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Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?
— 6:00 PM on October 5, 2012

Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Mozilla releases preview of Firefox for Windows 8
— 5:42 PM on October 4, 2012

The Windows 8 version of Firefox sure has come a long way since that early demo we saw in April. Now, Mozilla has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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AMD teams with Oracle on Java acceleration, Qualcomm on HSA
— 1:30 PM on October 3, 2012

AMD has teamed up with Oracle to work on Project Sumatra, a bid by the OpenJDK community to explore how Java can be accelerated by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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New Chrome release allows mouse-controlled FPSes
— 9:43 AM on September 26, 2012

Chrome 22 came out yesterday. Along with minor cosmetic changes and bug fixes, the latest Google browser update adds something that ought to please PC...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Serious Windows 8 RTM Flash flaw finally patched
— 6:00 AM on September 24, 2012

Testing Windows 8 RTM? Great news! You won't have to live with an...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Friday night topic: The tyranny of 'features'
— 5:11 PM on September 21, 2012

I had an unexpectedly educational experience a while back when my coffee maker died and I set out to replace it. As I've noted, I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google Apps to drop IE8 support in October
— 9:46 AM on September 17, 2012

Two and a half years ago, Google stopped supporting Internet Explorer 6, and web developers everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. They, too, were...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Near misses
— 5:30 PM on September 14, 2012

This past Tuesday afternoon, I met with AMD in its hotel suite near IDF for a series of briefings about various parts of its business....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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It's official: Office RT will lack some features
— 6:00 AM on September 14, 2012

Well, those rumors that were going around last month were spot on....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Office 2013 upgrade offer could start on October 19
— 5:39 PM on September 12, 2012

These are momentous times for Microsoft. Over the next several months, we're going to see the company refresh not just Windows, but also its Office...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New Steam beta lets you install games to other drives
— 5:34 PM on September 11, 2012

Steam's great—I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best things about PC gaming. It's not so great for gamers with solid-state...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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iPhone 5 expected to boost U.S. GDP growth
— 9:45 AM on September 11, 2012

Just how big is the iPhone? Bigger than you might think. Big enough that, according to a J.P. Morgan Chase research note quoted by...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Couch-friendly Big Picture UI comes to Steam
— 11:54 AM on September 10, 2012

We first heard about Steam's Big Picture mode last February. At the time, Valve promised a couch-friendly user interface for its popular game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rumor: 13-inch Retina MacBook, new iMacs already shipping
— 9:23 AM on September 10, 2012

Love the new MacBook Pro with Retina display but hate the $2,199 asking price? Well, good news. According to DigiTimes, which says it was tipped...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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$5 Win8 app skips Metro on startup
— 6:00 AM on September 6, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have heard that the release version of Windows 8 won't allow folks to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Friday night topic: Pet edition!
— 5:44 PM on August 31, 2012

Yeah, that's right, we're shamelessly going to post a FNT asking you to link to pictures of your pets. Feel free to tell us...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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UPDATED: Entire OnLive staff laid off
— 2:58 PM on August 17, 2012

Could the days of cloud gaming service OnLive be numbered? It's too early to know for sure, but according to a report by Mashable...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Software

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