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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Updated: Microsoft takes aim at apps that lock down browser search settings
— 1:00 PM on June 12, 2015

Producers of annoying browser toolbars, take note: Microsoft recently announced that its security products will begin flagging some search add-ons as malware. Any software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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iOS 9 brings some multitasking love to the iPad
— 5:35 PM on June 8, 2015

A major selling point of the iPad over smartphones is its more expansive screen, but iOS has only allowed one app to run at a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Apple gets proactive with iOS 9
— 4:46 PM on June 8, 2015

iOS 9 is coming, and major changes are coming with it. In an apparent answer to Google Now, iOS 9 will include some contextual awareness...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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OS X El Capitan puts the pedal to the Metal
— 3:17 PM on June 8, 2015

At its WWDC keynote today, Apple introduced the next version of OS X, bringing another slice of California to Mac users everywhere. It's called El...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Windows 10 free upgrade allows clean reinstalls
— 5:09 PM on June 4, 2015

If people were already happy with the news that the upgrade to Windows 10 will be free for the first year, they'll be even happier...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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There are 256 reasons you'll love this LED fan. #42 is the best!
— 4:27 PM on June 4, 2015

Case fans with single-color LEDs might seem a little passé soon. Thermaltake is about to introduce a new series featuring RGB LEDs that can reproduce...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Watch this astonishing thermal footage of Cryorig's hybrid CPU cooler
— 4:36 PM on June 2, 2015

Water coolers typically don't generate any airflow around the CPU socket, leaving the VRMs and memory to rely on ambient airflow within the chassis. Cryorig's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Windows 10 set for July 29 release
— 8:56 AM on June 1, 2015

Mark your calendars: Windows 10 will be available July 29, less than two months from now. Executive VP of operating systems Terry Myerson made the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Zotac and EVGA liquify the GeForce GTX Titan X
— 1:07 PM on May 29, 2015

Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan X is an extreme graphics card by any measure, but Zotac and EVGA apparently don't think the stock config is extreme...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Google unveils new Android OS, releases developer preview
— 2:24 PM on May 28, 2015

At its I/O event in San Francisco this morning, Google introduced Android M, the next version of its mobile operating system. The developer preview is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Cisco says video will drive massive growth in Internet traffic
— 6:00 AM on May 28, 2015

Cisco has published an extensive report foretelling the future of Internet traffic. The networking firm expects...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Charter Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable
— 6:00 AM on May 27, 2015

One month after Comcast abandoned its takeover bid, Time Warner Cable has found another buyer. According...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Noctua's latest coolers won't block PCIe slots
— 11:53 AM on May 18, 2015

Huge, aftermarket air coolers can have their drawbacks. For example, Noctua's NH-D15 and NH-C14 both block the first PCIe slot on most motherboards, a problem...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Classic games returning to Windows 10 with Candy Crush Saga in tow
— 9:05 AM on May 15, 2015

Think Microsoft isn't serious about PC gaming? Think again. After being taken out of the starting lineup for Windows 8, Solitaire made a triumphant return...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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