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Google to phase out Flash display ads in January of next year
— 8:27 AM on February 10, 2016

Progress towards a Flash-free web continues. Google has announced that as of June 30 of this year, no new Flash-based ads will be accepted...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google Safe Browsing blocks sites with fake download buttons
— 2:31 PM on February 4, 2016

Google is making good on its promise to protect users from social engineering attempts. The company is now putting the kibosh on fake...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Oracle plans to eliminate the Java browser plugin
— 8:17 AM on January 28, 2016

Big changes are in the works for the world's second most popular programming language. Following Mozilla's announcement that its Firefox browser will not...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Stretch your strategy muscles with the Humble Firaxis Bundle
— 3:21 PM on January 27, 2016

A pay-what-you-want game pack isn't the kind of news one tends to see these days, but sometimes there are exceptions. Humble Bundle and Firaxis

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Chrome 48 for iOS brings massive speed and stability improvements
— 12:51 PM on January 27, 2016

Version 48 of the Chrome browser was released today. While this release doesn't deserve much fanfare for its desktop operating system incarnations, it's a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software Networking

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Nvidia 361.75 drivers support Thunderbolt 3 external graphics
— 9:23 AM on January 27, 2016

Nvidia has just released version 361.75 of its graphics drivers. Along with a handful of SLI profile updates, there's a new feature out of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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Origin Access service gives gamers VIP status for $5 a month
— 3:24 PM on January 13, 2016

Now this is something nobody was expecting—certainly on par with the Spanish Inquisition. Electronic Arts has pulled back the curtain on a surprisingly sensible...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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TrendMicro hole gives attackers the keys to affected PCs
— 9:40 AM on January 13, 2016

A recent version of TrendMicro Antivirus contained a serious security vulnerability that would let a remote attacker run arbitrary commands on the target system...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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AMD Radeon Crimson 16.1 drivers come with a ton 'o fixes
— 10:46 AM on January 11, 2016

AMD has released version 16.1 of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers, and it's easy to see that its software engineers have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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The executioner is coming for older versions of Internet Explorer
— 5:54 PM on January 7, 2016

Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, and 10 have their days numbered. Come January 12, only Internet Explorer 11 will be supported on modern Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows Servers

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Adobe patches another critical Flash vulnerability
— 4:40 PM on December 29, 2015

2015 hasn't been kind to the Flash plugin. Adobe has released another emergency patch for its Flash products to address a critical vulnerability. Affected...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Warframe gets the Gyromancer seal of approval
— 7:45 PM on December 24, 2015

TR's own Nathan Wasson, aka Gyromancer, has been spending some time recently with Warframe. This free-to-play, third-person action MMO is developed by Digital Extremes,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Comcast runs a DOCSIS 3.1 modem in a home for the first time
— 9:18 AM on December 24, 2015

Comcast announced on its blog this week that its engineers have successfully tested a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem on a residential network for the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google tests one-touch phone logins to replace passwords
— 4:33 PM on December 23, 2015

Passwords are a universally hated method of authentication, but they're ubiquitous and pretty secure if used correctly. There's a problem with that last bit, though....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software

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Steam's winter sale cuts prices on GTA V, The Witcher 3, and more
— 6:55 PM on December 22, 2015

Just when I thought my Christmas shopping was over, Valve launched this year’s Steam winter sale. This deals extravaganza runs until January 4. Though it...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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New GeForce drivers cure high idle clock speeds with 144Hz monitors
— 9:52 AM on December 22, 2015

Nvidia has released an updated version of its Game Ready drivers: version 361.43. These WHQL-certified drivers now support the GameWorks VR 1.1 SDK, which...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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