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Friday night topic: what are you giving for Christmas?
— 3:55 PM on December 19, 2014

So here's the question: what are you getting your "significant other" (wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend/whatever) for Christmas this year?  Anything...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2014

Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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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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Friday night topic: The coming doom of Canon and Nikon?
— 5:00 PM on December 5, 2014

I have been very satisfied with the progression of digital camera technology over the years, and its...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Patent docs show possible Intel-powered Google Glass
— 4:53 PM on December 3, 2014

We already have it on good authority that the second-gen Google Glass will be Intel-powered. Now, patent documents spotted by eWeek have given...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Valve adds Twitch-like broadcasting to Steam
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2014

The popularity of game streaming has exploded in the past couple years. In 2013 alone, 45 million Twitch users watched 200 million hours of content...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Friday night topic: What are you thankful for?
— 4:00 PM on November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving was yesterday (or last month, if you live north of the border), but in theory, there's nothing stopping any of us from being thankful...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII
— 11:41 AM on November 28, 2014

Thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday, ahem, there isn't much in the way of tech news out there today. But there is a new trailer for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Microsoft becomes world's second most valuable company
— 6:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Considering its string of recent misfortunes—Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Surface RT, to name a few—one...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Microsoft bundles combines Office, Xbox, Skype for $199/year
— 9:19 AM on November 11, 2014

Can't live without Microsoft's online services? Good news: the company is letting you subscribe to all of 'em—the consumer-focused ones, at least—for the not-so-low (but...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Friday night topic: Tell me where it hurts
— 5:00 PM on November 7, 2014

I've spent way too much time at the computer from an early age. I love my job, but wow, sometimes it requires me to put...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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Android Lollipop is coming to the Shield Tablet
— 3:48 PM on November 3, 2014

I think it's funny that a person from 10 years ago would have no idea how to decode the words in the headline above. You...

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

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