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FCC report examines broadband ISP performance
— 12:04 PM on August 3, 2011

The FCC has published a report (PDF) on the performance of wired broadband in the US. In addition to comparing sustained upload and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Browser IQ survey branded a hoax
— 10:17 AM on August 3, 2011

You know that survey about IE users having lower IQs? Well, funny thing... the folks over at the BBC did a little sleuthing, and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Survey alleges IE users have lower IQs
— 5:19 PM on July 29, 2011

Is there a correlation between choice of web browsers and intelligence? Yes, says AptiQuant, a self-described "Psychometric Consulting company" based here in Vancouver. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Hotmail to require better passwords
— 1:59 PM on July 18, 2011

People can't be trusted—especially when it comes to PC security. Regardless of how many times they've been warned against such actions, some folks continue...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Friday night topic: How the Internet changed your life
— 5:28 PM on July 15, 2011

In the mid-90s, I was in grad school, on the path to a second degree in the study of religion, when the burgeoning commercial Internet...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years backā€”not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Amazon Cloud Drive gets sort-of-unlimited music storage
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2011

Clearly, Amazon isn't taking the impending arrival of iCloud lying down. The company has announced three improvements that make Cloud Drive and Cloud Player...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Firefox 5.0 slips out ahead of official release
— 6:00 AM on June 20, 2011

I guess all that talk about Firefox moving to a quicker release schedule wasn't just talk. Over the weekend, a number of folks noticed that...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Codemasters, Epic fall victim to hax0rs
— 10:46 AM on June 13, 2011

Sony and its PlayStation Network have been hacked multiple times in the last little while, but they haven't been the only victims. As Rock,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Could we see a Microsoft-branded tablet next year?
— 9:26 AM on June 8, 2011

In the wake of last week's Windows 8 demos, it's pretty clear Microsoft's new operating system will power a whole host of new tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Could Windows 8's new UI be a sign of things to come?
— 1:44 PM on June 3, 2011

If what Microsoft showed earlier this week is any indication, Windows 8 looks set to abandon age-old user interface paradigms and serve up a full-screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Mac

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IE7, Firefox 3.5 to be dumped by Google Apps this summer
— 6:01 AM on June 3, 2011

Google must have found it pretty liberating to give IE6 the "it's not you, it's me" talk last year, because three other browsers are...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft demos Windows 8's new interface
— 12:33 AM on June 2, 2011

Late yesterday, Microsoft lifted the veil off Windows 8, previewing a new user interface designed to bridge the gap between conventional PCs and touch-enabled...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Our slow migration into the cloud
— 12:44 PM on May 27, 2011

There's been a lot of talk about the cloud lately. I'm not sure exactly when clouds came to represent noisy server farms thousands of miles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Millions of eyes cross as YouTube adds 3D Vision support
— 10:49 AM on May 26, 2011

If you have an Nvidia 3D Vision-capable setup and would like to see such classics as "Charlie bit me" or the double-rainbow dude in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Internet

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Ballmer should resign, says hedge fund manager
— 9:48 AM on May 26, 2011

Should Steve Ballmer step down as Microsoft's CEO? While his tenure continues to see Microsoft rake in billions of dollars in profits every quarter,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer lets slip Windows 8 release schedule, backtracks
— 10:51 AM on May 24, 2011

Something strange happened at the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. According to the official transcript on Microsoft's website, CEO Steve Ballmer said...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Intel's Windows-on-ARM talk 'factually inaccurate'
— 12:39 AM on May 19, 2011

Is anyone really surprised? As Business Insider reports, Microsoft has publicly addressed Intel's claims about the ARM version of Windows 8, and in short,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems Windows

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