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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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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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Reversible USB 3.1 Type C connector pictured
— 9:13 AM on April 2, 2014

Back in December, we learned that the USB 3.0 Promoter Group was developing a new, orientation-independent type of USB connector. Earlier today, the guys...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Strange new Rosewill keyboard is feline-friendly
— 1:54 PM on April 1, 2014

And here comes Rosewill with a new addition to its mechanical keyboard lineup. Perhaps this is the strangest one so far. Rosewill's new entry,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Deal of the week: low-profile RAM, discounted storage, and one ugly keyboard
— 10:57 AM on March 28, 2014

Another week, another deals post, another batch of cheap SSDs. Let's start with the other stuff, shall we? Kingston's HyperX Blu...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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Facebook prepping army of laser-wielding Internet drones
— 9:24 AM on March 28, 2014

Facebook has had a busy week. On Tuesday, the company revealed plans to purchase Oculus VR. Last night, founder Mark Zuckerberg

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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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Brushed aluminum, USB 3.0 hub combine in Das Keyboard 4
— 8:00 AM on March 25, 2014

Metadot's Das Keyboard has been around for what seems like forever. The last update was back in 2009, according to Wikipedia, and the mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Chrome on desktop gets Google Now notifications
— 3:32 PM on March 24, 2014

Another Android feature is coming to Chrome on the desktop. This morning, Google announced that Google Now, its customizable information aggregator, will roll out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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EVGA doubles down on GeForce GTX 780 memory, teases 6GB version
— 12:20 PM on March 24, 2014

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 normally comes with 3GB of video memory. However, EVGA is prepping a version of the card with double the onboard...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Report: Apple and Comcast discussing dedicated bandwidth for video streaming
— 10:30 AM on March 24, 2014

Apple may not release its own TV, but the company still seems to have big plans for video streaming. According to the Wall...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Mt. Gox finds 200K 'forgotten' Bitcoins in couch cushions
— 12:05 PM on March 21, 2014

When Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy in February, it claimed to have lost some 850,000 Bitcoins. Theft and poor accounting were blamed,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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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Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

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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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Gigabyte's Brix Pro reviewed
— 3:22 PM on March 18, 2014

The first, Intel-built NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) debuted a little over a year ago, and our own Scott Wasson picked it apart...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Microsoft manager shares update on Xbox One controller for PC
— 5:05 PM on March 17, 2014

As much as we all love gaming with a keyboard and mouse, there are some cross-platform titles that just play better with a controller. For...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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