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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Amazon Prime gets a price hike; Google Drive gets a price cut
— 5:06 PM on March 13, 2014

What do Amazon Prime and Google Drive have to do with each other? Not a whole lot—except that pricing changes were announced for both services...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers
— 9:31 AM on March 13, 2014

Microsoft has a history of charging steep licensing fees for Windows, but its philosophy may be changing. Last month, Bloomberg's sources told them Microsoft plans...

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

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Mozilla showcases Unreal Engine 4 running in Firefox with no plugins
— 6:00 AM on March 13, 2014

For nearly a year, we've known that Epic was porting Unreal Engine 4 to the web. Now, the folks at Mozilla have

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Latest Snowden leak suggests the NSA can deploy and manage malware on massive scale
— 5:07 PM on March 12, 2014

The latest revelations in the ongoing NSA spying scandal are some of the most troublesome yet. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden and analyzed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Next iOS release to spruce up Maps
— 6:00 AM on March 12, 2014

iOS 7.1 introduced some much-needed user-interface polish earlier this week, but Apple's...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Linux gathers steam with CryEngine port, Valve's DX-to-GL translator
— 4:14 PM on March 11, 2014

In the run-up to next week's Game Developers' Conference, we've gotten a couple of reminders that the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Surface Power Cover extends run times with second battery
— 6:00 AM on March 11, 2014

Considering the apparent popularity of Asus convertibles, I'm surprised it's taken so long for Microsoft to do this. Behold the new Surface Power Cover,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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iOS 7.1 aims to atone for iOS 7's shortcomings
— 5:19 PM on March 10, 2014

For those of you with iOS devices, Apple has released iOS 7.1 via over-the-air update today. This new rev of the OS adds a few...

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

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Deal of the week: Discounted Windows and cheap storage
— 11:27 AM on March 7, 2014

Our deals posts are often dominated by storage discounts, and this week's edition is no exception. There are loads of SSD bargains right now....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Tablet sales grow 68% in 2013, Android outsells iOS
— 12:23 PM on March 3, 2014

2013 was a big year for tablets. According to the latest numbers posted by Gartner, sales rose to 195 million units, an increase...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Couch computing
— 5:15 PM on February 28, 2014

My brother just called me sounding a little desperate. He's an outdoorsy type, not a big computer user, but he left his iPad 2...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Microsoft considering a free version of Win8.1
— 9:28 AM on February 28, 2014

Would you upgrade to Windows 8.1 if it were free? PC users may get the chance with a special, Bing-infused version of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google's modular smartphone concept could be available next year
— 9:41 AM on February 27, 2014

More details have been revealed about Project Ara, the modular smartphone initiative that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD to bundle BlueStacks software with retail PCs
— 9:41 AM on February 26, 2014

Dual-booting Android and Windows might not be cool with Google, but there's another way to run Android apps on a Windows PC: BlueStacks virtualization...

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

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Report: Google objects to Android/Windows hybrids
— 6:00 AM on February 25, 2014

Remember the Transformer Book Duet convertible Asus announced at CES? The 13.3" system runs Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.2 on the same Haswell...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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