IBM’s New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

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It doesn’t usually matter much to consumers what kind of mainframes a business decides to use, but maybe it should.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252523-ibms-new-z-mainframe-can-encrypt-data-time?source=Computing

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PC Market Shipments Slip Again, Macs Mostly Flat

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Apple’s newest Mac refresh doesn’t appear to have helped the company very much, but stagnant growth is preferable to the decline hitting the rest of the PC market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252399-pc-market-shipments-slip-macs-mostly-stagnant?source=Computing

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Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option

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Mozilla is considering changes to Firefox that would give end users much easier methods of tweaking performance settings, including the option to optimize the browser for the specific characteristics of your own PC.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option?source=Computing

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Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is being delayed

After its much ballyhooed presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and its Bixby smart assistant, Samsung is delaying the best part of Bixby — voice control.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/12/samsungs-bixby-voice-assistant-is-being-delayed.html

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The Pentagon doesn't want its employees watching March Madness

The Pentagon has reportedly sent an email to its employees to be careful about how much streaming of the NCAA March Madness they do. Its network may not be able to handle the traffic.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/pentagon-doesnt-want-its-employees-watching-march-madness.html

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AMD issues report on thread scheduling, gaming, Ryzen, and Windows 10

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There’ve been reports buzzing around that AMD’s Ryzen CPU performs much better by some metrics in Windows 7 compared to Windows 10. AMD has investigated those claims itself and released its own findings.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245835-amd-issues-report-thread-scheduling-gaming-ryzen-windows-10?source=Computing

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Microsoft now puts ads in Windows 10 File Explorer, because of course

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Some of these things that look very much like ads have started showing up in the file explorer.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245553-microsoft-now-puts-ads-windows-file-explorer?source=Computing

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AMD unveils Radeon FreeSync 2 initiative with lower latency, HDR support

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AMD’s new FreeSync 2 technology aims to accomplish much more than the original FreeSync did — but it’ll require more buy-in from multiple industry players as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/242036-amd-unveils-new-freesync-2-initiative-lower-latency-hdr-support?source=Computing

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Intel Core i7-7700K review: Kaby Lake debuts for desktop

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Intel’s new Kaby Lake CPU hits the market today, but is it a worthwhile upgrade? How much performance did Intel’s improved 14nm process yield? We review the core, explore these questions, and discuss our findings.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/241950-intels-core-i7-7700k-reviewed-kaby-lake-debuts-desktop?source=Computing

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With eye on Trump, the Internet will be backed up in Canada

The US-based nonprofit Internet Archive, responsible for continuously archiving as much of the web as it can and perhaps best known for its 279 billion-web-page-strong Wayback Machine, is moving to Canada.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/05/with-eye-on-trump-internet-will-be-backed-up-in-canada.html

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A major Internet outage in Germany on Sunday was probably a botched hack attack

Nearly a million internet users in Germany were knocked offline for much of Sunday and Monday following what’s believed to have been a failed effort to hijack customer routers for the Mirai botnet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/29/major-internet-outage-in-germany-on-sunday-was-probably-botched-hack-attack.html

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