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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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95% of Android phones vulnerable to Stagefright MMS exploit
— 12:49 PM on July 27, 2015

Joshua Drake, a researcher from Zimperium's zLabs, is about to drop a bombshell at the upcoming Black Hat conference: details of an Android remote...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Jeep Cherokee hack leads to 1.4-million-vehicle recall
— 2:18 PM on July 24, 2015

The brightest-eyed proponents of the Internet of Things often seem to envision a world where everything that can have an embedded computer and a network...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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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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Nvidia gives the Shield Portable a Lollipop
— 12:18 PM on July 23, 2015

Owners of Nvidia's Shield Portable, take note: the handheld-on-steroids is getting some love today in the form of an Android 5.1 update. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus' ZenFone 2E is yours for a Jackson and a Benjamin
— 9:48 AM on July 22, 2015

Asus' ZenFone 2 is already pretty affordable, but the company is making its Atom-powered smartphone lineup even more accessible today. The ZenFone 2E offers...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Asus lays claim to the first convertible Chromebook
— 1:28 PM on July 21, 2015

Convertible notebooks have been something of a rage since Windows 8's debut, but Chromebooks have generally stuck to the tried-and-true clamshell laptop design. Asus is bringing Chrome OS...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell's rugged tablet takes a licking and keeps on ticking
— 10:16 AM on July 21, 2015

If your working conditions would turn an iPad to scrap, Dell has a tablet for you. The Latitude Rugged 12 is a bruiser of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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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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The Tech Report System Guide: July 2015 edition
— 3:45 PM on July 20, 2015

In this edition of our System Guide, we update our recommendations to account for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD's Radeon R9 Fury...

Type: Feature article Tags: 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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TSMC begins volume production of 16-nm FinFET chips
— 6:31 PM on July 17, 2015

During its Q2 earnings call, TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu announced that the chipmaker has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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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HP's Win10 business offerings include new hardware, services
— 1:18 PM on July 16, 2015

Windows 10 is coming, and PC makers everywhere are capitalizing on its release as a way to stem declining PC sales. HP certainly isn't...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

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Oculus acquires hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces
— 12:07 PM on July 16, 2015

Witness the power of Facebook's ever-growing bankroll. Oculus has acquired Israeli computer vision experts Pebbles Interfaces, a company that specializes in hand-tracking technology. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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