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Steam controller gets an analog stick
— 5:15 PM on July 23, 2014

The Steam controller has gotten a not-so-little design tweak. According to this tweet by the Steam Database folks (who are, I should point out,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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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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Microsoft's 2014 revenue up 11.5%, but income stagnates
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2014

Microsoft has posted financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and the year as a whole. (Instead of conforming to the calendar, Microsoft's fiscal...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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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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Report: Shield tablet coming July 29 for $299
— 6:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Rumors of an Nvidia Shield tablet have been swirling for months, and the device may be imminent. Convincing-looking slides posted by Videocardz indicate that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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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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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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Thermaltake's new mechanical key caps are so metal
— 10:59 AM on July 8, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are prized for the smooth, precise feel of their key switches. It's all about the tactile experience. The underlying switch mechanism isn't the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Kinect for Windows v2 now up for pre-order at $199
— 9:24 AM on July 7, 2014

The second-generation Kinect sensor is coming to Windows next week. As TechCrunch reports, a listing for the Windows version of the v2 sensor

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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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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