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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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New Gmail layout serves ads as e-mails
— 9:16 AM on July 23, 2013

Lately, Google has been rolling out a tabbed version of its Gmail service that segregates promotional e-mails, personal messages, and social media updates. The change...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft takes $900 million charge to write off Surface tablets
— 6:00 AM on July 19, 2013

It's financial reporting week this week, and you know what that means—lots of numbers, dollar signs, and quotations from Wall Street analysts. The latest round of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer announces sweeping Microsoft reorg
— 12:42 PM on July 11, 2013

The Microsoft we all know and love is about to undergo some seismic...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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TechNet Down: Microsoft shuttering Subscriptions program
— 6:00 AM on July 2, 2013

Microsoft's TechNet Subscription service is shutting down. Subscriptions will be sold through...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Microsoft offers $100,000 bug bounty for Windows 8.1
— 6:00 AM on June 20, 2013

Want to make a stack of cash? All you have to do...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Apple shows cylindrical Mac Pro, Haswell MacBook Air line, OS X Mavericks
— 5:13 PM on June 10, 2013

iOS 7 was definitely the main attraction at today's Worldwide Developer Conference, but it wasn't the only one. Apple also lifted the curtain on...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Microsoft posts Windows 8.1 video preview, preps Outlook for Windows RT
— 3:13 PM on June 5, 2013

The public preview release of Windows 8.1 is about three weeks away, and to get us all hyped up, Microsoft has posted a video...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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