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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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The TR Podcast 167 video: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes
— 10:47 AM on December 5, 2014

Thanks to everybody who tuned into our live stream last night. In case you missed it, the video version of the podcast is now up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Podcast

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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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Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 6:25 PM on December 3, 2014

Eight is Enough Fudzilla: GlobalFoundries got ex-AMD SVP of Operations DigiTimes: TSMC to hold annual supply chain forum on December 4 Ars Technica:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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$799 Asus 4K monitor sports IPS panel with 100% sRGB coverage
— 10:42 AM on December 3, 2014

4K monitors have become much more affordable over the past year, largely thanks to the arrival of budget-oriented units with TN panels. Thankfully, prices are...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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WinXP is still more popular than Win8.1—but not for much longer
— 9:26 AM on December 3, 2014

Internet statistics firm NetMarketShare has published its operating system usage figures for November. The results are pretty enlightening; among other things, they show Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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G-Sync monitors flicker in some games—and here's why
— 10:43 AM on December 2, 2014

Displays equipped with Nvidia's G-Sync variable-refresh tech are pretty great. But they're not perfect: some users have been reporting slight flickering in some games. The...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Windows 10 Consumer Preview coming in January
— 12:13 PM on November 28, 2014

We've already gotten a first-hand look at what Windows 10 brings to the table for the technically savvy—multiple desktops, an improved command line, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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More Black Friday deals: a 27'' IPS display for $290, a loaded 11.6'' convertible for $600, and more
— 9:37 AM on November 28, 2014

With Black Friday sales in full swing, here's another collection of notable deals: Newegg has a 27" Acer 2560x1440 AHVA monitor for $289.99 after promo...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Black Friday begins
— 1:30 AM on November 28, 2014

It's hard to tell when Black Friday officially begins, but a fresh batch of deals just hit my inbox. TigerDirect and Newegg have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Thanksgiving Shortbread
— 6:49 PM on November 27, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google PC outlook remains cautious, despite modest third quarter gains, according to...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 11:44 PM on November 26, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: hp fourth-quarter revenue drops on weak enterprise demand Barron's: Intel has 30% upside PCPer: Intel's new 3D NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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Early Black Friday deals: 4K for $350, 1080p IPS for $100, and more
— 11:19 AM on November 26, 2014

The news scene has quieted down ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but there are loads of early Black Friday deals to peruse. Here are the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 10:56 PM on November 25, 2014

Eight is Enough ZDNet: What we learned about Intel this week DigiTimes: ARM seeing troubles penetrating into PC, server industries; IoT becomes new...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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