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Google begins removing Google+ integration from its services
— 5:35 PM on July 27, 2015

Like so many weeds in my herb garden, Google+ has long been deeply rooted in many of Google's services. Now, just as I've weeded my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google+ team kills full-screen mobile ads, hopes others will follow
— 8:59 AM on July 24, 2015

Full-page ads on the Internet are like commercial breaks in TV programs—see one, and it's time to flip around and see what else is out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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AT&T nearing regulatory approval for DirecTV acquisition
— 8:54 AM on July 22, 2015

Big corporate mergers can take a while to complete, but AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV is one step closer. CNN reports FCC chairman Tom...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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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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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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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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The TR BBQ XII is just a month away!
— 9:45 AM on July 16, 2015

The TR BBQ XII is coming on August 15, 2015, and you should consider coming out to join us. I just booked my travel, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Grab a Crucial 256GB SSD for $79, 512GB for $159
— 9:53 AM on July 15, 2015

Amazon is having something called "Prime Day" that appears to be really commercialistic and gross, according to everyone on Twitter. But in the midst of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Sandisk waves its new Connect Wireless Stick around
— 11:03 AM on July 14, 2015

SanDisk has updated its Connect Wireless Stick family of Wi-Fi-enabled flash drives. These drives don't require a USB connection to work. Instead, devices like...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Firefox temporarily blocks Adobe Flash as vulnerabilites mount
— 9:05 AM on July 14, 2015

If you use Firefox, and you've noticed a bunch of dire security warnings about Flash being disabled this morning, there's a reason for that. Mozilla's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New unpatched vulnerabilities uncovered in Flash, Java
— 12:52 PM on July 13, 2015

Watch where you point those web browsers: Oracle's Java and Adobe's Flash are both subjects of new zero-day vulnerabilities. As Ars Technica reports, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Seagate lowers Q2 projections; gross margin, revenue drop
— 9:02 AM on July 13, 2015

Seagate has lowered its financial projections for Q2 2015, which ended July 3. The company expects $2.9 billion in revenue, down from earlier guidance...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

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Gmail improves spam filter with neural network, sender tools
— 11:16 AM on July 10, 2015

Gmail product manager Sri Harsha Somanchi has outlined some new steps the free email service is taking to try to improve its spam detection on the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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OCZ's Trion SSDs use TLC NAND to deliver affordable capacity
— 11:05 AM on July 9, 2015

OCZ is introducing a new family of SSDs today. These Trion 100-series drives feature TLC flash based on the same Toshiba A19 19-nm NAND we've come...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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