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Friday night topic: why the fear of autonomous machines?
— 4:36 PM on August 29, 2014

If you keep up with the news these days, you're probably regularly exposed to stories about "drones," killer robots, and the like. You may...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Windows Threshold to feature 'updated Modern UI'
— 9:22 AM on August 26, 2014

In many ways, Windows Threshold looks set to be a return to the glory days of Windows 7. The rumor mill expects desktop users to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Windows Threshold preview planned for Sept 30
— 11:20 AM on August 21, 2014

Thanks to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, we already knew about Microsoft's plan for a public Windows Threshold preview in the early fall. Now, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 August Update causes crashes, gets pulled
— 6:00 AM on August 18, 2014

The latest major update to Windows 8.1 wasn't just underwhelming. Turns out it has a host of other issues on top of that. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Windows Threshold public beta is indeed coming this fall
— 2:59 PM on August 15, 2014

Hoping to sample the next major version of Windows? You may get your chance sooner than you think. Last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Quantum Break gameplay footage makes me want an Xbox One
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014

Thanks to my recently upgraded home-theater PC, my Xbox 360 hasn't been turned on in months. It's not even plugged in anymore. I haven't been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Etc.
— 9:22 AM on August 11, 2014

Morning, all. Just FYI, we're facing what may be the busiest week of the year, and today will probably be the busiest day of that week....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Microsoft to stop supporting older IE releases
— 4:59 PM on August 7, 2014

Hear that? That's the sound of web developers everywhere rejoicing. Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it will soon support only the latest available version...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Rumor: Windows Threshold to kill charms bar; public beta due this fall
— 11:42 AM on August 7, 2014

I gotta tell you, Windows Threshold is sounding better and better. The latest report from WinBeta suggests the upcoming Windows release will do away...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Here's the official word on Windows 8.1 Update 2
— 9:24 AM on August 6, 2014

After weeks of rumors, we finally have some official dirt on the next major Windows 8.1 update—which, as we expected, isn't going to be very...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: Windows Threshold may have virtual desktops
— 5:01 PM on August 5, 2014

We already know (or at least strongly suspect) that the next major Windows release, code-named Windows Threshold, will bring back the Start menu. And there...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Friday night topic: Driverless cars
— 5:38 PM on August 1, 2014

The news that the UK will soon allow driverless cars on its roadways has me thinking. The prospects for driverless cars fascinate me. When...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: your top movies?
— 6:02 PM on July 25, 2014

I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night and was extremely impressed. Thanks to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Steam controller gets an analog stick
— 5:15 PM on July 23, 2014

The Steam controller has gotten a not-so-little design tweak. According to this tweet by the Steam Database folks (who are, I should point out,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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It's official: Microsoft will consolidate Windows development
— 9:20 AM on July 23, 2014

On the heels of its quarterly results announcement yesterday, Microsoft announced a plan to unify the creation...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

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

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Windows Threshold shots show Start menu, windowed Modern UI
— 9:06 AM on July 22, 2014

Judging by the latest rumors, the Start menu won't make its comeback until the release of Windows Threshold—which means we may not get it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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