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Vaio brand relaunches, laptops return in Japan
— 12:46 PM on July 1, 2014

Back in February, Sony sold its Vaio brand and associated operations to a private investment fund called Japan Industrial Partners. Today, JIP relaunched Vaio...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Newegg now accepts Bitcoin payments
— 11:02 AM on July 1, 2014

Been putting off your next Newegg order because you only have BTC on hand? Worry no longer. Newegg is now accepting Bitcoin as a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Report: Surface Mini never entered production
— 6:00 AM on July 1, 2014

You might have read recently about how the manual for the Surface Pro 3 manual includes inadvertent references to the oft-rumored Surface Mini. PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Razer's Project Christine struggles to find support
— 12:01 PM on June 30, 2014

Back in January, Razer previewed Project Christine, an ambitious modular PC concept designed for painless upgrades. A shipping version has yet to appear, however, and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Steam tops eight million concurrent users
— 10:13 AM on June 30, 2014

This past weekend, a record 8,020,813 gamers were on Steam at the same time. According to Valve's stats page, the new peak occurred around...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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''Windows Threshold'' said to disable Modern UI on desktops
— 9:22 AM on June 30, 2014

Microsoft may go out of its way not to annoy us desktop users in the next major Windows release. According to Neowin, that release, which...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: Asus smartwatch may cost as little as $99
— 6:00 AM on June 30, 2014

Could Asus massively undercut the competition in the nascent...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Mozilla prepares Firefox for the VR web
— 2:20 PM on June 27, 2014

We haven't seen a production version of Oculus' Rift VR headset yet. Even so, Mozilla feels that the product will be revolutionary not just for games,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nexus devices aren't going away, says Google
— 11:44 AM on June 27, 2014

When rumors began to swirl around Google's Android Silver program back in April, Nexus fans worried that it spelled the end of their favorite direct-from-Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google to bring Chromebooks, Android closer together
— 1:03 PM on June 26, 2014

Google's Chromebook platform is gaining steam. In its I/O keynote, Google touted partnerships with eight OEMs, a total of 15 Chromebook models, and availability in 28 countries....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Android Wear paves the way for smarter watches
— 10:36 AM on June 26, 2014

If today's smart watches aren't living up to your Dick Tracy fantasies, have hope. At yesterday's I/O keynote, Google discussed the future of Android Wear, its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Google envisions Android everywhere at I/O conference
— 4:27 PM on June 25, 2014

Google has kicked off its 2014 I/O developer conference. In this morning's keynote, the company shared some big numbers for Android and an even bigger...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Ubisoft might avoid PC delay with Assassin's Creed Unity
— 12:25 PM on June 24, 2014

Ubisoft has a history of tardy PC releases, so much so that the phenomenon has a name: the "Ubidelay." In a recent interview with...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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DisplayMate: The Galaxy Tab S has the best tablet screen
— 11:05 AM on June 24, 2014

Samsung introduced its new Galaxy Tab S tablets earlier this month. There are 10.5" and 8.4" variants, both of which have AMOLED screens with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Microsoft OneDrive will offer 15GB for free next month
— 12:56 PM on June 23, 2014

Users of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage have reason to smile this morning. According to a post on the OneDrive blog, starting next month, users...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software

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