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Steam to start offering non-gaming apps next month
— 2:08 PM on August 8, 2012

Valve has been busy lately. Its CEO, Gabe Newell, is publicly bashing Windows 8 and trying to build up Linux into a compelling alternative....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rumor: ARM version of Office 2013 will be pared down
— 6:00 AM on August 8, 2012

Last month, Microsoft confirmed that an ARM-compatible version of Office 2013 Home...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, bargain IPS displays, and more
— 4:17 PM on August 3, 2012

1TB and 2TB hard drives still cost more than they did prior to last year's Thailand floods, but oddly enough, 3TB models seem to be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Software

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Seagate posts 2012 financials, possibly eyeing OCZ acquisition
— 10:45 AM on August 1, 2012

Seagate's 2012 fiscal year has ended, and the company made a tidy profit. Over the last 12 months, the hard drive maker raked in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft revamps webmail with Outlook.com
— 4:52 PM on July 31, 2012

Goodbye Hotmail, hello Outlook.com. Microsoft has launched a preview of its new web-based e-mail service, and it looks... surprisingly not-awful. Microsoft has streamlined the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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SSDs with next-gen NAND approach
— 11:28 AM on July 31, 2012

At the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan earlier this year, the folks at SandForce told us to expect drives based on next-generation NAND in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Budget Crucial v4 SSD targets 3Gbps SATA upgrades
— 10:44 AM on July 31, 2012

Adding a solid-state drive is often the best way to boost the performance of an aging system, especially if it's a laptop. Now, Crucial has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM allegedly installs backdoor
— 10:06 AM on July 30, 2012

Isn't it great when game publishers push overly invasive DRM? Not only does...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Deal of the week: a 7850 for $200, a 128GB SSD for $85, and more
— 5:35 PM on July 27, 2012

We've got a trifecta of hardware deals for you all this week, starting with a nice discount on OCZ's new 128GB Agility 4 solid-state drive. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Western Digital doubles last year's profits
— 12:26 PM on July 26, 2012

Western Digital has released the financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, and it seems the hard drive maker has rebounded quite nicely...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel, Nvidia top Steam Hardware Survey
— 11:15 AM on July 26, 2012

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is out, and it paints an interesting picture of the PC landscape—or, at least the part that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Software

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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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MSI looks to have some SSDs up its sleeve
— 4:10 PM on July 23, 2012

Mechanical hard drive makers have consolidated quite a bit in recent years, but in the world of solid-state drives, vendors only seem to be multiplying....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Report: Thunderbolt bandwidth to double in 2014
— 10:54 AM on July 23, 2012

Intel's Thunderbolt interface is pretty slick. It combines DisplayPort and PCI Express over a single cable with a staggering 40Gbps of aggregate bandwidth. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays 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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Deal of the week: Games, games, games—and some hardware, too
— 5:16 PM on July 20, 2012

The Steam Summer Sale has been running all week, slowly impoverishing PC gamers everywhere. There are still some great deals to be found among today's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Microsoft posts first quarterly loss—ever
— 9:48 AM on July 20, 2012

If you read through Microsoft's latest earnings release, you'll see the company gloat about record revenue for both its fourth fiscal quarter and its...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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