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Report: Amazon to halt sales of Chromecast and Apple TV
— 9:00 AM on October 2, 2015

Bloomberg reports that by the end of October, Amazon will no longer carry or allow its third-party sellers to sell Google's Chromecast or the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Computer Stick project puts Cherry Trail in the palm of your hand
— 4:56 PM on September 25, 2015

Did you find the Intel Compute Stick concept interesting? Here's another take on the formula. The Computer Stick Indiegogo project wants to add...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Buying a Rift-compatible PC will be easier with Oculus Ready
— 12:58 PM on September 24, 2015

At Oculus Connect today, Oculus reiterated its recommended specifications for a Rift-compatible PC. (For quick reference, that means a Core i5-4590-class CPU and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Asus intros Transformer Book T100HA and Flip TP200SA
— 8:00 AM on September 22, 2015

Intel's Braswell and Cherry Trail 14-nm SoCs can make for PCs that sip power and are still fast enough for basic computing needs. Asus just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

— 8:53 AM on September 21, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I spent part of mine participating in that Rocket League tournament, which did not end well for Team...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Rumor: Richer, faster Chromecast coming soon
— 1:24 PM on September 18, 2015

Google's Chromecast has long been a cheap and easy way to get video from your Android devices and PC onto the big screen, but the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Arbor Solution's industrial fanless PCs are built tough
— 8:37 AM on September 18, 2015

Everybody likes fanless PCs—either out of our own desire for a quiet room or out of necessity in, say, an industrial setting. Arbor Solution's

Type: News story Tags: Systems

$50 Fire tablet brings Amazon's content library to everybody
— 11:40 AM on September 17, 2015

Amazon is Firing with all barrels today. The online giant is going after the low end of the tablet market with the new Fire,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing

Amazon rekindles its 8" and 10" Fire HD tablets
— 10:00 AM on September 17, 2015

Amazon has refreshed its set of Fire HD tablets, and it seems the online retailer is trying to dominate the mobile multimedia experience. Two tablets,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Game consoles

The Tech Report System Guide: September 2015 edition
— 11:04 AM on September 16, 2015

In our first System Guide since Intel's Skylake CPUs hit the market, we examine the new chips' effects on every facet of the PC-building experience....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

16 heatpipes keep PCs cool in HDPlex's H5.S fanless chassis
— 9:31 AM on September 16, 2015

HDPlex is teasing HTPC builders with an updated version of its H5.S ATX fanless case. Yes, you read that right—"ATX fanless." The case itself...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases

Nvidia touts Shield as the superior set-top box after Apple TV refresh
— 1:22 PM on September 10, 2015

Yesterday, Apple showed up fashionably late to the smart TV micro-console party with a substantially-upgraded Apple TV. Today, Nvidia took to its blog to compare the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Hear enemies with deadly accuracy with Asus' Strix sound cards
— 10:49 AM on September 10, 2015

Discrete sound cards may not be as essential to getting decent analog audio output as they once were, but Asus seems to think gamers will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

Apple goes big (screen) with Siri and apps on Apple TV
— 2:18 PM on September 9, 2015

Apple TV may have finally shaken off its "hobby" status today at the company's press event. Tim Cook told the crowd that "the future of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Fujitsu THz-band receiver enables 20Gbps+ short-range comms
— 10:57 AM on September 9, 2015

Fujitsu is proudly showing off a prototype wireless receiver that's sensitive to frequencies as high as 300 GHz, which allows it to accept data...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

Microsoft and Dell team up to make the Surface business-class
— 12:00 PM on September 8, 2015

Dell has long partnered with Microsoft to ship Windows on its PCs, but that cleanly divided relationship between hardware and software makers is about to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems