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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...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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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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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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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...

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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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Mozilla scraps Firefox for Windows 8's Modern UI interface
— 9:18 AM on March 17, 2014

Wow. So, remember how, after almost two years of development, Firefox for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Where is that plane?
— 5:04 PM on March 14, 2014

The story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 keeps getting weirder and weirder. The Boeing 777 seems like an awfully big plane to just vanish,...

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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Friday night topic: Light bulbs? Yep, light bulbs
— 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014

If it's possible to geek out over something and I come into contact with that thing, well, stuff happens. Several years ago, compact fluorescent light bulbs...

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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: SSDs, power supplies, and 144Hz monitors
— 1:32 PM on February 28, 2014

We've got another short and sweet deal post for you guys this week, with a small collection of hardware bargains: Kingston's...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange loses almost $500 million, files for bankruptcy
— 12:19 PM on February 28, 2014

Mt. Gox was once the busiest Bitcoin exchange in the business. But the site, which began as a trading service for Magic: The Gathering...

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD supports potential DirectX update, will outline Mantle's future at GDC
— 4:49 PM on February 27, 2014

We reported yesterday about some recently posted session abstracts for the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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