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Wake-from-sleep vulnerability leaves UEFIs open to attack
— 6:03 PM on July 30, 2015

Most modern motherboards support firmware write protection to prevent unwanted BIOS flashes, but a vulnerability in many UEFI firmware implementations could accidentally disable such protection. A new warning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix
— 12:25 PM on July 30, 2015

We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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G.Skill prepares for Skylake with 4GT/s DDR4 memory
— 1:37 PM on July 29, 2015

Those of you interested in building a new Skylake-based system once Intel's newest CPUs launch will need DDR4 memory, but why just buy...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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TechInsights dissects the R9 Fury X's HBM interface
— 12:34 PM on July 28, 2015

Before the Fiji chip in AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X and R9 Fury graphics cards was revealed, we knew quite a bit...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Intel, Micron introduce revolutionary 3D XPoint memory
— 11:42 AM on July 28, 2015

At a special presentation today, Intel and Micron jointly announced the introduction of a new type of memory technology called 3D XPoint. Intel VP Rob Crooke...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Asus' X99-M WS mobo makes for bite-size workstation builds
— 9:33 AM on July 27, 2015

Asus has officially released its X99-M WS microATX motherboard. This pint-sized workstation board plays host to both Core i7 and Xeon E5-2600 Haswell-E CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Weekend Shortbread
— 6:21 PM on July 25, 2015

The Fantastic Four Windows Central: Leaked slides show Intel's Skylake increased performance, could be inside Surface Pro 4 Softpedia: Intel Skylake for notebooks...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday Night Shortbread
— 11:56 PM on July 24, 2015

Eight is Enough Ars Technica: The Amiga turns 30 WCCFtech: Intel Skylake slides show 10-20% CPU performance boost, faster iGPUs and new features...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 11:56 PM on July 23, 2015

The Pick 6 Reuters: Qualcomm's potential break-up could lead to courtship with Intel Reuters: Tsinghua Holdings chief says still in Micron talks,...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Samsung says data-eating TRIM bug is a Linux kernel problem
— 2:46 PM on July 21, 2015

Remember that potential TRIM bug in Samsung drives we reported on a few weeks ago? It may not be Samsung's fault, after all. Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software Operating systems

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Report: Micron believes a Tsinghua deal won't work out
— 8:53 AM on July 21, 2015

Last week's report that Tsinghua Unigroup would bid $23 billion to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies may have been premature. Reuters reports...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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MSI springs a leak; next-gen motherboard details slip out
— 3:00 AM on July 21, 2015

There may be some sort of new Intel processor release coming soon, something that I, as a new contributor to TR, wouldn't know...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Ashley Madison data breach exposes broken vows
— 10:16 AM on July 20, 2015

Krebs on Security reports that Ashley Madison, an online "dating" site for those wishing to cheat on their spouses, has been hacked and its...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Etc.
— 9:58 AM on July 20, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I actually took the whole span to rest and not work, which doesn't always happen around here....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Friday Shortbread
— 4:34 PM on July 17, 2015

Eight is Enough WCCFtech: AMD confirms R9 Fury X out of stock due to high demand - HBM and Fury X ramping up...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Attack breaks RC4 cipher in 75 hours, busts SSL, WPA
— 9:12 AM on July 17, 2015

Researchers have found yet another way to attack the aging RC4 stream cipher, an encryption scheme still used by many websites' SSL setups and the legacy...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Tune in tonight at 9:30PM ET/6:30 PM PT for the TR Podcast live
— 3:44 PM on July 16, 2015

Tonight's podcast live stream is happening at our usual time, 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT, over on our Twitch channel. We'll be talking about the Radeon R9...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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