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Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media
— 10:38 AM on August 28, 2015

Web users around the world, rejoice. Google will be skewering most Flash ads with prejudice come September 1. The company has announced that Chrome will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Don't call it Knots Landing: next Xeon Phi detailed
— 1:03 PM on August 27, 2015

Intel's sequel to Knight's Corner is more than just a fresh coat of paint. We've been hearing about the Xeon Phi successor for a while...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel reveals details of its Omni-Path Architecture interconnect
— 11:15 AM on August 26, 2015

One of the toughest challenges in computing is building large-scale systems like those used in the world of high-performance computing (HPC). Currently, such systems typically...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Servers

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Rumor: Moto X Play coming to Verizon as Droid Maxx 2
— 5:35 PM on August 25, 2015

The Moto X Play is an intriguing phone thanks to its supposedly excellent camera, big battery, and low(er) price. The big question mark until...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cortana public beta on Android can replace your launcher
— 7:32 AM on August 25, 2015

If you have an Android phone, and you've been itching to talk to Cortana, now's your chance. Microsoft has opened the Android public beta for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Microsoft MobileFusion makes 3D scans with a smartphone camera
— 5:16 PM on August 24, 2015

Microsoft's Kinect SDK has allowed apps to perform 3D mapping for a while, but the Kinect is hardly ubiquitous or portable—let alone something many...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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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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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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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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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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Microsoft issues emergency patch for all IE versions
— 7:06 PM on August 18, 2015

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Internet Explorer, due to a critical vulnerability that's reportedly under active exploit. The

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

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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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Google wants to make home Wi-Fi easier with its OnHub router
— 1:07 PM on August 18, 2015

Google is releasing a new Wi-Fi router called the OnHub. Although it looks deceptively like an Amazon Echo, it's actually a spiffy networking...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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Despite EOL, Windows Server 2003 still runs 175 million websites
— 10:24 AM on August 17, 2015

Netcraft's latest headcount for websites and their servers reveals an interesting statistic: about 175 million websites, or roughly 20% of those surveyed, are still...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking Servers

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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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Skylake availability check: i5-6600Ks only
— 6:05 PM on August 14, 2015

It's been over a week since Scott's epic Core i7-6700K review, so it's time to see if we can buy any of Intel's Skylake processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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