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Microsoft: Windows 8 was thought up before the iPad came out
— 9:43 AM on December 14, 2012

One could easily assume Microsoft designed Windows 8 in response to the iPad. After all, tablets were seen as an iffy proposition before the iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

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Does the Radeon HD 7950 stumble in Windows 8?
— 9:03 PM on December 11, 2012

Last week, we published a rematch between the Radeon HD 7950 and the GeForce GTX 660 Ti in which the Radeon took an unexpected beating....

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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WebOS headed for Kickstarter-fueled smartphone return
— 11:59 AM on December 10, 2012

The mobile OS market is currently split four ways. Android and iOS are found on the lion's share of devices. Blackberry has been reduced almost...

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

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Win8 adoption low among web surfers, Steam gamers
— 1:04 PM on December 4, 2012

Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for Windows 8. However, the new OS made up only 1.3% of web traffic in November according...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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A tale of tablet flashing
— 11:14 PM on November 29, 2012

About a year and a half ago, I picked up Asus' original Eee Pad Transformer tablet. This precursor to the growing crop of Win8 convertibles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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DigiTimes says Surface RT orders cut in half
— 12:32 PM on November 29, 2012

With only one month passing since Windows 8's launch, it's really too early to weigh in on whether the OS has been a success. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 8 upgrade sales beating Win7
— 12:40 PM on November 28, 2012

Despite reports that Windows 8's adoption is falling short of expectations, Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for the new OS. There's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft to support Surface RT for the long haul
— 11:18 AM on November 26, 2012

There have been many questions about the future of Windows RT, the version of Win8 tailored for ARM-based devices. We now have a better...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Report: Win8 sales below Microsoft targets
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2012

At the BUILD conference last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer boasted about...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Passive Zalman cooler fit for 77W CPUs
— 10:56 AM on November 16, 2012

For those obsessed with silencing their PCs, passive cooling is the holy grail. A cooler can't make any noise if it has no fans...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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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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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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Corsair adds new H100i, H80i liquid coolers
— 4:38 PM on November 5, 2012

Looks like Corsair wasn't finished updating its self-enclosed Hydro Series liquid coolers. After announcing replacements for the H50 and H60 a couple of weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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