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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two and more new games arrive on Shield
— 11:00 AM on June 30, 2015

Want to relive the defense of White Forest or smack down some Hunters from the comfort of your couch? If you own a Shield...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Software

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Fractal Design's Define S case reviewed
— 2:11 PM on June 29, 2015

Fractal Design's Define S maintains the understated styling of the company's other Define cases, but the businesslike exterior hides a radical new take on what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Microsoft adds $1,299 Core i7 version to Surface Pro 3 lineup
— 10:24 AM on June 29, 2015

Microsoft has quietly added a new member to its Surface Pro 3 family, packing an Intel Core i7 CPU, a 128GB SSD, and 8GB...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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OnePlus will launch its new phone in virtual reality
— 4:55 PM on June 26, 2015

So this is novel. OnePlus, the phone company that brought us the cheap-but-powerful One phone, is launching a new model, the OnePlus 2....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tesoro announces Thyrsus mouse with six thumb buttons
— 9:16 AM on June 26, 2015

Gaming peripherals company Tesoro has announced its newest mouse, the Thyrsus. It packs six thumb buttons, and it's targeted mainly at MOBA and MMO...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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ThinkPad loyalists will enjoy this retro Lenovo concept
— 11:21 PM on June 25, 2015

Lenovo (née IBM) ThinkPads have a design history stretching back over 20 years. Despite some recent tweaks and tucks to these PCs' keyboards and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Watch the creation of Microsoft's Windows 10 wallpaper
— 11:25 AM on June 25, 2015

Every version of Windows brings a new default desktop background with it, one that'll be seen by millions of people. Microsoft tends to make a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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New, smaller Flir One thermal camera works with Android devices
— 10:18 AM on June 25, 2015

Thermal imaging company Flir's original One is a neat tool, but its bulky body only works with the iPhone 5 and 5S, and its 80-by-60-pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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Samsung's PC updating software disables Windows Update
— 9:39 AM on June 24, 2015

A researcher named Patrick Barker has discovered a piece of preinstalled Samsung software that silently disables Windows Update on the company's PCs, potentially rendering...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Lenovo's latest Ideacentre PC is a little Stick-y
— 10:38 AM on June 23, 2015

Lenovo's ideacentre Stick 300 shows that size truly doesn't matter. This micro-PC provides a full-blown computer in a footprint that's not much bigger than...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Eurocom takes desktop Broadwell on the go with its P5 Pro
— 6:00 AM on June 23, 2015

For the longest time, it wasn't possible to buy a CPU based on Intel's Broadwell silicon outside of lower-power applications like notebooks or NUCs.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: convertibles could make up 12% of mobile PCs sold in 2015
— 5:06 PM on June 22, 2015

Market research firm Gartner has a report and some predictions on the growth of the hybrid PC segment (more commonly known as convertible or...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Third-generation Moto G prototype specs, pics leak
— 1:35 PM on June 22, 2015

Motorola Mobility's Moto G has long offered decent specs in an Android smartphone for a couple hundred bucks or less, but recent phones like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Biostar whips up a Braswell mini-ITX board of its own
— 9:28 AM on June 22, 2015

The march of Intel Braswell-powered mini-ITX mobos continues. Today's spin on the formula comes from Biostar, whose N3150NH mobo features a Celeron N3150...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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