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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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Windows 8.1 Update failing for many users
— 9:26 AM on April 11, 2014

Microsoft released a big Windows 8.1 update earlier this week. Dubbed simply Windows 8.1 Update, the patch contains a myriad of little tweaks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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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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ECS unveils sub-$200 mini-PC with Bay Trail onboard
— 5:02 PM on March 26, 2014

Tiny, affordable desktop PCs are all the rage lately. As FanlessTech reports, ECS has just unveiled a new one. The ECS Liva is about...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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Hotmail privacy policy clarified after email search catches Win8 leaker
— 9:16 AM on March 21, 2014

Earlier this week, former Microsoft software architect Alex Kibkalo was arrested and charged with leaking Windows 8 code to a French blogger. According to Seattle...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems

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Intel shows portable all-in-one prototype, first Ready Mode app
— 11:29 AM on March 20, 2014

GDC — As part of its renewed desktop push, Intel is attempting to innovate on the form-factor front. One of the form factors the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Report: AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU supports DDR4, integrates chipset
— 10:11 AM on March 19, 2014

Carrizo is supposed to be AMD's next-gen APU. According to a leaked roadmap from December, the chip will replace Kaveri in 2015 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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Android Wear is an OS for wearables
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2014

Brace yourself for a wave of Android-powered smart watches. Google has announced Android Wear, an OS designed specifically for wearables, and it already...

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

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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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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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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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