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Get Ready for 4K Streams From Phone to HDTV

Streaming 4K media from a smartphone to an ultra high-definition TV is now closer to reality.   New devices with a USB Type-C connector will support the new MHL (mobile high-definition link) 3 specification, which includes streaming 4K video.   By the end of next year, manufacturers will begin replacing current USB 3.0 ports with the next-gen USB 3.1, which doubles the transfer rate from 4.8...

Ads Go Live On Mozilla's Firefox Browser

Heads up, Firefox users. Like it or not, ads are coming to your Web browser.Mozilla on Thursday announced it is now rolling out ads within the browser on the desktop and mobile. The ads will show up next to the thumbnails of the sites you frequently visit when you open a new tab.Mozilla is initially launching these sponsored tiles for two companies: CVS Health and Booking.com. The ads, plans for...

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Microsoft fixes '19-year-old' bug with emergency patch

Microsoft has patched a critical bug in its software that had existed for 19 years.IBM researchers discovered the flaw, which affects Windows and Office products, in May this year - but worked with Microsoft to fix the problem before going public.The bug had been present in every version of Windows since 95, IBM said.Attackers could exploit the bug to remotely control a PC, and so users are...

Comcast agrees with Obama on net neutrality, except for the legal bit

You have to admire the chutzpah: a day after President Obama jolted the telecom industry with a bold announcement on net neutrality, Comcast declared that it agrees with him.   In a winsome blog post titled "Surprise, We Agree with the President's Principles on Net Neutrality," Comcast on Tuesday said it agrees with the President on "every point." Get all the news you need about Tech with the...

Best Buy Discounting Ipads, Iphones, Macs, And More For Black Friday

Major retailers are gearing up for the upcoming holiday shopping season, which officially kicks off on the post-Thanksgiving shopping day of Black Friday. Following leaked Black Friday sales flyers from both Sam's Club and Target, Best Buy today published its door buster deals ahead of the November 28 shopping holiday.   Similar to Target, Best Buy is discounting all iPad Air 2 models, with...