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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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Windows Threshold may disable desktop on small tablets
— 6:00 AM on July 2, 2014

Earlier this week, word got around that "Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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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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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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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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HP rethinks computer architectures with ''The Machine''
— 6:00 AM on June 12, 2014

HP is working on a new kind of computer architecture that could revolutionize how servers and eventually even PCs are built. It's called "The Machine,"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Operating systems

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Windows 8.1 Update to be required for future support
— 9:31 AM on June 11, 2014

Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 8.1, creatively named Windows 8.1 Update, back in April as part of its regular "patch Tuesday" cycle....

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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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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Deal of the week: Radeons, memory, and Devil's Canyon
— 11:53 AM on June 6, 2014

This is actually our second deals post of the week. Our first covered discounts on Crucial's new MX100 SSD, most of which have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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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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Crucial ships DDR4 for servers, desktop modules coming in August
— 5:47 PM on June 2, 2014

Crucial has made several DDR4-related announcements to coincide with the Computex trade show in Taiwan. The first is that the company is now shipping...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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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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Toshiba and SanDisk partner on new fab for 3D NAND
— 9:08 AM on May 15, 2014

Last summer, Samsung kicked off mass production of three-dimensional NAND that layers memory cells vertically. It's not the only one working on stacked NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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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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Chrome OS may get remote lock, wipe feature
— 9:16 AM on May 12, 2014

Part of the appeal of Chrome OS is that it makes physical hardware expendable—everything is handled in the cloud, including data and user profile storage....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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