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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Google retires the Octane JavaScript benchmark, since developers are making optimizations to boost scores at the expense of real world performance   —  JavaScript engines have focused too much on the benchmark, to the detriment of the real world.  —  Google has announced …
Apr 14, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows 10 Creators Update review: a solid update that improves the Edge browser, gaming, and adds new privacy controls, but many changes seem minor   —  Arriving April 11, it's not that creative, but Windows 10 keeps getting better. … The next big update to Windows 10 is nearly upon us …
Apr 11, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft says newest processors, including Intel's Kaby Lake and AMD's Ryzen, will require latest Windows version for support   —  It looks like a policy announced a year ago is going to kick in.  —  A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates …
Mar 17, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AMD launches flagship Ryzen 8-core desktop CPUs, pre-orderable today, available March 2, starting at $329   —  AMD is back in the performance game... finally.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Oasis' smash hit “Wonderwall” was playing as the throng of journalists assembled in the ballroom of a Grand Hyatt hotel …
Feb 22, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Kaspersky accuses Microsoft of anticompetitive bundling of antivirus software   —  In some situations, Windows 10 will disable third party anti-malware products.  —  Billionaire Russian anti-virus developer Eugene Kaspersky has penned an angry blog post titled “That's It.
Nov 13, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft is testing differential updates for Windows 10 as part of its Unified Update Platform, potentially reducing download size by up to 35%   —  Change will bring smaller downloads and quicker checking for updates.  —  Major Windows 10 updates, including this summer's Anniversary Update …
Nov 3, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
HP refreshes Spectre x360 with Intel's Kaby Lake processors, a bigger battery, Thunderbolt 3, and Windows Hello support, available now for $1,050   —  HP's Kaby Lake refresh adds some great features to one of our favorite laptops.  —  We really liked HP's Spectre x360 Ultrabook when we reviewed its first Broadwell version last year.
Oct 13, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft will now let devs distribute repackaged Win32 desktop apps through the Windows Store, which was previously limited to Universal Windows Platform apps   —  The Project Centennial “bridge” for Win32 apps is now ready for production.  —  Traditional desktop Windows applications …
Sep 14, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Investigation into SWIFT breach expands to 12 more banks; Symantec corroborates BAE's report that hackers used code similar to North Korean Sony hack   —  Symantec becomes the second firm to link the hack to the Sony Pictures attack.  —  The investigation into the attempted $1 billion electronic heist …
May 27, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
May 22, 2016, 8:50 AMIn context

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