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Sound BlasterX G5 USB DAC provides better sound to go
— 9:50 AM on August 4, 2015

Creative has pulled the wraps on its new Sound BlasterX line of products. Most interesting among them is its new USB sound card, the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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OS X privilege escalation exploit makes for silent-killer malware
— 8:37 AM on August 4, 2015

A zero-day vulnerability in OS X Yosemite has been exploited in the wild, and it's a doozy. According to Malwarebytes, a script that exploits the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Nokia sells Here maps to auto consortium for $3.06 billion
— 12:41 PM on August 3, 2015

It doesn't seem like too long ago that Nokia went all-in with Windows Phone and differentiated itself with its Here map service. Since then, not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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IDC: Worldwide tablet market continues to decline
— 7:59 AM on July 30, 2015

Do we officially live in a post-tablet world yet? IDC reports that tablet sales worldwide declined for the third straight quarter, continuing a...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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OnePlus 2 is a new generation of flagship killer
— 8:06 AM on July 28, 2015

Smartphone maker OnePlus has pulled back the curtain on its second smartphone, the OnePlus 2. The sequel to last year's OnePlus One brings...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Razer purchases Ouya's software platform and technical team
— 1:23 PM on July 27, 2015

Razer has purchased Android game console maker Ouya's software assets, app store and games library. Ouya's software development and technical staff will be joining Razer, as well. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Qualcomm cuts 4,500 jobs, may spin off divisions
— 8:30 AM on July 23, 2015

Big changes are in store at Qualcomm. According to Reuters, the chipmaker announced that it will cut 4,500 full-time staff—approximately 15% of its workforce—as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Phil Spencer: Xbox One may get PC game streaming
— 8:26 AM on July 23, 2015

Maybe the old adage "better late than never" is true. Plenty of options for in-home game streaming are readily available (or at least...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Apple revenues grow 33%; profits up 39%
— 4:01 PM on July 21, 2015

Apple's Q2 financial results are out, and as we've come to expect, growth is largely the word of the day. The company posted $49.6...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Apple Watch satisfies owners; non-techies love it most
— 12:39 PM on July 20, 2015

Nobody outside of Cupertino really knows how many Watches Apple has sold, but the people who own them appear to be quite satisfied with their...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Ashley Madison data breach exposes broken vows
— 10:16 AM on July 20, 2015

Krebs on Security reports that Ashley Madison, an online "dating" site for those wishing to cheat on their spouses, has been hacked and its...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 brings the thin in August
— 9:15 AM on July 20, 2015

If Google's Nexus 9 tablet is too thick and heavy for your meager arms to hold, Samsung has a cure in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Attack breaks RC4 cipher in 75 hours, busts SSL, WPA
— 9:12 AM on July 17, 2015

Researchers have found yet another way to attack the aging RC4 stream cipher, an encryption scheme still used by many websites' SSL setups and the legacy...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Oculus acquires hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces
— 12:07 PM on July 16, 2015

Witness the power of Facebook's ever-growing bankroll. Oculus has acquired Israeli computer vision experts Pebbles Interfaces, a company that specializes in hand-tracking technology. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Malware attack on Kaspersky Lab used stolen Foxconn certs
— 9:35 AM on July 16, 2015

Kaspersky Lab has revealed a few more technical details about the malware used in the recent intrusion into its systems, which the company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Networking

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Apple updates iPod touch with A8 CPU, 8MP camera
— 11:25 AM on July 15, 2015

Reports of the iPod's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Apple took the wraps off an updated iPod touch this morning. The new version gets...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Report: Apple reaps 92% of all smartphone profits
— 5:42 PM on July 13, 2015

Apple makes money hand over fist and water is wet, but just how wet Apple's water is can still be something to behold. Citing an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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