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Microsoft confirms October release for Windows 8
— 1:45 PM on July 9, 2012

Well, it's official: Windows 8 will become commercially available in late October. Microsoft spilled the beans at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Only 11% of Android devices run Ice Cream Sandwich
— 11:06 AM on July 3, 2012

Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, was released last fall. More than eight months later, it's migrated to just 11% of Android...

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

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Microsoft to offer cheap Windows 8 upgrades to everyone
— 6:00 AM on July 3, 2012

You get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! And you get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Everyone gets a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Yes, it seems, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Thermaltake Cyclone Edition mouse integrates cooling fan
— 10:46 AM on June 29, 2012

Thermaltake's new gaming mouse blows away the competition. Literally. The Black Element Cyclone Edition has a 30-mm fan mounted just in front...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Restrictions on Windows 8 in-place upgrades detailed
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2012

Windows 8's retail release is fast approaching. Unless the new Metro user interface gives you a rash, you might be thinking of upgrading—and an in-place...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Cooler Master, Eurocom, Sharkoon, and Super Talent
— 4:31 PM on June 21, 2012

In the wake of Computex, big launches are usually followed by smaller ones—and, in some cases, availability of products we saw at the show. This...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing Workstations

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Report: Windows RT to cost device makers $85-90
— 9:51 AM on June 12, 2012

Windows RT tablets could be an expensive proposition when they arrive this fall. VR-Zone spoke to multiple tablet vendors at the Computex trade show last...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Apple shows iOS 6, preps Mountain Lion for July
— 2:41 PM on June 11, 2012

This morning's WWDC conference wasn't all about new MacBooks. Apple also unveiled iOS 6, the next version of its mobile operating system for iDevices, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Mac

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Gigabyte mechanical keyboard has USB 3.0 connectivity
— 3:44 AM on June 10, 2012

Computex — Would you believe that the most interesting keyboard at Computex came from a company known primarily for its motherboards? When we visited...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Rosewill illuminates mechanical keyboard lineup
— 12:30 PM on June 7, 2012

Computex — Mechanical keyboards are all the rage these days, and Rosewill's RK-9000 series seems to be pretty popular. While at the Computex trade...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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It's official: Microsoft offers Windows 8 upgrade discounts
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2012

The rumors were true: as of last Saturday, buying a Windows 7 PC may entitle you to a cheap upgrade to Windows 8. Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 Release Preview now available
— 3:33 PM on May 31, 2012

Microsoft teased an early June debut for the Windows 8 Release Preview last month, but I guess it decided to pull the trigger early....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft may kill Start menu hacks for Windows 8
— 9:54 AM on May 31, 2012

In Windows 8, Microsoft is killing the Start menu and replacing it with the Metro Start screen. That move essentially forces users to dance back...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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Kinect gets new SDK, higher-resolution competition
— 11:53 AM on May 24, 2012

Earlier this week, Microsoft released a new SDK for its Kinect motion controller. Version 1.5 adds numerous enhancements, including face tracking functionality that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Windows 8 may have Flash in Metro after all
— 6:00 AM on May 24, 2012

Last September, after many months of unwavering HTML5 advocacy, Microsoft announced that the Metro version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8 wouldn't support Adobe...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Win8 taskbar, mouse tracking tweaked for multi-monitor configs
— 12:06 PM on May 22, 2012

Think Windows 8 is optimized solely for touchscreen displays? Think again. In its Building Windows 8 Blog, Microsoft has detailed numerous enhancements...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Operating systems

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Windows 8 Desktop to ditch Aero
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2012

Microsoft's Aero interface managed to survive the transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7 mostly unscathed, but it's nearing the end of its run. Just...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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