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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

— 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

$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

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 recalls some Shield Pro consoles for hard drive problem
— 12:43 PM on September 14, 2015

Shield Tablet owners will soon welcome some new members into the Brotherhood of Shield Device Recalls. Certain 500GB Shield Pro Android TV micro-consoles aren't surviving...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

Nvidia hands out software updates for all Shield devices
— 8:19 AM on September 11, 2015

Nvidia has unleashed a torrent of firmware updates for all of its Shield devices. Buried within each update are security updates and minor changes....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Software

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

So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking

Apple and Cisco get friendly with a strategic partnership
— 4:50 PM on August 31, 2015

Apple and Cisco have announced a strategic partnership with the goals of "[creating] a fast lane for iOS devices" in businesses with Cisco networks,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Networking

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

Vive VR headset is a victim of Valve Time, now set for 2016 release
— 9:06 AM on August 28, 2015

Valve is not a company known to rush its products to release, so much so that the company's release dates are now half-jokingly said to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

Mix multiple inputs with Logitech's Artemis Spectrum headsets
— 8:40 AM on August 27, 2015

Logitech has announced a pair of fancy gaming headsets this morning: the G633 Artemis Spectrum, and the G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless. The Artemis Spectrum...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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