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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Apple releases specifications for third-party Watch bands
— 9:22 AM on May 5, 2015

Don't like the stock bands and straps included with the Apple Watch? Third parties may soon be able to design and sell officially licensed bands...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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The curtain falls on Windows Media Center
— 5:12 PM on May 4, 2015

Windows Media Center, Microsoft's long-running effort to blend elements of DVRs, cable boxes, and DVD players into Windows, will be taking its final bow before...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Etc.
— 10:11 AM on May 4, 2015

Man, this past weekend was epic, as weekends go. Here in the KC area, we had 75° F weather, and everything was in bloom. For the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Telecom industry seeks to stay the FCC's net neutrality rules
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2015

Major Internet service providers and other telecom companies in the United States haven't been happy with the Federal Communications Commission since its decision to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Elon Musk lays out vision for a battery-powered future
— 6:28 PM on May 1, 2015

Tesla may be best known for its electric cars, but founder Elon Musk has broader ambitions for the company's battery packs. Last night, the would-be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Asus' 144Hz MG279Q monitor may top out at 90Hz with FreeSync
— 12:38 PM on May 1, 2015

We've been eagerly awaiting the release of Asus' MG279Q, a FreeSync display with an IPS panel and a fast 144Hz peak refresh rate. It...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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AMD delays FreeSync support for multi-GPU systems
— 4:54 PM on April 30, 2015

Monitors with AMD's FreeSync technology are finally shipping, but support for the variable-refresh tech has been limited to PCs with single Radeon GPUs thus far....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Continuum turns Win10 phones and tablets into desktops
— 10:03 AM on April 30, 2015

At its Build keynote yesterday, Microsoft showed off the adaptability of Windows 10 on a variety of devices. Win10's Continuum feature allows devices to"flex" in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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BenQ's curved 35'' gaming monitor updates at 144Hz
— 9:06 AM on April 30, 2015

Add another 21:9 monitor to the ranks. BenQ's new XR3501 is the latest display to adopt the ultra-wide aspect ratio, but that's not the only...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Comcast will abandon Time Warner acquisition
— 6:00 AM on April 24, 2015

Last Friday, a report surfaced that Department of Justice lawyers would recommend against Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Against that backdrop, it appears...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Acer's curved G-Sync display costs $1299, ships in September
— 10:42 AM on April 23, 2015

We've heard rumblings about Acer's curved, 34" G-Sync display since January, and now it's official. The XR341CK sports a 21:9 IPS panel with a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung spills details on flexible AMOLED display
— 9:19 AM on April 23, 2015

Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 smartphone last month, including an Edge variant that curves the screen over the sides of the handset. The Edge...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Etc.
— 9:46 AM on April 20, 2015

Morning, folks. I'm off to London this week for a press event, but I'll try to post when I can from the road. I hate...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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AMD says Windows 10 will be released in late July
— 9:08 AM on April 20, 2015

Microsoft has been coy about the exact release date of Windows 10 thus far, telling us only to expect a launch this summer. AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Happy 50th birthday, Moore's Law
— 6:00 AM on April 20, 2015

Fifty years ago yesterday, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore published a paper titled "Cramming More Electronics onto Integrated Circuits," in the magazine Electronics. That article...

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Report: DOJ may oppose Comcast's Time Warner acquisition
— 2:57 PM on April 17, 2015

Comcast's efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable may soon grind to a halt. According to a new report by Bloomberg, the United States Department...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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