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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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Intel Authenticate lets IT departments secure their PCs in hardware
— 2:49 PM on January 20, 2016

If Intel and IT departments have their way, perhaps you won't have a choice but to log into a company PC using approved authentication methods....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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Poll: Where are you on the VR adopter curve?
— 6:51 PM on January 19, 2016

VR may be the most-hyped tech trend of 2016, and there are already a range of ways to jack into the Matrix with head-mounted devices....

Poll Question: • Where are you on the VR adopter curve?

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AMD narrows its losses in the fourth quarter of 2015
— 4:09 PM on January 19, 2016

AMD has turned in its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015. The company posted an operating loss of $49 million and a net...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Corsair's latest memory kits blend speed and capacity
— 10:38 AM on January 19, 2016

Looking for a high-frequency DDR4 memory kit? Corsair announced three new additions to its Vengeance LPX line, and all three boast transfer speeds over...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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TSMC expects to begin 5-nm production in 2020
— 10:00 AM on January 19, 2016

TSMC is already thinking a few moves ahead of its present processes. According to DigiTimes, the company expects to start production of 7-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Samsung begins mass production of 4GB HBM2 memory chips
— 7:27 PM on January 18, 2016

Just under a week ago, JEDEC updated the High-Bandwidth Memory standard with provisions for bigger, faster memory packages. Hot on JEDEC's heels, Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Friday night topic: How do you listen to music?
— 5:18 PM on January 15, 2016

Last year, I discovered the wonder that is Spotify. Before I tried it, I thought the service was just a Pandora clone, but I quickly...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: An Asus Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti and more
— 10:55 AM on January 15, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. After a busy couple weeks of holidays and trade shows, we're back with a hot, fresh serving of deals for your perusal.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Modest server growth stands out in a flat Q4 2015 for Intel
— 5:42 PM on January 14, 2016

Intel's fourth-quarter 2015 financial results are in. The company reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the quarter, up 1% compared to Q4 2014, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Fixstars' SSD-13000M goes all the way up to 13TB
— 9:54 AM on January 14, 2016

Yesterday, we covered Seagate's 8TB and 10TB hard drives. Fixstars probably saw that news and thought "psh, we can go bigger without moving...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Servers

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Say hello to Seattle with AMD's Opteron A1100 ARM SoC
— 9:23 AM on January 14, 2016

AMD introduced the first official product born from its Seattle project this morning. The Opteron A1100 system-on-a-chip will have up to eight 64-bit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

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Google Cardboard gets spatial audio with SDK update
— 12:36 PM on January 13, 2016

Google's Cardboard headset is probably the most accessible route into VR right now. The company is making that experience more immersive today with an SDK...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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IDC says fourth-quarter PC shipments fell 10.6% year-on-year
— 4:44 PM on January 12, 2016

IDC has released its PC shipment figures for the fourth quarter of 2015, and the numbers continue to shrink. The research firm says worldwide...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte presents a barbershop quartet of Xeon D mobos
— 1:41 PM on January 12, 2016

For most gerbils, Gigabyte is a name associated with consumer-grade motherboards and graphics cards. However, the company has always operated in the server arena, too,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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G.Skill offers 128GB 3000 MT/s DDR4 kit for Intel X99 systems
— 9:44 AM on January 12, 2016

G.Skill thinks that 64GB still isn't enough for a single memory kit, and it's now releasing a 128GB DDR4 kit targeted at Intel's X99...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Multi-user support for educational institutions comes with iOS 9.3
— 4:37 PM on January 11, 2016

Apple has released details of the beta version of iOS 9.3, and it certainly sounds like the company is going after Chromebooks' success...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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