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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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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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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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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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Web stats firm: Chrome overtook Firefox in November
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2011

Firefox may not be the world's second-most-popular web browser anymore. According to data released by StatCounter, Google Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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OCZ shrinks and improves its Talos 2 enterprise SSDs
— 11:04 AM on November 29, 2011

OCZ has added another solid-state drive to its quiver of enterprise-oriented offerings. Today marks the introduction of the second generation of the company's Talos SSD line. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Apple said to prep MacBook Air price cuts
— 9:41 AM on November 28, 2011

With the first wave of ultrabooks, PC makers have shown they can offer laptops similar to Apple's MacBook Air at lower prices. The ball is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Black Friday brings bounty of hardware discounts
— 11:48 AM on November 25, 2011

Black Friday is upon us, and online retailers aren't waiting for Cyber Monday to get in on the action. Newegg has a large collection...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Memory

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Acer, Asus pushing for 1080p panels in next-gen ultrabooks
— 2:36 PM on November 23, 2011

Could laptop displays finally be dragged out of their torpid stagnation at 1366x768? Quoting unnamed industry sources, DigiTimes reports that Asus and Acer are...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Doom 3 source code released
— 9:38 AM on November 23, 2011

After some last-minute rewriting prompted by legal concerns, id Software has finally released the source code to Doom 3. id Technical Director John Carmack...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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$1,200 touchscreen table to debut at CES
— 1:05 PM on November 21, 2011

Touchscreen technology has already revolutionized smartphones and tablets. Now, it's coming for your table. Microsoft's Surface effort has entered its second generation, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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Knights Corner silicon hits teraflop mark
— 10:50 AM on November 18, 2011

A year and a half has passed since Intel redirected its Larrabee effort to produce a competitive desktop GPU. The Many Integrated Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers Workstations

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Mirasol displays pushed to second half of 2012
— 12:00 PM on November 15, 2011

Qualcomm's Mirasol screen technology promises to blend the lower power consumption and sunlight-friendly characteristics of e-ink displays with the full color we enjoy with LCDs....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Next 3DMark to support Windows 8 tablets
— 6:00 AM on November 15, 2011

The next version of 3DMark isn't going to be quite like previous releases. Futuremark has revealed preliminary details about what it tentatively calls 3DMark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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