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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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Apple Watch satisfies owners; non-techies love it most
— 12:39 PM on July 20, 2015

Nobody outside of Cupertino really knows how many Watches Apple has sold, but the people who own them appear to be quite satisfied with their...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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AMD makes Godavari a family with the A8-7670K
— 10:21 AM on July 20, 2015

AMD has added a new processor to its Godavari APU lineup this morning. The A8-7670K packs four Steamroller CPU cores clocked at 3.6GHz with Turbo...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 brings the thin in August
— 9:15 AM on July 20, 2015

If Google's Nexus 9 tablet is too thick and heavy for your meager arms to hold, Samsung has a cure in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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Deals of the week: a cheap IPS display and HP's Spectre X360
— 2:05 PM on July 17, 2015

Disappointed by Amazon's Prime Day extravaganza earlier this week? We've surveyed the rest of this week's deals and discounts from other retailers, and we think...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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AMD reports $181 million loss for Q2
— 5:05 PM on July 16, 2015

AMD has posted its Q2 2015 financial results. The company reported revenue of $942 million and an operating loss of $137 million. Gross margins dropped...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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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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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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Malware attack on Kaspersky Lab used stolen Foxconn certs
— 9:35 AM on July 16, 2015

Kaspersky Lab has revealed a few more technical details about the malware used in the recent intrusion into its systems, which the company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Networking

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Intel delays 10-nm process, third 14-nm CPU to follow Skylake
— 5:15 PM on July 15, 2015

During the investor conference call for Intel's Q2 financial report, CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed recent rumors that the chipmaker's 10-nm manufacturing process has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Intel reports Q2 financials, qualifies Skylake chips for production
— 4:14 PM on July 15, 2015

Intel has released its financial results for Q2 2015. The company reported operating income of $2.9 billion on revenue of $13.2 billion, down 25% and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous Servers

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Hacking Team's UEFI rootkit could enable persistent infections
— 12:45 PM on July 15, 2015

If remote execution of code via Flash or Java vulnerabilities isn't irritating enough, the Hacking Team leaks could have opened the door to more persistent...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Apple updates iPod touch with A8 CPU, 8MP camera
— 11:25 AM on July 15, 2015

Reports of the iPod's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Apple took the wraps off an updated iPod touch this morning. The new version gets...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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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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