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Oculus acquires hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces
— 12:07 PM on July 16, 2015

Witness the power of Facebook's ever-growing bankroll. Oculus has acquired Israeli computer vision experts Pebbles Interfaces, a company that specializes in hand-tracking technology. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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The TR BBQ XII is just a month away!
— 9:45 AM on July 16, 2015

The TR BBQ XII is coming on August 15, 2015, and you should consider coming out to join us. I just booked my travel, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Malware attack on Kaspersky Lab used stolen Foxconn certs
— 9:35 AM on July 16, 2015

Kaspersky Lab has revealed a few more technical details about the malware used in the recent intrusion into its systems, which the company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Networking

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 10240, may be RTM
— 3:50 PM on July 15, 2015

Microsoft has announced the availability of the latest Windows 10 preview build, version 10240, and the company's blog post about the new release offers...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Bid farewell to new Windows 10 preview builds, fresh installations
— 12:30 PM on July 14, 2015

As Windows 10's July 29 release draws near, Microsoft is temporarily shuttering ISO downloads and cutting off fresh installs of the preview OS. Gabe...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: Tsinghua Unigroup to bid $23 billion for Micron
— 8:29 AM on July 14, 2015

China's Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. may be preparing a $23 billion offer to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies. According to a report by Bloomberg,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

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Google's Chromecast gets an Ethernet adapter
— 8:22 AM on July 9, 2015

Google's Chromecast HDMI streaming dongle just got a nice optional upgrade in the form of an official Ethernet adapter. As with any wireless...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Networking

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AOC joins the budget 4K party with its 28" U2870VQE
— 12:20 PM on July 8, 2015

AOC announced its new U2870VQE 28" 4K display today, at a budget-friendly suggested price of $349. The display features a matte, eight-bit TN panel with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Hacking Team leak exposes zero-day vulnerability in Flash
— 2:59 PM on July 7, 2015

A recent leak of internal documents from gray-hat software developer Hacking Team has revealed another zero-day vulnerability in the Flash plugin. As Ars Technica...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Oculus wants to demo the Rift in retail locations
— 1:39 PM on July 7, 2015

Oculus says it'll start selling its Rift VR headset beginning in Q1 2016. A fundamental problem with selling VR gear to most consumers is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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LG's latest notebook LCDs feature embedded touch sensors
— 10:22 AM on July 7, 2015

LG is set to begin mass production of its Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) displays for notebooks. This technology embeds touch sensors within the LCD...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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Microsoft plans phased rollout for Windows 10 upgraders
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2015

Windows 10 won't be coming to everybody who wants it on July 29, as Microsoft's official launch date might imply. Instead, the company will be...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Acer unleashes a 34" curved FreeSync monitor
— 9:11 AM on June 30, 2015

Hold on to your hats. Acer just unleashed the XR341CK, a 34" 3440x1440 IPS monitor with FreeSync onboard. If this display looks a tad...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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AOC reveals two 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitors
— 8:37 AM on June 23, 2015

FreeSync monitors keep on coming. According to the folks at PC Monitors, AOC's latest gaming monitors, the G2460PF and G2770PF, offer FreeSync-infused 1080p panels...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung's FreeSync 4K displays are eminently affordable
— 11:53 AM on June 22, 2015

Samsung has started shipping their newest FreeSync-infused 4K displays, the 23.6" U24E590D and the 28" U28E590D. The former goes for an impressively low...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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