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Firmware update 1.3 is available for Shield Android TV
— 4:55 PM on July 7, 2015

Nvidia has released firmware version 1.3 for its Shield Android TV set-top box. The update is meant to fix issues with Wi-Fi connectivity...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Software

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Oculus wants to demo the Rift in retail locations
— 1:39 PM on July 7, 2015

Oculus says it'll start selling its Rift VR headset beginning in Q1 2016. A fundamental problem with selling VR gear to most consumers is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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LG's latest notebook LCDs feature embedded touch sensors
— 10:22 AM on July 7, 2015

LG is set to begin mass production of its Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) displays for notebooks. This technology embeds touch sensors within the LCD...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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AMD revises Q2 guidance; gross margin, revenue fall
— 4:09 PM on July 6, 2015

AMD is revising its Q2 2015 financial guidance. The company expects that sequential revenue and gross margin will both decline more than previously expected. Sequential...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Samsung cranks SSDs to 2TB with the 850 Pro and EVO
— 11:04 AM on July 6, 2015

As solid-state storage goes, more is better—and Samsung is providing a lot more today. The company has doubled the capacity of its biggest 850 Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Etc.
— 10:33 AM on July 3, 2015

Hey, folks. Today is a holiday in the U.S., so we won't be posting news according to the usual schedule. Some of us might be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Renée James steps down as Intel president
— 10:51 AM on July 2, 2015

The executive suite at Intel is getting a major shake-up today. President Renée James is leaving the company to pursue an external CEO role, according...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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NoScript vulnerability allows malicious scripts to run unchecked
— 9:19 AM on July 2, 2015

Security researcher Linus Särud has uncovered a security vulnerability in the popular NoScript browser extension that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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GlobalFoundries completes IBM microelectronics acquisition
— 10:58 AM on July 1, 2015

GlobalFoundries has completed its acquisition of IBM's microelectronics division. The deal, which was announced late last year, transfers control of IBM's foundries in East...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Acer unleashes a 34" curved FreeSync monitor
— 9:11 AM on June 30, 2015

Hold on to your hats. Acer just unleashed the XR341CK, a 34" 3440x1440 IPS monitor with FreeSync onboard. If this display looks a tad...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AMD posts Fury X top plate schematics, customization guide
— 6:00 AM on June 30, 2015

AMD wasn't kidding when it told us that Radeon R9 Fury X owners would be able to customize their cards' dimpled, rubberized top plates by...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deals of the week: a GTX 970M gaming laptop, premium Z97, and more
— 10:25 AM on June 26, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. It's time to sift through the mountain of deals and discounts from this week to find the very best. Here's what we...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Tesoro announces Thyrsus mouse with six thumb buttons
— 9:16 AM on June 26, 2015

Gaming peripherals company Tesoro has announced its newest mouse, the Thyrsus. It packs six thumb buttons, and it's targeted mainly at MOBA and MMO...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Watch the creation of Microsoft's Windows 10 wallpaper
— 11:25 AM on June 25, 2015

Every version of Windows brings a new default desktop background with it, one that'll be seen by millions of people. Microsoft tends to make a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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New, smaller Flir One thermal camera works with Android devices
— 10:18 AM on June 25, 2015

Thermal imaging company Flir's original One is a neat tool, but its bulky body only works with the iPhone 5 and 5S, and its 80-by-60-pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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New EVGA Supernova P2 PSUs offer 80 Plus Platinum power
— 1:37 PM on June 24, 2015

EVGA shrank its Supernova G2 PSUs to more reasonable power levels a little while back, and the company is now turning its shrink ray onto...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Facebook SSD reliability study shows early burnouts
— 9:41 AM on June 23, 2015

A team comprised of Facebook engineers and Carnegie Mellon researchers has published a study covering flash memory failure rates over a four-year period, with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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