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Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Release roundup: FM2 mobos, gaming laptops, and heat pipes aplenty
— 5:02 PM on November 15, 2012

In spite of this morning's e-mail hijinks, we collected a handful of release announcements in our inbox this week. Biostar, MSI, Spire, and Zotac...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Mobile computing

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Report: Thunderbolt on 10% of new motherboards and notebooks
— 12:43 PM on November 15, 2012

According to DigiTimes' sources in the supply channel, Thunderbolt has infiltrated about 10% of new PC motherboards and notebooks. There's no indication of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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HP calls Surface ''kludgey,'' doesn't plan a rival until 2013
— 9:35 AM on November 15, 2012

When Microsoft was gearing up to release its Surface tablet, there was a lot of talk about the move possibly alienating the company's hardware partners....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Flexible smartphone displays expected next year
— 11:59 AM on November 14, 2012

Flexible displays appear to be inching closer to reality. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is in "the last...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Was Sinofsky's departure a power play by Ballmer?
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2012

I think we were all surprised to see Windows chief Steven Sinofsky step down on Monday. At the time, some speculated that Sinofsky was...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microchip develops low-power motion controller
— 11:42 AM on November 13, 2012

We've heard plenty about motion controllers for game consoles and the PC, but what about mobile devices? Arizona-based semiconductor firm Microchip Technology has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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New Acer Chromebook has Core inside, costs $199
— 9:42 AM on November 13, 2012

Thought Samsung's $249 Chromebook was cheap? You ain't seen nothin' yet. Google and Acer have jointly unwrapped a new, even more affordable Chromebook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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VivoTab RT slips to $549, keyboard included
— 5:06 PM on November 7, 2012

Hoping to stick a Windows RT tablet under the Christmas tree this year? Then you might be hard-pressed to do better than Asus' VivoTab RT....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Imagination Tech buys MIPS, gets license to thrill
— 9:26 AM on November 7, 2012

These are certainly interesting times in the tech industry, not least because of the success of chip firms who license their IP for use by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet in the works
— 11:58 AM on November 6, 2012

Microsoft's family of Surface tablets may grow to include a 7" model tailored...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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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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My six days with Windows 8
— 12:32 AM on November 2, 2012

So, I installed Windows 8 on my desktop PC last week. It was late on the eve of the launch. The download link for the $39.99...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus' VivoTab RT convertible tablet reviewed
— 3:38 PM on November 1, 2012

Asus' Transformer approach to convertible tablets has finally come to Windows. We take a closer look at the new VivoTab RT.

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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