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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Apple releases specifications for third-party Watch bands
— 9:22 AM on May 5, 2015

Don't like the stock bands and straps included with the Apple Watch? Third parties may soon be able to design and sell officially licensed bands...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Etc.
— 10:11 AM on May 4, 2015

Man, this past weekend was epic, as weekends go. Here in the KC area, we had 75° F weather, and everything was in bloom. For the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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HP press release names next-gen Radeons
— 9:53 AM on May 4, 2015

AMD's next-gen Radeons are perhaps the worst-kept secret in the tech industry. Rumors about the new parts have been circulating for months, and now, several...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Hole in Realtek software imperils countless home routers
— 9:30 AM on May 4, 2015

A host of home Wi-Fi routers based on Realtek silicon may be vulnerable to a remote code execution attack thanks to a hole in Realtek's...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Telecom industry seeks to stay the FCC's net neutrality rules
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2015

Major Internet service providers and other telecom companies in the United States haven't been happy with the Federal Communications Commission since its decision to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Elon Musk lays out vision for a battery-powered future
— 6:28 PM on May 1, 2015

Tesla may be best known for its electric cars, but founder Elon Musk has broader ambitions for the company's battery packs. Last night, the would-be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Windows 10 web browser named Microsoft Edge
— 1:44 PM on April 29, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming browser has long been known by its unofficial codename, Project Spartan. Today, we can dispense with that name. The new browser is officially...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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NZXT's Noctis mid-tower might be a Cylon
— 6:00 AM on April 29, 2015

NZXT's latest mid-tower combines familiar and distinctive design elements. It's called the Noctis 450, and it looks like the love child of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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iPhone and international sales drive record Apple results
— 7:08 PM on April 27, 2015

Apple's quarterly financials are out, and once again, the company set records on multiple fronts. During the three-month period ended March 28, the iGiant...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Monday Night Shortbread
— 5:27 PM on April 27, 2015

Eight is Enough PCWorld: All About PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft's secret plan to lock down 4K movies to your PC Fudzilla: Acer wants to...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday Night Shortbread
— 9:12 PM on April 24, 2015

7 Up 3D printing is so last year: We're onto 4D printing now - Phys.org Ars Technica: Wi-Fi software security bug could leave...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Hardware makers want to standardize the stylus
— 2:37 PM on April 24, 2015

Styluses are useful for note-taking, doodling, and fine graphics work, but there's no common standard for the underlying technology, so the pens often aren't portable...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Deal of the week: The M500 960GB for $290, Battlefield Hardline for $36, and lots more
— 11:17 AM on April 24, 2015

This week's deals post is loaded with a mix of re-runs and fresh meat. Here's the bulleted list: The Crucial M500 960GB SSD from last week's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Gaming

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Report: Comcast will abandon Time Warner acquisition
— 6:00 AM on April 24, 2015

Last Friday, a report surfaced that Department of Justice lawyers would recommend against Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Against that backdrop, it appears...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Arkham Knight requires at least 2GB of graphics memory
— 1:00 PM on April 23, 2015

The system requirements are out for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, and the new game will need more power than its predecessor. Those...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 1:28 PM on April 22, 2015

Eight is Enough InfoWorld: KB 2952664 triggers daily telemetry run in Windows 7—and may be snooping on users (thanks Yves) Makeuseof: Every version of...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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