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Latest Win10 insider build activates with older Windows product keys
— 4:53 PM on October 12, 2015

Microsoft released a new beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring today. The biggest change this time around: you'll...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

ROG Maximus VIII Impact is a mighty mouse of a motherboard
— 8:19 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has a tradition of cramming as many goodies as it can into its top-end Mini-ITX motherboards, and the ROG Maximus Impact VIII carries that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Qualcomm demonstrates 24-core ARM server SoC
— 9:55 AM on October 9, 2015

Qualcomm is making a move on the server market. Yesterday, the company took the wraps off its Server Development Platform (or SDP), a system...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Prepare for the wasteland with Fallout 4's system requirements
— 12:41 PM on October 8, 2015

Want to build your own settlement, craft finely-tuned instruments of destruction, and jetpack around the wastes of post-apocalyptic Boston in Fallout 4? Bethesda has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Amazon redefines the sneakernet with Snowball data courier
— 4:24 PM on October 7, 2015

Back in the not-so-good old days, data was carried around on floppy disks and rewritable CDs. The adventurous would perhaps lug around a portable hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

HP unwraps Spectre X2 and Envy-Note Win10 tablets
— 8:21 AM on October 7, 2015

Microsoft said yesterday when it announced its Lumias and Surfaces that many of its partners would be releasing fresh Windows 10 devices of their...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL showcase mobile Windows 10
— 10:16 AM on October 6, 2015

Microsoft took the wraps off its Windows 10 flagship phones this morning: the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. These Lumias pack 5.2" and 5.7" screens...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Microsoft shows off mixed-reality gaming with HoloLens
— 9:40 AM on October 6, 2015

During today's Windows 10 Devices presentation, Microsoft showed off some new tricks for HoloLens—wearable holograms. The company will also be taking applications soon for HoloLens...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs
— 9:51 AM on October 5, 2015

After lots of digging and waiting and anticipation, Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs. Just finished the installation, and the Google router happily...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine from Intel
— 4:01 PM on October 2, 2015

After being acquired by Intel eight years ago, Havok is changing hands once more. Microsoft announced that it's purchased the 3D physics software provider...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 11:45 AM on October 2, 2015

Our discussion last night was wide-ranging. After a rough start due to technical issues, we took on a bunch of your questions while addressing some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech Podcast

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

OS X El Capitan and iOS 9.0.2 are available for download
— 5:06 PM on September 30, 2015

Those with Macs, iPhones, or both in their lives will find software updates waiting for them today. Apple has released version 10.11 of OS...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

WinRAR SFX archive bug could put 500 million users in danger
— 4:51 PM on September 30, 2015

Are you one of the roughly 500 million people using WinRAR? Best be careful with the archives you open. Security researcher Mohammed Reza Espargham...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Nvidia GeForce Now is a rebuilt, reimagined Grid
— 8:43 AM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia believes game streaming is an increasingly compelling way to play. Its GeForce Now service is a from-the-ground-up reimagining of the Grid streaming service, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Turn-based BattleTech game project hits Kickstarter
— 7:47 AM on September 30, 2015

Harebrained Schemes, the developer that brought back Shadowrun, is working on a turn-based BattleTech game for the PC. The game is being

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Report: Apple dual-sourcing A9 SoC from Samsung and TSMC
— 4:32 PM on September 28, 2015

Chipworks has begun its teardown of Apple's iPhone 6S, and the firm has already made a startling discovery. By delidding the A9 SoC in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking