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Google Zeitgeist chronicles search trends for 2011
— 12:15 PM on December 16, 2011

Every year, Google's Zeitgeist tabulates trends based on the most popular web searches of the previous 12 months. The 2011 version is now up,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Update: MS releases, yanks Win7 hotfix for Bulldozer scheduling
— 10:25 AM on December 16, 2011

Some weeks ago, we took a look at the issue of thread scheduling and performance on AMD's Bulldozer-based FX processors. Since current versions...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Release roundup: Fresh memory and gaming peripherals
— 5:03 PM on December 15, 2011

Yeah, so, at this point, I think most hardware firms are saving their big launches for CES. That's become apparent in the dearth of new...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Input devices

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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HP leaves door open for webOS tablets in 2013
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2011

Last Friday, HP finally made a decision on the fate of webOS: the mobile operating system will go open source, with HP providing support...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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HP to keep webOS alive as an open-source project
— 2:42 PM on December 9, 2011

After months of deliberation, HP has finally decided the fate of webOS... and it's not quite what we expected. In an announcement posted earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Luxury mouse rings in at $320
— 10:56 AM on December 9, 2011

You've gotta have pretty big balls to charge $320 for a mouse—balls as big as the Sphere 2 wired mouse being hawked by the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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OnLive game streaming comes to smartphones, tablets
— 10:27 AM on December 8, 2011

OnLive's cloud gaming service has finally come to tablets and smartphones. Released first for the PC and then on a separate, TV-friendly console, OnLive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Internet

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Android 4.0 sneaks onto the Kindle Fire
— 4:01 PM on December 7, 2011

The Kindle Fire already comes with Android out of the box, but it's not the Android we know—it's a version of the operating system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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IDC isn't optimistic about Windows 8's success
— 4:40 PM on December 5, 2011

Microsoft is betting on tablets and touch input big-time with Windows 8, but how will users of conventional PCs respond to the new operating system?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Web stats firm: Chrome overtook Firefox in November
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2011

Firefox may not be the world's second-most-popular web browser anymore. According to data released by StatCounter, Google Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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PC-optimized Kinect in the works
— 11:59 AM on November 23, 2011

Microsoft continues to push its Kinect motion controller toward the PC. The SDK is out, promotional videos are pimping the device's programmability,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Rumors point to Intel as latest WebOS suitor
— 11:05 AM on November 23, 2011

Months after announcing its intent to get rid of WebOS, HP has yet to reveal its plans for the former Palm operating system. Numerous...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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$1,200 touchscreen table to debut at CES
— 1:05 PM on November 21, 2011

Touchscreen technology has already revolutionized smartphones and tablets. Now, it's coming for your table. Microsoft's Surface effort has entered its second generation, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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SteelSeries wheel targets sim racing crowd
— 11:30 AM on November 21, 2011

Anyone who's really into driving games will tell you that the best way to improve the experience is to ditch the dual analog sticks of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Study probes American piracy practices
— 10:58 AM on November 17, 2011

Yarrr. Researchers at Columbia University have released some interesting data on piracy in the US. The results come from over 2,000 interviews...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Synaptics ClickPad tracks 10-finger gestures for Windows 8
— 12:31 PM on November 8, 2011

Windows 8's finger-friendly Metro interface supports all kinds of multi-touch gestures, but you won't need a tablet to take advantage. At the Microsoft Ecosystem...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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