Thursday, December 17, 2015

IT News Head Lines (Tech Report) 18/12/2015





ITC declines Nvidia's appeal in Samsung patent-infringement case
The United States International Trade Commission has denied Nvidia's request for a decision review regarding the company's ongoing patent spat with Samsung. Nvidia was hoping to get the ITC's initial findings in Samsung's favor overturned. In the statement issued by the ITC, the agency says it again found no instances where Samsung was violating Nvidia's patents.
This decision upholds judge Thomas Pender's earlier findings, published on October 9. While the judge concluded that Samsung and Qualcomm did indeed violate one of ...
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Firefox 43 gives Windows users the option of 64-bit support
Firefox version 43 is out, and it comes with an interesting new feature. There's now an official 64-bit build available for Windows. Users of 64-bit versions of Microsoft's operating system (in other words, everyone with a modern Windows machine) can now enjoy improved performance in Firefox.
Those looking to install the new 64-bit build will need to grab the requisite installer directly from the Firefox download page , ...
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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended the safety of their products, but MSI has announced a potential solution for the concerned: the CPU Guard 1151.
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Updated: an 850 EVO 500GB for $138 with a game code
Update 12/16/2015 at 1:23 PM: Turns out this deal was apparently too awesome for its own good. Adorama tells us it's had to cancel the coupon code below. We apologize for any inconvenience or frustration you may have experienced.
We bring you a break from our regularly scheduled programming for an early deals post. Adorama is selling Samsung's 850 EVO 500GB SSD for $137.99 with promo code DECSALE015 ...
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Samsung turned our SSD Endurance Experiment into something incredible
TR's SSD Endurance Experiment started with a simple premise: how long can today's SSDs last under a grueling load of continuous writes? We put six drives under the gun to find out. Over a year and a half (and multiple petabytes of writes) later, we had our answer. It turns out that modern SSDs are remarkably resilient. Our own Geoff Gasior concluded the experiment with a grand, storage-themed take on Gloria Gaynor's immortal I Will Survive.
We weren't seeking to crown a winner as part of our experiment, but Samsung's 840 Pro 256GB drive was the one that took us all the way to that 2.4PB-written milestone. Samsung just so happens to be ...
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Resolution is overrated with Humble Bundle's Neo Geo pack
You all know the drill with Humble Bundle by now. The service lets gamers pay whatever they choose for a select pack of games, and its newest bundle is perfect if you're hankering for some retro fun. This latest collection offers a grab bag of Neo Geo games that represent all the arcade goodness of the '90s for SNK's classic platform. Even the smallest donations get rewarded with eight games, including titles from the Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, King of Fighters, and Samurai SHOwdown series.
Hold your applause, though: it gets better. When you give $10 or more, you unlock a full load of 25 Neo ...
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Win a Monoprice keyboard and more on our third day of giveaways
What has lighting that would make a Christmas tree jealous and can help even the most lightly stirring mouse register precise movement? It's day three of TR's 12 days of giveaways. Today's winner will receive a Monoprice Enthusiast Backlit Full Size Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard and a Monoprice XL Precision Gaming Surface, courtesy of the fine folks at Monoprice.
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