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Internet Explorer Developer Channel gives devs early access
— 1:41 PM on June 16, 2014

For developers who need to keep their projects abreast of upcoming features in major web browsers, nightly builds of Chrome and Firefox have long been...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Is this a handheld Steam machine?
— 9:18 AM on June 16, 2014

So far, all the Steam machine prototypes we've seen have been desktop systems aimed at the living room. A new concept teased at E3 promises...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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E3 is the wrong venue for PC gaming, Microsoft suggests
— 6:00 AM on June 16, 2014

Why was Windows gaming a no-show at Microsoft's E3 event? Apparently, it's because Microsoft felt the venue...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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Windows 8.1 Update to be required for future support
— 9:31 AM on June 11, 2014

Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 8.1, creatively named Windows 8.1 Update, back in April as part of its regular "patch Tuesday" cycle....

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Alienware's Steam machine switches to Windows, starts at $549
— 10:38 AM on June 10, 2014

Last month, Valve revealed that the first official Steam Machines would be delayed until 2015. The custom Steam controller is being tweaked, and Valve...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Microsoft releases Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller
— 11:51 AM on June 5, 2014

If you own an Xbox One, your controller can now serve double duty as a PC gamepad. Microsoft's Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson, posted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Surface Pro 3 looks to replace tablets, laptops with one device
— 11:00 AM on May 20, 2014

Microsoft has just spilled the beans on its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and the details are really quite interesting. The company has taken a fresh...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Friday night topic: What's wrong with your computer?
— 4:57 PM on May 16, 2014

I'm pretty much the plumber with a leaky sink when it comes to my own PC. I kind of suspect some of you all...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Half-Life 2 and Portal now available for Nvidia's Shield
— 10:09 AM on May 12, 2014

My guess was correct, which I realize isn't saying much. Still, I was surprised this morning to learn that both Half-Life 2 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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So I presume Nvidia's Shield is getting Half-Life 2
— 1:53 PM on May 9, 2014

Let's play the "send me an object to interpret" game. Seems to be all the rage these days, with creepy pictures and cakes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Microsoft pleases Wall Street with earnings, closes Nokia deal
— 10:52 AM on April 25, 2014

Last quarter was a good one for Microsoft. The company posted its earnings after the bell yesterday, reporting revenue growth "across segments" and,

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Game consoles Software Servers

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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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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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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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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