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Cybersecurity alliance promoting intel-sharing seeks to expand

Hackers have probably had a harder time slipping past your security software, thanks to an alliance between some of the top vendors in the industry. The Cyber Threat Alliance, a group of security firms that often compete, says its efforts to share intelligence on the latest hacking threats have been paying off. Rivals including Fortinet, […]

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Google strengthens Android relationship with Intel in IoT

Intel may have cut ties with Android on smartphones and tablets, but the company’s partnership with Google on Android for the internet of things is growing stronger. Google’s Android Things, a slimmed down version of Android for smart devices, will be coming to Intel’s Joule 570x computer board. The combination will allow makers to cook […]

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Fallout 4’s free high-resolution texture pack will make even the brawniest gaming PCs sweat

Fallout 4 might look a smidge better (and more colorful!) than its last-gen predecessors, but it could always look better, right? As “a love letter to our amazing PC fans,” Bethesda announced on Monday that a high-res texture pack is coming to The Commonwealth sometime next week, for free. This is the GeForce GTX 1080 […]

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Hands-on: HP’s Lap Dock helps your Windows Phone feel more like a real PC

HP’s Lap Dock represents a future where a smartphone is powerful enough to replace your computer. Arguably, the future may already be here: HP’s Elite x3 stands as the best Windows phone on the market, integrating a Continuum dock with cloud-based legacy Win32 apps for a PC-like work environment. The Lap Dock is the other […]

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Twitter’s rolling out new features to counter abuse soon

Twitter said late Monday it is rolling out features soon to counter abuse on its platform, though it did not provide details of the measures it is taking to address the problem. “We’re taking a completely new approach to abuse on Twitter. Including having a more open & real-time dialogue about it every step of […]

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LG’s 5K monitor doesn’t work near Wi-Fi routers

If you’re eyeing LG’s 27-inch UltraFine 5K display for Mac—the monitor that Apple recommends for Mac users and sells in its online store—you’ll want to be aware of an irritating flaw in its design. The Thunderbolt 3-capable display apparently suffers from signal interference, rendering the monitor unusable when it’s within 6.5 feet or so of […]

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Net neutrality policy still up in the air under Trump

During his campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump called the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules a “top-down power grab,” leading many observers to expect a quick repeal. Trump’s presidency is still in its infancy and it’s unclear what his administration will do about the hot-button issue. It’s difficult to determine what direction the unpredictable Trump […]

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Samsung’s Tizen 4.0 OS is in development and due out in September

A new version of Samsung’s Tizen OS, version 4.0, is now under development for mobile devices, wearables and smart gadgets and is due for release in September. Tizen is mainly used in Samsung products. The release date of Tizen 4.0 is listed on the OS’s developer website, which also states that the first beta of […]

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Tim Cook: Apple may take legal action over immigration restrictions

After sending an email to employees expressing Apple’s opposition to the Trump administration’s new immigration restrictions, Apple CEO Tim Cook is now making a forceful stand. “More than any country in the world, this country is strong because of our immigrant background and our capacity and ability as people to welcome people from all kinds […]

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AMD sets Ryzen CPUs up for a strong start in looming chip brawl with Intel

As a pesky underdog, AMD challenged Intel in chip innovation until the mid-2000s. AMD churned out innovations like dual-core and 64-bit chips, which kept Intel on its toes. But some disastrous technological and management decisions cost AMD dearly, and over time, buyers began to consider its processors inferior to Intel’s chips. Intel ran away with PC […]