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

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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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LG's levitating Bluetooth speaker is more than just a gimmick

More often than not, our favorite devices unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show are more about flash than they are about function.

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Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results

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Apple has said it’s looking into the battery problems reported by Consumer Reports. A comprehensive explanation of the phenomenon remains scarce.

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won’t recommend

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Apple’s latest laptop is the first MacBook Pro to fail to earn a Consumer Reports recommendation. The culprit? Incredibly terrible and wildly varying battery life. Apple can claim its hardware is performing as designed all it wants, but end-users are clearly seeing something different.

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Apple responds to claims that multiple older iPhones have gone up in flames

A Chinese consumer group that’s “loosely” affiliated with the government said it has received eight reports from iPhone 6 users who own devices that have caught fire spontaneously.

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Exploded Galaxy Note7 seized by federal investigators

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wanted to get its hands on the Galaxy Note 7 that exploded last week on an airplane as fast as possible to investigate the incident.

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Exploded Galaxy Note7 seized by federal investigators

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wanted to get its hands on the Galaxy Note 7 that exploded last week on an airplane as fast as possible to investigate the incident.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/11/exploded-galaxy-note7-seized-by-federal-investigators.html

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