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Firefox may get its own Chromecast dongle
— 9:19 AM on June 23, 2014

Introduced almost a year ago now, Google's Chromecast is a $35 HDMI dongle that streams content from your web browser to your TV—and it...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Coffee
— 5:15 PM on June 20, 2014

I've kind of resisted doing a Friday night topic about coffee, because I know not everyone enjoys...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on software patents
— 11:58 AM on June 20, 2014

In a unanimous, highly anticipated decision yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank that adding a computer implementation to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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Asus Chairman predicts PC market rebound in late 2014
— 11:35 AM on June 18, 2014

The current conventional wisdom is that PC sales will continue to decline as phones and tablets take over the jobs of entry-level PCs. As

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Internet Explorer Developer Channel gives devs early access
— 1:41 PM on June 16, 2014

For developers who need to keep their projects abreast of upcoming features in major web browsers, nightly builds of Chrome and Firefox have long been...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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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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Friday night topic: your best tech purchases
— 4:50 PM on June 13, 2014

We've recently explored the question of our worst tech purchases, and what a dreadful collection of stories were told. There is another side to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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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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UPDATED: In AI milestone, computer passes Turing test
— 11:10 AM on June 9, 2014

In 1950, Alan Turing, widely considered to be one of the founding...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Do you even lift, bro?
— 5:36 PM on June 6, 2014

Video of Barack Obama's workout routine leaked on the Internet this week. The U.S. President apparently ducked into a hotel gym in Poland to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Friday night topic: your worst tech purchase?
— 8:47 PM on May 30, 2014

What was the biggest stinker, the worst bit of tech gear you ever foolishly parted with money to obtain? Mine was a Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: whatchya got cookin'?
— 5:20 PM on May 23, 2014

A long weekend is upon us, it's springtime, and that means festivities—most of them involving food. For many of us, it's time to fire...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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eBay prompts password changes in wake of cyberattack
— 10:41 AM on May 21, 2014

All done changing your passwords to stay safe from would-be Heartbleed exploits? Good, because it's time to change another one. eBay announced this morning...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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AT&T to buy DirecTV for $67 billion
— 10:41 AM on May 19, 2014

The massive combined company of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, if it happens, could be getting some stronger competition from AT&T and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Google to buy Twitch.tv for $1 billion
— 9:08 AM on May 19, 2014

Multiple reports around the web claim that Google may be about to purchase game streaming giant Twitch.tv. News of the potential acquisition originated in

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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FCC Commission approves 'fast lane' rule proposal
— 12:01 PM on May 15, 2014

The FCC Commission has voted on those net neutrality rules we heard about last month. As Reuters reports, the Commission voted 3-2 in...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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