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Mantle no more? GDC sessions point to the next DirectX
— 10:08 AM on February 26, 2014

AMD introduced its Mantle API in order to create a more efficient means of programming today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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200 million Win8 licenses sold; adoption still lags behind Win7
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2014

Microsoft hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Windows 8 sales figures in recent months....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Former Steam director leaves Microsoft in under six months
— 9:06 AM on February 13, 2014

You know Microsoft's ninth annual pledge to restore its focus on PC gaming? Well, apparently the folks in Redmond will have to disappoint...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Job listing hints at new Microsoft app for books, magazines, comics
— 12:11 PM on February 10, 2014

Amazon might be in for some competition from the folks in Redmond. In a job listing on its Careers site, Microsoft talks about a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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More of Windows 8.1 Update 1's desktop tweaks detailed
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2014

If we're to believe the latest whispers around the web, Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be out in early April. As we draw closer...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Windows 8.1 Update 1 now coming in April
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2014

The first major update to Windows 8.1 promises a wealth of improvements for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft has chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella
— 9:15 AM on February 4, 2014

Well, looks like Stephen Elop didn't get the job after all. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that its CEO search has come to an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Personal tech Servers

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Deal of the week: An assortment of last-minute bargains
— 12:45 PM on December 20, 2013

Today is cutting it close for last-minute Christmas shopping, but it's never too late—or too early, in fact—for bargain hunting. And there certainly are some...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to name new CEO in 'early part of 2014'
— 5:02 PM on December 17, 2013

Almost four months have passed since Steve Ballmer announced his plan to resign as Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer isn't scheduled to step down until August...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly
— 5:05 PM on December 9, 2013

Rumors about the next major Windows release are starting to crop up. Earlier today, Paul Thurrott of the eponymous Supersite for Windows posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft's Larson-Green hints at Windows consolidation
— 9:18 AM on November 25, 2013

Julie Larson-Green, the newly minted head of Microsoft's Devices and Studios engineering group, had some interesting things to say about the future of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Hotfix for Windows 8.1 mouse accuracy issues now available
— 8:30 AM on November 11, 2013

As expected, Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse movement issues that have affected some users of Windows 8.1. The hotfix, available here,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: As Microsoft CEO, Elop could kill Bing, sell Xbox business
— 5:11 PM on November 8, 2013

The search for a new Microsoft CEO is still underway. According to Reuters, the top five candidates include current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Software Windows

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Windows 8.1 causes mousing issues; fix incoming
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2013

Still on the fence about upgrading to Windows 8.1? If you're a gamer,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Windows

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Microsoft beats Street forecast with 'record' quarterly revenue
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2013

The PC market suffered in the last calendar quarter, but you wouldn't know it by looking at Microsoft's latest financial results. The company

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Latest Windows Phone 8 update adds phablet support
— 4:34 PM on October 14, 2013

Last month, Microsoft's newly minted Windows chief hinted that Windows RT was...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft: Surface 2 name chosen to avoid consumer confusion
— 9:11 AM on October 14, 2013

The first Windows RT tablet from Microsoft was called the Surface for Windows RT. The second-gen version of that device, on the other hand, has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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