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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Report: DOJ may oppose Comcast's Time Warner acquisition
— 2:57 PM on April 17, 2015

Comcast's efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable may soon grind to a halt. According to a new report by Bloomberg, the United States Department...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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You should probably watch the new Star Wars trailer
— 2:43 PM on April 16, 2015

We interrupt TR's regular stream of tech news to present the following trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google brings Handwriting Input to Android
— 10:51 AM on April 16, 2015

Google has released a new keyboard for Android devices that's not really a keyboard at all. The Handwriting Input app instead translates the scrawl from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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EU files antitrust charges against Google
— 10:57 AM on April 15, 2015

The European Union is concerned that Google is abusing its dominant position in the European search market by engaging in anticompetitive practices. As a result,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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HP's jumbo 4K monitor delivers dreamy 10-bit color
— 11:00 AM on April 13, 2015

HP has announced a stack of professional-grade displays in conjunction with this week's National Association of Broadcasters show. The most impressive of the bunch is...

Type: News story Tags: Workstations

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The Windows 10 Store will hawk music, movies, and TV shows
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2015

The Windows 10 Store isn't just for applications and games. Microsoft has revealed that the unified...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Sony buys, kills game-streaming service OnLive
— 9:41 AM on April 3, 2015

Game-streaming service OnLive has had a bumpy history up until now, and that long, wild ride is now coming to a close. Ars...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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TrueCrypt audit finds minor flaws, no evidence of backdoors
— 11:58 AM on April 2, 2015

The popular TrueCrypt full-disk encryption project shut down last year under mysterious circumstances, leaving concerns about the application's security and trustworthiness in its wake....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New Windows 10 build includes Project Spartan browser
— 5:56 PM on March 30, 2015

There's been plenty of news about Project Spartan of late, but Microsoft hasn't made the new browser available to members of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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GeForce Experience update streamlines GameStream setup
— 11:14 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia's GameStream tech lets GeForce owners stream PC games to Shield devices. The pairing process is a bit involved, though. Users have to enter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rockstar releases new GTA V screenshots ahead of April launch
— 6:00 AM on March 30, 2015

Breathe a sigh of relief, everybody. We've got some news about the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V that isn't another

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Friday night topic: quadcopters!
— 4:51 PM on March 27, 2015

This past Christmas, I ordered up a cheap remote control quadcopter ($54) at the last minute to put under the tree. My thought was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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Project Spartan will be a clean break from Internet Explorer 11
— 5:15 PM on March 24, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming Project Spartan browser and Internet Explorer 11 are now their own platforms, and never the twain shall meet again. At a developer workshop...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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