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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Classic games returning to Windows 10 with Candy Crush Saga in tow
— 9:05 AM on May 15, 2015

Think Microsoft isn't serious about PC gaming? Think again. After being taken out of the starting lineup for Windows 8, Solitaire made a triumphant return...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Nvidia brings 1080p60 Grid streaming to Shield devices
— 10:05 AM on May 12, 2015

Nvidia is upping the visual fidelity of its Grid game-streaming service for Shield devices. The latest update for the Shield Hub Android app brings...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Etc.
— 9:13 AM on May 7, 2015

I've had several of you ask me how I'm enjoying Google Fiber since my post about the installation work being done in my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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The curtain falls on Windows Media Center
— 5:12 PM on May 4, 2015

Windows Media Center, Microsoft's long-running effort to blend elements of DVRs, cable boxes, and DVD players into Windows, will be taking its final bow before...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Telecom industry seeks to stay the FCC's net neutrality rules
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2015

Major Internet service providers and other telecom companies in the United States haven't been happy with the Federal Communications Commission since its decision to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Continuum turns Win10 phones and tablets into desktops
— 10:03 AM on April 30, 2015

At its Build keynote yesterday, Microsoft showed off the adaptability of Windows 10 on a variety of devices. Win10's Continuum feature allows devices to"flex" in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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Windows 10 web browser named Microsoft Edge
— 1:44 PM on April 29, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming browser has long been known by its unofficial codename, Project Spartan. Today, we can dispense with that name. The new browser is officially...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Updated Google search algorithm prioritizes mobile-friendly sites
— 11:29 AM on April 21, 2015

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the way that many people view web sites, and Google is changing its search algorithm to reflect this fact. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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AMD says Windows 10 will be released in late July
— 9:08 AM on April 20, 2015

Microsoft has been coy about the exact release date of Windows 10 thus far, telling us only to expect a launch this summer. AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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The Windows 10 Store will hawk music, movies, and TV shows
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2015

The Windows 10 Store isn't just for applications and games. Microsoft has revealed that the unified...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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