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100Mbps Internet available to most Americans, but not from multiple ISPs
— 6:00 AM on December 18, 2014

According to a U.S. Department of Commerce report published earlier this week, 94% of Americans can get Internet access with download speeds up to 10Mbps....

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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AnandTech purchased by parent company of Tom's Hardware
— 12:02 PM on December 17, 2014

Just a few months after its founder departed for Apple, AnandTech has been sold. The buyer is Purch, a growing "digital content and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Saitek is making a custom controller for Farming Simulator
— 10:57 AM on December 17, 2014

Saitek offers a full lineup of custom controller hardware for flight sims. The firm has everything from combat-ready joysticks to yoke-and-throttle combos pulled from a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Passively cooled Bay Trail board has full-sized slots, microATX footprint
— 10:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail SoC has popped up on another PC motherboard. Unlike most implementations, which stick to the Mini-ITX form factor, Biostar's J1900MH2 opts...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Windows 10 build 9901 shows new consumer features
— 6:00 AM on December 15, 2014

A little more than a month from now, Microsoft will pull back the curtain on Windows 10's consumer features. Thanks to Paul Thurrott of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Xbox chief: '[I]t's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows'
— 2:56 PM on December 12, 2014

We learned yesterday that Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 10's "consumer experience" on January 21. The company has stayed mostly mum on the specifics,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Oculus acquisitions bring computer vision expertise
— 9:15 AM on December 12, 2014

Oculus continues to acquire talent and technology. Yesterday, the firm announced three major additions to its team. The first is Nimble VR, which has been...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 'consumer experience' on Jan 21
— 4:32 PM on December 11, 2014

When it premiered Windows 10 in September, Microsoft focused on the operating system's desktop interface. The company has now set a date for the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Synaptics' new touchpads can read your fingerprint
— 7:00 AM on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Fast Identity Online Alliance published specifications for an authentication system that promises to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Cortana voice assistant demoed on Windows 10
— 4:39 PM on December 5, 2014

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant debuted with Windows Phone 8.1 this spring, and it (she?) is now headed to Windows 10. The folks at WinBeta

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Windows 10 on track for 'late summer and early fall'
— 1:20 PM on December 5, 2014

At its big Windows 10 reveal event in September, Microsoft quoted a vague mid-2015 release time frame for the new operating system. Now, as...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: A 23'' Dell IPS display for $150
— 11:24 AM on December 5, 2014

After more than a week of Black Friday-inspired sales, the deals scene has quieted down some. There are still some nice discounts on PC hardware,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Displays Memory

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Mionix seeks backers for mouse with heart rate, skin sensors
— 3:45 PM on December 4, 2014

Smartwatches fitted with various biometric sensors are all the rage lately. Now, gaming peripheral maker Mionix Labs wants to implement the same technology in a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Filco's new Cherry MX keyboard has Bluetooth connectivity
— 11:51 AM on December 3, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are everywhere these days, but wireless mechanical keyboards? Those are much harder to come by. Happily, PC Watch reports that Filco has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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