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Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Retina iPad mini due next year, reports say
— 6:00 AM on November 8, 2012

If you've had a chance to play with an iPad mini, you were...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Reflective LCD promises color images in direct sunlight
— 11:11 AM on November 6, 2012

For me, one of the most frustrating things about tablets and smartphones is...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Etc.
— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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64-bit ARM support for Windows is in the works
— 6:00 AM on November 2, 2012

This should come as no surprise, but it's noteworthy nonetheless. The folks at PC World have gotten confirmation that ARM is working with Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Touch-screen monitors, liquid cooling, and tiny PCs
— 5:49 PM on November 1, 2012

Considering the sheer number of releases that made it into our regular coverage this past week, there isn't much left for the roundup. All we...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems Displays

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Google Now's underpinnings explored
— 11:38 AM on November 1, 2012

The Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS is coveted primarily for the Project Butter responsiveness enhancements that smooth out UI navigation. The more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems

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Linus Torvalds laments low-res notebook displays
— 6:00 AM on November 1, 2012

The creator of the Linux kernel isn't quite as outspoken as other, more bearded members of the open-source community. He does speak out on occasion,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Poll: What will be the fate of Windows RT?
— 12:04 PM on October 31, 2012

Windows RT is a curious beast. It features the tablet-friendly Modern UI Style and is compatible with the ARM-based processors found in most modern...

Poll Question: • What will happen to WinRT?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Acer delays Windows RT tablet
— 10:57 AM on October 31, 2012

There are a couple of Windows RT devices out there right now, and more are on the way. Acer won't be throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Ballmer touts early Windows 8 adoption
— 5:10 PM on October 30, 2012

The pundits may be harping on the allegedly lukewarm response to Windows 8, but Microsoft doesn't sound unhappy. As PC World reports, Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google unveils new Nexus devices
— 1:10 PM on October 29, 2012

Although Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel the media event it had planned for today, the company has updated its blog with official details on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Here's the first Windows 8 TV ad
— 6:00 AM on October 15, 2012

With Windows 8's retail launch less than two weeks away, Microsoft has kicked the PR machine into full gear. On Sunday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more
— 5:03 PM on October 12, 2012

OCZ seems to be suffering the effects of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting's good—so long as you're a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 now available for pre-order
— 11:15 AM on October 12, 2012

If you're running Windows XP, Vista, or 7, you'll be able to upgrade to Win8 for just $40 when the new OS becomes available...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft polishes up Windows 8 ahead of launch
— 5:31 PM on October 9, 2012

It's T minus 17 days until Windows 8's general release, and Microsoft is putting some final finishing touches on the release-to-manufacturing build of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Transformer Pad Jelly Bean update out, captured at 240 FPS
— 3:11 PM on October 1, 2012

Owners of select Asus Transformer tablets are getting over-the-air updates to Android 4.1, better known as Jelly Bean. The Transformer Prime, Transformer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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