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''Windows Threshold'' said to disable Modern UI on desktops
— 9:22 AM on June 30, 2014

Microsoft may go out of its way not to annoy us desktop users in the next major Windows release. According to Neowin, that release, which...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday night topic: Coffee
— 5:15 PM on June 20, 2014

I've kind of resisted doing a Friday night topic about coffee, because I know not everyone enjoys...

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U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on software patents
— 11:58 AM on June 20, 2014

In a unanimous, highly anticipated decision yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank that adding a computer implementation to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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Asus Chairman predicts PC market rebound in late 2014
— 11:35 AM on June 18, 2014

The current conventional wisdom is that PC sales will continue to decline as phones and tablets take over the jobs of entry-level PCs. As

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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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Friday night topic: your best tech purchases
— 4:50 PM on June 13, 2014

We've recently explored the question of our worst tech purchases, and what a dreadful collection of stories were told. There is another side to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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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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UPDATED: In AI milestone, computer passes Turing test
— 11:10 AM on June 9, 2014

In 1950, Alan Turing, widely considered to be one of the founding...

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Friday night topic: Do you even lift, bro?
— 5:36 PM on June 6, 2014

Video of Barack Obama's workout routine leaked on the Internet this week. The U.S. President apparently ducked into a hotel gym in Poland to...

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Friday night topic: your worst tech purchase?
— 8:47 PM on May 30, 2014

What was the biggest stinker, the worst bit of tech gear you ever foolishly parted with money to obtain? Mine was a Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: whatchya got cookin'?
— 5:20 PM on May 23, 2014

A long weekend is upon us, it's springtime, and that means festivities—most of them involving food. For many of us, it's time to fire...

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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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Friday night topic: A change of perspective
— 7:31 PM on May 9, 2014

I've been spending a fair chunk of the past few evenings watching the official video feed of the International Space Station. The feed went up...

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Friday night topic: Are y'all pumped for World War III?
— 5:32 PM on May 2, 2014

I've been keeping track of the situation in Ukraine since the start of the Euromaidan protests last November. Lately, things seem to have gotten much...

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Friday night topic: Web-comic serials
— 4:50 PM on April 25, 2014

I believe we've had a Friday night topic at some point in the past about web comics, but that discussion was mostly about day-to-day strips...

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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,...

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