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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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MinnowBoard Max serves up Bay Trail on a tiny, open circuit board
— 10:26 AM on April 1, 2014

The MinnowBoard is a basic computer platform designed for both hobbyists and embedded systems. It's based on an open hardware design and employs Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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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...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: low-profile RAM, discounted storage, and one ugly keyboard
— 10:57 AM on March 28, 2014

Another week, another deals post, another batch of cheap SSDs. Let's start with the other stuff, shall we? Kingston's HyperX Blu...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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Office for iPad is out, lets you view documents for free
— 3:32 PM on March 27, 2014

I've been hearing rumors and speculation about an iPad version of Office, oh, pretty much forever. Earlier today, the rumors came true with the

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Corsair's Graphite Series 760T, 730T cases are out today
— 11:16 AM on March 27, 2014

You may have seen our review of Corsair's new Obsidian Series 450D enclosure yesterday. This isn't the only Corsair case to debut this week,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Chrome on desktop gets Google Now notifications
— 3:32 PM on March 24, 2014

Another Android feature is coming to Chrome on the desktop. This morning, Google announced that Google Now, its customizable information aggregator, will roll out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: A microATX tower, an unlocked Haswell CPU, and more cheap SSDs
— 10:55 AM on March 21, 2014

Yeah, I know, we did a deals post on Wednesday. But trust me, there's good reason for another one. Newegg has a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage

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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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Intel shows portable all-in-one prototype, first Ready Mode app
— 11:29 AM on March 20, 2014

GDC — As part of its renewed desktop push, Intel is attempting to innovate on the form-factor front. One of the form factors the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Deal of the week: an SSD exclusive, ATX cases, and more
— 11:57 AM on March 19, 2014

We're doing the deals post early this week because we have an exclusive coupon code from Newegg that expires tomorrow night. So let's get down to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Storage

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Report: AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU supports DDR4, integrates chipset
— 10:11 AM on March 19, 2014

Carrizo is supposed to be AMD's next-gen APU. According to a leaked roadmap from December, the chip will replace Kaveri in 2015 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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