR adopter curve?
— 6:51 PM on January 19, 2016

VR may be the most-hyped tech trend of 2016, and there are already a range of ways to jack into the Matrix with head-mounted devices....

Poll Question: • Where are you on the VR adopter curve?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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AMD narrows its losses in the fourth quarter of 2015
— 4:09 PM on January 19, 2016

AMD has turned in its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015. The company posted an operating loss of $49 million and a net...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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TSMC expects to begin 5-nm production in 2020
— 10:00 AM on January 19, 2016

TSMC is already thinking a few moves ahead of its present processes. According to DigiTimes, the company expects to start production of 7-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: How do you listen to music?
— 5:18 PM on January 15, 2016

Last year, I discovered the wonder that is Spotify. Before I tried it, I thought the service was just a Pandora clone, but I quickly...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Huawei will soon get into the PC business
— 1:06 PM on January 15, 2016

Huawei is growing at a steady clip, and the company now seems to be thinking that a piece of the PC market pie would hit...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: An Asus Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti and more
— 10:55 AM on January 15, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. After a busy couple weeks of holidays and trade shows, we're back with a hot, fresh serving of deals for your perusal.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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MSI releases updated mobo firmware for Skylake freezing bug
— 9:35 AM on January 15, 2016

Remember that Skylake freezing bug we talked about a few days ago? Intel said that system manufacturers would be able to correct the issue...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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EVGA lets users turn up the BCLK on locked Skylake chips
— 9:24 AM on January 15, 2016

ASRock and MSI already allow owners of their motherboards to overclock Intel's locked Skylake CPUs by adjusting those chips' base clock, or BCLK. EVGA is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Modest server growth stands out in a flat Q4 2015 for Intel
— 5:42 PM on January 14, 2016

Intel's fourth-quarter 2015 financial results are in. The company reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the quarter, up 1% compared to Q4 2014, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte's X170 and X150-series mobos offer ECC DDR4 support
— 3:31 PM on January 14, 2016

Gigabyte recently released a few motherboards based on the Intel C232 and C236 chipsets, and today the company added a new ingredient to that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung wins Snapdragon 820s as it begins 14-nm LPP production
— 7:27 AM on January 14, 2016

Samsung announced that it's begun mass production of chips using its 14-nm Low Power Plus (LPP) process, the latest generation of its FinFET fabrication...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Google Cardboard gets spatial audio with SDK update
— 12:36 PM on January 13, 2016

Google's Cardboard headset is probably the most accessible route into VR right now. The company is making that experience more immersive today with an SDK...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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IDC says fourth-quarter PC shipments fell 10.6% year-on-year
— 4:44 PM on January 12, 2016

IDC has released its PC shipment figures for the fourth quarter of 2015, and the numbers continue to shrink. The research firm says worldwide...

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Multi-user support for educational institutions comes with iOS 9.3
— 4:37 PM on January 11, 2016

Apple has released details of the beta version of iOS 9.3, and it certainly sounds like the company is going after Chromebooks' success...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Alienware puts OLED screens in mobile gamers' reach
— 7:48 PM on January 8, 2016

Dell and Lenovo have already deemed OLED screens good enough for prime time as monitors. Now, according to PC World, Alienware is...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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