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Microsoft's Skype Qik app tries to simplify video messaging
— 9:21 AM on October 14, 2014

Ever thought text and pictures just didn't have enough 'zazz? A new companion app to Skype developed by a "small team of Skype designers and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Tuesday Shortbread
— 12:51 AM on October 14, 2014

Eight is Enough Computerworld: Microsoft hesitates to trumpet Windows 10; fears consumers will delay PC purchases PCWorld: SSDs could get cheaper with Samsung's...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Dropbox bug deletes some users' files
— 12:29 PM on October 13, 2014

Dropbox users might want to check if all their files are still intact. Hacker News has posted a note from the cloud storage provider...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Friday night: Your customer service pet peeves
— 6:22 PM on October 10, 2014

Over the past few weeks and months, horror stories about Comcast's customer service have made the rounds. We've heard a desperate retention rep refuse...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday Shortbread
— 3:36 PM on October 10, 2014

Eight is Enough Seeking Alpha: Intel, other chip stocks hit hard by Microchip's warning Seeking Alpha: Rory Read's departure indicative of a deteriorating...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deal of the week: Sennheiser HD 558s for $100, Dragon Age for free, and more
— 11:25 AM on October 10, 2014

Columbus Day sales abound, providing some interesting fodder for our weekly deals post. Before we get into the individual items, we should point out that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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With Chrome 38, Linux users get no-fuss Netflix support
— 11:04 AM on October 10, 2014

At long last, playing Netflix on Linux should Just Work™—so long as you're using Google's latest web browser. As Liliputing reports, the latest stable release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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ASRock's latest X99 motherboard goes to 11
— 9:25 AM on October 10, 2014

The current crop of X99 motherboards is loaded with PCI Express slots, M.2 sockets, and Serial ATA ports. But existing implementations apprently weren't enough for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 6:30 PM on October 9, 2014

Eight is Enough VentureBeat: AMD's new CEO Lisa Su says her company won't walk in Intel's shadow (interview) Reuters: Online retailer Amazon set...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Samsung starts mass-producing TLC V-NAND
— 6:00 AM on October 9, 2014

We've known about Samsung's plans to pack three bits per cell into its 3D V-NAND since the company's SSD Global Summit in July. A...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 5:26 PM on October 7, 2014

The Starting Five Microsoft CEO Nadella: Windows 10 is an IoT play too - ZDNet WCCFtech: AMD Project 'Amur' and 'Nolan' details leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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In the lab: Cooler Master's Mizar mouse
— 5:22 PM on October 6, 2014

Microsoft's IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is one of the most iconic mice around. I've had one for what seems like forever, and it still works well...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Monday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on October 6, 2014

Eight is Enough USA Today: Hewlett-Packard plans to break into two Tech4gamers: TSMC will produce 16nm FinFET+ CPUs for AMD and server market WCCFtech:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday Night Shortbread
— 11:56 PM on October 3, 2014

Eight is Enough DigiTimes: New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand Bloomberg TV: Gates says he's very happy with Microsoft's Nadella The...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deal of the week: A hot-clocked GeForce GTX 770 for $235, and more
— 11:39 AM on October 3, 2014

Welcome to another edition of our weekly deals post. The arrival of the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 has spurred massive discounts on their...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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Truly, this is the funkiest motherboard known to man
— 11:06 AM on October 3, 2014

If you haven't read Geoff's review of the Gigabyte X99-UP4 motherboard, you missed one of the most epic moments in Geoff's epic career of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Code that hijacks USB device firmware is out in the wild
— 9:28 AM on October 3, 2014

USB devices appear to have a serious security flaw that allows malicious code to be inserted into their firmware. The flaw was first revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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It's official: Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12
— 4:53 PM on October 2, 2014

I think this was pretty much a given already, but it's nice to have confirmation. In a post on the official DirectX Developer Blog, Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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