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Oculus acquires Xbox controller design studio
— 6:00 AM on June 25, 2014

Oculus has now added controller expertise to its growing collection of in-house talent. The company has

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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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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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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Lap-friendly keyboard, mouse pad billed as ''future of couch gaming''
— 6:00 AM on June 11, 2014

The Steam controller reignited the debate over the best input device for games. Traditional gamepads work great from the couch and for certain kinds of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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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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SteelSeries' Sentry tracks your eye movements in games
— 11:01 PM on June 8, 2014

As Computex wraps up in Taiwan, we've got another big show on our hands this week: E3. SteelSeries has chosen that venue to introduce some...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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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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'Maglev' keyboard to enable thinner notebooks
— 5:01 PM on June 6, 2014

There's a new type of keyboard switch a-comin'. Most laptop keyboards these days use scissor switches backed by rubber cups, but as CNet News...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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Rosewill unveils a psychedelic keyboard of its own
— 6:06 PM on June 4, 2014

While Corsair puts the finishing touches on its RGB-series keyboards, Rosewill has introduced a keyboard with a similar killer feature: adjustable backlighting with a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Capacitive keyboard, refreshed Nepton coolers coming from Cooler Master in July
— 11:30 AM on June 4, 2014

Cooler Master has announced a July release window for its "ultra-high-end" Novatouch TKL keyboard, which has capacitive switches similar to those used by Topre. In...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Input devices

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