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Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

Deal of the week: Cheap cases, Win8, and an SSD at 54 cents/GB
— 5:10 PM on November 9, 2012

We're taking a little break from our usual slew of storage deals to bring you a couple of budget case bargains this week. Antec's famous...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Windows

— 11:19 AM on November 8, 2012

Howdy, folks. I've been working on benchmarking some new games with the latest video cards, a task that requires me to learn how to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

New Samsung 840 Pro SSDs include Assassin's Creed 3
— 5:00 AM on November 7, 2012

Game bundles are all the rage this year. In August, Nvidia offered Borderlands 2 with its GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. AMD

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

Steam for Linux beta opens with new Nvidia drivers in tow
— 4:32 PM on November 6, 2012

Let the pandering to Linux gamers begin! Valve has just kicked off the Steam for Linux beta, bringing the Steam client, a free-to-play version...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

Report: 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet in the works
— 11:58 AM on November 6, 2012

Microsoft's family of Surface tablets may grow to include a 7" model tailored...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Descent being ported to Unreal Engine 3
— 11:56 AM on November 2, 2012

Remember Descent? The first-person shooter spawned a couple of sequels, but the last one came out way back in 2000. We haven't really...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

64-bit ARM support for Windows is in the works
— 6:00 AM on November 2, 2012

This should come as no surprise, but it's noteworthy nonetheless. The folks at PC World have gotten confirmation that ARM is working with Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Ace of Spades combines Minecraft, Team Fortress
— 12:21 PM on November 1, 2012

You know Minecraft has hit the big time when it's the most popular game on Xbox Live, ahead of even the Call of Duty...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Natural Selection 2 is out, costs $24.99
— 4:51 PM on October 31, 2012

I have fond memories of playing Natural Selection, arguably one of the finest mods for the original Half-Life. The mix of action and RTS elements,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Latest Windows Phone 8 ad features Steve Ballmer
— 6:00 AM on October 31, 2012

Steve Ballmer has kind of a history with ads. There was that famous Windows 1.0 ad, in which he donned a used car salesman outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

Ballmer touts early Windows 8 adoption
— 5:10 PM on October 30, 2012

The pundits may be harping on the allegedly lukewarm response to Windows 8, but Microsoft doesn't sound unhappy. As PC World reports, Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Hawken trailers detail mech configuration, combat
— 12:51 PM on October 30, 2012

Hawken, the first-person mech game with shades of Mechwarrior and Shogo, is currently being tested in a closed beta. If you're not one of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Chrome Remote Desktop gains audio, comes out of beta
— 9:38 AM on October 30, 2012

Just over a year ago, Google introduced, in beta form, an interesting Chrome extension dubbed Chrome Remote Desktop. The extension provided cross-platform Remote Desktop-like...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Microsoft releases Windows Phone app for Win8
— 9:27 AM on October 29, 2012

After unleashing Windows 8 last week, Microsoft is now setting its sights on Windows Phone 8—and preparing for the next-gen phone operating system's launch, which is...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

Valve seeks testers for Linux Steam beta
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2012

Unless you've been living under a rock these past few months, you've probably heard that Steam is headed to Linux—as is Left 4 Dead 2...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix