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AMD's Vega GPUs will start shipping in the first half of 2017

AMD has been tight-lipped about its upcoming GPUs code-named Vega, but here's one key detail: they will start rolling out in the first half of 2017.

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Google's Pixel Launcher leak hints at the demise of the Nexus brand

It's another sign that Google is abandoning the longtime Nexus name in favor of 'Pixel' for its upcoming smartphones.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 won't come cheap, leaked details suggest

Microsoft's upcoming Dynamics 365 cloud software promises a one-stop shop for ERP and CRM, but its modular convenience could come at a considerable cost, with strong incentives to sign up for bundle pricing.

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Azure Service Fabric enters public beta for Linux workloads

Developers who want help running Linux- and Java-based microservice applications will have a new Microsoft service to take for a spin, starting later this month.

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Samsung is prepping a software update to cap Note7 charging to 60 percent

The stopgap measure is coming first to South Korea in an attempt to douse the flames of the ongoing exploding phones scandal.

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War between Windows 10 and Linux coming to Intel's Joule board

Microsoft is challenging Linux's domination in Raspberry Pi-type computers by bringing support for Windows 10 to more developer boards.

Sony's PlayStation 4 'Shingen' update adds HDR support to every PS4 console

Sony's latest update to the PlayStation 4's system software adds high dynamic range support for older consoles.

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Hackers found 47 new vulnerabilities in 23 smart devices at DEF CON

Hackers found and disclosed 47 new vulnerabilities affecting 23 IoT devices from 21 manufacturers during during the IoT Village at DEF CON.

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Facebook privacy class action heads to Europe's top court -- sort of

A class-action-style lawsuit accusing Facebook of targeting advertising based on allegedly illegally processed personal data is heading for the European Union's highest court.

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TP-Link's new Wi-Fi light bulbs shun smart bridges for easier, cheaper setup

TP-Link's new light bulbs don't require a smart home bridge to control them, letting you get up and running with just one bulb to start.

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Tech companies want ICANN transition to happen as planned

The U.S. government's plan to end its oversight of the internet's domain name system should move forward as promised, despite last-minute efforts by some Republican lawmakers to derail the process, a coalition of tech companies and trade groups said.

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Dead Rising's long-awaited arrival on Steam is a reminder of PC gaming's darkest days

PC gaming went through a dark era in the mid-2000s. A decade on, Dead Rising's arrival on the PC is a nod to how much better we have it nowadays.

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Nvidia's new Tesla GPUs pack potent features built for deep learning

Nvidia's new GPUs called the Tesla P40 and P4 are built for those kind of deep-learning systems that aid in correlation and classification of data.

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5 ways Cisco could become an iPhone's best friend

Favored status for Apple iPhones and iPads on Cisco Systems networks starts Tuesday, giving users better Wi-Fi roaming, integrated VoIP calls and priority for the most important business apps. Here are five new capabilities that may prove most useful.

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Canada recalls Galaxy Note7, says over 70 overheating cases reported in the US

Canada has recalled over 21,900 Galaxy Note7 smartphones after receiving a report of the overheating of the battery of one phone.