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Microsoft's Skype Qik app tries to simplify video messaging
— 9:21 AM on October 14, 2014

Ever thought text and pictures just didn't have enough 'zazz? A new companion app to Skype developed by a "small team of Skype designers and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Over a million ''insiders'' are sampling Windows 10
— 6:00 AM on October 14, 2014

When Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 on September 30, it committed to engaging with users early in...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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11.6'' Transformer Book T200 convertible now available
— 9:17 AM on October 13, 2014

We've been big fans of Asus' Transformer Book T100 ever since its release a year ago. Now, as Liliputing reports, the system's big...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Sennheiser HD 558s for $100, Dragon Age for free, and more
— 11:25 AM on October 10, 2014

Columbus Day sales abound, providing some interesting fodder for our weekly deals post. Before we get into the individual items, we should point out that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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With Chrome 38, Linux users get no-fuss Netflix support
— 11:04 AM on October 10, 2014

At long last, playing Netflix on Linux should Just Work™—so long as you're using Google's latest web browser. As Liliputing reports, the latest stable release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Lenovo preps Core M-powered Yoga 3 Pro for late October
— 4:19 PM on October 9, 2014

We already knew about the ThinkPad Helix, but it turns out Lenovo is readying another convertible with Intel's new Core M processor under...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Despite rumors, Microsoft says Surface tablets are 'here to stay'
— 2:57 PM on October 9, 2014

Are Surface tablets going the way of the dodo? Probably not. This morning, DigiTimes posted a story about the future of Microsoft's tablet family. Quoting...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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iBuypower releases $399 Steam machine—sans Steam OS
— 12:13 PM on October 9, 2014

Valve may have postponed the Steam machine rollout until next year, but that hasn't stopped some of its partners from releasing the systems we...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Top five PC vendors increase shipments in Q3
— 9:22 AM on October 9, 2014

Gartner and IDC have both published PC shipment figures for the third quarter. There are slight differences due to how the research firms count PCs,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Waterproof Sharp tablet melds IGZO and MEMS technology
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2014

In September, Sharp told PCWorld of its plan to mass-produce "MEMS-IGZO" displays that marry its own...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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In the lab: Cooler Master's Mizar mouse
— 5:22 PM on October 6, 2014

Microsoft's IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is one of the most iconic mice around. I've had one for what seems like forever, and it still works well...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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OnePlus One smartphone survives simulated sit, drop, and rainfall tests
— 12:17 PM on October 6, 2014

The topic of smartphone durability has been in the news of late, prompting Chinese handset maker OnePlus to show off the stress tests used...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: AMD prepping ARM-based Amur tablet chip for late 2015
— 10:59 AM on October 6, 2014

We already know a little bit about AMD's plans to offer ARM-based processors—first with its Seattle server chip this year, then via Project...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP confirms plan to split into two companies
— 8:56 AM on October 6, 2014

It's official. Soon, the HP we know will be no more—and two separate companies will take its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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WSJ: HP to spin off PC, printer arms into new company
— 6:00 AM on October 6, 2014

Update 8:58 AM: It's official. HP has formally announced its plan to split into two companies. Big changes may be brewing at HP. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Friday night topic: Comfort foods
— 6:00 PM on October 3, 2014

Fall is here, and cold and dreary weather will be upon most of us soon (if it isn't already in your neck of the woods). Here's...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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I'll be on The WAN Show with LinusTech this evening
— 11:54 AM on October 3, 2014

If you're looking for some entertainment this evening, you might want to tune in to The WAN Show to see me attempt cogent conversation...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Code that hijacks USB device firmware is out in the wild
— 9:28 AM on October 3, 2014

USB devices appear to have a serious security flaw that allows malicious code to be inserted into their firmware. The flaw was first revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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