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Windows 8 Consumer Preview due February 29
— 2:59 PM on February 8, 2012

Three weeks to go until you can get your hands on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. As CNet News reports, Microsoft has revealed the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Media Center to have limited role in Windows 8
— 1:23 PM on February 8, 2012

Microsoft has outlined a number of the big changes coming in Windows 8, including the addition of a touch-friendly Metro UI. Metro's big fonts...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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Leaked Windows 8 shots show missing Start orb
— 9:39 AM on February 6, 2012

Microsoft seems to be erasing all traces of the Start menu we all know and love, at least in Windows 8's default configuration. Last year's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 to have shared kernel
— 6:00 AM on February 3, 2012

We know that Windows 8 is taking a page out of Windows Phone 7's playbook by implementing the same Metro user interface. According to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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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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Microsoft outlines Explorer tweaks in Win8 beta
— 5:34 PM on January 30, 2012

The upcoming Windows 8 public beta will no doubt offer a myriad of improvements over last year's developer preview. Microsoft has outlined a handful of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Win8 mobile broadband improvements explained
— 9:48 AM on January 24, 2012

With its Metro interface, Windows 8 will have more than a few things in common with Windows Phone 7. Judging by the latest update...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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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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Intel sets $54 billion revenue record
— 3:58 PM on January 19, 2012

Despite all the doom and gloom about the PC industry being destroyed by tablets, Intel had a record year. The company raked in $54...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Bulldozer scheduling patch for Windows arrives
— 4:12 PM on January 16, 2012

In case you missed it while we were out at CES, Microsoft has (for real, this time) released a patch for Windows 7 that adjusts...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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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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Controversial SOPA bill shelved
— 9:55 AM on January 16, 2012

We haven't devoted too much coverage to the whole SOPA debacle in recent weeks—politics aren't necessarily our area of expertise—but this latest development deserves a...

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

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OCZ, Marvell scale Kilimanjaro with PCIe SSD
— 10:17 PM on January 10, 2012

While visiting OCZ's suite at the Consumer Electronics Show, we got a first-hand look at the Kilimanjaro platform poised to anchor a range of different...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Windows 8 brings new refresh, reset options
— 11:01 AM on January 6, 2012

Recovering Windows 8 PCs should be a little bit easier thanks to a couple of new features Microsoft has integrated into the OS. The...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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