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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 10:21 AM on April 18, 2014

Happy Good Friday, folks. Today is officially a TR holiday, so news may be a little bit thin. Then again, I'm probably going...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Micro-bots are spooky cool, could be used in manufacturing
— 9:57 AM on April 17, 2014

A company called SRI International, working as part of the Darpa-funded Open Manufacturing Program, is developing a series of miniature robots that can move around...

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AMD earnings previewed
— 6:23 PM on April 16, 2014

With AMD set to report its first-quarter earnings results tomorrow, NASDAQ.com and The Motley Fool have each written previews of what to expect...

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Wait, we're giving away $1500 in PC hardware?
— 2:46 PM on April 16, 2014

Man, I keep my head down for a few days, slaving away on a video card review, and the strangest things happen. This time,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Google buys Titan Aerospace
— 12:44 PM on April 16, 2014

Earlier in the week, Google bought solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace. For those not familiar with Titan, this is what they do: Titan makes unmanned,...

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Etc.
— 11:56 AM on April 16, 2014

Hey everyone. You might have noticed that it's a little quiet around here today. That's because Scott, Geoff, and I are all away from our desks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Intel reports first-quarter financials
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2014

The numbers are out. Intel Corporation reported $12.8 billion in first-quarter revenue, $2.5 billion in operating income, $1.9 billion in net income, and an...

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Google updates its terms of service
— 6:16 AM on April 15, 2014

Yesterday, Google updated its terms of service. In so doing, Google has revealed that they in fact scan outgoing and incoming e-mails so that...

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Coverage of NSA snooping nets Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian and The Washington Post
— 6:13 AM on April 15, 2014

The Guardian and The Washington Post received journalism's most prestigious award on Monday. Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's surveillance program has led to...

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Friday night topic: the unwritten rules of tipping
— 5:04 PM on April 11, 2014

When you think about it, giving extra money to folks who do certain jobs is kind of a weird tradition. Yet we practice it regularly....

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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...

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A quick service announcement about that OpenSSL exploit
— 9:43 AM on April 8, 2014

So, it turns out that there's a pretty serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, and a large section of the web is affected. Until this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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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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Sad news and a podcast postponement
— 1:27 PM on April 4, 2014

I thought I should give everyone a heads up that we didn't record a podcast as scheduled this week. Instead, our producer and host,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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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...

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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...

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