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Office 2013 upgrade offer could start on October 19
— 5:39 PM on September 12, 2012

These are momentous times for Microsoft. Over the next several months, we're going to see the company refresh not just Windows, but also its Office...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New Steam beta lets you install games to other drives
— 5:34 PM on September 11, 2012

Steam's great—I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best things about PC gaming. It's not so great for gamers with solid-state...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Google's Autocomplete censors The Pirate Bay
— 6:00 AM on September 11, 2012

Last month, Google announced that websites with "high numbers" of copyright removal notices would soon appear lower in its search results. Now, the search...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Copyright

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Couch-friendly Big Picture UI comes to Steam
— 11:54 AM on September 10, 2012

We first heard about Steam's Big Picture mode last February. At the time, Valve promised a couch-friendly user interface for its popular game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Friday night topic: Working weird
— 5:53 PM on September 7, 2012

The rise of the Internet, the ubiquity of high-speed access, and the fact that I run a website have all combined to make my day-to-day...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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$5 Win8 app skips Metro on startup
— 6:00 AM on September 6, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have heard that the release version of Windows 8 won't allow folks to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

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Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Crackers getting stronger, passwords still weak
— 11:08 AM on August 21, 2012

Every few months, it seems like another major website gets hacked. User accounts are often compromised, releasing millions of passwords into the darker corners of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

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UPDATED: Entire OnLive staff laid off
— 2:58 PM on August 17, 2012

Could the days of cloud gaming service OnLive be numbered? It's too early to know for sure, but according to a report by Mashable...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Software

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Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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EA expects 40% of revenue from digital sales
— 11:24 AM on August 13, 2012

Valve is a privately held company, so it's under no obligation to share financial details with the public. As a result, we don't have...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Google to rank down alleged copyright infringers
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2012

Has Google caved to pressure from copyright holders? Without explanation last Friday, the company announced that its search algorithm will soon start ranking down...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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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Chrome gets more stable, more secure Flash plug-in
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2012

Flash may be on its way out in the mobile world, but it's still going strong on the PC. Now, Google says the version of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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