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Microsoft Edge joins Google Chrome in anti-Flash crusade
— 4:13 PM on April 8, 2016

Dun dun dun, another one bites the dust. Last year, we reported that Google Chrome would start blocking Flash ads and some auto-playing...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Windows 10 insider preview build 14316: now with bash
— 1:58 PM on April 6, 2016

Windows 10 Insider testers in the fast ring should be receiving preview build 14316 today. This update gives us an early look at the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Parts shortages and privacy concerns trouble the Oculus Rift
— 7:57 AM on April 4, 2016

The first retail Oculus Rifts are in a few users' hands now, but only a few. Many customers in the first wave of Rift pre-orders...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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Dell updates Precision workstations for the coming VR storm
— 2:09 PM on April 1, 2016

Everybody's jumping onto the virtual reality bandwagon these days, and Dell is no exception. The company has updated its lineup of Precision workstations with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Input devices Gaming Workstations

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Windows 10's Anniversary Update arrives this summer
— 3:38 PM on March 30, 2016

Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference kicked off today in San Francisco with the announcement that Windows 10 has reached 270 million installs. That apparently...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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HyperX Revolver headset goes up for pre-order April 1
— 11:49 AM on March 30, 2016

HyperX is officially launching its Cloud Revolver stereo gaming headset today. This update to the already-popular HyperX Cloud features a more aggressive design than...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Razer's Ripsaw capture box makes streaming a breeze
— 7:56 AM on March 30, 2016

Game streaming is bigger than ever, but all that video encoding is hard on a processor. Gamers playing on weaker machines, like your typical store-bought...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Microsoft is developing a universal Windows Skype app
— 3:42 PM on March 24, 2016

If you're a Skype user like me and most of the TR staff, you may have noticed that its desktop application has been a little...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Microsoft previews changes arriving with Shader Model 6.0
— 12:18 PM on March 23, 2016

At GDC 2016, Microsoft spilled the beans (Google translation) on the still-in-development Shader Model 6.0. For those not in the know, shaders are...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 10 Mobile now available for some Windows 8.1 devices
— 5:42 PM on March 17, 2016

Microsoft has announced that select Windows Phone 8.1 devices can now be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile. Unfortunately, not all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Updated: Microsoft Store drops Bitcoin payment option
— 12:54 PM on March 14, 2016

UPDATE 3/14/2016 at 5:51 PM: In a statement to Ars Technica, Microsoft says the FAQ update that prompted this story was "a mistake," and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Tim Sweeney lays out a plan to make Microsoft's UWP more open
— 9:14 AM on March 11, 2016

Tim Sweeney's blistering criticism of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) last week certainly got Microsoft's attention. Shortly after his op-ed was published, Phil Spencer,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Nvidia 364.47 drivers bring Vulkan support to the mainstream
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

Didn't we just have a Nvidia driver update? Yes, we did. Well, here's another one. Nvidia has released version 364.47 of its graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Corsair's Void Surround gaming headset reviewed
— 2:11 PM on March 7, 2016

Corsair's Void Surround headset promises universal device compatibility and surround-sound immersion, thanks to an included Dolby 7.1 USB dongle that works with Corsair's CUE software...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Tim Sweeney blasts Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform
— 9:11 AM on March 4, 2016

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney is the latest to heap scorn on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Report: Intel is building an augmented-reality headset
— 9:49 AM on March 3, 2016

Augmented reality (AR) has yet to truly take off, but the avenues it opens for entertainment and work are manifold, as demonstrated by Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Input devices

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex coming to the PC as a free-to-play title
— 3:01 PM on March 2, 2016

Well, that's certainly unexpected. Microsoft's long-running racing franchise, Forza Motorsport, is finally making the leap to the PC with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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