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Microsoft discusses Windows 8's dueling Metro, desktop UIs
— 11:39 AM on August 31, 2011

Windows 8's tile-based Metro interface is undoubtedly the operating system's most controversial new feature. Critics have bashed Microsoft for catering to tablets with...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Zotac's Zbox Nano AD10 Plus nettop
— 7:59 AM on August 31, 2011

Zotac's Zbox Nano AD10 puts AMD's Brazos platform quite literally in the palm of your hand. Join us for a closer look at...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Windows 8 offers native ISO mounting support
— 11:46 AM on August 30, 2011

Microsoft has a new post up on its Building Windows 8 blog. This time, the company is detailing the operating system's native support...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft wraps ribbon around Windows 8 Explorer interface
— 1:44 PM on August 29, 2011

Think Windows 8 is all about tablet-centric tiles? Think again. The Building Windows 8 blog has an interesting post on changes...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Acer teases cheap ultrabook, downplays tablets
— 6:00 AM on August 25, 2011

Looks like Acer has been getting chatty—and in the wake of its first quarterly loss in a decade, who could blame it? DigiTimes

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Samsung denies interest in HP's PC business... kinda
— 3:57 PM on August 24, 2011

So much for that rumor about Samsung potentially gearing up to buy HP's PC business. The Korean mega-conglomerate has moved swiftly to quell the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Controller round-up seeks fastest USB 3.0 solution
— 10:44 AM on August 24, 2011

USB 3.0 was a long time coming, and it finally seems to be taking hold. Blue SuperSpeed ports can be found on a range...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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Windows 8 to spruce up Explorer file management
— 6:00 AM on August 24, 2011

In Monday's preview of USB 3.0 support in Windows 8, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky hinted that we'd soon get a glimpse of the upcoming operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Samsung tipped to buy HP's PC business
— 9:22 AM on August 23, 2011

Last week, HP made the curious decision to announce the impending sale of its PC business without naming a buyer. It's no surprise, then, to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft building native USB 3.0 support into Windows 8
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2011

Getting those blue USB ports on your motherboard to work should be much simpler next year. According to the Building Windows 8 blog on MSDN,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Operating systems Windows

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Selling HP's PC business may not be easy
— 4:03 PM on August 19, 2011

Now that the whole world knows HP intends to rid itself of its PC business, the small matter of actually finding a buyer for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Pirates to face tougher challenge with Windows 8
— 2:23 PM on August 19, 2011

Windows 8 is coming, and Microsoft naturally wants to make the new OS difficult to pirate. ExtremeTech has a few details on Redmond's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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HP confirms: looking to ditch PC division, nix WebOS devices
— 2:53 PM on August 18, 2011

Well, that story went from rumor to confirmed in record time. Not long after Bloomberg reported it, HP has officially confirmed that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Bloomberg: HP set to spin off PC division
— 1:50 PM on August 18, 2011

Bloomberg is reporting that HP intends to spin off its PC division. This, according to "people with direct knowledge of the matter," comes...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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TR's back-to-school system guide
— 2:23 PM on August 15, 2011

In this edition of the guide, we've freshened up our base builds and added a $700 dorm PC for folks heading to college this fall.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
— 9:33 AM on August 15, 2011

Looks like Google is serious about this whole Android thing. The search giant has coughed up $12.5 billion to purchase Motorola Mobility. Whoa. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Gigabyte X79 board lends credence to cut-down chipset rumors
— 11:14 AM on August 11, 2011

Despite everyone at Computex talking about Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge E processors arriving in the August/September timeframe alongside X79 motherboards, the rumor mill has

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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