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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Qualcomm announces its first 802.11ax Wi-Fi products
— 2:30 PM on February 13, 2017

I suspect that most gerbils probably have the same love-hate relationship with Wi-Fi that I do. I love it when it works, and hate it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Lenovo debuts new Thinkpad mobile workstations
— 1:00 PM on February 7, 2017

Solidworks is holding its annual Solidworks World designers' conference right now in lovely Los Angeles, and Lenovo is one of the show's major sponsors....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Asus Z270-WS workstation mobo reports for duty
— 1:45 PM on February 3, 2017

Builders of Kaby Lake systems have tons of motherboard choices from Asus. The company updated almost 90 of its 100-series boards to work with...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

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Cortana on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
— 11:30 AM on February 1, 2017

The "magic mirror," arguably the hottest Raspberry Pi project of 2015, is now coming to Windows users without a wood shop at their disposal...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Windows

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Windows Cloud may be Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks
— 9:02 AM on January 31, 2017

Microsoft has been waging a war against Chromebooks on a number of fronts, including reducing the price of OEM Windows licenses on machines with...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch
— 11:30 AM on January 20, 2017

Eurocom's Tornado F5 SE looks like a standard desktop replacement-style laptop that you might find on a shelf in a big box electronics store....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Servers Workstations

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Synology RT2600ac offers up speedy Wi-Fi and tight controls
— 1:30 PM on January 13, 2017

Synology is a company best known for its NAS devices, but it's also been building up a family of routers. The company has now...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Nighthawk S8000 swoops down on managed switch market
— 11:30 AM on January 11, 2017

Buyers of high-end consumer routers have sent manufacturers the message that aggressive styling based on next-generation fighter aircraft and science-fiction space ships helps...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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Upcoming Windows 10 build offers improved privacy settings
— 9:54 AM on January 11, 2017

As of last August, about two-thirds of gerbils who responded to our poll said they took Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows Insider build 15002 offers a bevy of improvements
— 4:39 PM on January 9, 2017

Microsoft is starting the New Year offering a ton of goodies to its Windows Insiders. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, comes with wide...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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