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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

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ZenWatch 2 runs Android Wear Asus-style
— 6:08 PM on September 2, 2015

Asus has crafted the follow-up to its ZenWatch, the ZenWatch 2, and it comes in two face sizes: 1.63" and 1.45". The company not-so-subtly...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Phone screens make the leap to 4K with Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium
— 12:57 PM on September 2, 2015

At IFA, Sony showed off its Xperia Z5 family in small, medium and large sizes. The biggest of the bunch is the Xperia Z5 Premium,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Moto X Pure Edition pre-orders begin September 2
— 4:25 PM on September 1, 2015

When Motorola announced the Moto X Style, it promised flagship-class performance and a world-beating camera at a price way below those of its flagship-class...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Corsair grooms its Bulldog living-room PC with a sleeker coat
— 7:43 PM on August 31, 2015

We were intrigued by Corsair's Bulldog mini-ITX barebones when it debuted back at Computex, but we also wondered whether the system's assertive red-and-black...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch lineup Tizen to Galaxy phones
— 5:27 PM on August 31, 2015

Samsung tends to do its own thing, and its approach to the smartwatch market is no different. The phone giant has long eschewed the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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

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Google bridges the divide between Android Wear and iOS devices
— 12:16 PM on August 31, 2015

In the Great Smartwatch Wars of 2015, an impassable line was drawn in the sand. Android phone owners could only use Android Wear devices. iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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

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Apple will hold its next major event on September 9
— 12:30 PM on August 27, 2015

Right on the heels of a juicy rumor about the camera in the presumed iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, Apple has revealed the date...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Rumor: Next iPhones to get a 12MP camera, 4K video recording
— 10:59 AM on August 27, 2015

Apple's iPhone "S" models tend to be about refinement, and if a report by 9to5Mac proves correct, the presumably in-the-pipeline iPhone 6S and 6S Plus...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Rumor: Moto X Play coming to Verizon as Droid Maxx 2
— 5:35 PM on August 25, 2015

The Moto X Play is an intriguing phone thanks to its supposedly excellent camera, big battery, and low(er) price. The big question mark until...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cortana public beta on Android can replace your launcher
— 7:32 AM on August 25, 2015

If you have an Android phone, and you've been itching to talk to Cortana, now's your chance. Microsoft has opened the Android public beta for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Microsoft MobileFusion makes 3D scans with a smartphone camera
— 5:16 PM on August 24, 2015

Microsoft's Kinect SDK has allowed apps to perform 3D mapping for a while, but the Kinect is hardly ubiquitous or portable—let alone something many...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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iPhone 6 Plus taking blurry photos? Apple will replace it
— 10:22 AM on August 24, 2015

If something seems off about the shots from the rear camera on your iPhone 6 Plus lately, you may not be seeing things. Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Firefox to adopt Chrome-like extension framework
— 8:49 AM on August 24, 2015

Multi-process support for Firefox is coming, and Mozilla has announced changes to the browser's plug-in underpinnings with an eye on that multi-process future. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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