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It's official: Microsoft will consolidate Windows development
— 9:20 AM on July 23, 2014

On the heels of its quarterly results announcement yesterday, Microsoft announced a plan to unify the creation...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows Threshold shots show Start menu, windowed Modern UI
— 9:06 AM on July 22, 2014

Judging by the latest rumors, the Start menu won't make its comeback until the release of Windows Threshold—which means we may not get it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming August 12—sans Start menu
— 11:27 AM on July 21, 2014

The next big update to Windows 8.1 may be just a few weeks away—but don't get too excited. According to WinBeta, evidence posted by Russian...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google testing experimental new UI for Chrome OS
— 9:04 AM on July 21, 2014

Chrome OS might be in for a visual overhaul. Late last week, Google's François Beaufort posted the first public screenshot of Athena, which he...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A 4K monitor for $405
— 10:49 AM on July 18, 2014

I feel a twinge of guilt for the headline. It's total click bait—but also accurate. Dell is selling its 28" Ultra HD monitor for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays

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Web fonts will soon look better in Chrome
— 8:28 AM on July 18, 2014

For all of Google Chrome's advantages, its sub-par rendering of web fonts has always been a sore point. With the release of Chrome 37, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs in next year
— 9:06 AM on July 17, 2014

In a message to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that the company will axe up to 18,000 jobs over the next year....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Web-based password managers insecure, study says
— 1:43 PM on July 14, 2014

After the Heartbleed vulnerability shook most of the Internet earlier this year, many users turned to password management services in order to reset...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Rumor: Windows 9 may be coming this fall
— 11:06 AM on July 14, 2014

In light of Windows 8's failure to achieve Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" vision, the company may be eager to get a fresh start. Frequent Windows leaker...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Oculus VR about to ship first DK2 dev kits
— 5:12 PM on July 2, 2014

In March, Oculus started taking pre-orders for its new Rift development kit, the DK2. Today, the company announced that the first DK2 units

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Windows Threshold may disable desktop on small tablets
— 6:00 AM on July 2, 2014

Earlier this week, word got around that "Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Steam tops eight million concurrent users
— 10:13 AM on June 30, 2014

This past weekend, a record 8,020,813 gamers were on Steam at the same time. According to Valve's stats page, the new peak occurred around...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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''Windows Threshold'' said to disable Modern UI on desktops
— 9:22 AM on June 30, 2014

Microsoft may go out of its way not to annoy us desktop users in the next major Windows release. According to Neowin, that release, which...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Mozilla prepares Firefox for the VR web
— 2:20 PM on June 27, 2014

We haven't seen a production version of Oculus' Rift VR headset yet. Even so, Mozilla feels that the product will be revolutionary not just for games,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google to bring Chromebooks, Android closer together
— 1:03 PM on June 26, 2014

Google's Chromebook platform is gaining steam. In its I/O keynote, Google touted partnerships with eight OEMs, a total of 15 Chromebook models, and availability in 28 countries....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Google envisions Android everywhere at I/O conference
— 4:27 PM on June 25, 2014

Google has kicked off its 2014 I/O developer conference. In this morning's keynote, the company shared some big numbers for Android and an even bigger...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Seiki to bring 4K VA panels to the desktop
— 10:47 AM on June 25, 2014

The folks behind the ridiculously cheap 4K TVs that we noticed a while back have announced their next step in the display market, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AOC's 24'' G-Sync monitor is coming in July
— 10:37 AM on June 25, 2014

AOC has rolled out a 24" display infused with Nvidia's G-Sync technology. The variable-refresh mojo allows the G2460PG to update the screen only when...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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