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Updated Google search algorithm prioritizes mobile-friendly sites
— 11:29 AM on April 21, 2015

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the way that many people view web sites, and Google is changing its search algorithm to reflect this fact. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Etc.
— 9:46 AM on April 20, 2015

Morning, folks. I'm off to London this week for a press event, but I'll try to post when I can from the road. I hate...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Happy 50th birthday, Moore's Law
— 6:00 AM on April 20, 2015

Fifty years ago yesterday, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore published a paper titled "Cramming More Electronics onto Integrated Circuits," in the magazine Electronics. That article...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Report: DOJ may oppose Comcast's Time Warner acquisition
— 2:57 PM on April 17, 2015

Comcast's efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable may soon grind to a halt. According to a new report by Bloomberg, the United States Department...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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You should probably watch the new Star Wars trailer
— 2:43 PM on April 16, 2015

We interrupt TR's regular stream of tech news to present the following trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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EU files antitrust charges against Google
— 10:57 AM on April 15, 2015

The European Union is concerned that Google is abusing its dominant position in the European search market by engaging in anticompetitive practices. As a result,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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The Windows 10 Store will hawk music, movies, and TV shows
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2015

The Windows 10 Store isn't just for applications and games. Microsoft has revealed that the unified...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Etc.
— 9:11 AM on April 1, 2015

The news is weird today, guys. I'd like to post some things, but it's really hard to decide between the different product launches. Go read...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Friday night topic: quadcopters!
— 4:51 PM on March 27, 2015

This past Christmas, I ordered up a cheap remote control quadcopter ($54) at the last minute to put under the tree. My thought was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Twitch user accounts compromised
— 9:26 AM on March 25, 2015

Twitch announced in a blog post yesterday that its users' account information may have been compromised. In response to the breach, they have reset...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Personal tech

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Project Spartan will be a clean break from Internet Explorer 11
— 5:15 PM on March 24, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming Project Spartan browser and Internet Explorer 11 are now their own platforms, and never the twain shall meet again. At a developer workshop...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Etc.
— 11:31 AM on March 23, 2015

Man, I feel like I've been neglecting my Etc. post duties lately, while there's tons of stuff going on in the background. One of the projects...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google Fiber prepares to invade Damage Labs
— 10:38 AM on March 23, 2015

As part of the Kansas City metro area, my hometown of Lee's Summit, Missouri has struck a deal to have Google Fiber installed pretty much...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Pwn2Own 2015 pwns major software titles
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2015

One of my favorite yearly security conferences is the Pwn2Own competition. In its humble beginnings, security researchers faced off against fully up-to-date laptops running Linux,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 PCs won't need a Secure Boot off switch
— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2015

PC enthusiasts generally take the right to install alternate operating systems as a given, but that right may be threatened by PCs designed for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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