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Smartphones and tablets under 9'' get Windows for free
— 6:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Remember that rumor about Microsoft cutting Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 PCs?...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Market share data suggests XP users upgrading to Windows 7 rather than Win8
— 10:49 AM on April 2, 2014

Official support for Windows XP ends next week, but plenty of machines are still using the OS. The latest market share numbers from...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Friday night topic: The new Cosmos series
— 5:27 PM on March 28, 2014

I've been a long-time fan of the original Cosmos TV series, and since the March 9 premiere, I've been eagerly watching the new, reimagined show...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: low-profile RAM, discounted storage, and one ugly keyboard
— 10:57 AM on March 28, 2014

Another week, another deals post, another batch of cheap SSDs. Let's start with the other stuff, shall we? Kingston's HyperX Blu...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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U.S. taxpayers should treat cryptocurrencies as property
— 10:44 AM on March 26, 2014

The filing deadline for U.S. taxes is coming up, and the Internal Revenue Service has drafted guidelines for accounting for Bitcoins and other virtual currencies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft releases MS-DOS, Word for Windows source
— 6:00 AM on March 26, 2014

Microsoft isn't exactly known for releasing source code. However, the company has decided to pull back the curtain on early versions of Word...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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EVGA doubles down on GeForce GTX 780 memory, teases 6GB version
— 12:20 PM on March 24, 2014

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 normally comes with 3GB of video memory. However, EVGA is prepping a version of the card with double the onboard...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Friday night topic: terrible, terrible things
— 5:05 PM on March 21, 2014

I'm pretty sure I'm not a troll on the Internet. Aggravating people to get a rise out of them just isn't the way I...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Hotmail privacy policy clarified after email search catches Win8 leaker
— 9:16 AM on March 21, 2014

Earlier this week, former Microsoft software architect Alex Kibkalo was arrested and charged with leaking Windows 8 code to a French blogger. According to Seattle...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems

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Android Wear is an OS for wearables
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2014

Brace yourself for a wave of Android-powered smart watches. Google has announced Android Wear, an OS designed specifically for wearables, and it already...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Where is that plane?
— 5:04 PM on March 14, 2014

The story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 keeps getting weirder and weirder. The Boeing 777 seems like an awfully big plane to just vanish,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers
— 9:31 AM on March 13, 2014

Microsoft has a history of charging steep licensing fees for Windows, but its philosophy may be changing. Last month, Bloomberg's sources told them Microsoft plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Linux gathers steam with CryEngine port, Valve's DX-to-GL translator
— 4:14 PM on March 11, 2014

In the run-up to next week's Game Developers' Conference, we've gotten a couple of reminders that the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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iOS 7.1 aims to atone for iOS 7's shortcomings
— 5:19 PM on March 10, 2014

For those of you with iOS devices, Apple has released iOS 7.1 via over-the-air update today. This new rev of the OS adds a few...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Light bulbs? Yep, light bulbs
— 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014

If it's possible to geek out over something and I come into contact with that thing, well, stuff happens. Several years ago, compact fluorescent light bulbs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Discounted Windows and cheap storage
— 11:27 AM on March 7, 2014

Our deals posts are often dominated by storage discounts, and this week's edition is no exception. There are loads of SSD bargains right now....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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