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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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Star Citizen dev endorses Oculus deal; another Valve staffer defects
— 9:17 AM on April 1, 2014

Facebook's bid to acquire Oculus was the biggest story last week by far—and the story is still developing. Today, we see that Star Citizen...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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DisplayMate lauds Samsung Galaxy S5's OLED screen
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest smartphone screen of them all? Samsung's Galaxy S5, at least according to DisplayMate. ...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung's budget 4K monitor is selling for $700
— 10:35 AM on March 31, 2014

A wave of more affordable 4K monitors is set to hit this year. Samsung's U28D590D looks like it might be one of the first—and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Carmack chimes in on Oculus-Facebook deal
— 9:10 AM on March 31, 2014

A lot of folks have spoken out about Facebook's pending acquisition of Oculus VR, but John Carmack, who has served as Oculus' CTO since...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Michael Abrash is Oculus VR's new Chief Scientist
— 2:11 PM on March 28, 2014

This has been a big week for Oculus VR. On Tuesday, the company announced that it would be purchased by Facebook for $2 billion....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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UPDATED: Oculus headset may get Facebook rebrand, price cut
— 9:49 AM on March 26, 2014

More juicy news fodder is floating to the surface after yesterday's announcement that Facebook plans to buy Oculus VR. In a story about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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Facebook to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion
— 5:20 PM on March 25, 2014

Well, this is... unexpected. I'm still not sure what prompted ol' Zuck to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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HD display, better tracking part of new Oculus VR dev kit
— 2:05 PM on March 19, 2014

Since the Oculus Rift VR headset debuted on Kickstarter, 60,000 development units have been sold. That's an incredible figure for the budding VR firm's first...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Project Morpheus is Sony's 1080p VR headset
— 9:03 AM on March 19, 2014

Virtual reality looks like the next big thing for PC gaming. Consoles will probably get in on the action, too, and the PlayStation 4 may...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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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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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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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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