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You can get a gaming PC for the price of its graphics card alone...
Prices for graphics cards and memory are so bad currently that it's a better idea to buy a pre-built gaming desktop than build your own. If you're in the market to upgrade, one desktop worth a look is the Dell XPS 8930 VR —right now you can
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-30 19:41 UTC
The best Linux distros of 2018: 8 versions of Linux we recommend...
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We evaluate seven Linux distros aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-30 19:16 UTC
The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating the Apple software update that slowed down older iPhones...
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The United States Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Committee have started investigating an Apple software update that slows down older iPhones...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-30 19:14 UTC
White House says it's not considering a national 5G network...
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Yesterday, Axios reported that the Trump administration was considering the option of a government-controlled 5G network. Documents obtained by Axios showed that Trump's national security team had proposed a couple of options, including one where the.
By viper1 on 2018-01-29 18:53 UTC
Mark Cuban has a really bad idea for fixing Twitter...
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How do you fix a problem like Twitter? Over the weekend, legendary investor Mark Cuban suggested the site take more aggressive action to confirm the identities of its users in order to address the scourge of abusive and fake accounts. It's time for @t
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-29 14:55 UTC
Intel Notified Chinese Firms About Meltdown First Before US Government: Alibaba Group Among The First To Know...
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Intel has been in hot water since the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws were made public, but another controversy is ravaging the chipmaker. A new report says Intel first told Chinese companies about the flaws before the U.S. government.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-29 14:24 UTC
Trump administration is thinking about nationalizing 5G mobile network...
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The U.S. government is considering a plan to build its own nationalized super-fast 5G mobile network, according to a new report.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-29 01:39 UTC
Microsoft issues emergency Windows update to disable Intel's shoddy Spectre variant 2 mitigation...
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The computer industry is in utter chaos right now. Despite a slight increase in PC sales for Q4 2018, the market is still extremely unhealthy. Not to mention, pretty much all existing hardware is fundamentally flawed thanks to both Spectre and Meltdown vu
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-29 01:23 UTC
Is Google Censoring Jesus? It Knows Buddha, Satan, Muhammad but Not Christian Savior...
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Christians are furious because their virtual assistants can't explain who Jesus Christ is.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-26 21:22 UTC
Google's civil war: Diversity advocates threatened and harassed by co-workers, new report says...
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Even the company's top inclusion officer has been targeted in a wave of harassment that followed the uproar over fired engineer James Damore's inflammatory memo.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-26 20:03 UTC
George Soros slams Google, Facebook, says they're 'menace' to society...
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Further adding fuel to the fire that is currently engulfing social media and the tech sector, billionaire investor George Soros has slammed Facebook and Google, calling them a menace and obstacles to innovation. "The power to shape people’s attention is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-26 19:58 UTC
The best SSDs of 2018...
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Switching to a solid-state drive is the best upgrade you can make for your PC. These wondrous devices obliterate long boot times, speed up how fast your programs and games load, and generally makes your computer feel fast . But not all solid-state drives
By viper1 on 2018-01-25 16:51 UTC
How Algorithmic Experiments Harm People Living in Poverty...
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Virginia Eubanks made the same mistake most would. In her job working with low-income women struggling to afford housing, she assumed they also struggled with access to vital technology, like the internet. But this technology isn't just accessible, it
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-23 21:55 UTC
Intel Tells Partners, Customers To Stop Issuing Spectre Patches, Citing 'Unpredictable System Behavior'...
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After acknowledging that its Spectre patches are causing reboot issues in older and newer chips, Intel issued a statement on Monday telling partners to stop issuing the patches.
By viper1 on 2018-01-23 00:03 UTC
Linus Torvalds Is Not Happy About Intel's Meltdown and Spectre Mess...
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Famed Linux developer Linus Torvalds has some pretty harsh words for Intel on the fiasco over Meltdown and Spectre, the massive security flaws in modern processors that predominantly affect Intel products.
By viper1 on 2018-01-22 23:53 UTC
Best gaming laptops 2018: the 10 top gaming laptops we've reviewed...
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The best gaming laptops you can buy, always up to date with the latest hardware configurations.
By viper1 on 2018-01-22 23:48 UTC
Meltdown/Spectre week three: world still knee-deep in something nasty...
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And years away from safety It's now almost three weeks since The Register revealed the chip design flaws that Google later confirmed and the world still awaits certainty about what the mistakes mean and what it will take to fix them....
By aphrodite on 2018-01-22 06:19 UTC
Red Hat Will Revert Spectre Patches After Receiving Reports of Boot Issues...
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Red Hat is releasing updates that are reverting previous patches for the Spectre vulnerability (Variant 2, aka CVE-2017-5715) after customers complained that some systems were failing to boot. [...]
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-20 17:13 UTC
Hackers are using recent Microsoft Office vulnerabilities to distribute malware...
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Malware can steal passwords, bitcoin wallets, software keys, carry out DDoS attacks and more - and a campaign distributing it is targeting telecommunications, insurance and financial services
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-19 17:08 UTC
Spectre CPU patches can cause unwanted reboots, Intel warns...
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The firmware patches designed to protect Intel processors against nasty Spectre CPU exploits have a big downside: They're forcing more frequent reboots on some systems, including PCs that released in 2017. On January 11, Intel said that the firmware p
By viper1 on 2018-01-18 15:52 UTC
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