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Cloud surge, Surface sales buoy Microsoft's quarterly results
— 6:00 AM on January 27, 2015

The financial results for Microsoft's second fiscal quarter, which ended December 31, paint a mixed picture of the company's businesses. Overall revenue hit $25.6 billion,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Early deal of the week: A 27" G-Sync monitor for $480
— 9:14 AM on January 26, 2015

G-Sync monitors aren't cheap. The most affordable ones are usually listed in the $600-700 price range. That's why we're interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Windows 10 build 9926 adds Cortana, Continuum, and more
— 12:51 PM on January 23, 2015

On the heels of Wednesday's Windows 10 event, Microsoft has released a new preview build of the operating system. Available now to members of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: IPS monitors with 4K and 1080p resolutions
— 11:39 AM on January 23, 2015

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 960 is a tempting candidate for the deal of the week, especially since cards are already selling for $199.99...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Acer prepping curved 34'' display with G-Sync
— 9:17 AM on January 22, 2015

Fans of curved, ultra-wide displays may soon be able to get one with Nvidia's variable refresh mojo. According to TFT Central, Acer is developing...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Windows 10 may support streaming from PC to Xbox One, too
— 6:00 AM on January 22, 2015

We learned yesterday that Windows 10 will let users stream Xbox One games to their PCs. But what about the other way around? As...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Windows

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Microsoft's next-gen browser has annotation system, Cortana assistant
— 5:54 PM on January 21, 2015

Microsoft's rumored Project Spartan browser is real, and it's coming to Windows 10 devices, including smartphones. This apparent heir to Internet Explorer has a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Windows Holographic can put you on Mars, in Minecraft
— 5:06 PM on January 21, 2015

For years, a skunkworks team at Microsoft has been quietly exploring augmenting reality with virtual holograms. The fruits of their efforts were unveiled during today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Win10's gaming features mostly about Xbox
— 2:46 PM on January 21, 2015

Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed a slew of Windows 10 gaming features during Microsoft's press conference today. And, as one might expect, they're largely tied...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for the first year
— 11:44 AM on January 21, 2015

During its Windows 10 event in Redmond this morning, Microsoft announced that the new OS will be...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Report: Windows 10 mobile preview coming next month
— 3:30 PM on January 20, 2015

Tomorrow, Microsoft will stage an event where it will pull back the curtain on Windows 10's "consumer experience." According to Microsoft reporter Mary Jo...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Steam update adds non-beta Steam Broadcasting, FPS counter
— 9:10 AM on January 20, 2015

A new version of Valve's Steam client has been released. The list of changes and additions is fairly long; most notably, the update makes...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Report: Win8.1 costs tablet makers only $15 for 10'' devices
— 6:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Microsoft has been aggressive about pushing Windows for low-cost tablets. Last April, it announced that the OS...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Xbox chief further teases Windows 10 announcement
— 6:00 AM on January 16, 2015

We already know that, next Wednesday, Xbox chief Phil Spencer will talk about PC gaming at Microsoft's Windows 10 consumer event. The details of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Windows

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In the lab: BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor
— 2:26 PM on January 15, 2015

After a busy week of CES coverage, I'm back in the lab with some shiny new hardware to review. This time, I'm looking at BenQ's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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