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— 11:56 AM on April 16, 2014

Hey everyone. You might have noticed that it's a little quiet around here today. That's because Scott, Geoff, and I are all away from our desks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 7:44 PM on April 10, 2014

The Pick 6 Reuters: 'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond and Google to sell Glass to public next week DigiTimes:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 12:23 PM on April 9, 2014

7 Up Neowin: Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 Update from WSUS servers WinBeta: Windows XP support expires as thousands of websites continue to...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Tuesday Shortbread
— 9:45 AM on April 8, 2014

The Fantastic Four Neowin: Windows 8.1 Update 1 released, now available for download Exploring Windows 8.1 Update—Start Screen, Desktop, and other enhancements Xbox...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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A quick service announcement about that OpenSSL exploit
— 9:43 AM on April 8, 2014

So, it turns out that there's a pretty serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, and a large section of the web is affected. Until this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Monday Shortbread
— 1:06 PM on April 7, 2014

7 Up PCMag: Qualcomm unveils next-gen Snapdragon 810, 808 chips MacNN: Apple to use Micron LPDDR4 DRAM in future products? Donanim Haber: Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday Shortbread
— 3:17 PM on April 4, 2014

7 Up ComputerWeekly: Government signs £5.5m Microsoft deal to extend Windows XP support C|Net: Microsoft's Chaitanya Sareen gets candid on the evolution of

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Sad news and a podcast postponement
— 1:27 PM on April 4, 2014

I thought I should give everyone a heads up that we didn't record a podcast as scheduled this week. Instead, our producer and host,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Eight is Enough Betanews: Windows 8.1 Update will be available on April 8—here's what's new C|Net: Microsoft hopes iPad users won't exploit...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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Amazon's Fire TV set-top box streams video, runs games
— 1:27 PM on April 2, 2014

Well, look at that! A $99 Amazon set-top box for the living room....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Personal tech

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 6:14 PM on April 1, 2014

7 Up hp agrees to pay $57 million to settle shareholder lawsuit Reuters: Apple again seeks decisive U.S. court ruling against Samsung Seattle...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday Shortbread
— 10:43 AM on March 28, 2014

7 Up DigiTimes: Global semiconductor industry to remain strong in 2Q-3Q14, says TSMC chairman Reuters: BlackBerry shares climb as it posts smaller-than-expected loss Gizmodo:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 8:28 PM on March 27, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: Intel takes 'significant' stake in Big Data startup Cloudera and Facebook to use satellites, drones to spread the...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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