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Stardock offers substitute Start menu for Windows 8
— 4:56 PM on March 6, 2012

That didn't take long. Barely a week after the Windows 8 Consumer Preview's release, someone has whipped up a substitute for the decommissioned Start...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Roccat app turns smartphone into PC gaming accessory
— 3:26 PM on March 6, 2012

Want to use your smartphone to monitor and control your PC while gaming? There's an app for that—multiple ones, actually. Roccat's new

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Software Personal tech

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Zune, Windows Live brands said to be on the chopping block
— 4:42 PM on February 24, 2012

Microsoft is cleaning house, it sounds like. We found out this morning that the company might cut down on the number of OS editions with...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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VLC media player 2.0.0 released
— 11:02 AM on February 21, 2012

VLC media player is arguably the best video playback software around. If you're a fan, good news: version 2.0.0 has been released in...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: Oldies but goodies and new SSDs
— 5:02 PM on February 17, 2012

Let's start our weekly deal post with a game sale—because there's no better way to kick off a long weekend than to get caught up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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WSJ: Google to offer Dropbox-like 'Drive' service
— 9:35 AM on February 9, 2012

Watch out, Dropbox. You're about to get some competition from Google. At least, that's what the Wall Street Journal says, quoting "people familiar with the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google serves up Chrome for Android 4.0
— 6:00 AM on February 8, 2012

Wait, doesn't Google already make the default web browser for Android? That's what I thought when I came across this bit of news yesterday. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Personal tech

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Flash Player for Firefox to get its own sandbox
— 9:45 AM on February 7, 2012

Looks like Adobe is hard at work trying to keep Flash secure. After successfully teaming up with Google to integrate a sandboxed Flash Player...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Crytek inspires streaming social gaming service
— 1:38 PM on February 6, 2012

Is there enough social networking in your life? If not, you might be interested in a new venture concocted in collaboration with Crytek CEO...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Micron CEO's death may have 'significant impact'
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2012

The tragic death of Micron CEO Steve Appleton could have a "significant impact" on the memory industry, according to EE Times.The site quotes...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Micron CEO killed in plane crash
— 4:24 PM on February 3, 2012

There's all kinds of industry news—exciting, provocative, shocking... boring. And then there's the kind of news that makes you wish things had played out differently. This...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Facebook files for IPO, reveals monster profits
— 6:00 AM on February 2, 2012

You've probably heard about this by now, because it's all over the news: Facebook has filed for its initial public offering. What you may...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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4GB DDR3 module prices rise, are still dirt-cheap
— 10:00 AM on February 1, 2012

We all love to hear about memory contract prices, right? Then, boy, does DigiTimes have a story for you all this morning. In all seriousness, the...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Firefox 10 adds built-in dev tools
— 3:56 PM on January 31, 2012

With major new versions of Firefox and Chrome rolling out every few weeks, it's easy to tune them out. Believe it or not, though, the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Valve games now available through Impulse
— 10:51 AM on January 31, 2012

EA has received a lot of well-deserved flak for making certain new games exclusive to its Origin distribution service. All PC releases should be...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Faster Fourier transform could speed data compression
— 9:59 AM on January 20, 2012

A group of MIT researchers has developed a new algorithm that improves upon the fast Fourier transform. In some situations, the algorithm is claimed...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Website blackouts protest SOPA
— 9:52 AM on January 18, 2012

As promised, quite a few websites are protesting the pending Stop Online Piracy Act legislation by staging a one-day blackout or strike, while others...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Lucid reaches for the clouds with GPU virtualization
— 3:45 PM on January 16, 2012

By now, you're likely familiar with the basic technology behind Lucid's various products. Whether it's the original Hydra GPU load balancer or the

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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