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GIMPS distributed-computing project finds the 49th Mersenne prime
— 8:27 AM on January 21, 2016

The more prime numbers we find, the harder it gets to find a new one. The latest prime number, discovered using the free Great...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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Intel Authenticate lets IT departments secure their PCs in hardware
— 2:49 PM on January 20, 2016

If Intel and IT departments have their way, perhaps you won't have a choice but to log into a company PC using approved authentication methods....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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Poll: Where are you on the VR adopter curve?
— 6:51 PM on January 19, 2016

VR may be the most-hyped tech trend of 2016, and there are already a range of ways to jack into the Matrix with head-mounted devices....

Poll Question: • Where are you on the VR adopter curve?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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AMD narrows its losses in the fourth quarter of 2015
— 4:09 PM on January 19, 2016

AMD has turned in its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015. The company posted an operating loss of $49 million and a net...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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TSMC expects to begin 5-nm production in 2020
— 10:00 AM on January 19, 2016

TSMC is already thinking a few moves ahead of its present processes. According to DigiTimes, the company expects to start production of 7-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: How do you listen to music?
— 5:18 PM on January 15, 2016

Last year, I discovered the wonder that is Spotify. Before I tried it, I thought the service was just a Pandora clone, but I quickly...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: An Asus Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti and more
— 10:55 AM on January 15, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. After a busy couple weeks of holidays and trade shows, we're back with a hot, fresh serving of deals for your perusal.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Modest server growth stands out in a flat Q4 2015 for Intel
— 5:42 PM on January 14, 2016

Intel's fourth-quarter 2015 financial results are in. The company reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the quarter, up 1% compared to Q4 2014, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Fixstars' SSD-13000M goes all the way up to 13TB
— 9:54 AM on January 14, 2016

Yesterday, we covered Seagate's 8TB and 10TB hard drives. Fixstars probably saw that news and thought "psh, we can go bigger without moving...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Servers

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Origin Access service gives gamers VIP status for $5 a month
— 3:24 PM on January 13, 2016

Now this is something nobody was expecting—certainly on par with the Spanish Inquisition. Electronic Arts has pulled back the curtain on a surprisingly sensible...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Google Cardboard gets spatial audio with SDK update
— 12:36 PM on January 13, 2016

Google's Cardboard headset is probably the most accessible route into VR right now. The company is making that experience more immersive today with an SDK...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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TrendMicro hole gives attackers the keys to affected PCs
— 9:40 AM on January 13, 2016

A recent version of TrendMicro Antivirus contained a serious security vulnerability that would let a remote attacker run arbitrary commands on the target system...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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IDC says fourth-quarter PC shipments fell 10.6% year-on-year
— 4:44 PM on January 12, 2016

IDC has released its PC shipment figures for the fourth quarter of 2015, and the numbers continue to shrink. The research firm says worldwide...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte presents a barbershop quartet of Xeon D mobos
— 1:41 PM on January 12, 2016

For most gerbils, Gigabyte is a name associated with consumer-grade motherboards and graphics cards. However, the company has always operated in the server arena, too,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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HTC Vive pre-orders begin February 29
— 2:22 PM on January 11, 2016

For those who were waiting for details of how to buy HTC's Vive in the wake of Oculus' own pre-order announcement, the wait...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices Gaming

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AMD Radeon Crimson 16.1 drivers come with a ton 'o fixes
— 10:46 AM on January 11, 2016

AMD has released version 16.1 of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers, and it's easy to see that its software engineers have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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