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Friday night topic: The nosehair trimmer dilemma
— 5:29 PM on October 17, 2014

The modern economy is a wonderful blessing in many ways, but it does produce some strange scenarios that can be difficult to process. I remember,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Apple refreshes iPad lineup, adds iMac with 5K display
— 1:44 PM on October 16, 2014

On the heels of Google's new Nexus hardware launch, Apple has revamped its line of iPad tablets, and it has introduced an iMac desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Google unleashes Android 5.0 Lollipop, new Nexus devices
— 12:20 PM on October 15, 2014

Today's the day, folks. The new Nexus devices are here—as is Android 5.0, which has gotten its final, dessert-themed nickname: Lollipop.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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New SSL security exploit discovered
— 9:12 AM on October 15, 2014

This isn't a good year for web cryptography. On the heels of this spring's Heartbleed debacle, Google has announced the discovery of a

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft's Skype Qik app tries to simplify video messaging
— 9:21 AM on October 14, 2014

Ever thought text and pictures just didn't have enough 'zazz? A new companion app to Skype developed by a "small team of Skype designers and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Friday night: Your customer service pet peeves
— 6:22 PM on October 10, 2014

Over the past few weeks and months, horror stories about Comcast's customer service have made the rounds. We've heard a desperate retention rep refuse...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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With Chrome 38, Linux users get no-fuss Netflix support
— 11:04 AM on October 10, 2014

At long last, playing Netflix on Linux should Just Work™—so long as you're using Google's latest web browser. As Liliputing reports, the latest stable release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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iBuypower releases $399 Steam machine—sans Steam OS
— 12:13 PM on October 9, 2014

Valve may have postponed the Steam machine rollout until next year, but that hasn't stopped some of its partners from releasing the systems we...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Top five PC vendors increase shipments in Q3
— 9:22 AM on October 9, 2014

Gartner and IDC have both published PC shipment figures for the third quarter. There are slight differences due to how the research firms count PCs,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Updated: 12'' Retina MacBook Air reportedly hits production; iPad Air 2 pictured
— 9:17 AM on October 8, 2014

Rumors about a 12" MacBook Air with a Retina display have been swirling for at least a year. Now, finally, the system may be...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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HP confirms plan to split into two companies
— 8:56 AM on October 6, 2014

It's official. Soon, the HP we know will be no more—and two separate companies will take its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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WSJ: HP to spin off PC, printer arms into new company
— 6:00 AM on October 6, 2014

Update 8:58 AM: It's official. HP has formally announced its plan to split into two companies. Big changes may be brewing at HP. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Friday night topic: Comfort foods
— 6:00 PM on October 3, 2014

Fall is here, and cold and dreary weather will be upon most of us soon (if it isn't already in your neck of the woods). Here's...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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I'll be on The WAN Show with LinusTech this evening
— 11:54 AM on October 3, 2014

If you're looking for some entertainment this evening, you might want to tune in to The WAN Show to see me attempt cogent conversation...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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It's official: Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12
— 4:53 PM on October 2, 2014

I think this was pretty much a given already, but it's nice to have confirmation. In a post on the official DirectX Developer Blog, Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft Office welcomes Sway, a new authoring tool for web content
— 6:00 AM on October 2, 2014

Microsoft is adding a new authoring tool to its Office suite. It's called Sway, which is the name of not only the application, but also...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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This might be why Windows 10 isn't called Windows 9
— 5:05 PM on October 1, 2014

We were all pretty surprised when Microsoft announced the name of its new OS yesterday. The company justified the name choice by saying Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 1:49 PM on October 1, 2014

Hey, guys. I've not written many Etc. posts lately, mostly because I had a long string of back-to-back deadlines over the past couple of months....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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