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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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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:...

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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...

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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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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 10:56 PM on November 25, 2014

Eight is Enough ZDNet: What we learned about Intel this week DigiTimes: ARM seeing troubles penetrating into PC, server industries; IoT becomes new...

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Symantec says a Stuxnet-like trojan has been spying for years
— 2:13 PM on November 24, 2014

Symantec says it has discovered powerful malware that's been spying on governments, corporations, researchers, and private individuals. Dubbed Regin, this "top-tier espionage tool" has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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ASRock's latest X99 board turns onboard networking up to 22Gbps
— 10:30 AM on November 24, 2014

ASRock's workstation-oriented X99 WS-E/10G motherboard takes networking to a whole 'nother level. First, there are the dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks, each one powered by an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Friday Shortbread
— 3:25 PM on November 21, 2014

The Pick 6 DailyTech: FTC announces crackdown on computer speedup / tech support scams Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the...

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:59 PM on November 20, 2014

The Fantastic Four WCCFtech: Intel Xeon Phi "Knights Hill" will debut on the 10nm process - 2nd generation Omni-Path and HMC The Korea Times:...

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Gigabyte squeezes Haswell-E motherboard into microATX form factor
— 10:30 AM on November 19, 2014

Gigabyte is rolling out a new motherboard for Haswell-E processors, and it's smaller than one might expect. Instead of occupying a full-sized ATX form factor,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Monday Night Shortbread
— 9:16 PM on November 17, 2014

7 Up Fudzilla: AMD to launch faster Hawaii iteration WCCFtech: Nvidia 'GTX Titan X' GPU vs. AMD Fiji XT GPU-with-HBM simulated benchmarks WCCFtech: Nvidia...

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