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New GDDR6 memory could hit GPUs in 2018

Virtual reality and gaming are changing the way PCs are built and driving the development of new types of memory for GPUs.

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Google is using AI to compress images better than JPEG

Small is beautiful, as the old saying goes, and nowhere is that more true than in media files. Compressed images are considerably easier to transmit and store than uncompressed ones are, and now Google is using neural networks to beat...

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Hackers tap vBulletin vulnerability to break into 27 million more accounts

A vulnerability in a widely-used internet forum software is becoming a go-to method for hackers to steal data.

Google is bringing its Wi-Fi Assistant feature to all Nexus phones

Currently a Project Fi exclusive, this feature tells your phone to look out for and connect to a series of 'high-quality' open networks vetted by Google.

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Telegram's encryption stymies French police but pleases their bosses

French government officials have been revealed as avid users of Telegram, a messaging app that is frustrating their interior minister with its end-to-end encryption.

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Report: Android Nougat hides code that points to a customizable navigation bar

If you don't like exactly how the navbar is set up, you may be able to change it to your liking in the near future.

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LinkedIn ProFinder helps freelancers land jobs

LinkedIn doesn't want to overlook the growing U.S. freelance workforce, so it released a new tool, called ProFinder, that's designed to match independent workers with businesses seeking their services.

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Opera's free VPN app expands to Android

Opera's free VPN for all is now on Android with added features including a Wi-Fi network security test.

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As Zika looms, a question arises: Who gets to telecommute?

The Zika virus outbreak in Florida -- and rising concerns that it will spread north -- are worrying workers and forcing companies to adjust.

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GopherJS compiler catches up to Google Go

GopherJS 1.7-1 extends browser app dev to version 1.7 of Google's Go language

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NYT says Moscow bureau was targeted by cyberattack

The Moscow bureau of The New York Times was the target of a cyberattack, though there are no indications yet that the hackers were successful, according to the newspaper.

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AAA: Automatic braking system performance varies widely

AAA found that auto braking system response varied greatly among car models. Those designed to prevent accidents successfully avoided collisions in 60% of test scenarios.

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Open source 25-core chip can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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Inside AMD's development of the Zen CPU

When AMD chip designers sat down four years ago to etch out the Zen design, they had two things in mind: to drive up CPU performance as much as possible and to keep power efficiency stable.

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Ashley Madison misled users with a fake security award

It’s never a good sign when a website markets itself with a phony security award. But that’s what Ashley Madison did prior to last year’s massive data breach.

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19% of shoppers would abandon a retailer that’s been hacked

Nearly a fifth of shoppers would avoid at a retailer that has been a victim of a cybersecurity hack.

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Researchers demo 3D-printed, shape-shifting objects

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created 3D-printable, bio-based "smart" materials that can change shape when heating with an electrical current or exposed to various ambient temperatures.

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