Monday, January 11, 2016

IT News Head Lines (TechSpot) 12/01/2016

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Google Pixel C Review: Is Android M ready for productivity?

The Pixel C is the first tablet to be fully developed in-house by Google. Not unlike the Chromebook Pixel that runs Chrome OS, with the Pixel line Google means to show off what's possible to build using their software platforms even if it's inpractical for most to buy.

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Weekend tech reading: Core i7-6700K OCed to 7GHz, Google's plans for 2016, Tesla adds summon feature

Der8auer along with Dancop, both German overclockers achieved the fastest CPU frequency on a Skylake motherboard using a Maximus VIII Gene. They reached 7007.85 MHz for CPU frequency! To be able to reach this frequency...

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Sprint becomes last major carrier to eliminate two-year smartphone contracts

Late last year, AT&T confirmed it would be eliminating two-year service agreements in the New Year. The nation's second largest wireless provider made good on that promise Friday in the midst of CES, leaving fourth-place Sprint as the only major carrier still pushing subsidized smartphones.

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TechSpot Best of CES 2016

Here's our selection of the most innovative, promising, or downright cool products we saw during this year's massive show. So without further ado here's the best of CES 2016.

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Microsoft will soon offer pre-paid data plans for Windows 10 devices

Microsoft is preparing to launch its own wireless data service, presumably to make it easier to get Windows 10 devices online.

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'Half-Life' writer Marc Laidlaw retires from Valve after 18 years

It's likely to be a somber day for Half-Life 3 hopefuls as news circulates that Marc Laidlaw, the man responsible for writing Half-Life and Half-Life 2, has retired from Valve after 18 years on the job.

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Apple acquires Emotient, a company that uses AI and facial recognition to identify emotions

Apple has made its first acquisition of 2016, and it's another company specializing in artificial intelligence. The Cupertino-based firm has bought San Deigo startup Emotient Inc. for an undisclosed sum, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

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U.S. Marshals raid hoverboard booth at CES

One of the great things about CES is that you're almost guaranteed to witness something you hadn't bargained for. Such was the case on Thursday when U.S. Marshals raided a booth exhibiting a discount electric "hoverboard."

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SteelSeries reveals the Rival 700, the first-ever gaming mouse with an OLED display

You’ll find OLEDs on a variety of products these days, but you wouldn’t expect to find one on gaming mouse – until now. At CES, SteelSeries announced the Rival 700 – the first-ever gaming mouse to feature a fully customizable onboard OLED display.

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This forked version of Android plays nice with x86 hardware (and it's free)

The idea of using Android in a traditional desktop sense isn't new. I reviewed Acer's TA272 HUL back in April 2014, an all-in-one desktop running Android (that also doubled as a standard monitor for any PC). The idea wasn't a bad one but the implementation needed a lot of work. ...

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Coalition of US tech giants submits concerns over UK's Investigatory Powers Bill

It’s not often that Silicon Valley rivals join forces for something, but tech companies tend to stand together when it comes to governments using their products to spy on its citizens. And there are few proposals more intrusive than those found in the UK’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which has...

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AMD's Radeon Software 16.1 Hotfix driver fixes tons of bugs

AMD's first graphics card driver of 2016 is here, the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix driver, and it brings with it a ton of bug fixes for a collection of the latest games.

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Reddit will sell you a book of its favorite AMAs for $35

In the market for some new bathroom reading material or for some reason prefer to pay for content that's free (and legal) via the Internet? If so, Reddit has a book just for you.

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Alienware reveals money-saving Oculus bundle and world's first OLED gaming laptop

Now that we know the Oculus Rift will cost $600 and require a fairly high-end PC to get the most out of it, Alienware founder Frank Azor has revealed that his company will bundle the VR headset with an Alienware X51 gaming desktop – saving people money on the device.

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Streaming music and video reached new heights in 2015, Nielsen finds

Streaming music and video services enjoyed impressive growth in 2015. According to a year-end report from Nielsen, on-demand audio services grew 83 percent while video streaming increased 101.9 percent year-over-year.

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Learn how to ace the AWS Certification Exams

Amazon Cloud Services are becoming an industry standard - so be the guy who knows it all with this complete novice-to-pro AWS Engineer Certification bundle, now just $29 in the TechSpot Store.

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Skreens lets you send all of your media feeds to one TV and display them simultaneously

Not all of the innovative new devices at CES come from huge tech companies. Skreens has shown off its recent self-titled gadget that allows you to connect up to four HDMI devices - such as a console, Blu-ray, PC, Roku, GoPro, etc. - and output them all simultaneously onto one...

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More reports claim iPhone 7 will ditch headphone jack, add waterproofing

In a move that no consumer really wants, Apple will be ditching the headphone jack in the upcoming iPhone 7 to make the smartphone thinner, at least according to a report from Fast Company that corroborates previous rumors.

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Intel gives its tiny Compute Stick a boost with Core M processors

Intel showcased its tiny Compute Stick at last year's Consumer Electronics Show. Unbeknownst at the time, the portable HDMI PC would inspire a whole new category of computers and spawn numerous me-too devices.

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere attacks EFF after he lies about BingeOn throttling

T-Mobile is copping a serious amount of flak over their BingeOn service after the EFF discovered it simply throttles all video traffic to 1.5 Mbps, without performing any of the "optimization" it claims to do.

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Lenovo to phase out iconic Motorola brand name

One of the most iconic and recognizable brands both in and outside of the tech world will soon disappear... at least, as it relates to mobile devices. During a recent interview at CES, Motorola COO Rick Osterloh told CNET that they'll be slowly phasing out the Motorola brand.

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Nvidia's next game bundle will include Rise of the Tomb Raider

Despite the last Tomb Raider game being an "AMD Gaming Evolved" title, Nvidia has received the rights to bundle its sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, with their high-end graphics card and notebook products.

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Intel's RealSense smartphone developer kit now available to pre-order for $399

Google launched its Project Tango 3D-sensing tablet last May and now, it's Intel's turn. After showcasing a prototype of its Project Tango smartphone at its developer forum last year, the chipmaker at CES launched a pre-order campaign for those interested in giving the finalized handset a go.

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L'Oreal's new stretchable wearable aims to help fight sunburns

Summer is my favorite time of year. Few things are more enjoyable than going for a swim on a nice hot day or cruising around town in a convertible. Something I do hate, however, is lotion or sprays of any kind which unfortunately includes sunblock.

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Time Warner Cable says data belonging to 320,000 customers may have been compromised

Time Warner Cable has revealed that sensitive data belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers may have been compromised.

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Facebook's investment in Messenger pays off as app crosses 800 million user mark

Facebook invested heavily in its Messenger platform over the course of 2015 and it has become clear that the time and effort spent has paid off.

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Yahoo's problems continue as it reportedly plans to lay off another 10% of its workforce

Yahoo’s struggles look to be continuing, as reports indicate that company is planning to cut at least 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce as early as this month, sources told Business Insider.

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More than 181,000 drones have been registered with the FAA since mid-December

More than 181,000 drones in the US have been registered for flight with the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Psychonauts 2 passes $3 million crowdfunding goal

Eleven years after the original game was released, Psychonauts 2 has just reached its funding goal on crowdsourcing platform Fig. The campaign passed the $3 million target yesterday, which will fund part of the $10 million to $13.5 million developer Double Fine says is needed to create the game.

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Amazon is now a custom ARM chipmaker

Amazon is now in the hardware business, and I don't mean another phone or tablet. After acquiring Israeli-based chipmaker Annapurna Labs a year ago, the e-commerce giant is now selling custom ARM chips.

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Google Pixel C Review
The Pixel C is the first tablet to be fully developed in-house by Google. Not unlike the Chromebook Pixel that runs Chrome OS, with the Pixel line Google means to show off what's possible to build using their software platforms even if it's inpractical for most to buy.

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Kindle for Android 4.19.0
Read more than 850,000 Kindle books and over 100 different newspapers and magazines with Amazon's free application for Android devices--no Kindle required.

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NoScript 2.9.0.2
The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browser.

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Iperius Backup Free 4.4.8
Automatic backup of any type of file. Easy-to-use, lightweight and totally reliable. The best free backup software for PC and Server.

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Stellarium 0.14.2
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer.

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Candy Crush Saga for Android / iOS 1.66.0.8
Switch and match your way through more than 100 levels in this delicious and addictive puzzle adventure. Ain't it the sweetest game ever?

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Apple QuickTime 7.7.9
Multimedia player and authoring system from Apple.

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Chromium 49.0.2616.0
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web.

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SUMo 4.2.7.300
Thanks to SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software.

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BDtoAVCHD 2.5.2
BDtoAVCHD is a tool to create AVCHD discs from Blu-Ray or MKV files. As output we get the folder structure ready to burn to a DVD5 or DVD9.

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Process Lasso 8.9.1.6
Process Lasso is a software that will improve system responsiveness and stability.

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VideoPad Video Editor 4.23
Designed to be intuitive, VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for creating professional quality videos in minutes. Making movies has never been easier.

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Lansweeper 5.3.0.25
Lansweeper helps you with your Network Inventory and Asset Management and pro-actively alerts you of non-compliance issues before they become a problem.

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J. River Media Center 21.0.34
Organize and experience all your media: Music, photos and video YOUR way -- all from a single software program.

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PhoneClean 4.0.3
Number 1 freeware made to free up space on your iPhone, iPad & iPod touch.

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Waterfox 43.0.1
Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla Firefox source code. Waterfox is specifically for 64-bit systems, with one thing in mind: speed.

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Mozilla Firefox 44.0 Beta 7
Experience cutting edge features but with more stability.

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System Monitor II 22.1
Windows gadget to display system health in real time.

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CloudApp 3.8.0
Drag and drop, take a screen shot, or use a Raindrop and share the link immediately. CloudApp gets out of your way leaving you to focus on communication.

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DriverEasy 4.9.13
Automatically Detect, Download, Backup, Restore and Uninstall Drivers. Fix your Driver Issues.

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Firefox Portable 43.0.4
Run Firefox from your removable/USB drive.

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Dropbox Experimental 3.13.50
Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.

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HWiNFO64 5.12
Professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.

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Driver Magician Lite 4.51
Device driver backup tool for Windows.

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Mozilla Firefox Beta for Mac 44.0b7
Experience the newest innovations in an unstable environment that’s not for the faint of heart.

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Free Download Manager 5.1.2300 Beta
Free Download Manager is a 100% free full-featured download accelerator and manager.

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HWiNFO32 5.12
A powerful system information tool for Windows.

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DriverMax 8.14
Easily back up all your drivers.

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Avast! Free Antivirus Beta 11.1.2248
A-list freeware antivirus application.

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RouterPassView 1.62
Most modern routers allow you to backup the configuration of the router into a file, and then restore the configuration from the file when it's needed. This program helps recover that information.

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Mozilla Firefox for Linux 44.0 Beta 7
Experience the newest innovations in a stable environment.

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