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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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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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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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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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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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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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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC 11.0 now out in beta
— 10:40 AM on December 28, 2011

XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a media player for hacked Xbox consoles. The software is now available in a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Chrome update brings robust profile support
— 12:26 PM on December 15, 2011

Quick show of hands: how many of you have computers around the house that are used by multiple people? Probably a lot, me included....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Web stats firm: Chrome overtook Firefox in November
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2011

Firefox may not be the world's second-most-popular web browser anymore. According to data released by StatCounter, Google Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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