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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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Rumor: Google to bake ad-blocking into Chrome browser
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google intends to include an ad-blocking component in future versions of its popular Chrome web browser. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google retires outdated Octane JavaScript benchmark
— 5:00 PM on April 13, 2017

Benchmarks are a crucial part of what we do here at TR. As fun as it can be to compare performance figures for competing widgets,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Project Scorpio will support FreeSync 2 and HDMI 2.1 VRR
— 3:30 PM on April 11, 2017

Late last week, Microsoft unloaded a whole bunch of information about its upcoming Xbox One refresh, currently codenamed Project Scorpio. It turns out that...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Gigabyte Brix IoT is small and connects to almost anything
— 3:30 PM on April 7, 2017

IoT is a buzzword that either gets people excited about new levels of convenience or makes them nervous about new types of security problems. Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

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Google points deep-learning machines at audio effect subtitles
— 12:45 PM on March 24, 2017

If you've ever looked through the subtitle options on a DVD or Blu-ray disc, you've likely noticed that there's often a set of subtitles for...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Sony PlayStation Now will let you stream PS4 games to your PC
— 1:00 PM on March 14, 2017

Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service is pretty similar to the GeForce Now service that Nvidia offers. You pay $20 a month to play...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Google Invisible reCAPTCHA fights robots from the shadows
— 3:00 PM on March 9, 2017

Pretty much everyone hates CAPTCHA forms, the often-annoying checkboxes or miniature surveys that many web sites force upon a user in order to access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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iFixit teardown reveals the Nintendo Switch's secrets
— 9:24 AM on March 6, 2017

Just a few months after the first formal product announcements in October 2016, Nintendo's Switch home-portable-hybrid video game console went on sale on Friday....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless is ready for networking action
— 3:30 PM on February 28, 2017

The Pi Foundation's Raspberry Pi Zero caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in November 2015. The $5 computer has most of the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Linux-Unix

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PlayStation VR steadily approaches one million units sold
— 2:30 PM on February 27, 2017

Google's Cardboard may have found its way in front of more eyeballs than any other virtual-reality headset on the market, but as it turns...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Google Brain neural network learns how to 'Enhance'
— 3:30 PM on February 8, 2017

When humans hallucinate, it's usually considered a problem. When computers do it, it's science. Research divisions of Google's parent company Alphabet have recently been working...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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PlayStation 4 update 4.50 will enable up to 8TB of USB storage
— 12:15 PM on February 3, 2017

As games grow ever larger, the slightly-over-400GB of storage available on the PlayStation 4's internal disk drive looks more and more cramped. One solution is to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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