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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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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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Samsung's USB 3.0 thumb drives come in 3 shapes
— 4:59 PM on August 18, 2015

We all need some pocketable flash storage in our lives, even if it's just to install Windows on a PC without an optical drive. Samsung

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Coming in 2016: Intel Optane SSDs based on 3D Xpoint memory
— 1:40 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF — During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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IBM puts a Tux on its mainframes with LinuxOne
— 10:34 AM on August 18, 2015

Mainframes may seem like dinosaurs at first glance these days, but IBM's big iron is still evolving. The company introduced its first exclusively Linux-based mainframes...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Western Digital grows its Red Pro and Black drives to 5TB and 6TB
— 9:28 AM on August 18, 2015

Western Digital's high-performance Black and NAS-oriented Red Pro drive families welcome some new members today. Both Black and Red Pro drives are now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Despite EOL, Windows Server 2003 still runs 175 million websites
— 10:24 AM on August 17, 2015

Netcraft's latest headcount for websites and their servers reveals an interesting statistic: about 175 million websites, or roughly 20% of those surveyed, are still...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking Servers

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Report: Stagefright patch doesn't fix 950 million vulnerable devices
— 9:07 AM on August 17, 2015

The patch for Android's Stagefright vulnerability won't actually protect your phone, some security researchers say. According to Jordan Gruskovnjak and Aaron Portnoy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The TR Podcast 184 video: Streaming to the Shield and overrunning VRAM
— 8:59 PM on August 16, 2015

We recorded our latest podcast this past Wednesday, and the video version of the result is now available on YouTube. We chatted about

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Samsung super-sizes us with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5
— 10:02 AM on August 13, 2015

Samsung went big this morning at an event in New York City. The company updated its flagship phablet with the Galaxy Note 5, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Lenovo financials miss targets; job cuts planned
— 9:18 AM on August 13, 2015

Lenovo has announced its Q2 financial results, and while the company posted a profit, it's looking to cut costs. The world's largest PC maker...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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The TR Podcast is live on Twitch
— 9:02 PM on August 12, 2015

Come join us for the live recording of the latest episode of The Tech Report Podcast on Twitch. We'll be discussing what to expect at...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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Join us tonight for an early live stream of The TR Podcast
— 2:46 PM on August 12, 2015

We're recording the next episode of The TR Podcast live on Twitch tonight. Yes, that's a day earlier than usual. We're kicking off 30...

Type: News story Tags: Podcast

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3D V-NAND chips grow to 48 layers with 256Gb per die
— 7:52 AM on August 12, 2015

Hot on the heels of Toshiba's 48-layer BiCS flash, Samsung has introduced 48-layer 3D V-NAND flash of its own. These flash chips pack...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Snapdragon 820 SoC will have Adreno 530 graphics, Spectra ISP
— 7:28 AM on August 12, 2015

This has been a tough year for Qualcomm's chipmaking business, but the company hopes to turn its fortunes around with the newly-announced Snapdragon...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung unveils a trio of NVMe SSDs with 3D V-NAND
— 6:32 AM on August 12, 2015

Samsung has added three new NVMe SSDs to its stable. The new drives use the company's 3D V-NAND flash, and they're meant to fill...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Android privilege-escalation vulnerability affects 55% of devices
— 2:56 PM on August 11, 2015

There must be a glitch in the Matrix. I feel like I'm writing the same news again and again. A pair of researchers from IBM's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Toshiba's NVMe SSDs are a step toward a PCIe future
— 9:29 AM on August 11, 2015

NVM Express solid-state drives are the future, and Toshiba is bringing that future a little closer today with the release of three NVMe PCIe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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