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Friday night topic: Our happy eccentricities
— 5:22 PM on November 19, 2010

I've learned a few things about myself over time. I realize they mean that I'm a little different than most folks, but I can live...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: A bargain smorgasbord
— 3:30 PM on November 5, 2010

Black Friday isn't due for another three weeks, but deals of all kinds are already becoming plentiful. Newegg, in particular, seems to be running a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Poll: What's tops on your Christmas list?
— 11:58 AM on November 4, 2010

Every holiday season brings a fresh batch of new hardware, and this one will be no exception. Sandy Bridge is due early in the...

Poll Question: • All I want for Christmas is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Halloween costumes
— 5:02 PM on October 29, 2010

Halloween is just a few days away, and I'm horribly behind on getting a costume together. This happens every year, it seems. Usually,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft posts record-breaking revenue
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2010

Yes, believe it or not, Microsoft is still raking in truckloads of cash. In other news, the sky is still blue, and grass still grows...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Software Windows

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Windows 7 SP1 release candidate goes up
— 6:00 AM on October 27, 2010

The first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is almost here. Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc updated the Windows Blog yesterday to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Analysts: Apple could buy EA, Facebook, or Netflix
— 2:24 PM on October 26, 2010

Apple is flush with cash. With a reported $51 billion in the bank, not to mention ever-growing profits and a market valuation second only...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Windows 8 could be ready in two years
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2010

Microsoft wasn't kidding about its plans to speed up the Windows release cycle. Windows 7 hit stores about two years and eight months after Vista,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to kick Steam rivalry up a notch
— 5:23 PM on October 22, 2010

Some of us were a little surprised to see Microsoft open a digital distribution service for games last December, and today, the Games on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Microsoft: 240M Windows 7 licenses sold since launch
— 12:34 PM on October 21, 2010

Tomorrow, Windows 7 will celebrate its first birthday. Microsoft kicked off the party a little early this morning, posting an announcement filled with hype...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 11:22 AM on October 7, 2010

As a reviewer, I work with a lot of different press contacts at various companies. Having a good contact in a key position can be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Windows 7 Family Pack returns to the world of the living
— 3:54 PM on October 4, 2010

Less than a year after quietly giving the Windows 7 Family Pack some concrete shoes and tossing it in the river, Microsoft has dragged...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Consumer satisfaction with PCs on the rise
— 11:47 AM on September 21, 2010

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, consumers are happier with their computers than ever before. The latest numbers from the group...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Blu-ray copy protection busted wide open
— 11:03 AM on September 17, 2010

In the world of copy-protection schemes, if you build it, they will crack it. Eventually. This time around, it's Blu-ray's turn to be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Malware could have contributed to plane crash
— 2:50 PM on August 24, 2010

Malware can hijack your browser settings, slow your entire system, and delete the vast collection of Justin Bieber ringtones that took you months to collect. All...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Guns!
— 5:30 PM on August 20, 2010

Last week's discussion of random interests led one commenter to observe that PC enthusiasts seem to share certain interests outside of the tech realm,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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With McAfee purchase, Intel could become #1 bloatware vendor
— 12:46 PM on August 19, 2010

The news of Intel's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee was a bit of a surprise to many of us, and the vague justifications both...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 1:19 PM on August 17, 2010

Have an interesting system on the test bench here in Damage Labs. Memory count at boot time takes a while,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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