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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Synaptics' new touchpads can read your fingerprint
— 7:00 AM on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Fast Identity Online Alliance published specifications for an authentication system that promises to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 1:14 AM on December 10, 2014

The Pick 6 Reuters: Congress expected to reboot Internet tax issues in 2015 Microsoft tells U.S.: The world's servers are not yours...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Weekend Shortbread
— 2:47 PM on December 6, 2014

Eight is Enough Softpedia: AMD breaks from Nvidia, drops TSMC and uses GlobalFoundries to make chips Don't call it a netbook (or a "Chromebook...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday Night Shortbread
— 11:57 PM on December 5, 2014

Eight is Enough The real and complete story - Does Windows defragment your SSD? CPU World: Intel Xeon E7 v3 CPUs to...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Cortana voice assistant demoed on Windows 10
— 4:39 PM on December 5, 2014

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant debuted with Windows Phone 8.1 this spring, and it (she?) is now headed to Windows 10. The folks at WinBeta

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Windows 10 on track for 'late summer and early fall'
— 1:20 PM on December 5, 2014

At its big Windows 10 reveal event in September, Microsoft quoted a vague mid-2015 release time frame for the new operating system. Now, as...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Mionix seeks backers for mouse with heart rate, skin sensors
— 3:45 PM on December 4, 2014

Smartwatches fitted with various biometric sensors are all the rage lately. Now, gaming peripheral maker Mionix Labs wants to implement the same technology in a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 6:25 PM on December 3, 2014

Eight is Enough Fudzilla: GlobalFoundries got ex-AMD SVP of Operations DigiTimes: TSMC to hold annual supply chain forum on December 4 Ars Technica:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Filco's new Cherry MX keyboard has Bluetooth connectivity
— 11:51 AM on December 3, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are everywhere these days, but wireless mechanical keyboards? Those are much harder to come by. Happily, PC Watch reports that Filco has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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WinXP is still more popular than Win8.1—but not for much longer
— 9:26 AM on December 3, 2014

Internet statistics firm NetMarketShare has published its operating system usage figures for November. The results are pretty enlightening; among other things, they show Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Cyber Monday edition
— 10:23 AM on December 1, 2014

For those who didn't get all their shopping done over last week's Black Friday bonanza, Cyber Monday has arrived with a new batch of discounted...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Windows 10 Consumer Preview coming in January
— 12:13 PM on November 28, 2014

We've already gotten a first-hand look at what Windows 10 brings to the table for the technically savvy—multiple desktops, an improved command line, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Thanksgiving Shortbread
— 6:49 PM on November 27, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google PC outlook remains cautious, despite modest third quarter gains, according to...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 11:44 PM on November 26, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: hp fourth-quarter revenue drops on weak enterprise demand Barron's: Intel has 30% upside PCPer: Intel's new 3D NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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