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Qualcomm hides a fingerprint scanner under your screen
— 4:13 PM on June 28, 2017

The first smartphones had full, physical keyboards featuring not only the entire alphabet, but all the punctuation and other keys necessary to communicate. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Baidu's DeepBench can now measure inference performance
— 1:00 PM on June 28, 2017

A lot of companies are pouring a lot of money into accelerating and improving deep learning tasks, but how do you tell which hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Microsoft resurrects EMET to improve Windows 10 security
— 10:08 AM on June 28, 2017

After the well-publicized WannaCry ransomware attack this spring, there's been some pressure on Microsoft to improve the security features of Windows 10. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Portions of the Windows Shared Source Kit leak out
— 10:09 AM on June 26, 2017

Microsoft started off this last weekend with an embarassing security snafu. The folks over at The Register reported that 32 TB of non-public data...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization
— 9:00 AM on June 23, 2017

Microsoft's work on the Fall Creators Update continues apace, and new features are rolling out steadily to Windows Insiders. Most notably, Microsoft has added a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Windows Insider Preview Build 16215 has shades of fall
— 3:21 PM on June 9, 2017

A little while back, during the 2017 Build conference, Microsoft talked up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU). The company made a fair...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Radeon 17.6.1 drivers get Dirt-y
— 9:00 AM on June 9, 2017

It's a new month, and that means there's a new second digit in AMD's Radeon driver version number. The latest release from the red team,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Chrome 59 sticks a Turbofan and a new Ignition on its V8
— 9:00 AM on June 8, 2017

If that headline has left you scratching your head, don't worry—I wouldn't have gotten it 12 hours ago. The short version is that Chrome 59...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Flir One and One Pro cameras are ready to take the heat
— 11:30 AM on June 7, 2017

The latest versions of Flir's One thermal imaging add-on for iPhones and Android smartphones become available for pre-order today. If you need a refresher, we're...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel 15.45.19.4678 IGP driver supports Prey and Tekken 7
— 9:08 AM on June 5, 2017

Those of you gaming on Intel graphics—perhaps on the move—will be happy to know that the company has a new driver out today with performance...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Google confirms that Chrome will integrate an ad blocker in 2018
— 3:30 PM on June 2, 2017

A little over a month ago, the internet started buzzing with rumors that Google would bake ad-blocking right into its Chrome browser. A new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Asus, HP, and Lenovo are working on ARM-powered Win10 PCs
— 10:30 AM on May 31, 2017

Microsoft is doubling down on notebooks this year. Not only is the company using its Surface Laptop to spar with Apple in the high-end...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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NTFS filesystem bug could crash Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
— 4:39 PM on May 26, 2017

Any gerbils out there using Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 may want to take note, particularly if they use Internet Explorer on those systems. A...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Acer Spin 1 and Nitro 5 laptops are ready for school season
— 4:30 PM on May 25, 2017

Parents and students alike might not be ready to hear this, but back-to-school season is a few short months away. That means it's time for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Windows

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