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Kinect for Windows v2 now up for pre-order at $199
— 9:24 AM on July 7, 2014

The second-generation Kinect sensor is coming to Windows next week. As TechCrunch reports, a listing for the Windows version of the v2 sensor

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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New Android graphics extensions power impressive UE4 demo
— 9:30 AM on June 26, 2014

As part of its I/O keynote yesterday, Google revealed the Android Extension Pack, a set of graphics features built into the next version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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Android coming to TVs and standalone ''streaming boxes''
— 6:00 AM on June 26, 2014

Android is coming to the living room in a big way. Dave Burke, Google's engineering director for Android, revealed during the I/O keynote that televisions are...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Operating systems

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MacBook Air owners can get $650 toward a Surface Pro 3
— 10:33 AM on June 24, 2014

Is your MacBook Air looking a little lackluster next to Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3? If so, the company wants to help. Microsoft Stores...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Apple releases more affordable iMac
— 9:40 AM on June 18, 2014

Apple released a more affordable version of its iMac all-in-one today. The 21.5" iMac now starts at $1,099, continuing the downward trend in Mac pricing we've seen...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Is this a handheld Steam machine?
— 9:18 AM on June 16, 2014

So far, all the Steam machine prototypes we've seen have been desktop systems aimed at the living room. A new concept teased at E3 promises...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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E3 is the wrong venue for PC gaming, Microsoft suggests
— 6:00 AM on June 16, 2014

Why was Windows gaming a no-show at Microsoft's E3 event? Apparently, it's because Microsoft felt the venue...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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iOS developer uncovers split-screen code
— 10:46 AM on June 11, 2014

Adding more smoke to the apparent fire of split-screen multitasking for Apple's iOS, developer Steve Troughton-Smith claims to have uncovered code in SpringBoard, iOS's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Mac

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Alienware's Steam machine switches to Windows, starts at $549
— 10:38 AM on June 10, 2014

Last month, Valve revealed that the first official Steam Machines would be delayed until 2015. The custom Steam controller is being tweaked, and Valve...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Microsoft releases Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller
— 11:51 AM on June 5, 2014

If you own an Xbox One, your controller can now serve double duty as a PC gamepad. Microsoft's Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson, posted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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WWDC heralds small changes for Apple users, big ones for devs
— 4:20 PM on June 2, 2014

Apple just wrapped up its yearly WWDC keynote. Jokes about Craig Federighi's hair aside, the company introduced new versions of OS X and iOS, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac Personal tech

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Report: NSA sticks backdoor tools in routers
— 9:21 AM on May 13, 2014

Ready for another juicy NSA spying revelation? All right, here goes. According to the latest report by The Guardian, the National Security Agency implants...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Half-Life 2 and Portal now available for Nvidia's Shield
— 10:09 AM on May 12, 2014

My guess was correct, which I realize isn't saying much. Still, I was surprised this morning to learn that both Half-Life 2 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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So I presume Nvidia's Shield is getting Half-Life 2
— 1:53 PM on May 9, 2014

Let's play the "send me an object to interpret" game. Seems to be all the rage these days, with creepy pictures and cakes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Microsoft pleases Wall Street with earnings, closes Nokia deal
— 10:52 AM on April 25, 2014

Last quarter was a good one for Microsoft. The company posted its earnings after the bell yesterday, reporting revenue growth "across segments" and,

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Game consoles Software Servers

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Apple earnings rise; iPad shipments fall
— 5:10 PM on April 23, 2014

The latest Apple results are in, and if you're an Apple stockholder, there's reason to rejoice. The company didn't just post revenue, profit, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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