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Video shows Microsoft's Project Spartan browser, Cortana in action
— 10:07 AM on March 3, 2015

Microsoft confirmed the existence of Project Spartan, its Internet Explorer replacement, back in January. At the time, the company touted the integration of its...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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HTC announces Vive headset powered by Steam VR
— 11:53 AM on March 1, 2015

When we heard Valve was planning to make some virtual-reality-related announcements around this week's Game Developer's Conference, I didn't expect to see the first part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: Radeons, mechanical keyboards, IPS displays, and more
— 1:34 PM on February 27, 2015

The deal gods are smiling upon us today. We've got some nice bargains on a Radeon R9 290 graphics card, a mechanical keyboard, and an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices

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ISPs to be common carriers under new FCC rules
— 12:42 PM on February 26, 2015

As Reuters reports, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to reclassify ISPs as common carriers. According to the news agency, the new FCC rules will...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Upcoming NUC to feature 28W Broadwell-U chip
— 9:23 AM on February 26, 2015

A more powerful version of Intel's Broadwell NUC is inbound, according to the folks at FanlessTech. The site has posted a couple of slides...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Report: OS X, iOS, Linux were the most vulnerable OSes in 2014
— 9:02 AM on February 24, 2015

The Lenovo-Superfish fiasco might have some contemplating an OS switch, but the grass isn't greener on the other sideā€”at least not according to GFI....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Lenovo posts Superfish removal tool; user files lawsuit
— 9:08 AM on February 23, 2015

The Superfish saga continues. In its latest statement about the vulnerability, Lenovo has provided a link to an "automated removal tool" that can rid users...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Friday night topic: online trust and the death of privacy
— 4:28 PM on February 20, 2015

All of the recent revelations about things like infected hard drive firmware and the still-unfolding

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems

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Lenovo CTO laments 'mistake,' promises Superfish removal utility
— 6:00 AM on February 20, 2015

Following the furore over the Superfish snafu, Lenovo is now in full damage-control mode. Speaking to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Lenovo shipped PCs with adware vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks
— 9:09 AM on February 19, 2015

Lenovo has been shipping consumer PCs with pre-installed adware from a company called Superfish. The Virtual Discovery software inserts its own ads into some websites...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Acer's 'frameless' XG270HU display has FreeSync support
— 4:55 PM on February 18, 2015

When Acer announced the XG270HU at CES last month, the company billed it as the "world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display."...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player
— 2:59 PM on February 17, 2015

Beaming videos from VLC media player to your TV may soon be easier than ever. As PocketLint reports, the latest VLC changelog suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Steam machines to make an appearance at GDC next month
— 6:00 AM on February 13, 2015

We could get a first look at this year's line of Steam machines within weeks. According to Polygon,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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