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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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More light bulbs? Yep, more light bulbs
— 10:29 PM on May 13, 2014

The Internet is a strange and wonderful place. A couple of months ago, I posted a Friday night topic on light bulbs that incited...

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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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Friday night topic: A change of perspective
— 7:31 PM on May 9, 2014

I've been spending a fair chunk of the past few evenings watching the official video feed of the International Space Station. The feed went up...

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So I presume Nvidia's Shield is getting Half-Life 2
— 1:53 PM on May 9, 2014

Let's play the "send me an object to interpret" game. Seems to be all the rage these days, with creepy pictures and cakes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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Friday night topic: Are y'all pumped for World War III?
— 5:32 PM on May 2, 2014

I've been keeping track of the situation in Ukraine since the start of the Euromaidan protests last November. Lately, things seem to have gotten much...

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Friday night topic: Web-comic serials
— 4:50 PM on April 25, 2014

I believe we've had a Friday night topic at some point in the past about web comics, but that discussion was mostly about day-to-day strips...

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