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Meet Vulkan, the powerful, platform-agnostic gaming tech taking aim at DirectX 12

Vulkan, the built-from-scratch OpenGL successor, aims to give game developers far more control over PC hardware, unlocking new levels of performance. Think of it as an open-standard counterpart to Microsoft's Windows-only DirectX 12.

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Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers heads for approval

Judge Lucy H. Koh had earlier rejected a $324.5 million settlement as too low

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Iran to weed 'moral' crimes from social networks, starting with Facebook

Iran has said it is willing to cooperate with Google and other Internet companies provided they play by its rules

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Why computers still struggle to tell the time

As more industries demand sub-second accuracy, computers struggle to maintain precise time. Why? It's complicated.

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D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

The vulnerabilities affect eight router models, the company said.

A quick hands-on with Cherry Trail: screaming graphics for tablets

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Intel's Atom X5 and X7 chips don't do a lot for battery life, but gaming is a joy

AMD's Mantle 1.0 is dead; long live DirectX

AMD said it won't release a public software development kit for its graphics API as DirectX12 and the next-gen OpenGL releases approach.

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Google scores a win in SOPA-tinged Mississippi case

Google contends the case was cooked up with help from the Motion Picture Association of America

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Bill Gates is the world's richest man, yet again

Forbes magazine ranks Gates the world's richest man again for 2015, although the list now includes executives from Uber and Snapchat.

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In 2016, Nissan promises cars that can drive themselves in traffic jams

No more stop and go, at least if you buy a Nissan. The company's first self-driving cars will come out next year, the CEO of Nissan and Renault said.