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Cooling shroud spotted on ECS motherboard concept
— 12:00 PM on August 21, 2012

The old saying goes that good artists copy, and great artists steal. I'm not sure whether the shroud on ECS' X79R-AX Stealth concept motherboard qualifies as...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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Deal of the week: Graphics, RAM, PSUs, and games
— 4:18 PM on August 17, 2012

Let's kick off this deal post with Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which we reviewed yesterday and featured in our latest system...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Memory Gaming

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You can now download Windows 8 RTM as a 90-day trial
— 4:47 PM on August 15, 2012

Windows 8 is here! Well, sort of. The full, release-to-manufacturing version of Microsoft's new operating system isn't scheduled to hit stores until October 26. However, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Rumor: Windows RT Surface could cost $199
— 9:55 AM on August 15, 2012

Interesting. When it unveiled its Surface tablet in June, Microsoft said the Windows RT version of the device would be priced competitively with "comparable"...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Rumor: Microsoft may hasten Windows release cycle
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2012

We all remember the long dry spell between the releases of Windows XP and Vista—and Steve Ballmer's subsequent promise that it would never happen...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Metro is now 'Modern UI style'
— 9:58 AM on August 10, 2012

Talk about an unfortunate name change. Last week, we learned that Microsoft was in the process of deprecating its Metro brand, possibly because of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Release roundup: GPU-toting nettops and cheap gamer keyboards
— 6:00 AM on August 10, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. Here's this...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Input devices

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Report: Windows 8 won't support booting to the desktop
— 5:40 PM on August 6, 2012

Microsoft may be retiring Metro as a brand name, but the Metro interface will still be front and center in Windows 8—more so than you...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 RTM allegedly leaked already
— 9:41 AM on August 3, 2012

On Wednesday, Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturing. Now, barely two days later, we're hearing that the same Windows 8 build has already leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to deprecate 'Metro' label
— 5:47 PM on August 2, 2012

Metro. Over the years, that innocuous word has come to represent Microsoft's new visual identity—the flat colored rectangles, the clean typography, and the heavy emphasis...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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USB Power Delivery spec offers up to 100W
— 11:51 AM on July 24, 2012

A little less than a year ago, we learned that the USB Implementers Forum, the governing body behind the interface standard, was working to...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Release roundup: Fast DRAM, mini SSDs, and a big tower
— 5:32 PM on July 19, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. This week,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory

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Windows 8's release set for October 26
— 4:13 PM on July 18, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we've seen Microsoft progressively narrow its release time frame for Windows 8. First it was this fall, and then it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Patriot and Gelid
— 5:51 PM on July 12, 2012

Our overflow bucket wasn't too full this week. Only a couple of hardware announcements in our inbox hadn't already made it into our daily news...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Memory

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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

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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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