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Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Report: Xeons with on-package FPGAs to ship next year
— 8:20 AM on November 23, 2015

Way back in June 2014, Intel announced its intent to develop a Xeon with x86 cores and an integrated FPGA to accelerate certain processing...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

We have a winner in our Skylake Damagebox giveaway
— 3:21 PM on November 17, 2015

After two weeks and dozens of submissions, we have a winner in our competition to take home Scott's Skylake Damagebox. We asked The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

AMD's Boltzmann Initiative could make HPC development easier
— 1:24 PM on November 16, 2015

AMD wants to make software development easier for high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, like those based on its FirePro S9170. At SC15 this week,...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

Last call for entries to win the ~$3k Skylake Damagebox
— 9:16 AM on November 16, 2015

Two weeks ago, Scott unveiled his Skylake Damagebox, a handsome gaming PC built with some of the finest parts from Cooler Master, Asus, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

The Tech Report is looking for a staff writer
— 3:41 PM on November 13, 2015

The Tech Report is looking for a staff writer to help expand our CPU and graphics coverage. This staffer will be responsible for assisting our senior...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Time's running out, but you can still win the Skylake Damagebox
— 2:32 PM on November 12, 2015

Just a quick reminder that this is still happening: I built the Skylake Damagebox out of some of the best parts available from Cooler...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

Art skills not required to win the ~$3K Skylake Damagebox
— 11:39 AM on November 6, 2015

As you may know, we're giving away an exceptionally well-appointed gaming rig known as the Skylake Damagebox. The way we're doing it is by...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

— 10:19 AM on October 26, 2015

Some of you have asked about a tempting new monitor, the 165Hz IPS-and-G-Sync-infused Asus PG279Q. Yes, a review is happening: Hertz...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays The Tech Report

2.8 million websites vulnerable to critical Joomla SQL injection bug
— 3:21 PM on October 23, 2015

Anyone using the Joomla CMS for your website, please update your installation right away. Asaf Orpani, a researcher from Trustwave Spiderlabs, has uncovered...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Networking Servers

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

— 9:07 AM on October 16, 2015

Hey, folks. I haven't posted an Etc. for a while, but things have been churning away behind the scenes here, so I figure I should...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Yahoo's Account Key service does away with passwords
— 12:30 PM on October 15, 2015

Passwords can be a tricky thing, and even password management services are susceptible to hacks. Two-factor authentication helps, but you still need to remember...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Qualcomm demonstrates 24-core ARM server SoC
— 9:55 AM on October 9, 2015

Qualcomm is making a move on the server market. Yesterday, the company took the wraps off its Server Development Platform (or SDP), a system...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Amazon redefines the sneakernet with Snowball data courier
— 4:24 PM on October 7, 2015

Back in the not-so-good old days, data was carried around on floppy disks and rewritable CDs. The adventurous would perhaps lug around a portable hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers