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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Super-heating flash memory reportedly extends endurance
— 12:43 PM on December 3, 2012

The inconvenient but unavoidable truth about flash memory is the fact that individual cells degrade every time they're written or erased. These cells will burn...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: a 120GB SSD for $85, cheap games, and more
— 5:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Yes, there are still deals to go around—even as some retailers (and some unfortunate shoppers) are recovering from the stampedes of Black Friday and Cyber...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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iTunes 11 is out for Windows, sucks way less
— 6:00 AM on November 30, 2012

I generally don't mind using most Apple software. Heck, I quite like some of it. There is one glaring exception, though: iTunes for Windows. I...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New Samsung NAND slips under 20-nm threshold
— 12:04 PM on November 15, 2012

Samsung has begun producing NAND chips using "10 nanometer-class" process technology. The press release doesn't get more specific about the fabrication process, which...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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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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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

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Deal of the week: 25% off games and a $0.66/GB Samsung SSD
— 12:30 PM on October 19, 2012

Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite games of the year. Just two months after its initial release, the price has been slashed...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Memory Gaming

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Office 2013 hits release-to-manufacturing status
— 6:00 AM on October 12, 2012

As we've pointed out before, Microsoft isn't just refreshing its PC and phone...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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AMD releases Radeon-branded RAMDisk software
— 11:11 AM on October 10, 2012

System RAM is pretty inexpensive these days. Dual-channel kits routinely serve up 8GB for as little as $40, making it easy for just about anyone...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Software

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The Atlantic digs into Google Maps' Ground Truth
— 12:50 PM on October 8, 2012

Google Maps has gotten a lot of praise lately, in part because the Apple Maps app that replaced it in iOS 6 has been somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Firefox to nag users about plug-in updates
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2012

Not keeping your browser plug-ins up to date can be dangerous. Security holes...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Mozilla releases preview of Firefox for Windows 8
— 5:42 PM on October 4, 2012

The Windows 8 version of Firefox sure has come a long way since that early demo we saw in April. Now, Mozilla has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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