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Google begins removing Google+ integration from its services
— 5:35 PM on July 27, 2015

Like so many weeds in my herb garden, Google+ has long been deeply rooted in many of Google's services. Now, just as I've weeded my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google+ team kills full-screen mobile ads, hopes others will follow
— 8:59 AM on July 24, 2015

Full-page ads on the Internet are like commercial breaks in TV programs—see one, and it's time to flip around and see what else is out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Nvidia gives the Shield Portable a Lollipop
— 12:18 PM on July 23, 2015

Owners of Nvidia's Shield Portable, take note: the handheld-on-steroids is getting some love today in the form of an Android 5.1 update. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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AT&T nearing regulatory approval for DirecTV acquisition
— 8:54 AM on July 22, 2015

Big corporate mergers can take a while to complete, but AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV is one step closer. CNN reports FCC chairman Tom...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Asus lays claim to the first convertible Chromebook
— 1:28 PM on July 21, 2015

Convertible notebooks have been something of a rage since Windows 8's debut, but Chromebooks have generally stuck to the tried-and-true clamshell laptop design. Asus is bringing Chrome OS...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell's rugged tablet takes a licking and keeps on ticking
— 10:16 AM on July 21, 2015

If your working conditions would turn an iPad to scrap, Dell has a tablet for you. The Latitude Rugged 12 is a bruiser of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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MSI springs a leak; next-gen motherboard details slip out
— 3:00 AM on July 21, 2015

There may be some sort of new Intel processor release coming soon, something that I, as a new contributor to TR, wouldn't know...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: July 2015 edition
— 3:45 PM on July 20, 2015

In this edition of our System Guide, we update our recommendations to account for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD's Radeon R9 Fury...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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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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HP's Win10 business offerings include new hardware, services
— 1:18 PM on July 16, 2015

Windows 10 is coming, and PC makers everywhere are capitalizing on its release as a way to stem declining PC sales. HP certainly isn't...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

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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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Intel delays 10-nm process, third 14-nm CPU to follow Skylake
— 5:15 PM on July 15, 2015

During the investor conference call for Intel's Q2 financial report, CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed recent rumors that the chipmaker's 10-nm manufacturing process has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Hacking Team's UEFI rootkit could enable persistent infections
— 12:45 PM on July 15, 2015

If remote execution of code via Flash or Java vulnerabilities isn't irritating enough, the Hacking Team leaks could have opened the door to more persistent...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Firefox temporarily blocks Adobe Flash as vulnerabilites mount
— 9:05 AM on July 14, 2015

If you use Firefox, and you've noticed a bunch of dire security warnings about Flash being disabled this morning, there's a reason for that. Mozilla's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft delays Surface Hub due to unexpected demand
— 6:00 AM on July 14, 2015

Those of you eager to leverage synergies with Microsoft's Surface Hub will have to wait a little longer than the previously announced September release date. Surface general...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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New unpatched vulnerabilities uncovered in Flash, Java
— 12:52 PM on July 13, 2015

Watch where you point those web browsers: Oracle's Java and Adobe's Flash are both subjects of new zero-day vulnerabilities. As Ars Technica reports, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

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