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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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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Amazon's Fire TV set-top box streams video, runs games
— 1:27 PM on April 2, 2014

Well, look at that! A $99 Amazon set-top box for the living room....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Personal tech

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Nvidia's Shield to get remote streaming, price cut to $199
— 2:00 PM on March 25, 2014

Since introducing its do-everything Android-based handheld gaming console last July, Nvidia has been steadily refining the Shield's software and adding new capabilities. The next...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Crytek demos CryEngine for Linux at GDC
— 10:52 PM on March 19, 2014

GDC 2014 — If you've been following the news lately, it'll come as no surprise that Crytek is working on a Linux port of its...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Microsoft manager shares update on Xbox One controller for PC
— 5:05 PM on March 17, 2014

As much as we all love gaming with a keyboard and mouse, there are some cross-platform titles that just play better with a controller. For...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Xbox One's Titanfall performance: not so great
— 6:00 AM on March 17, 2014

You know, when the specs for the Xbone and PS4 were announced, I...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Xbox One tightens gap with PS4 in U.S. shipments
— 6:00 AM on March 14, 2014

And now for an update on console sales! I mean, hey, they're practically...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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New Microsoft brass 'extremely committed' to the Xbox
— 9:27 AM on March 11, 2014

Back in November, when speculation about Microsoft's CEO pick was at fever pitch, Bloomberg posted a story about one of the candidates. Stephen Elop,...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD supports potential DirectX update, will outline Mantle's future at GDC
— 4:49 PM on February 27, 2014

We reported yesterday about some recently posted session abstracts for the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Mantle no more? GDC sessions point to the next DirectX
— 10:08 AM on February 26, 2014

AMD introduced its Mantle API in order to create a more efficient means of programming today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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