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  • Google Chrome For macOS Gains Enhanced Safe Browsing Malware Protections

    Mac users that prefer to browse the Internet with Google Chrome (instead of Safari) can now sleep more peacefully at night. Google’s “Safe Browsing” is working to increase its protection of computers running macOS. Google is now focusing more on macOS-specific malware and unwanted software. The most common abuses are unwanted ad...
  • Snapchat firm share price soars on debut

    Shares in Snap, owner of messaging app Snapchat, have begun trading on the US stock market. In mid-afternoon trade, shares hit $25.75 each, a jump of more than 40%. The flotation valued the company at $17 a share, or $24bn in all, although Snap has never made a profit. The...
  • Oculus Slashes Rift VR Headset And Wireless Touch Controller Combo To $598

    It seems hard to fathom, but it has been nearly a year since Oculus started shipping finalized Rift headsets to the public. The Oculus Rift debuted at $599, a bit more than consumers were expecting, and it did not help matters that Oculus ran into some delays due to component...
  • Oculus Rift release date, price and system requirements: Oculus cuts Rift bundle by $200

    Oculus Rift at a glance 'Oculus Touch' motion control system delayed till second half of 2016 Retail price set at £549 Headsets available online and instore Jump to: Oculus Rift latest news 02/03/2017: As we draw near to the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Oculus Rift, Facebook has...
  • Thinking Of Delidding Your Brand New AMD Ryzen Processor? Think Again

    When someone who is experienced in their field issues a warning not to do something, it is a good idea to heed the warning. In this instance, renowned overclocker Der8auer posted a video explaining how to rip the integrated heat spreader (IHS) off an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor. The...
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, And 1700 Reviews And Benchmarks: Zen Brings The Fight Back To Intel

    The AMDRyzen 7 family of processors are finally here. The anxious anticipation for a more powerful competitor to Intel CPUs that has worked many PC enthusiasts into a frenzy -- the likes of which we haven’t seen in over a decade -- has finally come to an end. Today, we...
  • Nintendo Switch cartridges 'taste so bad'

    Cartridges for the Nintendo Switch console taste foul because of a "bittering agent" intended to prevent them from being accidentally swallowed. The discovery was made after gamers noticed the repellent flavour. "I can still taste it. Do not try this at home," tweeted games writer Jeff Gerstmann last week. However...
  • 97% Off The Complete Linux Mastery Bundle In The HotHardware Shop

    If you’re thinking about learning some new Linux-related skills and bolstering your resume, we’ve got a deal running in the HotHardware Shop you’ll want to check out. We’ve got The Complete Linux Mastery e-learning bundle discounted by 97% and available for only $39... Description: Computer programming is one of the most...
  • Google discontinues Pixel laptops

    Google has killed off its line of Pixel notebooks, but fans of the company's first party hardware will be pleased to know it may not be completely abandoning the market. Speaking to press at Barcelona's MWC, TechCrunch reports, Google's senior vice president of hardware Rick Osterloh confirmed the company had...
  • MWC 2017: Netflix chief is worried and excited by future

    Netflix's chief executive Reed Hastings has said his movie and TV streaming service is facing growing competition from Amazon, Apple and Google. But at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona he told the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones that there was still room for growth. Go to Source

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