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Win8 adoption low among web surfers, Steam gamers
— 1:04 PM on December 4, 2012

Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for Windows 8. However, the new OS made up only 1.3% of web traffic in November according...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Release roundup: White paint, rugged storage, and precision mice
— 5:00 PM on November 30, 2012

Things were a little slow last week because of the holiday, but they definitely picked up this week. We covered plenty of releases in our...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage Input devices

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A tale of tablet flashing
— 11:14 PM on November 29, 2012

About a year and a half ago, I picked up Asus' original Eee Pad Transformer tablet. This precursor to the growing crop of Win8 convertibles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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DigiTimes says Surface RT orders cut in half
— 12:32 PM on November 29, 2012

With only one month passing since Windows 8's launch, it's really too early to weigh in on whether the OS has been a success. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 8 upgrade sales beating Win7
— 12:40 PM on November 28, 2012

Despite reports that Windows 8's adoption is falling short of expectations, Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for the new OS. There's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft to support Surface RT for the long haul
— 11:18 AM on November 26, 2012

There have been many questions about the future of Windows RT, the version of Win8 tailored for ARM-based devices. We now have a better...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Report: Win8 sales below Microsoft targets
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2012

At the BUILD conference last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer boasted about...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Wireless keyboard's numpad supports Win8 touch gestures
— 11:05 AM on November 14, 2012

Windows 8's gesture support will be lost on most desktop users, especially if their systems lack touchscreens. However, Japanese firm Elecon has developed a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Was Sinofsky's departure a power play by Ballmer?
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2012

I think we were all surprised to see Windows chief Steven Sinofsky step down on Monday. At the time, some speculated that Sinofsky was...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microchip develops low-power motion controller
— 11:42 AM on November 13, 2012

We've heard plenty about motion controllers for game consoles and the PC, but what about mobile devices? Arizona-based semiconductor firm Microchip Technology has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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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

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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

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Leak slides spill Haswell chipset details
— 11:18 AM on November 12, 2012

Intel's next-generation Haswell CPU is due out next year, and details are trickling out about its supporting Lynx Point chipset. According to a series...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Cooler Master shrinks mechanical keyboard, keeps numpad
— 12:02 PM on November 7, 2012

Mechanical keyboards typically come in two flavors: full-sized designs and "tenkeyless" ones that ditch the numpad. Cooler Master makes both varieties, and now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Etc.
— 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

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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

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My six days with Windows 8
— 12:32 AM on November 2, 2012

So, I installed Windows 8 on my desktop PC last week. It was late on the eve of the launch. The download link for the $39.99...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google Now's underpinnings explored
— 11:38 AM on November 1, 2012

The Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS is coveted primarily for the Project Butter responsiveness enhancements that smooth out UI navigation. The more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems

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