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Intel reports first-quarter financials
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2014

The numbers are out. Intel Corporation reported $12.8 billion in first-quarter revenue, $2.5 billion in operating income, $1.9 billion in net income, and an...

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Google updates its terms of service
— 6:16 AM on April 15, 2014

Yesterday, Google updated its terms of service. In so doing, Google has revealed that they in fact scan outgoing and incoming e-mails so that...

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Coverage of NSA snooping nets Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian and The Washington Post
— 6:13 AM on April 15, 2014

The Guardian and The Washington Post received journalism's most prestigious award on Monday. Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's surveillance program has led to...

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Friday night topic: the unwritten rules of tipping
— 5:04 PM on April 11, 2014

When you think about it, giving extra money to folks who do certain jobs is kind of a weird tradition. Yet we practice it regularly....

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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...

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Friday night topic: the new hybrid hypercars
— 5:18 PM on April 4, 2014

In my youth, the walls of my bedroom were plastered with posters of supercars. There was a Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari Testarossa, and a Porsche...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

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Deal of the week: SSDs, power supplies, and 144Hz monitors
— 1:32 PM on February 28, 2014

We've got another short and sweet deal post for you guys this week, with a small collection of hardware bargains: Kingston's...

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange loses almost $500 million, files for bankruptcy
— 12:19 PM on February 28, 2014

Mt. Gox was once the busiest Bitcoin exchange in the business. But the site, which began as a trading service for Magic: The Gathering...

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

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