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Report: Amazon to halt sales of Chromecast and Apple TV
— 9:00 AM on October 2, 2015

Bloomberg reports that by the end of October, Amazon will no longer carry or allow its third-party sellers to sell Google's Chromecast or the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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

Cooler Master V-Series PSUs get Silencio fans, fully modular cables
— 9:42 AM on September 17, 2015

Cooler Master's V-Series power supplies got a small-but-welcome update recently. The company is now using its Silencio FP 120-mm fans to provide cooling...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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 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

Win10 Store now lets users opt out of automatic app updates
— 8:59 AM on August 31, 2015

Microsoft has drawn our ire on recent podcast episodes for its decision to prevent consumers from opting out of automatic Windows updates. While it doesn't...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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