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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Report: Google to launch its own cellular service
— 6:00 AM on January 23, 2015

After Google Fiber, here comes Google Wireless. That's the scoop over at the Wall Street Journal, which...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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Microsoft's next-gen browser has annotation system, Cortana assistant
— 5:54 PM on January 21, 2015

Microsoft's rumored Project Spartan browser is real, and it's coming to Windows 10 devices, including smartphones. This apparent heir to Internet Explorer has a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Steam update adds non-beta Steam Broadcasting, FPS counter
— 9:10 AM on January 20, 2015

A new version of Valve's Steam client has been released. The list of changes and additions is fairly long; most notably, the update makes...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Report: Win10's Spartan browser to have tab grouping, Cortana, annotations
— 9:34 AM on January 12, 2015

Last month, the rumor mill broke the news about Spartan, a lightweight web browser Microsoft is said to be developing for Windows 10. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $100 and 802.11n Wi-Fi router for $5
— 10:41 AM on January 9, 2015

We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now. IPS monitors typically carry...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Networking

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Microsoft reportedly developing lightweight browser dubbed Spartan
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2014

Raise your hand if Internet Explorer is your primary web browser. Yeah, I didn't think so. IE's share of web traffic has been in...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2014

Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Valve adds Twitch-like broadcasting to Steam
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2014

The popularity of game streaming has exploded in the past couple years. In 2013 alone, 45 million Twitch users watched 200 million hours of content...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft becomes world's second most valuable company
— 6:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Considering its string of recent misfortunes—Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Surface RT, to name a few—one...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Microsoft bundles combines Office, Xbox, Skype for $199/year
— 9:19 AM on November 11, 2014

Can't live without Microsoft's online services? Good news: the company is letting you subscribe to all of 'em—the consumer-focused ones, at least—for the not-so-low (but...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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