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Should new acquaintance be forgot
— 1:17 PM on January 6, 2012

For Christmas this year, which is really last year but that seems confusing, my lovely wife did something she had only done once before in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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A belated podcast scheduling note
— 12:48 PM on January 2, 2012

You'll have to forgive me for the tardy timing of this blog post. What with Christmas vacation, followed by a crazy work week, topped with...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC 11.0 now out in beta
— 10:40 AM on December 28, 2011

XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a media player for hacked Xbox consoles. The software is now available in a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Thunderbolt expected to strike more frequently next year
— 11:26 AM on December 27, 2011

Intel's wicked-fast Thunderbolt interconnect has thus far been limited to Macs, but DigiTimes claims that will change next year. The site expects Sony...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Island in the tech stream
— 4:16 PM on December 19, 2011

It's been over a year since the second-generation Apple TV emerged from the Cupertino location of Hobbytown USA, yet the black, minier-than-a-mini set-top box remains...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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The TR Podcast 102: Future TV and a holiday Ti fighter
— 11:05 PM on December 18, 2011

It's a short and sweet episode of vocal tech reporting this week. Highlights include listener questions, some discussion of 21st-century TV and Nvidia's new...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Release roundup: Fresh memory and gaming peripherals
— 5:03 PM on December 15, 2011

Yeah, so, at this point, I think most hardware firms are saving their big launches for CES. That's become apparent in the dearth of new...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Input devices

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Chrome update brings robust profile support
— 12:26 PM on December 15, 2011

Quick show of hands: how many of you have computers around the house that are used by multiple people? Probably a lot, me included....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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The TR Podcast 101: Scott really hates the Kindle Fire
— 1:31 AM on December 5, 2011

In this episode, Scott rants about the Kindle Fire, we share our enthusiasm for Arkham City and Infinity Blade II, and we go over...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Web stats firm: Chrome overtook Firefox in November
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2011

Firefox may not be the world's second-most-popular web browser anymore. According to data released by StatCounter, Google Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Cue Mr. Collins, Mr. Phil Collins
— 11:17 AM on November 30, 2011

Recently, I completed what felt like my forty-third Hackintosh build. It was, in fact, only my second assemblage of The Supreme Hackintosh. But the first...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Apple said to prep MacBook Air price cuts
— 9:41 AM on November 28, 2011

With the first wave of ultrabooks, PC makers have shown they can offer laptops similar to Apple's MacBook Air at lower prices. The ball is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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