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Win10 Store now lets users opt out of automatic app updates
— 8:59 AM on August 31, 2015

Microsoft has drawn our ire on recent podcast episodes for its decision to prevent consumers from opting out of automatic Windows updates. While it doesn't...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media
— 10:38 AM on August 28, 2015

Web users around the world, rejoice. Google will be skewering most Flash ads with prejudice come September 1. The company has announced that Chrome will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Windows 10 has hit 75 million devices in just a month
— 12:55 PM on August 26, 2015

Windows 10 has only been available for a month, but it's already found its way onto 75 million devices, according to Microsoft Corporate VP...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Silverstone's ECM20 card brings M.2 to the masses
— 10:26 AM on August 26, 2015

So you're looking at that neat M.2 gumstick SSD, but your motherboard lacks the necessary slot. Worry not: look no further than SilverStone's ECM20...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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MIT researchers create a crash-proof file system
— 9:05 AM on August 25, 2015

Nickolai Zeldovich and his colleagues at MIT have created a file system they claim is mathematically proven to be impervious to any unexpected system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Intel chops down Mini-ITX to make 5x5 motherboards
— 5:01 PM on August 24, 2015

Intel has pulled back the curtain on a new mobo format called 5x5. 5x5 boards are smaller than Mini-ITX mobos, but they retain support for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Firefox to adopt Chrome-like extension framework
— 8:49 AM on August 24, 2015

Multi-process support for Firefox is coming, and Mozilla has announced changes to the browser's plug-in underpinnings with an eye on that multi-process future. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google details OnHub data collection and opt-out instructions
— 1:19 PM on August 20, 2015

When Google announced its OnHub Wi-Fi router, many folks wondered  just how much data the company would collect from its On services. Google

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Win10 build 10525 brings more color, better memory management
— 10:29 AM on August 19, 2015

Windows 10 may be on the market now, but that doesn't mean Microsoft is halting development of its latest OS. A new Windows 10...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft issues emergency patch for all IE versions
— 7:06 PM on August 18, 2015

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Internet Explorer, due to a critical vulnerability that's reportedly under active exploit. The

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

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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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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards 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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Updated: Kaspersky may have tricked competitors' software
— 1:38 PM on August 14, 2015

Reuters has a scoop from two anonymous ex-Kaspersky Lab employees who claim to have worked on a secret project to sabotage the company's competitors....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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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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Microsoft wants $15 for its Windows 10 DVD player
— 1:03 PM on August 6, 2015

The Windows 10 upgrade may be free, but it removes Windows Media Center from PCs with the add-on installed. Users with Windows Media Center enjoyed DVD...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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In the lab: budget SSDs from SanDisk, OCZ, and Kingston
— 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

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