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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday night topic: the new hybrid hypercars
— 5:18 PM on April 4, 2014

In my youth, the walls of my bedroom were plastered with posters of supercars. There was a Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari Testarossa, and a Porsche...

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Smartphones and tablets under 9'' get Windows for free
— 6:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Remember that rumor about Microsoft cutting Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 PCs?...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Market share data suggests XP users upgrading to Windows 7 rather than Win8
— 10:49 AM on April 2, 2014

Official support for Windows XP ends next week, but plenty of machines are still using the OS. The latest market share numbers from...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Intel's Edison ditches SD form factor, adopts Atom SoC
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2014

Remember that tiny Edison computer Intel revealed at CES in January? ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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DisplayMate lauds Samsung Galaxy S5's OLED screen
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest smartphone screen of them all? Samsung's Galaxy S5, at least according to DisplayMate. ...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: The new Cosmos series
— 5:27 PM on March 28, 2014

I've been a long-time fan of the original Cosmos TV series, and since the March 9 premiere, I've been eagerly watching the new, reimagined show...

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Report: Nine new, tablet-bound Bay Trail chips are coming
— 4:01 PM on March 28, 2014

Intel introduced its first wave of "Bay Trail" Atom processors for tablets in September, and it looks like we're about due for wave two....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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U.S. taxpayers should treat cryptocurrencies as property
— 10:44 AM on March 26, 2014

The filing deadline for U.S. taxes is coming up, and the Internal Revenue Service has drafted guidelines for accounting for Bitcoins and other virtual currencies....

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Microsoft releases MS-DOS, Word for Windows source
— 6:00 AM on March 26, 2014

Microsoft isn't exactly known for releasing source code. However, the company has decided to pull back the curtain on early versions of Word...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Nvidia's Shield to get remote streaming, price cut to $199
— 2:00 PM on March 25, 2014

Since introducing its do-everything Android-based handheld gaming console last July, Nvidia has been steadily refining the Shield's software and adding new capabilities. The next...

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

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Imagination Technologies shows OpenGL ES 3.1 compute shader in action
— 6:00 AM on March 24, 2014

Last week at GDC, Intel boasted about having the most OpenGL ES 3.1 demos on the show floor. However, Intel wasn't the only company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: terrible, terrible things
— 5:05 PM on March 21, 2014

I'm pretty sure I'm not a troll on the Internet. Aggravating people to get a rise out of them just isn't the way I...

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Intel talks mobile gaming, OpenGL ES 3.1 on Bay Trail
— 12:41 PM on March 21, 2014

GDC — On Wednesday, Intel announced its renewed commitment to the desktop. Yesterday, the company talked specifically about gaming, especially on the mobile front....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Hotmail privacy policy clarified after email search catches Win8 leaker
— 9:16 AM on March 21, 2014

Earlier this week, former Microsoft software architect Alex Kibkalo was arrested and charged with leaking Windows 8 code to a French blogger. According to Seattle...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems

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Android Wear is an OS for wearables
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2014

Brace yourself for a wave of Android-powered smart watches. Google has announced Android Wear, an OS designed specifically for wearables, and it already...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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