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It's official: Microsoft will consolidate Windows development
— 9:20 AM on July 23, 2014

On the heels of its quarterly results announcement yesterday, Microsoft announced a plan to unify the creation...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft's 2014 revenue up 11.5%, but income stagnates
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2014

Microsof has posted financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and the year as a whole. (Instead of conforming to the calendar, Microsoft's fiscal...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 9:16 PM on July 22, 2014

Eight is Enough WSJ: For Apple, iPhone roars and iPad whimpers Reuters: Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours Bloomberg:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Windows Threshold shots show Start menu, windowed Modern UI
— 9:06 AM on July 22, 2014

Judging by the latest rumors, the Start menu won't make its comeback until the release of Windows Threshold—which means we may not get it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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TR BBQ XI: We're getting the hang of this
— 10:31 AM on July 21, 2014

After 11 years of TR BBQs, DrFish and the rest of us have refined most of the key elements of the event beyond any reasonable...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Google testing experimental new UI for Chrome OS
— 9:04 AM on July 21, 2014

Chrome OS might be in for a visual overhaul. Late last week, Google's François Beaufort posted the first public screenshot of Athena, which he...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Monday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Eight is Enough WCCFtech: AMD assures 20nm products in 2015—16nm FinFET in 2016, upcoming GPUs to use existing 28nm process CPU World: Intel

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Weekend Shortbread
— 11:28 AM on July 19, 2014

7 Up Clarification on Lenovo statement on sales of small screen Windows-based tablets Reuters: With 1 million comments, U.S. net neutrality debate...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Mandela Day Shortbread
— 9:42 AM on July 18, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: Taiwan's TSMC shares fall on Apple, Qualcomm order loss reports Reuters: hp appoints CEO Whitman chairman, expands board DigiTimes:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Web fonts will soon look better in Chrome
— 8:28 AM on July 18, 2014

For all of Google Chrome's advantages, its sub-par rendering of web fonts has always been a sore point. With the release of Chrome 37, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs in next year
— 9:06 AM on July 17, 2014

In a message to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that the company will axe up to 18,000 jobs over the next year....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard reviewed
— 11:14 PM on July 16, 2014

Biostar's latest Haswell motherboard sells for only $125, but it's specced like pricier alternatives. You get an overclocking-friendly Z97 chipset, PCIe slots primed for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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ESPY Day Shortbread
— 7:50 AM on July 16, 2014

Eight is Enough DigiTimes: DRAM chip prices likely to hike 10% in July Reuters: U.S. FCC extends 1st deadline to comment on...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Etc.
— 1:42 PM on July 15, 2014

This work week will be shortened at both ends for me by other commitments. I took a vacation day yesterday, and I'll be driving up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Tuesday Shortbread
— 7:44 AM on July 15, 2014

Eight is Enough Videocardz.com has AMD GCN update: Iceland, Tonga, and Hawaii XTX PCWorld: Internet giants press for net neutrality in FCC...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Web-based password managers insecure, study says
— 1:43 PM on July 14, 2014

After the Heartbleed vulnerability shook most of the Internet earlier this year, many users turned to password management services in order to reset...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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