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Microsoft discusses Windows 8's dueling Metro, desktop UIs
— 11:39 AM on August 31, 2011

Windows 8's tile-based Metro interface is undoubtedly the operating system's most controversial new feature. Critics have bashed Microsoft for catering to tablets with...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 8 offers native ISO mounting support
— 11:46 AM on August 30, 2011

Microsoft has a new post up on its Building Windows 8 blog. This time, the company is detailing the operating system's native support...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft wraps ribbon around Windows 8 Explorer interface
— 1:44 PM on August 29, 2011

Think Windows 8 is all about tablet-centric tiles? Think again. The Building Windows 8 blog has an interesting post on changes...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Once a pirate...
— 9:32 PM on August 28, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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So long, sort of, and thanks for all the tech
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2011

Steve Jobs retired on Wednesday. Kind of. Well, not really. He stepped down as CEO of Apple but remains as Chairman of the Board and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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WSJ reflects on Apple after Jobs, looks back at his influence
— 10:40 AM on August 25, 2011

The news of Steve Jobs' resignation from Apple's CEO spot late yesterday was a possibility we've seen coming for years, given Jobs' apparent ongoing...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Steve Jobs steps down as Apple's CEO
— 6:32 PM on August 24, 2011

Yep, you read that right. As of this afternoon, Steve Jobs is no longer Apple's Chief Executive Officer. Jobs submitted his resignation to the...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Windows 8 to spruce up Explorer file management
— 6:00 AM on August 24, 2011

In Monday's preview of USB 3.0 support in Windows 8, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky hinted that we'd soon get a glimpse of the upcoming operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft building native USB 3.0 support into Windows 8
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2011

Getting those blue USB ports on your motherboard to work should be much simpler next year. According to the Building Windows 8 blog on MSDN,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Operating systems Windows

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Pirates to face tougher challenge with Windows 8
— 2:23 PM on August 19, 2011

Windows 8 is coming, and Microsoft naturally wants to make the new OS difficult to pirate. ExtremeTech has a few details on Redmond's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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Deal of the week: SSDs, PSUs, and an LCD with a VA panel
— 2:25 PM on August 12, 2011

We have an interesting mix of deals for you this week, starting with something you might expect: an SSD. 120GB versions of Intel's

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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New spec to boost USB power to 100W
— 12:38 PM on August 10, 2011

Version 3.0 of the USB standard has already brought a much-needed upgrade in bandwidth from 480Mb/s to 5Gb/s. That's probably quick enough for most...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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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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Haters gonna hate
— 10:00 AM on August 8, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Some thoughts on Mac OS X Lion
— 10:28 AM on August 5, 2011

I had planned to write a more exhaustive review of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, but alas, other projects and unforeseen setbacks have forced me...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Release roundup: Fresh PSUs, gaming headphones, and a dock
— 3:37 PM on July 22, 2011

No doubt owing to the ongoing summer lull, the pickings are slim this week as far as new product introductions go. Still, our inbox has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Storage

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