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The curtain falls on Windows Media Center
— 5:12 PM on May 4, 2015

Windows Media Center, Microsoft's long-running effort to blend elements of DVRs, cable boxes, and DVD players into Windows, will be taking its final bow before...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Continuum turns Win10 phones and tablets into desktops
— 10:03 AM on April 30, 2015

At its Build keynote yesterday, Microsoft showed off the adaptability of Windows 10 on a variety of devices. Win10's Continuum feature allows devices to"flex" in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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MS wants Win10 on a billion devices, will support Android apps
— 2:25 PM on April 29, 2015

Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be the platform for developers. At its Build 2015 keynote this afternoon, the company set some ambitious targets for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows 10 web browser named Microsoft Edge
— 1:44 PM on April 29, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming browser has long been known by its unofficial codename, Project Spartan. Today, we can dispense with that name. The new browser is officially...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Phison controller powers Kingston's HyperX Savage SSDs
— 11:58 AM on April 27, 2015

Another major SSD vendor has adopted Phison's PS3110 controller. Kingston's new HyperX Savage taps the Taiwanese chip, which we first saw in Corsair's

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Hardware makers want to standardize the stylus
— 2:37 PM on April 24, 2015

Styluses are useful for note-taking, doodling, and fine graphics work, but there's no common standard for the underlying technology, so the pens often aren't portable...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Deal of the week: The M500 960GB for $290, Battlefield Hardline for $36, and lots more
— 11:17 AM on April 24, 2015

This week's deals post is loaded with a mix of re-runs and fresh meat. Here's the bulleted list: The Crucial M500 960GB SSD from last week's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Gaming

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Thermaltake's Pacific radiators come in all the sizes
— 9:23 AM on April 24, 2015

Liquid-cooling radiators come in all kinds of sizes these days. No, seriously. Thermaltake now has a whopping 11 different models in its Pacific family,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Samsung's new 840 EVO fix starts trickling out
— 4:53 PM on April 23, 2015

The latest fix for the read-speed-slowdowns dogging Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is now out—sort of. Version 4.6 of Samsung's Magician software is available for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Android Wear gets always-on apps, Wi-Fi support
— 3:30 PM on April 20, 2015

The Apple Watch might be the biggest news in wearables when it officially launches this Friday, but Google isn't standing idly by in the meantime....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Tiny MIT touchpad fits on your fingernail
— 11:52 AM on April 20, 2015

MIT researchers have developed a wireless touchpad small enough to fit on your fingernail. Dubbed NailO, the prototype is modeled after cosmetic nail stickers....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Personal tech

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AMD says Windows 10 will be released in late July
— 9:08 AM on April 20, 2015

Microsoft has been coy about the exact release date of Windows 10 thus far, telling us only to expect a launch this summer. AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far
— 9:12 AM on April 17, 2015

Intel's NUC is built around a standard motherboard form factor that allows others to create their own mini PC enclosures. Traditional case makers haven't gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant
— 2:56 PM on April 16, 2015

Razer's BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard is getting a little brother. Today, the company announced the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma, an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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