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Mozilla scraps Firefox for Windows 8's Modern UI interface
— 9:18 AM on March 17, 2014

Wow. So, remember how, after almost two years of development, Firefox for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Where is that plane?
— 5:04 PM on March 14, 2014

The story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 keeps getting weirder and weirder. The Boeing 777 seems like an awfully big plane to just vanish,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Light bulbs? Yep, light bulbs
— 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014

If it's possible to geek out over something and I come into contact with that thing, well, stuff happens. Several years ago, compact fluorescent light bulbs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange loses almost $500 million, files for bankruptcy
— 12:19 PM on February 28, 2014

Mt. Gox was once the busiest Bitcoin exchange in the business. But the site, which began as a trading service for Magic: The Gathering...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Fighter planes and such
— 5:11 PM on February 21, 2014

This is probably very junior high of me, but every once in a while, I just open up some browser tabs to Wikipedia and start...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft snazzes up Office web apps with new Office Online portal
— 1:50 PM on February 20, 2014

Web-based version of Office apps have been around for a long time—we wrote about the first Office Web Apps tech preview way back in...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: What have you learned lately?
— 5:12 PM on February 14, 2014

Tonight's topic comes courtesy of our suggestions thread, specifically an idea suggested by TR reader BIF. Here it is: What interesting personal research project...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Job listing hints at new Microsoft app for books, magazines, comics
— 12:11 PM on February 10, 2014

Amazon might be in for some competition from the folks in Redmond. In a job listing on its Careers site, Microsoft talks about a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Friday night topic: Addictions and quitting
— 7:47 PM on February 7, 2014

In my experience, quite a few techie types tend to smoke, and a lot of them have struggled with attempts to quit. If that's...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Touch-friendly Firefox for Windows 8 hits beta
— 6:00 AM on February 7, 2014

Mozilla has been hard at work on a Modern UI version of its Firefox web browser since March 2012. Today, Firefox for Windows 8...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Newegg launches $50-a-year Premier service
— 4:21 PM on February 5, 2014

Newegg's ongoing tug of war with Amazon has just gotten a bit more...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft has chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella
— 9:15 AM on February 4, 2014

Well, looks like Stephen Elop didn't get the job after all. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that its CEO search has come to an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Personal tech Servers

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Steam Music will play your tunes through the Steam overlay
— 4:50 PM on February 3, 2014

This slipped under the radar last Friday, but in light of Valve's recent foray into the living room, it's noteworthy news. In a post on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Software

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Google releases Chromecast SDK, opens door to game streaming
— 1:59 PM on February 3, 2014

That $35 Chromecast dongle from Google may be about to get a whole lot more powerful. Earlier today, Google announced the public release...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Google lets developers bring Chrome apps to iOS, Android
— 9:32 AM on January 29, 2014

Is it me, or is it getting harder and harder to escape Chrome OS? Earlier this month, Google revamped the Chrome browser's Windows 8...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Friday night topic: Worthwhile news sources
— 5:00 PM on January 24, 2014

I've gotta admit, I'm much less engaged with world news and politics than I used to be, in large part because I have struggled to...

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Chrome gets noisy tab indicator, new Windows 8 mode
— 9:19 AM on January 15, 2014

Yesterday, Google began the silent, automated rollout of its latest Chrome release—version 32.0. The new update doesn't look all that different from the previous one...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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TR's big CES 2014 digest
— 5:24 PM on January 14, 2014

We did this last year, and you guys seemed to enjoy it,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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