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Microsoft to name new CEO in 'early part of 2014'
— 5:02 PM on December 17, 2013

Almost four months have passed since Steve Ballmer announced his plan to resign as Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer isn't scheduled to step down until August...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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Voice-activated Google search comes to Chrome
— 6:00 AM on November 27, 2013

Voice-enabled Google search is one of my favorite features on Android-based smartphones and tablets. (There's an app for that, too.) Now, the same...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Winamp is shutting down December 20
— 9:32 AM on November 21, 2013

More than 16 years after its first release, Winamp is shutting down. "Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Australis UI lands in Firefox Nightly
— 9:12 AM on November 19, 2013

Mozilla has been quietly working on a new user interface for its Firefox web browser. According to a post on the Mozilla blog, the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Reliability study tracks 25,000 hard drives
— 12:08 PM on November 12, 2013

Way back in 2007, Google published a study on hard drive failure...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Hotfix for Windows 8.1 mouse accuracy issues now available
— 8:30 AM on November 11, 2013

As expected, Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse movement issues that have affected some users of Windows 8.1. The hotfix, available here,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: As Microsoft CEO, Elop could kill Bing, sell Xbox business
— 5:11 PM on November 8, 2013

The search for a new Microsoft CEO is still underway. According to Reuters, the top five candidates include current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Software Windows

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Microsoft pimps Internet Explorer with anime mascot
— 4:46 PM on November 6, 2013

If you've spent enough time on the Internet, you've probably come across OS-tans—unofficial manga mascots for operating systems and other software. They're sometimes cute,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: Discounted memory, cheap graphics, and more
— 5:18 PM on November 1, 2013

It's finally happened. I've succumbed to the scourge of bulleted lists. They kinda make sense for our weekly deals post, where there's little potential...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Memory Software

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Microsoft beats Street forecast with 'record' quarterly revenue
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2013

The PC market suffered in the last calendar quarter, but you wouldn't know it by looking at Microsoft's latest financial results. The company

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Deal of the week: A GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB for $140, and a 256GB SSD for $150
— 4:34 PM on October 11, 2013

We have a trifecta of deals to share with you this week, two of which we snagged from Newegg's ongoing Columbus 4-day sale. ...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Microsoft preps native Remote Desktop apps for Android, iOS
— 3:27 PM on October 9, 2013

There's already a wealth of a Remote Desktop clients out for iOS and Android. But later this month, Microsoft will introduce official Remote Desktop clients...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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BitTorrent Chat taps P2P network for secure, NSA-proof messaging
— 10:15 AM on October 1, 2013

With a steady stream of revelations keeping the NSA spying scandal in the news, it's no surprise that privacy and security have become hot topics...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Catalyst 13.9 drivers add WHQL certification, drop frame pacing
— 9:16 AM on September 19, 2013

AMD graphics drivers seem to come out every few weeks, but they're usually beta releases that lack Microsoft's official endorsement. The latest Catalyst...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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NYT, Guardian: NSA has backdoors in commercial encryption software
— 5:06 PM on September 5, 2013

Thinking of using encryption software to foil the NSA's eavesdropping programs?...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Report: Ballmer's departure was hastened by board, Bill Gates
— 10:19 AM on August 26, 2013

On Friday, Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announced plans to retire as Microsoft's CEO within 12 months. In his announcement, Ballmer said, "My original thoughts on...

Type: News story Tags: Software 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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New Radeon drivers promise better performance, frame pacing improvements
— 3:14 PM on August 19, 2013

Earlier this month, AMD introduced its first public graphics driver with frame pacing support for multi-GPU setups. The feature addresses the uneven frame delivery—otherwise...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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