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Microsoft issues emergency patch for all IE versions
— 7:06 PM on August 18, 2015

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Internet Explorer, due to a critical vulnerability that's reportedly under active exploit. The

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

Samsung's USB 3.0 thumb drives come in 3 shapes
— 4:59 PM on August 18, 2015

We all need some pocketable flash storage in our lives, even if it's just to install Windows on a PC without an optical drive. Samsung

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Coming in 2016: Intel Optane SSDs based on 3D Xpoint memory
— 1:40 PM on August 18, 2015

IDF — During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

Google wants to make home Wi-Fi easier with its OnHub router
— 1:07 PM on August 18, 2015

Google is releasing a new Wi-Fi router called the OnHub. Although it looks deceptively like an Amazon Echo, it's actually a spiffy networking...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Western Digital grows its Red Pro and Black drives to 5TB and 6TB
— 9:28 AM on August 18, 2015

Western Digital's high-performance Black and NAS-oriented Red Pro drive families welcome some new members today. Both Black and Red Pro drives are now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Win10 likely won't be scanning for or disabling pirated games
— 1:24 PM on August 17, 2015

Software pirates the world over are up in arms (or perhaps rattling their sabers?) this morning about a Wired article that claims Microsoft has included some...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Despite EOL, Windows Server 2003 still runs 175 million websites
— 10:24 AM on August 17, 2015

Netcraft's latest headcount for websites and their servers reveals an interesting statistic: about 175 million websites, or roughly 20% of those surveyed, are still...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking Servers

Updated: Kaspersky may have tricked competitors' software
— 1:38 PM on August 14, 2015

Reuters has a scoop from two anonymous ex-Kaspersky Lab employees who claim to have worked on a secret project to sabotage the company's competitors....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

3D V-NAND chips grow to 48 layers with 256Gb per die
— 7:52 AM on August 12, 2015

Hot on the heels of Toshiba's 48-layer BiCS flash, Samsung has introduced 48-layer 3D V-NAND flash of its own. These flash chips pack...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Samsung unveils a trio of NVMe SSDs with 3D V-NAND
— 6:32 AM on August 12, 2015

Samsung has added three new NVMe SSDs to its stable. The new drives use the company's 3D V-NAND flash, and they're meant to fill...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Toshiba's NVMe SSDs are a step toward a PCIe future
— 9:29 AM on August 11, 2015

NVM Express solid-state drives are the future, and Toshiba is bringing that future a little closer today with the release of three NVMe PCIe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Microsoft expands its bug bounty program, increases payouts
— 5:39 PM on August 6, 2015

How do you keep enterprising hackers from unloading exploits into the wild? Microsoft has been paying bounties to researchers who find and disclose security...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Microsoft wants $15 for its Windows 10 DVD player
— 1:03 PM on August 6, 2015

The Windows 10 upgrade may be free, but it removes Windows Media Center from PCs with the add-on installed. Users with Windows Media Center enjoyed DVD...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

In the lab: budget SSDs from SanDisk, OCZ, and Kingston
— 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

SanDisk and Toshiba unveil 256Gb 3D flash chips
— 11:29 AM on August 4, 2015

Get out your 3D glasses, everybody. SanDisk and Toshiba's latest NAND chips cram 32GB (256Gb) of the companies' BiCS flash memory into 48...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Reports: Win10 gaming performance similar to Win8.1
— 6:03 PM on August 3, 2015

With Windows 10's launch, all three major PC graphics companies (that's Intel, Nvidia, and AMD) released updated drivers for the new operating...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems Windows

Spoofed Win10 update emails carry nasty ransomware
— 4:39 PM on August 3, 2015

Microsoft is rolling out its free Windows 10 upgrade in phases, which means that some of those who are signed up to receive the new...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Mozilla CEO protests Win10's default application setup process
— 12:54 PM on July 31, 2015

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has written an angry open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella regarding a change to Windows 10's default application settings. Apparently,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows