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		<title>AMD preannounces lower revenue due to poor demand for its APUs</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:39:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Mark Hachman</author>
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<p>AMD warned Monday that its second-quarter revenues would fall by 8 percent, due to a lower demand for PCs than it had previously expected.</p><p>AMD said previously that revenue could fall by as much as 3 percent. AMD specifically blamed weaker-than-expected demand for its APUs, which combine a CPU and a graphics chip and make up its A-series product line. The company had already <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838328/amd-slashes-a-series-desktop-apu-prices.html">slashed A-series APU prices</a> in late 2014 to help move product. In the second quarter, AMD said it expects channel sales and channel inventory reduction efforts to be in line with the company’s plans, it said.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944594/amd-preannounces-lower-revenue-due-to-poor-demand-for-its-apus.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Instagram bumps up photo resolution to 1080 pixels</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:15:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Fred O&#039;Connor</author>
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Instagram is increasing the size of pictures users of its mobile app are allowed to post, finally opening the door of the photo sharing service to much more detailed images.</p><p>
The iOS and Android apps are gradually being updated to store and display photos that are 1080 pixels by 1080 pixels in size, an Instagram spokeswoman said Monday, adding that most users should already have this update. She declined to comment on when Instagram began rolling out the update and when it expects to finish.</p><p>
The spokeswoman also declined to comment if the resolution improvement will also be available in the version of the service accessed via desktop browsers.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944652/instagram-bumps-up-photo-resolution-to-1080-pixels.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Microsoft&#039;s new Tossup app tries to simplify getting friends together</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:24:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Blair Hanley Frank</author>
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Tossup, a new Microsoft app for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.hddl.app">Android</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tossup-microsoft-garage-project/id978834606">iOS</a>, aims to make it easier for users to poll their friends and get together.</p><p>
<a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/profiles/profile-tossup.aspx">Tossup</a> lets people create quick polls and share them with their friends. The polls can be simple, consisting of a single yes or no question, or they can be more detailed, for example providing a list of local businesses to choose from for a meeting. After creating a poll, users are prompted to send it out to their friends as a link either via text message or email. After that, the people invited can answer the poll questions inside the app and add comments.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944612/microsofts-new-tossup-app-tries-to-simplify-getting-friends-together.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Microsoft renames Xbox Music Groove Music, drops Xbox branding from video store</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:58:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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Microsoft has always struggled to establish its own identity in the music business, and the turmoil may continue: Microsoft said Monday that Xbox Music is being rebranded as Groove Music.</p><p>
As <a href="http://www.windowscentral.com/what-groove-music-pass-and-what-does-it-have-do-xbox-music?utm_source=wpc&amp;utm_medium=twitter">Windows Central reported</a> earlier, Microsoft’s own Phone Companion app now refers to Groove Music Pass as the presumed replacement for Xbox Music Pass, Microsoft’s unlimited, a-la-carte music service. Microsoft later<a href="http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/07/06/updates-to-entertainment-in-windows-10/"> made the name change official</a>. It’s still unclear, however, whether Microsoft has purchased <a href="http://www.groovemusicapp.com/index.html">Zikera’s Groove Music service</a>, as some have suspected. Zikera did not return an immediate request for comment.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944459/microsoft-renames-xbox-music-groove-music-drops-xbox-branding-from-video-store.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Humans again to blame for latest accidents involving Google autonomous cars</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:40:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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Google’s self-driving cars were involved in two accidents on the roads of Mountain View, California, during June, but humans driving the other vehicles were at fault in both cases.</p><p>
No injuries were reported in either incident, Google said in its <a href="http://www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/reports/">monthly report</a> that lists accidents involving its fleet of autonomous cars. Both collisions involved Google’s Lexus sport utility vehicles that are equipped with autonomous driving technology. Last month, Google also began testing on the streets of Mountain View another one of the self-driving prototype cars it has built.</p><p>
In one accident, a car travelling around 5 miles per hour hit the rear bumper of a Google Lexus that had stopped at a red light. Both cars ended up with small scrapes on their bumpers.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944572/humans-again-to-blame-for-latest-accidents-involving-google-autonomous-cars.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Microsoft offers researchers $500K to work on HoloLens</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:30:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Blair Hanley Frank</author>
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Microsoft is offering academic researchers in the U.S. a chance to get their hands on its HoloLens augmented reality headgear later this year with a new program that will award funding and hardware to a handful of projects that will put the new gear to use.</p><p>
The company put out a <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/hololens/">request for proposals</a> Monday seeking projects that will help “to better understand the role and possible applications for holographic computing in society.” Microsoft will pick “approximately five” proposals and give the researchers behind them a grant of up to $100,000 and two HoloLens development kits. In particular, Microsoft said it’s interested in seeing its technology used for things like data visualization, new forms of collaboration, interactive art and new teaching tools.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944552/microsoft-offers-researchers-500k-to-work-on-hololens.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>New Bing Maps preview offers new, more useful card motif</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:21:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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Comparisons between Bing Maps and Google Maps slice both ways. Google Maps has arguably grown somewhat bloated, but Bing has lacked some of the conveniences its rival offers. With a preview update offered Monday, Microsoft’s offering now has a slight edge over the competition.</p><p>
Go ahead, <a href="http://www.bing.com/mapspreview?FORM=MO12BB&amp;OCID=MO12BB&amp;wt.mc_id=MO12BB">opt in to the new Bing Maps</a> Web site and check out the changes. Bing Maps has shifted to a card-based format, so you’ll receive plenty of information about a particular restaurant or named destination, before you even think to start asking for directions. You can get a quick description, phone number, address, and even reviews from Yelp and TripAdvisor. Google Maps offers the same collection of information, but organized slightly differently. </p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944499/new-bing-maps-preview-offers-new-more-useful-card-motif.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Linux Mint 17.2 launches with big Cinnamon and MATE desktop improvements</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:30:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Chris Hoffman</author>
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There’s a reason <a href="http://www.linuxmint.com/index.php">Linux Mint</a> is popular.</p><p>
Ubuntu is focused on <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2923931/the-meizu-x4-is-the-first-compelling-ubuntu-phone.html">chasing the smartphone market</a>, replacing the current Unity desktop with <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2920672/ubuntus-unity-8-is-prepping-for-phone-pc-convergence-but-still-has-a-long-way-to-go.html"> a converged experience</a>, and creating <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2942267/why-ubuntu-plans-to-replace-traditional-linux-packages-with-something-better.html"> a new Linux package format</a>. The past few Ubuntu releases have seen <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2913391/ubuntu-1504-vivid-vervet-released-revamped-again-menus-systemd-snappy-core-for-smart-devices-and-mo.html"> few user-facing changes</a>, consisting mostly of under-the-hood updates.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944048/linux-mint-17-2-launches-with-big-cinnamon-and-mate-desktop-improvements.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>BlackBerry Venice: Android&#039;s looking even more likely</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:47:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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A new product rendering of the unannounced BlackBerry Venice is lending credence to rumors that the company will turn to Android for its next smartphone.</p><p>
The image, <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/616971638643494912">posted on Twitter</a> by Evan “evleaks” Blass, shows a BlackBerry phone with an Android interface, complete with Google apps such as Drive, Maps, and Chrome. The image also appears to show a display that curves around the edges, similar to the one on <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2905996/galaxy-s6-edge-review-samsungs-vanity-phone.html">Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge</a>. (Rumors have also suggested a slide-out physical keyboard, though this doesn’t seem to appear in Blass’ image.)</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2943981/blackberry-venice-androids-looking-even-more-likely.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they&#039;re bare bones</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:35:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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Amazon is inching closer to having a complete cloud storage solution with new Cloud Drive apps for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id996242513">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.drive&amp;hl=en">Android</a>.</p><p>
The new apps allow users to view files and folders, preview documents and photos, play videos and music, and share files to other apps. It’s intended as an all-purpose complement to the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazon-photos-cloud-drive/id621574163?mt=8">photo</a>- and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazon-music-with-prime-music/id510855668?mt=8">music-specific</a> apps that Amazon already offers, with an emphasis on productivity.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944226/amazon-finally-releases-cloud-drive-mobile-apps-but-theyre-bare-bones.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Cheaper Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled coming this week</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:06:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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<p>Intel’s <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2911078/intel-compute-stick-review-it-could-make-your-tv-smart-but-its-short-on-other-use-cases.html">Compute Stick</a> now comes in more flavors than just Windows, Windows, and more Windows. A version of the Intel Compute Stick loaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (long term support) will go on sale this week, according to Canonical.</p><p>When the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2906353/intel-compute-stick-worlds-smallest-pc-will-cost-150-with-windows-110-with-linux.html">Compute Stick first launched</a> in April, Intel said an Ubuntu version would follow. To be clear, this is not Canonical taking Intel’s reference design and creating its own version. This is an Intel-branded device loaded with the popular Linux distribution.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2943979/cheaper-intel-compute-stick-with-ubuntu-linux-preinstalled-coming-this-week.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>With Windows 10 RTM looming, Microsoft posts version comparison</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:36:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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Microsoft is reportedly about to hit a major milestone for Windows 10, with a “Release to Manufacturing” build that will ship on countless new PCs.</p><p>
Sources have told both <a href="http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-will-be-completed-this-week">Neowin</a> and <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/6/8899919/microsoft-windows-10-rtm">The Verge</a> that Windows 10 RTM is in its final testing stages, and could be complete this week. RTM refers to the version that Microsoft supplies to PC vendors, who may then add their own drivers (and, in many cases, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2889905/if-you-hate-pc-bloatware-here-are-the-vendors-to-avoid.html">bloatware</a>) before shipping their machines to retail stores.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944225/with-windows-10-rtm-looming-microsoft-posts-version-comparison.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title> LG&#039;s ultra-thin touchscreen panels will enable lighter, thinner notebooks</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:09:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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<p>LG announced on Monday that it will introduce a thinner and lighter touch LCD for 14- and 15.6-inch laptops later in 2015. The new display uses LG’s Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) technology, which achieves extra thinness by embedding the touch capability within the LCD itself. Traditional touch displays require three layers that include the protective glass, a touch layer, and the LCD panel.</p><p>The use of in-cell touch technology means a 15.6-inch LG AIT touch panel will be about 25 percent thinner and 35 percent lighter than typical laptop touch displays of that size. The new displays will be available in “Full HD,” which typically means 1080p.</p><p>LG says the AIT panels also mean the user will see brighter and clearer images. In addition, touch capability will not diminish even if you get some water on the screen—LG made a similar claim for the AIT-loaded <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2905994/lg-teases-the-g4s-high-contrast-display-ahead-of-april-24-reveal.html">G4 smartphone</a>.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944221/lgs-ultra-thin-touchscreen-panels-will-enable-lighter-thinner-notebooks.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>ZeusVM malware building tool leak may cause botnet surge</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:38:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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<p>The Internet could see a new wave of botnets based on the ZeusVM banking Trojan after the tools needed to build and customize the malware program were published online for free.</p><p>The source code for the builder and control panel of ZeusVM version 2.0.0.0 was leaked sometime in June, according to a malware research outfit called Malware Must Die (MMD). The leak was kept under wraps by the researchers as they tried to stop the files from becoming widely available, an effort that ultimately exceeded their resources.</p><p>As a result, the group decided to <a href="http://blog.malwaremustdie.org/2015/07/mmd-0036-2015-kins-or-zeusvm-v2000.html">go public with the information</a> Sunday in order to alert the whole security community so that mitigation strategies can be developed.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944412/leak-of-zeusvm-malware-building-tool-might-cause-botnet-surge.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Hacking Team spyware company allegedly breached, 400GB of data dumped online</title>
		
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<p>An Italian developer of surveillance software, Hacking Team, which has previously been sharply criticized by digital activists, has apparently suffered a large data breach.</p><p>Hacking Team develops surveillance tools that it has maintained are legally sold to governments for law-abiding investigations. But critics contend the company’s software has been used to spy on dissidents, human rights activists and journalists.</p><p>On Sunday, it appeared that Hacking Team’s Twitter feed was taken over. The banner on the page had been changed to “Hacked Team.” Several posts contained screenshots that are purportedly of the stolen data, which included emails sent by Hacking Team’s founder and CEO, Vincent Vincenzetti.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944372/italian-surveillance-software-maker-hacking-team-allegedly-breached.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Giant mechs from Japan, US will meet in epic robot battle</title>
		
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<p>Fresh from its defeat in women’s World Cup soccer, Japan wants to take on the U.S. once again—in giant robot combat.</p><p>Suidobashi Heavy Industry has agreed to a challenge from Boston-based MegaBots that would involve titanic armored robots developed by each startup.</p><p>While robot combat contests such as RoboGames are nothing new, the duel is being billed as the first of its kind involving piloted machines that are roughly 4 meters tall.</p><p>Unveiled in 2012, Suidobashi’s Kuratas robot was designed by blacksmith Kogoro Kurata, who was inspired by the “mecha” robots of Japanese science fiction animation.</p><p>Weighing some 5,000 kilograms, Kuratas has three wheels, two arms, a one-person cockpit and various mock weapons that shoot pellets and fireworks. It was put on sale on Amazon Japan as a starter kit for ¥120 million ($976,000) but is now listed as unavailable.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944392/giant-mecha-robots-from-japan-us-will-meet-in-epic-battle.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 6</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:15:10 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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<p><strong>Surveillance firm Hacking Team gets hacked</strong></p><p>Who watches the watchmen? Italian online surveillance company Hacking Team appears to have been hacked, with attackers releasing what purports to be a trove of internal documents showing how the company helps governments around the world spy on their citizens. <a href="http://www.csoonline.com/article/2943968/data-breach/hacking-team-hacked-attackers-claim-400gb-in-dumped-data.html">CSO has the details</a>.</p><p><strong>Microsoft’s $2.5B marketing budget: Minecraft on Windows 10</strong></p><p>Is Microsoft counting on pester power to push Windows 10 sales? The company will release a special version of Minecraft for its new operating system when it goes on sale at the end of this month, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2943870/minecraft-windows-10-edition-beta-is-coming-to-the-windows-store-on-july-29.html">PC World reports</a>. Minecraft’s author Markus “Notch” Persson famously said he would rather not see the game on PCs at all than have it distributed through the Windows store—but since Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for his company Mojang last year, it calls the shots.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944432/the-upload-your-tech-news-briefing-for-monday-july-6.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>How to use Google to sync all your passwords</title>
		
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		<title>Five ways to add SSD speed to your laptop without losing storage capacity</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:34:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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<p><em>Anand Prabhu asked if there’s a way to put an SSD and a hard drive into the same laptop.</em></p><p>A flash RAM-based SSD gives your PC amazing speed, but it’s expensive by the gigabyte. An old-fashioned, spinning-platter hard drive gives you vast amounts of storage for very little money. But if you use both, and <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2489080/save-money-by-not-buying-a-larger-ssd-than-you-need.html">set them up intelligently</a>, you can enjoy a hard drive’s mass storage without losing too much performance.</p><p>But that only works if you can install two drives into your PC. That’s usually an option only in larger laptops. Some laptops, even affordable ones, support the standard 2.5-inch hard drive/SSD and also have the options to support the flash-only mSATA  or M.2 drives. The PC makers then fill the bays depending on what you buy. This still leaves the option for you to populate the mSATA and run the hard drive, too. But let’s assume you probably have the typical laptop that only has a single drive bay supporting one hard drive. Here are five solutions:</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2934877/five-ways-to-add-ssd-speed-to-your-laptop-without-losing-hard-drive-capacity.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>The truth about Intel&#039;s Broadwell vs. Haswell CPU</title>
		
		<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:00:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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Intel’s fifth-generation Broadwell CPU has been the default laptop processor of choice since its debut in January, but it’s been difficult to get a real bead on just how much of an improvement it really was over its Haswell predecessor.</p><p>
That’s because unlike desktops, where it’s easy to control the environment they run in, laptops are complete packages. I tried to compare the updated ThinkPad Carbon X1 Carbon with Broadwell to the Haswell ThinkPad Carbon X1, for instance, but it wasn’t quite apples-to-apples. I initially determined that the Broadwell CPU was significantly faster than the Haswell. Something didn’t ring right, though, and ultimately I decided Lenovo’s redesign of the laptop likely contributed to the results and really made it useless to try to draw any conclusion on the CPUs themselves.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2940489/the-truth-about-intels-broadwell-vs-haswell-cpu.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Bitcoin glitch expected to abate as software upgrades continue</title>
		
		<pubDate>Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:40:09 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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<p>Bitcoin experienced a glitch over the weekend that is expected to be resolved as software clients that handle transaction data are upgraded.</p><p>Some software clients that “mine” bitcoins are creating invalid transaction data, which are referred to as blocks. Blocks are records of transactions, and the first miner to complete a block is rewarded with new bitcoins. The blocks are added to bitcoin’s public ledger, called the blockchain.</p><p>Some software clients that had not been recently upgraded are accepting invalid blocks created by other clients, according to a <a href="https://bitcoin.org/en/alert/2015-07-04-spv-mining">notice</a> posted on bitcoin.org.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944352/bitcoin-glitch-expected-to-abate-as-software-upgrades-continue.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta revealed, hits Microsoft&#039;s Windows Store on July 29</title>
		
		<pubDate>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:19:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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<p>Remember when creator Markus “Notch” Persson famously said he’d rather not have <em>Minecraft</em> on the PC at all than have it in the Windows Store, since he considered the Windows Store to be Microsoft’s attempt to lock down the open PC platform?</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">
<p dir="ltr" lang="en">Got an email from microsoft, wanting to help "certify" minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform.</p>— Markus Persson (@notch) <a href="https://twitter.com/notch/status/251239807257296897">September 27, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to win 8 that way..</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2943870/minecraft-windows-10-edition-beta-is-coming-to-the-windows-store-on-july-29.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Shadow Warrior 2 preview: More guns, more players, more dick jokes</title>
		
		<pubDate>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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Every time I see a <em>Shadow Warrior</em> demo, I know there are going to be jokes of a, uh…phallic nature. I mean, the main character's last name is Wang, and the developers over at Flying Wild Hog are about as mature about it as you'd expect. Which is to say not mature at all.</p><p>
It doesn't matter. I still laughed. <em>Shadow Warrior 2</em> looks badass.</p><h2>High expectations</h2>
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It's funny how quickly a series can turn around. Look at people's expectations for <em>Tomb Raider</em>, pre- and post-2013. Or <em>Red Dead</em> pre- and post-<em>Redemption</em>.</p><p>
When I walked into my demo for the original <em>Shadow Warrior </em>reboot two years ago, I honestly didn't know what to expect. The original is at best a B-tier classic, a tier below <em>Doom </em>and <em>Wolfenstein</em> and <em>Duke Nukem</em>. At best. But then the demo kicked off with Lo Wang singing along (poorly) to Stan Bush and I was hooked.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2943620/shadow-warrior-2-preview-more-guns-more-players-more-dick-jokes.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones</title>
		
		<pubDate>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:16:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.</p><p>
On Thursday, the Shanghai Consumer Council said it filed public interest lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo for not only placing so much bloatware on their phones, but also making it impossible for the user to easily remove the apps.</p><p>
The consumer protection group has been receiving a growing number of complaints, and found that these preinstalled apps can take up a phone’s storage or download data without the user’s knowledge. In response, the group has filed the lawsuits in a Shanghai court, as a way to discourage smartphone vendors from weighing their products down with pre-installed software.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944172/samsung-faces-lawsuit-in-china-over-bloatware-on-phones.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>This week in games: Star Citizen is selling a $400 ship, Battlezone is back, and more</title>
		
		<pubDate>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
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Short week! We’re all off Friday because it takes an entire day to stock up on enough beer and meat for this weekend’s July 4 barbecues. However, video game news keeps a-rockin’ because…well, actually there’s not that much news this week either. Because it’s July.</p><p>
<em>Star Citizen</em> announced its latest way to squander your kid’s college fund though, and did you know someone’s working on a virtual reality version of the arcade classic <em>Battlezone</em>? This is gaming news for the week of June 29.</p><h2>That post-E3 rush</h2>
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Somebody announced a game this week. Yes, in July. I know it’s weird.</p><p>
It’s called <em>ELEX</em>, and it’s a new open-world RPG from Piranha Bytes (the team behind <em>Risen</em>/<em>Gothic</em>). <em>ELEX</em> ditches the fantasy setting though for video gaming’s other favorite setting, the post-apocalypse. Also, the press release describes the game as “Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial” which…well, hopefully that’s not why they titled it <em>ELEX</em>.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2943706/this-week-in-games-star-citizen-is-selling-a-400-ship-battlezone-is-back-and-more.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Uber throws in the towel in battle with French taxi drivers</title>
		
		<pubDate>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:05:11 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Peter Sayer</author>
		<dc:creator>Peter Sayer</dc:creator>
		
		
		
			
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<p>Uber Technologies is suspending its UberPop service in France, after a bitter fight with taxi drivers who say the service breaks the law.</p><p>The company plans to remove access to UberPop from its mobile app in France from 8 p.m. local time Friday, it said in a blog post.</p><p>UberPop allows passengers to hail rides from unlicensed drivers and is similar to the Uber X service offered in the United States and other countries.</p><p>Uber has been disrupting transportation markets around the world—nowhere more so than in Paris, where taxi drivers recently blocked highways and airport entrances with burning tires in protest at the company’s behavior. The protests also reportedly included attacks on Uber drivers, their vehicles and passengers. The taxi drivers are angry because, they say, UberPop breaches a new law on hiring vehicles with a driver that entered effect on Jan. 1.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944312/uber-throws-in-the-towel-in-battle-with-french-taxi-drivers.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Android phone vendors should improve update policies, consumer organization says</title>
		
		<pubDate>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:55:16 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Loek Essers and Peter Sayer</author>
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<p>Too many Android phones are running old software with security flaws, according to Dutch consumer association Consumentenbond, which wants manufacturers to update their phones’ software more often, and for longer.</p><p>The association tested 171 Android smartphones that it had acquired over the last two years, applying the latest software update provided by the manufacturer.</p><p>Only one in six of the updated phones were running Android 5.0, released last November, or a newer version. Half of the phones, even after updating, still ran a version two years old (Android 4.3), or older. Those versions have known security flaws.</p><p>“We believe that consumers are entitled to a reliable and safe device. Manufacturers should be able to provide updates for their devices at least two years after their release,” said Bart Combée, president of Consumentenbond.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944297/android-phone-vendors-should-improve-update-policies-consumer-organization-says.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Five smartphones to look forward to</title>
		
		<pubDate>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:55:14 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Mikael Ricknäs</author>
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<p>If you’re planning to buy a new smartphone this year, but haven’t bought one yet it might be better to wait a bit longer: Apple, Samsung Electronics and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months.</p><p>Here are some of the models you should see during the second half of the year:</p><p><strong>OnePlus 2</strong></p><p>While most of the products on this list (and their specs) are just rumors, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has been busy detailing its 2 model, which will be launched on July 27.</p><p>So far, OnePlus has revealed the phone will have a fingerprint sensor and be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810. The company is using an upgraded version of the processor, v2.1, that isn’t susceptible to the overheating issues that the first version reportedly suffered from, it said.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944292/five-smartphones-to-look-forward-to.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>Ad fraud Trojan updates Flash Player so that other malware can&#039;t get in</title>
		
		<pubDate>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:40:11 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>Lucian Constantin</author>
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<p>Someone call the malware antitrust commission: Recent versions of the Kovter ad fraud Trojan, which infects computers through Web-based exploits, close the door after themselves by updating Flash Player to the latest version.</p><p>The new and somewhat surprising behavior <a href="http://malware.dontneedcoffee.com/2015/07/kovter-adfraud-is-updating-flash-for-you.html">was recently observed</a> by a malware researcher known online as Kafeine, who specializes in tracking drive-by download attacks that use exploit kits.</p><p>Kovter is used for so-called click or advertising fraud. Once installed on a computer, it hijacks the browser process and uses it to simulate user clicks on online advertisements in order to generate revenue for its creators.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944272/ad-fraud-trojan-updates-flash-player-so-that-other-malware-cant-get-in.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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		<title>The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 3</title>
		
		<pubDate>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:25:10 -0700</pubDate>
		
		
		
		
		<author>IDG News Service staff</author>
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<p><strong>Windows 10 is close to finished after third build in under a week</strong></p><p>Microsoft has released three more preview builds of Windows 10 in under a week, cranking up the pace as the final release date, July 29, approaches. PC World <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2944092/handson-windows-10s-latest-build-feels-close-to-finished.html">tested the latest build</a> and pronounced it close to finished.</p><p><strong>Intel reshuffles leadership as president quits</strong></p><p>Renée James is quitting as president of Intel. She plans to take a CEO role at another company, something she says <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2943892/intel-shuffles-ranks-president-rene-james-to-exit.html">she’s wanted to do ever since being passed over for the top job</a> at Intel in 2013. Losing a woman in such a senior role won’t help Intel’s diversity statistics. The company has been trying to improve its image in that respect ever since initially backing the wrong side in the Gamergate controversy, and recently announced a <a href="http://www.cio.co.uk/news/budgeting/intel-invest-125-million-in-startups-run-by-women-3615254/">$125 million fund to invest in startups run by women</a>.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2944252/the-upload-your-tech-news-briefing-for-friday-july-3.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here</a></p></section></article>]]></description>
		
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