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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Smartphones and tablets under 9'' get Windows for free
— 6:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Remember that rumor about Microsoft cutting Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 PCs?...

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

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Amazon's Fire TV set-top box streams video, runs games
— 1:27 PM on April 2, 2014

Well, look at that! A $99 Amazon set-top box for the living room....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Personal tech

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Market share data suggests XP users upgrading to Windows 7 rather than Win8
— 10:49 AM on April 2, 2014

Official support for Windows XP ends next week, but plenty of machines are still using the OS. The latest market share numbers from...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Intel's Edison ditches SD form factor, adopts Atom SoC
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2014

Remember that tiny Edison computer Intel revealed at CES in January? ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Star Citizen dev endorses Oculus deal; another Valve staffer defects
— 9:17 AM on April 1, 2014

Facebook's bid to acquire Oculus was the biggest story last week by far—and the story is still developing. Today, we see that Star Citizen...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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DisplayMate lauds Samsung Galaxy S5's OLED screen
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest smartphone screen of them all? Samsung's Galaxy S5, at least according to DisplayMate. ...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung's budget 4K monitor is selling for $700
— 10:35 AM on March 31, 2014

A wave of more affordable 4K monitors is set to hit this year. Samsung's U28D590D looks like it might be one of the first—and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Carmack chimes in on Oculus-Facebook deal
— 9:10 AM on March 31, 2014

A lot of folks have spoken out about Facebook's pending acquisition of Oculus VR, but John Carmack, who has served as Oculus' CTO since...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Friday night topic: The new Cosmos series
— 5:27 PM on March 28, 2014

I've been a long-time fan of the original Cosmos TV series, and since the March 9 premiere, I've been eagerly watching the new, reimagined show...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Nine new, tablet-bound Bay Trail chips are coming
— 4:01 PM on March 28, 2014

Intel introduced its first wave of "Bay Trail" Atom processors for tablets in September, and it looks like we're about due for wave two....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Michael Abrash is Oculus VR's new Chief Scientist
— 2:11 PM on March 28, 2014

This has been a big week for Oculus VR. On Tuesday, the company announced that it would be purchased by Facebook for $2 billion....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: low-profile RAM, discounted storage, and one ugly keyboard
— 10:57 AM on March 28, 2014

Another week, another deals post, another batch of cheap SSDs. Let's start with the other stuff, shall we? Kingston's HyperX Blu...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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Office for iPad is out, lets you view documents for free
— 3:32 PM on March 27, 2014

I've been hearing rumors and speculation about an iPad version of Office, oh, pretty much forever. Earlier today, the rumors came true with the

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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U.S. taxpayers should treat cryptocurrencies as property
— 10:44 AM on March 26, 2014

The filing deadline for U.S. taxes is coming up, and the Internal Revenue Service has drafted guidelines for accounting for Bitcoins and other virtual currencies....

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UPDATED: Oculus headset may get Facebook rebrand, price cut
— 9:49 AM on March 26, 2014

More juicy news fodder is floating to the surface after yesterday's announcement that Facebook plans to buy Oculus VR. In a story about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Microsoft releases MS-DOS, Word for Windows source
— 6:00 AM on March 26, 2014

Microsoft isn't exactly known for releasing source code. However, the company has decided to pull back the curtain on early versions of Word...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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