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Windows Threshold shots show Start menu, windowed Modern UI
— 9:06 AM on July 22, 2014

Judging by the latest rumors, the Start menu won't make its comeback until the release of Windows Threshold—which means we may not get it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming August 12—sans Start menu
— 11:27 AM on July 21, 2014

The next big update to Windows 8.1 may be just a few weeks away—but don't get too excited. According to WinBeta, evidence posted by Russian...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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TR BBQ XI: We're getting the hang of this
— 10:31 AM on July 21, 2014

After 11 years of TR BBQs, DrFish and the rest of us have refined most of the key elements of the event beyond any reasonable...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Google testing experimental new UI for Chrome OS
— 9:04 AM on July 21, 2014

Chrome OS might be in for a visual overhaul. Late last week, Google's François Beaufort posted the first public screenshot of Athena, which he...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Web fonts will soon look better in Chrome
— 8:28 AM on July 18, 2014

For all of Google Chrome's advantages, its sub-par rendering of web fonts has always been a sore point. With the release of Chrome 37, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs in next year
— 9:06 AM on July 17, 2014

In a message to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that the company will axe up to 18,000 jobs over the next year....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard reviewed
— 11:14 PM on July 16, 2014

Biostar's latest Haswell motherboard sells for only $125, but it's specced like pricier alternatives. You get an overclocking-friendly Z97 chipset, PCIe slots primed for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Etc.
— 1:42 PM on July 15, 2014

This work week will be shortened at both ends for me by other commitments. I took a vacation day yesterday, and I'll be driving up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Web-based password managers insecure, study says
— 1:43 PM on July 14, 2014

After the Heartbleed vulnerability shook most of the Internet earlier this year, many users turned to password management services in order to reset...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Rumor: Windows 9 may be coming this fall
— 11:06 AM on July 14, 2014

In light of Windows 8's failure to achieve Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" vision, the company may be eager to get a fresh start. Frequent Windows leaker...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: Rosewill's Green Series 630W PSU for $41
— 10:58 AM on July 11, 2014

For the first time in what seems like forever, our weekly deals post is devoid of cheap SSDs. There are plenty of 'em out there,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Cooling

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TR BBQ XI prize haul adds a trio of Gigabyte boards
— 12:59 PM on July 10, 2014

The 11th annual TR BBQ is just over a week away, and our sponsors are outdoing themselves by providing world-class PC hardware for us...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards The Tech Report

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MSI kicks in sweet gaming gear for TR BBQ XI giveaway
— 10:15 AM on July 9, 2014

This year's TR BBQ, edition XI, is almost here. We'll be gathering in Holland, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan, on Saturday, July 19...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Etc.
— 9:33 AM on July 7, 2014

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good holiday weekend. I had a great time blowing stuff up on the Fourth. We put on a pretty...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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''Fanless'' HP Chromebox isn't so fanless after all
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2014

On paper, HP's new Chromebox has all the ingredients of a nice, discreet little web browsing box: a Haswell processor, fairly plentiful connectivity, a...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Windows Threshold may disable desktop on small tablets
— 6:00 AM on July 2, 2014

Earlier this week, word got around that "Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Steam tops eight million concurrent users
— 10:13 AM on June 30, 2014

This past weekend, a record 8,020,813 gamers were on Steam at the same time. According to Valve's stats page, the new peak occurred around...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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