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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Lenovo posts Superfish removal tool; user files lawsuit
— 9:08 AM on February 23, 2015

The Superfish saga continues. In its latest statement about the vulnerability, Lenovo has provided a link to an "automated removal tool" that can rid users...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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The rest of the story: Komodia, Lenovo, and Superfish
— 6:00 AM on February 23, 2015

It's always a busy month in the field of security. This month has seen its share...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuver
— 1:48 PM on February 20, 2015

Last night's stream with Paul Heimlich was lots of fun. Thanks again to everybody who joined us live and participated via the chat. We talked about...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Software The Tech Report Podcast

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Lenovo CTO laments 'mistake,' promises Superfish removal utility
— 6:00 AM on February 20, 2015

Following the furore over the Superfish snafu, Lenovo is now in full damage-control mode. Speaking to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Fractal Design's new fans are priced to move
— 6:00 AM on February 19, 2015

Fractal Design introduced a couple of new fans this week. That's not the most exciting news, but the Amazon and Newegg reviews for...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player
— 2:59 PM on February 17, 2015

Beaming videos from VLC media player to your TV may soon be easier than ever. As PocketLint reports, the latest VLC changelog suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Type-C USB 3.1 comes to ASRock X99, Z97 boards
— 6:00 AM on February 17, 2015

ASRock is the latest motherboard maker to adopt USB 3.1—and it claims to be the "first in the world" to offer reversible Type-C connectivity. The...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Out of thermal paste? Use Nutella instead
— 4:32 PM on February 9, 2015

World Nutella Day was last week, and the folks at Cooler Master celebrated by using the stuff as thermal paste. Seriously.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Biostar's Gaming Z97X mobo adopts USB 3.1, shuns Type-C port
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2015

A few weeks after teasing it on Facebook, Biostar has formally revealed its first motherboard with USB 3.1. Here's the Gaming Z97X in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

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

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Bills propose letting comp sci count as language credit
— 9:13 AM on February 6, 2015

State legislators in Washington and Kentucky want to amend college admission rules to make computer science count as a foreign language credit. Ars Technica

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Flash has already suffered three zero-day exploits in 2015
— 9:25 AM on February 5, 2015

Back in 2010, Steve Jobs called for the death of Flash. Five years later, the need for Flash is diminishing, but days like...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Internet Explorer afflicted by universal XSS flaw
— 9:33 AM on February 4, 2015

Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 is presently affected by a universal XSS flaw. This bug allows an attacker to craft...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Asus' Crossblade Ranger motherboard reviewed
— 10:59 AM on February 3, 2015

Asus' Crossblade Ranger is a tweaker-friendly, top-of-the-line motherboard for AMD's Socket FM2+ processors. We kicked the tires and turned up the clocks to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed
— 3:35 PM on January 27, 2015

MSI's blacked-out X99S MPower motherboard is a menacing beast primed for overclocked CPUs and multi-card graphics. It's also peppered with slick little touches, like...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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