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Amazon's latest devices put Alexa anywhere and everywhere
— 11:32 AM on September 21, 2018

Amazon's Echo devices are already a part of many an abode. It seems like the strategy behind the company's latest announcement could be described as...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' ROG Rapture, Blue Cave, and Lyra Trio wireless routers reviewed
— 9:30 AM on August 30, 2018

Six months of real-world use. Six bandwidth-hungry youths and six tech-savvy adults, all under one roof. Any wireless networking device would cower in fear before...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Samsung Exynos 5100 5G modem is the one chip to rule them all
— 11:00 AM on August 15, 2018

Samsung is getting ready for 5G handsets with an all-in-one modem that can handle cellular standards of the past and future alike. The Exynos...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Apple enjoys its fourth straight quarter of revenue growth in Q2 2018
— 4:08 PM on July 31, 2018

Apple posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2018 (or the third quarter of its fiscal 2018) today. The company took in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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In the lab: Asus' Lyra Trio mesh Wi-Fi system
— 3:00 PM on July 13, 2018

My sports analogy game is weak, but I believe what I'm about to do is called going with a pinch hitter. You see, I've had...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Microsoft teases a possible Surface launch tomorrow morning
— 1:06 PM on July 9, 2018

Microsoft seems poised to make an announcement about its next Surface or Surfaces tomorrow morning. The company posted a slightly enigmatic tweet on its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Wi-Fi Alliance starts WPA3 security certification program
— 12:30 PM on June 26, 2018

The number and know-how of devices connected to Wi-Fi networks have both exploded since late 2004, but almost 15 years later, the Wi-Fi Protected...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update reviewed
— 12:16 PM on June 14, 2018

The first of Microsoft's biannual Windows 10 updates for 2018 is in the wild. We scroll through Timelines and do some Near Shares to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus GT-AX11000 router and its friends are ready for 802.11ax
— 12:41 PM on June 4, 2018

This year's Computex doesn't have a new CPU family or graphics card to focus around, so manufacturers' offerings have been more varied than we've seen from...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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Windows patch fixes April 2018 Update for Intel and Toshiba SSDs
— 12:59 PM on May 25, 2018

People using Intel 600p and Pro 6000p SSDs in their PCs can finally get that update to the latest version of Windows. As you may...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update doesn't play ball with some Intel SSDs
— 12:45 PM on May 11, 2018

There's a sizable contingent of buyers (particularly in business environments) that favor Intel hardware. Indeed, people have frequently swapped Intel into IBM's place in the old...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Thursday deals: a Samsung PM953 960-GB SSD for $200 and more
— 12:46 PM on May 10, 2018

Afternoon's greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. Today's been a relatively quiet day news-wise. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire just came out, and it immediately went into my...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft demos phone mirroring and Alexa integration at Build conference
— 12:15 PM on May 8, 2018

Microsoft has struggled for a long time to duplicate its PC success on other platforms. Previous Microsoft administrations might have pressed forward with trying to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft unveils a name and a date for the next Windows 10 update
— 9:01 AM on April 27, 2018

After early 2017's Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update later last year, Microsoft has been mysteriously quiet about the name of the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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AT&T touts high throughput and low latency in its 5G trials
— 3:30 PM on April 12, 2018

Just as it seems like flagship phone features and performance have pretty much plateaued and spec bumps keep shrinking, AT&T says it will have...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Today's Patch Tuesday helps harden AMD CPUs against Spectre
— 1:41 PM on April 10, 2018

Today is April's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft operating systems, and AMD CPU owners will want to fire up Windows Update as soon as possible. This...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Cloudflare launches a privacy-first DNS at 1.1.1.1
— 9:00 AM on April 2, 2018

Which Domain Name System provider are you using, gerbils? Most folks are relying on the Domain Name Service (DNS) offered by their internet provider, although...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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