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Poll: To which release are you most looking forward?
— 5:10 PM on September 30, 2013

Between all our reviews and news, not to mention reader meetups, we've kinda been neglecting our front-page poll. Today, we're freshening things up...

Poll Question: • To which release are you most looking forward?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Game consoles Operating systems

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Windows 8.1 ad puts Start button front and center
— 9:19 AM on September 30, 2013

Microsoft has begun its charm offensive for Windows 8.1. The company has put out a 30-second ad that shows off the upcoming OS upgrade's features...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft said to consolidate Windows, Windows Phone app stores
— 5:15 PM on September 26, 2013

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have a common software foundation, but their app libraries are currently separate. That could all change soon. Quoting sources...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Android gets remote device locking functionality
— 10:33 AM on September 24, 2013

Smartphone security has become an increasingly hot topic of late. Perhaps in response, Google has been expanding Android's remote management capabilities. In August,...

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

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Valve unveils SteamOS with PC game streaming support
— 12:56 PM on September 23, 2013

Valve now has its own operating system. SteamOS is based on Linux and designed for the living room, and you'll be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Phablets could be the future for Windows RT
— 9:12 AM on September 20, 2013

Some might argue that Windows RT has been an unmitigated disaster. At the very least, it's been a flop. Microsoft still thinks the...

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

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Cyanogen Inc. formed to accelerate alternative Android OS development
— 6:00 AM on September 19, 2013

CyanogenMod has gone corporate. The alternative Android variant was backed by funding from Benchmark Captial and Redpoint Ventures in April, and 17 employees have...

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

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Windows 8.1 priced at $120, Pro at $200
— 6:00 AM on September 18, 2013

We already know that Windows 8 users will get a free upgrade to Win8.1. The update will be available for download starting October...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Haswell to power next-gen Chromebooks, Asus-built Chromebox
— 2:24 PM on September 11, 2013

Processors based on Intel's Haswell microarchitecture will power a new generation of devices running Google's Chrome OS. The news broke during today's IDF keynote,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 8.1 has been released to manufacturing
— 9:16 AM on August 27, 2013

The next version of Windows is ready for showtime. Earlier this morning,

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months
— 9:19 AM on August 23, 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down. The 57-year-old is retiring, according to Microsoft's official press release, and he'll leave the company within the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Microsoft taps ex-Steam director to improve Windows gaming
— 10:08 AM on August 15, 2013

Remember those Valve layoffs we wrote about in February? One of the casualties was Jason Holtman, director of business development for Steam. ...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Microsoft: Windows 8.1 will come out on October 17
— 9:10 AM on August 14, 2013

We've known since last month that Windows 8.1 will be released to manufacturing in late August. However, Microsoft has kept strangely silent about the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus lost money on VivoTab RT, will stop making Windows RT tablets
— 9:19 AM on August 9, 2013

It's official: Asus is done with Windows RT tablets. The company's VivoTab RT convertible was one of the first devices available with the ARM-based...

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

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Job posting reveals plans for Linux version of CryEngine
— 10:24 AM on July 16, 2013

Linux can do a lot of things, but can it run Crysis? Not without emulation. However, a job posting on the Crytek website suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Ballmer announces sweeping Microsoft reorg
— 12:42 PM on July 11, 2013

The Microsoft we all know and love is about to undergo some seismic...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Windows 8.1 to hit RTM status late next month
— 11:09 AM on July 9, 2013

The Windows 8.1 public preview came out two weeks ago. When can we expect the final release? Microsoft still hasn't set an exact date,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 public preview kills the Windows Performance Index
— 10:25 AM on July 8, 2013

There's been a lot of buzz lately about Windows 8.1's new features and additions. Apparently, though, the latest Windows release also takes some things...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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