Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

Intel Optane

Intel’s new Optane drives, based on 3DXPoint memory, are finally available, but the consumer performance may not be quite what enthusiasts had hoped.

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Consumer Advocates Bemoan Senate Vote to Lift ISP Privacy Restrictions


Privacy advocates and consumer groups are fighting back against the U.S. Senate’s Thursday vote to undo privacy restrictions on Internet service providers. In a 50-48 party line vote, the Senate approved the Congressional Review Act, S.J. Res. 34. If the House of Representatives gives it the green light, it then will go to the president to be signed into law. “We’re working actively with a coalition of other consumer groups pushing to defeat the resolution in the House,” said John Simpson, director of the Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project.

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US Rep Likens Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to 'Tyranny'


The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under increasing fire from Republican lawmakers who now have the Trump administration to back their efforts. Long-time critic Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R.-Texas, who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, compared the bureau to a tyranny in a recent interview. Hensarling reportedly is preparing a new version of the Financial Choice Act — the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act — that would include CFPB reforms.

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Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro tests uncovered an unusual bug, which Apple will patch in an upcoming version of macOS — but it’s not clear that the bug in question relates to generally low battery life that many MacBook Pro users have reported.

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CES 2017 highlights in photos

CES now sprawls over more than a dozen hotel casino locations including the Venetian Sands which is featured here

Somehow CES gets larger every year. It has now grown way beyond consumer electronics, into nearly every corner of high-tech. After six days at press events and the show itself, here are some of our favorite highlights.

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Dell may have just unveiled the hottest new edgeless laptop of CES 2017

Ahh, the Consumer Electronics Show.

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