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Report: Google objects to Android/Windows hybrids
— 6:00 AM on February 25, 2014

Remember the Transformer Book Duet convertible Asus announced at CES? The 13.3" system runs Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.2 on the same Haswell...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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

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

Deal of the week: Discounted storage and a PSU bargain
— 3:43 PM on February 7, 2014

We've got a nice collection of storage bargains for this week's deal post—and a sizable discount on a power supply, too, to mix things up...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage

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

Win8.1 update could bypass Start screen automatically
— 9:29 AM on January 31, 2014

Russian site has posted some interesting information about the Windows 8.1 update rumored to be scheduled for March. The latest build of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Report: Samsung to back off Android customization
— 9:24 AM on January 30, 2014

Samsung has developed a bit of a reputation for messing with Android. The company's mobile devices typically run a heavily reskinned version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

Report: Win8.1 update adds power button, smarter context menus
— 10:24 AM on January 27, 2014

Microsoft's incoming update for Windows 8.1 is sounding more and more interesting. Last week, leaked screenshots suggested the update would add a close...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Qualcomm buys Palm and other mobile patents from HP
— 9:21 AM on January 24, 2014

Qualcomm has picked up an extensive mobile patent portfolio from HP. The portfolio includes the Palm and webOS patents that HP acquired in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

Latest SteamOS build supports dual-booting, older PCs
— 8:34 PM on January 23, 2014

Valve has made it a little bit easier for gamers to experiment with SteamOS. The latest build adds dual-booting support, allowing users to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

Win8.1 update promises tweaks for desktop users
— 10:35 AM on January 23, 2014

Slowly but surely, Microsoft is making Windows 8 behave more like, well, Windows. Win8.1 brought back the Start button and the ability to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Windows XP's anti-malware support extended to 2015
— 9:19 AM on January 16, 2014

Microsoft plans to end official support for Windows XP on April 8, more than 12 years after the operating system first became available to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

SteamOS gets support for AMD, Intel graphics
— 4:46 PM on January 9, 2014

When Valve released the first SteamOS beta to the public last month, folks with AMD GPUs and Intel integrated graphics were left out in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

VESA adding USB 3.0, power deliver to DisplayPort spec
— 6:00 AM on January 8, 2014

Power delivery and USB 3.0 connectivity are coming to DisplayPort. The VESA...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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

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

Universal notebook charging spec coming early next year
— 9:17 AM on December 19, 2013

Wouldn't it be nice if all notebooks conformed to a single charger standard? That's the goal of the International Electrotechnical Commission, which has

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

Spire's new microATX case costs $55, comes with a 420W PSU
— 11:55 AM on December 17, 2013

Need a budget ATX case with all-black innards and motherboard tray cut-outs? No problem; those are a dime a dozen. Want a microATX version of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power