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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Luxury mouse rings in at $320
— 10:56 AM on December 9, 2011

You've gotta have pretty big balls to charge $320 for a mouse—balls as big as the Sphere 2 wired mouse being hawked by the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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IDC isn't optimistic about Windows 8's success
— 4:40 PM on December 5, 2011

Microsoft is betting on tablets and touch input big-time with Windows 8, but how will users of conventional PCs respond to the new operating system?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 on ARM may not support desktop apps
— 9:42 AM on December 2, 2011

The ARM incarnation of Windows 8 is sounding more and more like a raw deal. Remember back in September, when Microsoft said the ARM...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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PC-optimized Kinect in the works
— 11:59 AM on November 23, 2011

Microsoft continues to push its Kinect motion controller toward the PC. The SDK is out, promotional videos are pimping the device's programmability,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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$1,200 touchscreen table to debut at CES
— 1:05 PM on November 21, 2011

Touchscreen technology has already revolutionized smartphones and tablets. Now, it's coming for your table. Microsoft's Surface effort has entered its second generation, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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SteelSeries wheel targets sim racing crowd
— 11:30 AM on November 21, 2011

Anyone who's really into driving games will tell you that the best way to improve the experience is to ditch the dual analog sticks of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Synaptics ClickPad tracks 10-finger gestures for Windows 8
— 12:31 PM on November 8, 2011

Windows 8's finger-friendly Metro interface supports all kinds of multi-touch gestures, but you won't need a tablet to take advantage. At the Microsoft Ecosystem...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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HP plans Windows 8 tablets; webOS remains in limbo
— 10:07 AM on October 28, 2011

Now that HP's PC business is no longer on the chopping block, questions are arising about the company's tablet strategy. webOS is still in limbo,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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HP said to be testing Windows 8 on the TouchPad
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2011

HP seems eager to part with its webOS business, and the TouchPad apparently left store shelves for good after this summer's fire sale. However, the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft touts record first-quarter results
— 9:51 AM on October 21, 2011

Intel and Apple aren't the only companies to post record financial results. Microsoft, too, has announced the first quarter of its 2012 fiscal year, ended...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Tactile Cherry MX switches bring clickety-clack to Cooler Master keyboard
— 10:46 AM on October 19, 2011

Cooler Master is the latest PC component maker to dive into the world of mechanical keyboards. The new QuickFire Rapid is targeted at...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Microsoft reveals projected, pocketable touch interfaces
— 12:08 PM on October 18, 2011

Microsoft's annual R&D budget is huge—$9.6 billion for 2011, to be exact. Over the years, a chunk of that research money has gone into...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Release roundup: Cooling, mice, and high-density memory
— 6:00 AM on October 14, 2011

We've got a trio of announcements from Cooler Master, Corsair, and Scythe for you in this week's release roundup. CM Storm...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Memory Input devices

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Microsoft: Metro Start screen is the evolution of the Start menu
— 10:09 AM on October 6, 2011

The new Metro Start screen in the Windows 8 Developer Preview has drawn a wide spectrum of responses—some positive, some not so much. In a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Ex-AMD exec Bergman joins Synaptics as CEO, President
— 4:43 PM on September 28, 2011

Last week, long-time ATI and AMD executive Rick Bergman, who rose to Senior VP and GM of AMD's Graphics Product Group, abruptly resigned his...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Input devices

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Windows 8 will store settings in the cloud via Windows Live
— 4:43 PM on September 26, 2011

If you jump back and forth between multiple PCs on a regular basis, you probably know how annoying it is to keep track of various...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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