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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Deal of the week: Dragon Age: Inquistion for $30, and more
— 11:28 AM on May 8, 2015

It's that time again. Here are the deals that popped up on my radar this morning: EA is taking 25% off everything at its Origin online...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Report: Samsung spending $14 billion on new semiconductor fab
— 8:55 AM on May 8, 2015

Samsung is reportedly making a huge investment in its next semiconductor production facility. According to ET News, the firm plans to sink $14.3 billion...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Memory

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Etc.
— 9:13 AM on May 7, 2015

I've had several of you ask me how I'm enjoying Google Fiber since my post about the installation work being done in my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Telecom industry seeks to stay the FCC's net neutrality rules
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2015

Major Internet service providers and other telecom companies in the United States haven't been happy with the Federal Communications Commission since its decision to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Windows 10 web browser named Microsoft Edge
— 1:44 PM on April 29, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming browser has long been known by its unofficial codename, Project Spartan. Today, we can dispense with that name. The new browser is officially...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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HP's jumbo 4K monitor delivers dreamy 10-bit color
— 11:00 AM on April 13, 2015

HP has announced a stack of professional-grade displays in conjunction with this week's National Association of Broadcasters show. The most impressive of the bunch is...

Type: News story Tags: Workstations

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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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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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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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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