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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Smoking and slow-cooking
— 7:12 PM on December 30, 2011

So it turns out both Geoff and I got Bradley electric smokers for Christmas this year. I'm pretty excited to try mine, but...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC 11.0 now out in beta
— 10:40 AM on December 28, 2011

XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a media player for hacked Xbox consoles. The software is now available in a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Hasbro sues Asus over Transformer brand
— 6:00 AM on December 22, 2011

Asus has emerged as one of the chief players in the tablet market with its Transformer devices, and Hasbro isn't happy about it. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Ripped Zacate pic becomes TR's Everywhere Girl
— 11:35 AM on December 20, 2011

In late October 2010, I flew out to Austin for the first demonstration of AMD's Brazos platform—and a chance to test it. I was sitting...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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AT&T calls off T-Mobile acquisition bid
— 5:05 PM on December 19, 2011

The carrier merger of the decade won't happening after all. After getting blackballed by the FCC and the U.S. Department of Justice, AT&T's planned acquisition of...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Windows 8 to implement picture passwords
— 1:00 PM on December 19, 2011

Thanks to Windows 8, you won't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make rude gestures at family members. In the latest update to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google Zeitgeist chronicles search trends for 2011
— 12:15 PM on December 16, 2011

Every year, Google's Zeitgeist tabulates trends based on the most popular web searches of the previous 12 months. The 2011 version is now up,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Holiday gifts for the discerning geek
— 10:51 AM on December 16, 2011

I lost count of how many times my girlfriend asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year. After replying with "oh, you know...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Chrome update brings robust profile support
— 12:26 PM on December 15, 2011

Quick show of hands: how many of you have computers around the house that are used by multiple people? Probably a lot, me included....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Rumor mill hints at MacBook Pro with high-DPI panel
— 9:37 AM on December 14, 2011

We've already heard reports that both Apple and Samsung will unleash tablets with high-DPI displays next year. According to a story posted by DigiTimes...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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OnLive game streaming comes to smartphones, tablets
— 10:27 AM on December 8, 2011

OnLive's cloud gaming service has finally come to tablets and smartphones. Released first for the PC and then on a separate, TV-friendly console, OnLive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Internet

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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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IDC isn't optimistic about Windows 8's success
— 4:40 PM on December 5, 2011

Microsoft is betting on tablets and touch input big-time with Windows 8, but how will users of conventional PCs respond to the new operating system?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 on ARM may not support desktop apps
— 9:42 AM on December 2, 2011

The ARM incarnation of Windows 8 is sounding more and more like a raw deal. Remember back in September, when Microsoft said the ARM...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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