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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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HyperX's Cloud Revolver gaming headset reviewed
— 2:58 PM on May 12, 2016

HyperX's Cloud Revolver is the latest in the company's line of gaming headsets. The Revolver purports to offer improved sound quality over past Cloud headsets...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Asus PCE-A88 Wi-Fi adapter could outpace wired networks
— 3:41 PM on May 11, 2016

Anandtech has gotten wind of some fancy new networking hardware from Asus: the PCE-AC88 4x4 Wi-Fi adapter. According to the site, this PCIe x1...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Win10 Insider Build 14342 extends Edge and kills Wi-Fi Sense
— 9:47 AM on May 11, 2016

Microsoft released a new preview build for Windows 10 Insiders on the fast ring today. The headline news for today’s build, Build 14342, is a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Free upgrades to Windows 10 end July 29
— 7:57 AM on May 6, 2016

Microsoft released a blog post yesterday announcing that Windows 10 has reached 300 million active users. While that news wouldn’t cause much of a stir...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Razer ManO'War wireless headset will rock your ears
— 4:31 PM on April 14, 2016

Razer must be running out of names for poisonous snakes, because it's now turning to other kinds of nasty bugs to name its wares. The...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Parts shortages and privacy concerns trouble the Oculus Rift
— 7:57 AM on April 4, 2016

The first retail Oculus Rifts are in a few users' hands now, but only a few. Many customers in the first wave of Rift pre-orders...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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HyperX Revolver headset goes up for pre-order April 1
— 11:49 AM on March 30, 2016

HyperX is officially launching its Cloud Revolver stereo gaming headset today. This update to the already-popular HyperX Cloud features a more aggressive design than...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Razer's Ripsaw capture box makes streaming a breeze
— 7:56 AM on March 30, 2016

Game streaming is bigger than ever, but all that video encoding is hard on a processor. Gamers playing on weaker machines, like your typical store-bought...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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iOS 9.3 adds Night Shift feature for sweeter dreams
— 1:34 PM on March 22, 2016

Apple introduced iOS 9.3 at its keynote event yesterday. The biggest user-facing change in this release is Night Shift, an f.lux-like feature that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Corsair's Void Surround gaming headset reviewed
— 2:11 PM on March 7, 2016

Corsair's Void Surround headset promises universal device compatibility and surround-sound immersion, thanks to an included Dolby 7.1 USB dongle that works with Corsair's CUE software...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Report: Intel is building an augmented-reality headset
— 9:49 AM on March 3, 2016

Augmented reality (AR) has yet to truly take off, but the avenues it opens for entertainment and work are manifold, as demonstrated by Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Input devices

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Microsoft's Project Astoria is no more
— 8:37 PM on February 25, 2016

Microsoft's Project Astoria has been thrown out the window, so to speak. The project was meant to help developers bring their Android apps to Windows....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Windows

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Imagination demos real-time ray tracing with its PowerVR GR6500
— 10:36 AM on February 24, 2016

Back in 2014, Imagination Technologies announced its PowerVR GR6500 ray-tracing GPU. That design taped out in July last year, and now the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Hackers compromise Linux Mint Cinnamon ISO and forums
— 9:07 PM on February 23, 2016

The leader of the Linux Mint project, one of the more popular Linux distributions for the desktop, has revealed the project's website was attacked. In...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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