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Here's a handy guide to the SteamOS beta
— 9:22 AM on December 16, 2013

Last Friday, the first prototype Steam machines arrived at the doorsteps of registered testers, and Valve released SteamOS, the Linux-based operating system that drives Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Steam beta hardware ready to ship, SteamOS downloadable Friday
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2013

Valve has announced that the first Steam consoles will leave the factory on Friday. The systems are going to 300 Steam users selected...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly
— 5:05 PM on December 9, 2013

Rumors about the next major Windows release are starting to crop up. Earlier today, Paul Thurrott of the eponymous Supersite for Windows posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Valve joins the Linux Foundation
— 4:34 PM on December 4, 2013

Well, folks, looks like Valve's love affair with Linux has become official. Earlier today, the company became a member of the Linux foundation, joining...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Microsoft's Larson-Green hints at Windows consolidation
— 9:18 AM on November 25, 2013

Julie Larson-Green, the newly minted head of Microsoft's Devices and Studios engineering group, had some interesting things to say about the future of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Project CARS is coming to SteamOS
— 9:30 AM on November 7, 2013

Add another game to the growing list of titles coming to SteamOS. World of Mass Development has confirmed that crowd-funded racing sim Project...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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Massive patent lawsuit targets Google and its Android partners
— 9:33 AM on November 1, 2013

The smartphone scene just got a lot more litigious. Google and seven of its Android partners, including heavyweights like Samsung, LG, HTC, and Asus, have...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Google's Nexus 5 smartphone arrives with Android 4.4 KitKat
— 2:34 PM on October 31, 2013

Google has officially unveiled its latest Nexus handset. The Nexus 5 combines updated hardware with a new version of Android, and it's already...

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

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Windows 8.1 available for download
— 9:44 AM on October 17, 2013

Windows 8.1 is out. Existing Win8 users can now download the free update from the Microsoft store. Physical copies are set...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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