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— 10:28 AM on January 20, 2014

Morning, all. Today is MLK day, so we'll be posting lightly or possibly lounging around on the couch playing Kingdom Rush. I personally plan to...

Type: News story Tags: Networking The Tech Report

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Report: NSA can hack offline computers via radio waves
— 10:40 AM on January 15, 2014

People looking to avoid the NSA's extensive electronic spying programs may have thought that unplugging their Internet connections would be enough to hide from prying...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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New NSA revelations detail remote Wi-Fi hacking, iOS exploits
— 10:48 AM on December 31, 2013

Another day, another collection of NSA spying revelations. The latest comes from security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, who spoke yesterday at the Chaos Communications Congress. During...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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Deal of the week: An assortment of last-minute bargains
— 12:45 PM on December 20, 2013

Today is cutting it close for last-minute Christmas shopping, but it's never too late—or too early, in fact—for bargain hunting. And there certainly are some...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems Windows

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High-PPI support in Windows 8.1: still not so great
— 8:25 PM on December 19, 2013

Displays with high pixel densities are pretty much standard in tablets, and we're all waiting for them to become standard in notebooks. Take a trip...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Mobile computing Windows

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Microsoft to name new CEO in 'early part of 2014'
— 5:02 PM on December 17, 2013

Almost four months have passed since Steve Ballmer announced his plan to resign as Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer isn't scheduled to step down until August...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly
— 5:05 PM on December 9, 2013

Rumors about the next major Windows release are starting to crop up. Earlier today, Paul Thurrott of the eponymous Supersite for Windows posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft's Larson-Green hints at Windows consolidation
— 9:18 AM on November 25, 2013

Julie Larson-Green, the newly minted head of Microsoft's Devices and Studios engineering group, had some interesting things to say about the future of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Hotfix for Windows 8.1 mouse accuracy issues now available
— 8:30 AM on November 11, 2013

As expected, Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse movement issues that have affected some users of Windows 8.1. The hotfix, available here,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: As Microsoft CEO, Elop could kill Bing, sell Xbox business
— 5:11 PM on November 8, 2013

The search for a new Microsoft CEO is still underway. According to Reuters, the top five candidates include current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Software Windows

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Windows 8.1 causes mousing issues; fix incoming
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2013

Still on the fence about upgrading to Windows 8.1? If you're a gamer,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Windows

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Microsoft beats Street forecast with 'record' quarterly revenue
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2013

The PC market suffered in the last calendar quarter, but you wouldn't know it by looking at Microsoft's latest financial results. The company

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Latest Windows Phone 8 update adds phablet support
— 4:34 PM on October 14, 2013

Last month, Microsoft's newly minted Windows chief hinted that Windows RT was...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft: Surface 2 name chosen to avoid consumer confusion
— 9:11 AM on October 14, 2013

The first Windows RT tablet from Microsoft was called the Surface for Windows RT. The second-gen version of that device, on the other hand, has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft preps native Remote Desktop apps for Android, iOS
— 3:27 PM on October 9, 2013

There's already a wealth of a Remote Desktop clients out for iOS and Android. But later this month, Microsoft will introduce official Remote Desktop clients...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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Revamped software, faster internals fuel WD My Cloud storage device
— 7:00 AM on October 2, 2013

Data storage comes in all sorts of flavors these days, and the external options are getting more and more capable. The latest is WD's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet Networking

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Windows 8.1 ad puts Start button front and center
— 9:19 AM on September 30, 2013

Microsoft has begun its charm offensive for Windows 8.1. The company has put out a 30-second ad that shows off the upcoming OS upgrade's features...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Fast routers, cases, and audio amps
— 5:04 PM on September 27, 2013

We can't cover everything in our daily news. So, each week, we gather miscellaneous announcements and write about them in our release roundup. This week,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Networking

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