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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Scaling Raven Ridge with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 191
— 10:08 AM on January 5, 2018

The Tech Report Podcast returns with Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and esteemed guest David Kanter on the line. We hold a wide-ranging discussion of fairly recent...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Podcast

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Apple addresses iPhone slowdown fiasco with $29 battery replacements
— 4:56 PM on December 28, 2017

Over the past few days, there's been a furor regarding the performance of some aging iPhones on the popular Geekbench benchmark under iOS 10.2.1 and...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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iMac Pro details and release date come into focus
— 1:16 PM on December 12, 2017

We last wrote about Apple's upcoming Xeon-and-Vega-powered iMac Pro all-in-one workstation machines back in June. The company has updated the product page for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac Workstations

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Friday deals: a motherboard trio, a cheap CLC, and a rodent
— 11:01 AM on December 8, 2017

Soooo... anybody got a spare $3000 that I can use to get myself a Titan V card? I really need one for, um, research...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Input devices Copyright

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Windows 10 Sets will let you group apps in tabs
— 4:59 PM on November 28, 2017

Windows 10's interface is defined, obviously, by the eponymous "windows." It's useful sometimes to have more than one layer of compartmentalization for tasks and ideas,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Broadcom proposes to take over Qualcomm for $130 billion
— 7:45 AM on November 6, 2017

Broadcom issued an unsolicited proposal this morning to acquire mobile technology giant Qualcomm for $70 per share in a monster cash-and-stock deal that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking Personal tech

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is rolling out to PCs worldwide
— 1:19 PM on October 23, 2017

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update has hit the mainstream. If you haven't updated yet, any Windows 10 machines you have will no doubt be...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Razer Kiyo and Seiren X set the stage for streaming excellence
— 5:00 PM on October 20, 2017

I've watched a lot of game streams, and I've streamed a bit myself. However, poor audio or video will make me stop watching a stream...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Oculus teases $199 Go standalone VR headset at Connect conference
— 12:30 PM on October 11, 2017

At its Oculus Connect 4 conference today, the virtual-reality firm debuted the standalone headset it intends to bridge mobile VR and PC-powered VR headsets. Called...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Google Pixel 2 is all about the camera
— 1:45 PM on October 4, 2017

Today's Google event is now over, and there's a ton of hardware to be looked at. Besides the Pixelbook and the Home Mini...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Google goes Goldilocks with Home Mini and Home Max speakers
— 12:53 PM on October 4, 2017

Google kicked off its hardware event today with a couple of new additions to its line of connected speaker products for the home. The

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Internet Personal tech

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Amazon's new Echo and Echo Plus help you control your household
— 4:07 PM on September 27, 2017

If you've wanted to get in on the voice-activated home-assistant action but balked at the high price of devices like Apple's HomePod or Amazon's Echo,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer reviewed
— 2:01 PM on September 25, 2017

Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer wants to challenge the Raspberry Pi 3's popularity with a more powerful SoC and better networking, among other improvements. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Personal tech

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Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings
— 1:45 PM on September 13, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update introduced several changes in the privacy settings of the operating system. The Fall Creators Update will shake up...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Apple untethers the Watch Series 3 with a cellular connection
— 5:09 PM on September 12, 2017

I remember watching Dick Tracy cartoons as a kid, and being totally in love with the two-way wrist communicator the detective used. Apple has now...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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iPhone X steps into the borderless OLED future
— 2:32 PM on September 12, 2017

As the leaks suggested it would, Apple is introducing a major leap forward for the iPhone to mark its tenth anniversary. The iPhone X (say...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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