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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Logitech's G502 gaming mouse tracks movement with a 12,000-DPI sensor
— 10:30 AM on April 8, 2014

Logitech has introduced a new wired mouse for gamers. The G502 Proteus Core has all the trappings of a modern gaming rodent, including...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Tuesday Shortbread
— 9:45 AM on April 8, 2014

The Fantastic Four Neowin: Windows 8.1 Update 1 released, now available for download Exploring Windows 8.1 Update—Start Screen, Desktop, and other enhancements Xbox...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Enter our spring cleaning contest to win over $1500 in PC hardware
— 3:43 PM on April 7, 2014

It's spring cleaning time again. That isn't the sort of thing we'd normally celebrate, but with generous contributions from Cooler Master, MSI, Kingston, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Monday Shortbread
— 1:06 PM on April 7, 2014

7 Up PCMag: Qualcomm unveils next-gen Snapdragon 810, 808 chips MacNN: Apple to use Micron LPDDR4 DRAM in future products? Donanim Haber: Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Aimpad game controller ties Cherry MX switches to analog input
— 11:43 AM on April 7, 2014

We've seen a lot of unconventional PC controllers over the years, including several keypads primed specifically for first-person shooters. The Aimpad looks similar to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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6TB crammed into 3.5'' Seagate Enterprise Capacity drives
— 10:35 AM on April 7, 2014

Move over, Ultrastar He6. There's a new 6TB hard drive in town. Seagate has introduced a lineup of Enterprise Capacity 3.5" drives...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Release roundup: Touchy fan controllers and Wi-Fi drive docks
— 4:12 PM on April 4, 2014

Our release roundup feature has been on a bit of a hiatus lately, since the flow of hardware announcements from Taiwan slowed considerably after CES....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Friday Shortbread
— 3:17 PM on April 4, 2014

7 Up ComputerWeekly: Government signs £5.5m Microsoft deal to extend Windows XP support C|Net: Microsoft's Chaitanya Sareen gets candid on the evolution of

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, discounted graphics, and a nice massage
— 10:59 AM on April 4, 2014

I'm running out of ways to introduce our deals posts. So, yeah, let's get straight to this week's discounts. TigerDirect is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Cooler Master's fancy backlit keyboard will be out on April 13
— 4:14 PM on April 3, 2014

At CES, Cooler Master showed us a keyboard with a fancy backlighting system that lit up keys after each keypress. The company has now...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Smartphones and tablets under 9'' get Windows for free
— 6:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Remember that rumor about Microsoft cutting Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 PCs?...

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

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Eight is Enough Betanews: Windows 8.1 Update will be available on April 8—here's what's new C|Net: Microsoft hopes iPad users won't exploit...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Market share data suggests XP users upgrading to Windows 7 rather than Win8
— 10:49 AM on April 2, 2014

Official support for Windows XP ends next week, but plenty of machines are still using the OS. The latest market share numbers from...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Reversible USB 3.1 Type C connector pictured
— 9:13 AM on April 2, 2014

Back in December, we learned that the USB 3.0 Promoter Group was developing a new, orientation-independent type of USB connector. Earlier today, the guys...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 6:14 PM on April 1, 2014

7 Up hp agrees to pay $57 million to settle shareholder lawsuit Reuters: Apple again seeks decisive U.S. court ruling against Samsung Seattle...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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