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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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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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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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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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The Windows 10 Store will hawk music, movies, and TV shows
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2015

The Windows 10 Store isn't just for applications and games. Microsoft has revealed that the unified...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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New Windows 10 build includes Project Spartan browser
— 5:56 PM on March 30, 2015

There's been plenty of news about Project Spartan of late, but Microsoft hasn't made the new browser available to members of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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Pwn2Own 2015 pwns major software titles
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2015

One of my favorite yearly security conferences is the Pwn2Own competition. In its humble beginnings, security researchers faced off against fully up-to-date laptops running Linux,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 PCs won't need a Secure Boot off switch
— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2015

PC enthusiasts generally take the right to install alternate operating systems as a given, but that right may be threatened by PCs designed for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 update for pirates isn't amnesty
— 6:00 AM on March 20, 2015

After Microsoft's surprising revelation that users of pirated versions of Windows would be eligible for a free upgrade to Win10, there has been understandable...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Gesture tweaks are coming to Windows 10
— 9:12 AM on March 19, 2015

Microsoft is tweaking how touch-based gestures work in Windows 10. According to a WinHEC presentation available online, the new OS will add a handful...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Operating systems

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