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Etc.
— 1:49 PM on October 1, 2014

Hey, guys. I've not written many Etc. posts lately, mostly because I had a long string of back-to-back deadlines over the past couple of months....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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ARM announces OS, server tools for the Internet of things
— 12:15 PM on October 1, 2014

Following the launch of its Cortex-M7 processor for embedded microcontrollers, ARM has announced some new software to help speed up the development and deployment...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Servers

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Mozilla unveils $25 Matchstick HDMI dongle
— 9:23 AM on October 1, 2014

Everyone's trying to go after Google's $35 Chromecast dongle lately. Microsoft recently announced its Wireless Display Adapter, which is more expensive and limited to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Project Ara phones with hot-swap modules launching in early 2015
— 11:10 AM on September 30, 2014

Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone endeavor, seems to be coming together nicely. According to the Phoneblocks blog, the first "fully functional prototype" will be shown...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP's new Intel-powered Win8.1 tablet costs $99
— 9:19 AM on September 30, 2014

Windows tablets are starting to sneak under the $100 threshold—and not just obscure

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Photoshop heading to Chromebooks—in streaming form
— 2:04 PM on September 29, 2014

Chromebooks got their first taste of Android apps earlier this month. Now, something bigger is on the way. Google and Adobe have teamed up...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software

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Chinese vendor preps $81 tablet with Bay Trail and Windows 8
— 12:28 PM on September 29, 2014

Windows 8 tablets keep getting cheaper and cheaper. An official post in the forums of Chinese device maker PiPO indicates that the firm is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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VR-Zone posts purported Broadwell-U specs, anticipates CES debut
— 10:36 AM on September 29, 2014

The first Broadwell processors will debut later this year as part of the Core M family. These Broadwell-Y chips will have 4.5W TDP ratings,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Consumer Reports: new iPhones 'not as bendy as believed'
— 6:00 AM on September 29, 2014

On the heels of Apple's response to the bendgate controversy, Consumer Reports has posted the results of its own investigation. Its verdict? The...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Intel to jointly develop x86 SoC with another Chinese chip company
— 9:20 AM on September 26, 2014

Intel has announced plans to work with another Chinese chip company—well, two of them, actually. The firm will invest $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Apple downplays bendgate reports
— 6:00 AM on September 26, 2014

Recent reports suggest that Apple's new iPhones, particularly the iPhone 6 Plus, have a tendency to bend in users' pockets. Apple has addressed those...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Report: Nexus 6 phone may be a giant phablet
— 10:59 AM on September 25, 2014

Waiting for the Nexus 6? You might want to start by getting some bigger pockets. 9to5Google claims to have the dirt on the latest Nexus...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Bash vulnerability allows code execution, may be worse than Heartbleed bug
— 9:20 AM on September 25, 2014

The Internet is grappling with another major security vulnerability. According to the Red Hat security blog, the Bash Unix shell is vulnerable to code...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Linux-Unix

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The iPhone 6 reportedly bends in users' pockets
— 9:15 AM on September 24, 2014

Oh, dear. After antennagate, here comes bendgate. Turns out there's a downside to making an extremely thin phone out of a pretty malleable material....

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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ARM announces faster Cortex-M core for embedded apps
— 5:23 PM on September 23, 2014

While ARM is busy making headway in the 64-bit, high-performance space, it also has a line of embedded microcontrollers (or MCUs) known as the Cortex-M...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Reversible, USB Type-C cables can pass DisplayPort signals alongside data and power
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2014

As if the reversible USB Type-C connector weren't cool enough already, cables based on the standard will be able to carry DisplayPort signals....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Corsair releases RGB peripherals, intros Corsair Gaming division
— 9:12 AM on September 22, 2014

After much teasing, dating back to the first reveal of the Cherry MX RGB switches last December, Corsair says its RGB-series keyboards are now...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Android L to encrypt devices by default
— 9:12 AM on September 19, 2014

Looks like Apple isn't the only one pandering to privacy advocates. As the Washington Post reports, Google has made a similar announcement. Starting...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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