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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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Deal of the week: a 27'' IPS monitor for $180 and a 1TB MLC SSD for $370
— 10:41 AM on December 12, 2014

Retailers are still recovering from their Black Friday binges, but that hasn't stopped us from finding some nice deals that should appeal to PC enthusiasts. Best...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming

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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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SimCity 2000 is free on Origin right now
— 9:05 AM on December 10, 2014

EA has gotten into the habit of giving away PC games as part of Origin's new "On the House" program. We were treated to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Fourth AC Unity patch to address 'most' remaining problems
— 2:06 PM on December 8, 2014

Almost a month after its release, Assassin's Creed Unity is still getting its rough edges smoothed out. Ubisoft is working on Patch 4, which it...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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No Man's Sky is looking better and better
— 6:00 AM on December 8, 2014

A new trailer for No Man's Sky was released at the Game Awards show on Friday. I'll just cut to the chase: the game is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Eidos gives possible glimpse of new Deus Ex project
— 6:00 AM on December 5, 2014

The next Deus Ex game is coming, and it will powered by a brand-new game engine developed in-house by Eidos-Montréal. On its official blog yesterday,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Video shows The Crew's PC-exclusive eye candy
— 10:55 AM on December 4, 2014

Ivory Tower's open-world racer The Crew came out earlier this week, and Nvidia worked with the developers to infuse the game with PC-exclusive eye...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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Valve adds Twitch-like broadcasting to Steam
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2014

The popularity of game streaming has exploded in the past couple years. In 2013 alone, 45 million Twitch users watched 200 million hours of content...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Two Batman games join the Grid catalog
— 8:00 AM on December 2, 2014

Nvidia is making good on its promise to bolster the Grid catalog with new games every week. This week's additions are Batman: Arkham Origins,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Epic sends out first invites for Fortnite alpha
— 4:45 PM on December 1, 2014

If Fortnite has fallen off your radar, we don't blame you. The PC-exclusive, Minecraft-inspired sandbox game hasn't made many headlines since its unveiling more...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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