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Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
— 9:33 AM on August 15, 2011

Looks like Google is serious about this whole Android thing. The search giant has coughed up $12.5 billion to purchase Motorola Mobility. Whoa. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Chromium OS tablet UI demoed on video
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2011

With Android invading an ever-growing number of tablets and phones, and netbooks falling out of favor with trendy first-worlders, I've always assumed that Google would...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Browser IQ survey branded a hoax
— 10:17 AM on August 3, 2011

You know that survey about IE users having lower IQs? Well, funny thing... the folks over at the BBC did a little sleuthing, and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Survey alleges IE users have lower IQs
— 5:19 PM on July 29, 2011

Is there a correlation between choice of web browsers and intelligence? Yes, says AptiQuant, a self-described "Psychometric Consulting company" based here in Vancouver. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Mozilla outlines plans for browser-based OS
— 6:00 AM on July 26, 2011

You know what they say—imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Fresh from espousing a new, quicker release cycle modeled after Chrome, Mozilla is now...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New Steam update promises more efficient downloads
— 11:01 AM on July 18, 2011

Our favorite content delivery system just got a major upgrade. Valve has released a client update that, coupled with tweaked server software...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years back—not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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'Only' 999 more days left for XP security updates
— 11:07 AM on July 12, 2011

Yesterday marked an interesting milestone for Windows XP. In 1,000 days (or 999 as of today), Microsoft will stop providing security updates for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Ubuntu ushers me out of the Windows XP era
— 11:02 PM on July 7, 2011

Well, it finally happened. Windows XP is no longer the primary OS on any of my day-to-day machines. The last holdout was my laptop,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems

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HP confirms talks to license WebOS
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2011

That certainly didn't take long. Barely a month after publicly entertaining the notion of licensing its webOS mobile operating system to other firms, HP...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Google+ takes aim at Facebook, is invite-only for now
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2011

By now, some of you have no doubt heard about Google's answer to Facebook: Google+. The service is currently in an invite-only beta stage—just like...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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BAPCo slams AMD; Nvidia's departure confirmed
— 10:12 AM on June 22, 2011

Clearly, BAPCo isn't too happy with AMD's decision to pull out of the consortium and disparage the new SYSmark 2012 benchmark. The consortium

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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AMD bails on BAPCo, perhaps with Via and Nvidia
— 12:12 PM on June 21, 2011

BAPCo, the non-profit consortium responsible for the SYSmark benchmark, appears to have lost a number of rather important members recently. SemiAccurate broke the...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Firefox 5.0 slips out ahead of official release
— 6:00 AM on June 20, 2011

I guess all that talk about Firefox moving to a quicker release schedule wasn't just talk. Over the weekend, a number of folks noticed that...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Release roundup: Input devices, a case, and a system utility
— 2:21 PM on June 16, 2011

This week's roundup has an assortment of goodies, including a couple of input devices, one case, and a new version of the AIDA64 system utility....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices Software

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Etc.
— 10:35 AM on June 10, 2011

Seems like we've had a quiet end to the week here, with Computex, E3, and WWDC all winding down. Last night, we set out...

Type: News story Tags: Software The Tech Report

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PhysX 3.0 adds support for multi-core CPUs
— 11:02 AM on June 7, 2011

As E3 shows us the fruits of game developers' latest labors, Nvidia has served up a little something especially for those developers: a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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