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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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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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iPhone owners can take 30-day test drives of Galaxy phones for $1
— 3:52 PM on August 21, 2015

Samsung has launched an aggressive marketing campaign called the Ultimate Test Drive, which lets iPhone owners borrow one of its Galaxy phones—the S6 edge,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor: BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard pictured
— 9:46 AM on August 21, 2015

It looks like BlackBerry may be soon making yet another comeback attempt. Noted hardware sleuth Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, has posted what...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Security-oriented Blackphone 2 set for September release
— 11:41 AM on August 20, 2015

Silent Circle is releasing a new version of its Blackphone, creatively named Blackphone 2. The device runs a security-oriented version of Android called...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Q2 smartphone sales growth slowest since 2013
— 10:12 AM on August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its analysis of the worldwide smartphone market for the last quarter.  The report, uh, reports the market's lowest quarterly growth rate...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Alienware 18 says hello with a cringeworthy video
— 11:46 AM on August 19, 2015

Who needs strippers bursting out of cakes? What you need is a man in a box holding a laptop. Check out the Alienware 18...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Vaio returns to the US with the Z Canvas convertible
— 9:26 AM on August 19, 2015

Look who's back. The Vaio brand will be available in the US again, in a partnership with transcosmos. Its wares will be sold...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's USB 3.0 thumb drives come in 3 shapes
— 4:59 PM on August 18, 2015

We all need some pocketable flash storage in our lives, even if it's just to install Windows on a PC without an optical drive. Samsung

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel slides detail Skylake microarchitecture, energy efficiency features
— 2:13 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF - Intel is presenting the details of the Skylake microarchitecture at IDF today. There's no live stream of the presentation, but a PDF...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Western Digital grows its Red Pro and Black drives to 5TB and 6TB
— 9:28 AM on August 18, 2015

Western Digital's high-performance Black and NAS-oriented Red Pro drive families welcome some new members today. Both Black and Red Pro drives are now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Android M is for Marshmallow
— 3:37 PM on August 17, 2015

Android M is no more. Instead, we now have a fluffy, sweet, almost ethereal Marshmallow. That's the name Google has given to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Stagefright patch doesn't fix 950 million vulnerable devices
— 9:07 AM on August 17, 2015

The patch for Android's Stagefright vulnerability won't actually protect your phone, some security researchers say. According to Jordan Gruskovnjak and Aaron Portnoy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The TR Podcast 184 video: Streaming to the Shield and overrunning VRAM
— 8:59 PM on August 16, 2015

We recorded our latest podcast this past Wednesday, and the video version of the result is now available on YouTube. We chatted about

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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