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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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Report: Shield tablet coming July 29 for $299
— 6:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Rumors of an Nvidia Shield tablet have been swirling for months, and the device may be imminent. Convincing-looking slides posted by Videocardz indicate that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Thermaltake's new mechanical key caps are so metal
— 10:59 AM on July 8, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are prized for the smooth, precise feel of their key switches. It's all about the tactile experience. The underlying switch mechanism isn't the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Kinect for Windows v2 now up for pre-order at $199
— 9:24 AM on July 7, 2014

The second-generation Kinect sensor is coming to Windows next week. As TechCrunch reports, a listing for the Windows version of the v2 sensor

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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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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''Windows Threshold'' said to disable Modern UI on desktops
— 9:22 AM on June 30, 2014

Microsoft may go out of its way not to annoy us desktop users in the next major Windows release. According to Neowin, that release, which...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Thermaltake's Theron gaming mouse for $20
— 11:14 AM on June 27, 2014

On the off chance that you haven't spent all your money in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, we've collected a handful of enticing hardware deals....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Oculus acquires Xbox controller design studio
— 6:00 AM on June 25, 2014

Oculus has now added controller expertise to its growing collection of in-house talent. The company has

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Internet Explorer Developer Channel gives devs early access
— 1:41 PM on June 16, 2014

For developers who need to keep their projects abreast of upcoming features in major web browsers, nightly builds of Chrome and Firefox have long been...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Windows 8.1 Update to be required for future support
— 9:31 AM on June 11, 2014

Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 8.1, creatively named Windows 8.1 Update, back in April as part of its regular "patch Tuesday" cycle....

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Lap-friendly keyboard, mouse pad billed as ''future of couch gaming''
— 6:00 AM on June 11, 2014

The Steam controller reignited the debate over the best input device for games. Traditional gamepads work great from the couch and for certain kinds of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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SteelSeries' Sentry tracks your eye movements in games
— 11:01 PM on June 8, 2014

As Computex wraps up in Taiwan, we've got another big show on our hands this week: E3. SteelSeries has chosen that venue to introduce some...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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'Maglev' keyboard to enable thinner notebooks
— 5:01 PM on June 6, 2014

There's a new type of keyboard switch a-comin'. Most laptop keyboards these days use scissor switches backed by rubber cups, but as CNet News...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Rosewill unveils a psychedelic keyboard of its own
— 6:06 PM on June 4, 2014

While Corsair puts the finishing touches on its RGB-series keyboards, Rosewill has introduced a keyboard with a similar killer feature: adjustable backlighting with a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Capacitive keyboard, refreshed Nepton coolers coming from Cooler Master in July
— 11:30 AM on June 4, 2014

Cooler Master has announced a July release window for its "ultra-high-end" Novatouch TKL keyboard, which has capacitive switches similar to those used by Topre. In...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Input devices

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Roccat gaming mouse adds knuckle rocker, thumb paddle
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2014

Gaming mice are everywhere these days. Most rely on conventional buttons, but Roccat's new Tyon adds a couple of novel twists. The first is the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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''Smart mouse,'' new keyboards join Thermaltake eSports lineup
— 4:02 PM on June 3, 2014

Also present at Computex is Thermaltake, which has added some new gaming peripherals to its Tt eSports lineup. One of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Psychedelic LEDs to hit Corsair keyboards, mice this summer
— 6:00 AM on June 2, 2014

Those multicolored Cherry MX RGB switches we saw at CES are finally coming in some real products. This summer, Corsair will introduce them aboard...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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