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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Apple offers $149 fix for iPhone 6 "touch disease"
— 2:05 PM on November 18, 2016

Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners suffering from flickering displays or inconsistent multi-touch response finally have official recourse, though the service will hit affected iPhone owners...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Cray XC50 supercomputer can probably run Crysis
— 4:26 PM on November 14, 2016

Cray isn't a name you hear about every day. For the unitiated, the company has been making supercomputers ever since "computers" were a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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Radeon Pro specs hint at a full-fat Polaris 11 GPU in MacBook Pros
— 3:46 PM on October 27, 2016

Apple's latest MacBook Pros house a new line of Radeon Pro graphics processors: the Radeon Pro 450, the Radeon Pro 455, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mac

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Apple's latest MacBook Pros ditch the F keys
— 2:35 PM on October 27, 2016

Hot on the heels of Microsoft's hardware event yesterday, Apple took the wraps off a new lineup of MacBook Pro hardware this afternoon. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple puts its AirPods in the oven a little longer
— 9:00 AM on October 27, 2016

There's less than a week left before Apple is set to ship its AirPods, the company's upcoming wireless earbuds. Our friends over at

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

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iPhone sales continue to shrivel in Apple's fiscal fourth quarter
— 4:07 PM on October 25, 2016

Apple closed out its fiscal 2016 today with fourth-quarter revenue of $46.9 billion, down from $51.5 billion a year ago, and net income of...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Leaked MacBook Pro pics suggest OLED touch bar and Touch ID
— 2:58 PM on October 25, 2016

Apple is holding an event this Thursday, presumably to introduce a new line of Macs, but the eagle-eyed folks over at MacRumors have seemingly...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Netgear Nighthawk X10 7200AD router prepares to take flight
— 12:00 PM on October 19, 2016

Netgear is stomping all over Linksys' latest MU-MIMO dual-band WRT3200ACM wireless router with its new tri-band Nighthawk X10 AD7200 device. The X10 is...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Report: Apple prepping up new MacBook Pro for October 27 event
— 9:00 AM on October 19, 2016

The passing of each year implies the release of a new iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. However, Apple is much slower about updating its core...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Qualcomm announces the X50 5G modem
— 9:54 AM on October 18, 2016

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon X50, which the company claims is the industry's first commercially-available 5G modem. The package is targeted at handset manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Linksys WRT3200ACM tries to rekindle that WRT54GL love affair
— 2:23 PM on October 13, 2016

Way back when the 2.4GHz band was still somewhat useful, Linksys' WRT54G and WRT54GL were the enthusiast's choice in routers. Linksys is hoping to restart...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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