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200 million Win8 licenses sold; adoption still lags behind Win7
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2014

Microsoft hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Windows 8 sales figures in recent months....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Former Steam director leaves Microsoft in under six months
— 9:06 AM on February 13, 2014

You know Microsoft's ninth annual pledge to restore its focus on PC gaming? Well, apparently the folks in Redmond will have to disappoint...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Job listing hints at new Microsoft app for books, magazines, comics
— 12:11 PM on February 10, 2014

Amazon might be in for some competition from the folks in Redmond. In a job listing on its Careers site, Microsoft talks about a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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More of Windows 8.1 Update 1's desktop tweaks detailed
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2014

If we're to believe the latest whispers around the web, Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be out in early April. As we draw closer...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Windows 8.1 Update 1 now coming in April
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2014

The first major update to Windows 8.1 promises a wealth of improvements for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft has chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella
— 9:15 AM on February 4, 2014

Well, looks like Stephen Elop didn't get the job after all. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that its CEO search has come to an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Personal tech Servers

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Steam Music will play your tunes through the Steam overlay
— 4:50 PM on February 3, 2014

This slipped under the radar last Friday, but in light of Valve's recent foray into the living room, it's noteworthy news. In a post on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Software

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Apple Store update hints at increased TV focus
— 6:00 AM on January 29, 2014

Apple may be on the verge of a major update to its set-top box. 9to5Mac noticed that Apple has rejiggered its online store...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Avegant VR headset funded on Kickstarter
— 12:16 PM on January 24, 2014

Remember the Avegant Virtual Retinal Display we talked about in October? The VR headset hit Kickstarter a couple of days ago, and...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Gaming

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Intel sells OnCue TV service to Verizon
— 11:56 AM on January 21, 2014

Rumors about Intel's OnCue TV service have circulated since early 2012. The chip maker confirmed the project last year and promised to combine...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Updated: Diamond shows external sound card with volume knob
— 5:22 PM on January 10, 2014

A good sound card is kind of a must if you have half-way decent analog speakers or headphones. But not all systems have room for...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Audience's eS700 Series audio chip is always listening
— 10:00 AM on January 6, 2014

You may not have heard of Audience, but odds are one of its chips is inside your smartphone. The company's audio processors can be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Haswell-E slated for Q3'14 release
— 10:43 AM on December 26, 2013

In September, Intel refreshed its high-end desktop platform with Ivy Bridge-E. This chip is a modest upgrade over its Sandy Bridge-E predecessor, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Winamp isn't dead yet, could get second wind
— 6:00 AM on December 23, 2013

Remember how Winamp was supposed to shut down on December 20? It's now December 23, and reports of Winamp's death seem to have been...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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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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Fan mockups show OS X with iOS 7-style interface
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2013

Okay, so, fan-made user-interface mockups aren't generally worthy of news coverage. I know. But come on: it's the week before Christmas, and nothing's happening out...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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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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Release roundup: Thunderbolt mobos, Gold PSUs, and gaming headsets
— 5:47 PM on December 13, 2013

This week in our release roundup, we bring tidings from BitFenix, Enermax, Gigabyte, and MSI. "BitFenix - Introducing Flo Headset." This...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Power

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