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Deal of the week: Game pre-orders, PSUs, and notebook RAM
— 5:22 PM on January 6, 2012

Let's start this week's post with a few game pre-order deals. We're all excited about some of the releases coming this year, and Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

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

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

Windows 8 to implement picture passwords
— 1:00 PM on December 19, 2011

Thanks to Windows 8, you won't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make rude gestures at family members. In the latest update to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Google Zeitgeist chronicles search trends for 2011
— 12:15 PM on December 16, 2011

Every year, Google's Zeitgeist tabulates trends based on the most popular web searches of the previous 12 months. The 2011 version is now up,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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

OnLive game streaming comes to smartphones, tablets
— 10:27 AM on December 8, 2011

OnLive's cloud gaming service has finally come to tablets and smartphones. Released first for the PC and then on a separate, TV-friendly console, OnLive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Internet

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

Release roundup: Cases, power, cooling, and SO-DIMMs
— 3:01 PM on December 2, 2011

We've got a packed roundup this week. No fewer than three announcements from NZXT have hit our inbox, and we have news from Cooler Master,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling Memory

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

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

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

Study probes American piracy practices
— 10:58 AM on November 17, 2011

Yarrr. Researchers at Columbia University have released some interesting data on piracy in the US. The results come from over 2,000 interviews...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

— 10:09 AM on November 10, 2011

Howdy, all. You may have noticed that it's seemed a little quiet around here this week. That's because we're all working like mad behind the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia The Tech Report

Mac App Store to mandate app sandboxing
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2011

Apple's walled garden may get even taller walls come next spring. The company has notified developers that they'll soon have to sandbox their apps...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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

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

iPad 3 display proving to be a challenge, report says
— 9:38 AM on October 27, 2011

Apple reportedly wants the next iPad to have a Retina-like high-density display. However, LCD panel manufacturers aren't sure they can churn out high-density panels in...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech