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Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2012

We don't usually cover the latest social media happenings here at TR, but this latest development almost beggars belief. Yes, as Reuters reports, Facebook...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft shells out $1.1 billion for AOL patents
— 9:45 AM on April 9, 2012

With fierce patent skirmishes erupting all around the industry, properly arming oneself has never been more important. Of course, you don't need to tell Microsoft...

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Steve Jobs movie to star Ashton Kutcher as Jobs
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2012

Love him or hate him, there's no question that Steve Jobs had an extraordinary career, an extraordinary life, and an untimely death that was met...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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IHS: Intel's semiconductor revenue share on the rise
— 9:29 AM on March 26, 2012

With all of those iPads and ARM-powered handsets flooding the market, you might think Intel's slice of global semiconductor sales is on a downward trend....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Miscellaneous

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Windows 8 to scale with high-DPI tablets
— 5:56 PM on March 22, 2012

High-DPI displays seem to be the wave of the future, especially on tablets—just look at the iPad 3 and the upcoming Transformer Infinity Series....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Windows Personal tech

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It's official: HP to combine PC, printer divisions
— 9:53 AM on March 21, 2012

Score another one for the rumor mill. HP has pretty much confirmed the early morning rumors, announcing an "organizational realignment" that will see...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous

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Rumor: HP to merge PC and printer divisions
— 6:00 AM on March 21, 2012

Just seven months ago ago, HP was making preparations to get rid of its PC business. That move was eventually canceled, and now,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous

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Report: Few Win8 ARM tablets will be available at launch
— 6:00 AM on March 20, 2012

Unnamed tipsters have fed some juicy details to Bloomberg about Microsoft's Windows 8 release plans. Now, the site claims to know not just when...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Friday night topic: Good reads
— 5:40 PM on March 16, 2012

With the rise of e-readers and tablets, I've found myself trading time formerly spent watching TV for time spent reading books. Much of that...

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Microsoft plugs 'critical' Remote Desktop holes
— 5:36 PM on March 13, 2012

Today is patch Tuesday, and if you have Remote Desktop enabled in Windows, you might want to let Automatic Updates do its thing and reboot...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Startup to offer DIY brain overclocking kit
— 11:58 AM on March 12, 2012

Thinking a little slowly this Monday? Why not overclock your brain? MIT's Technology Review blog has the goods on GoFlow, a startup...

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Windows 8-powered Nokia tablet said to be in the works
— 9:38 AM on March 12, 2012

Microsoft and Nokia are like two peas in a pod lately—and have been so ever since they formally partnered up in February 2011. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Six screens, one desk
— 6:32 PM on March 8, 2012

When I sit down at my desk in the Benchmarking Sweatshop, it feels like maybe I could tap into the Matrix. I've slowly added...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Stardock offers substitute Start menu for Windows 8
— 4:56 PM on March 6, 2012

That didn't take long. Barely a week after the Windows 8 Consumer Preview's release, someone has whipped up a substitute for the decommissioned Start...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available
— 9:50 AM on February 29, 2012

Right on schedule, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Consumer Preview available earlier this morning. You can head to the official portal for more information....

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Zune, Windows Live brands said to be on the chopping block
— 4:42 PM on February 24, 2012

Microsoft is cleaning house, it sounds like. We found out this morning that the company might cut down on the number of OS editions with...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Windows 8 editions listed in HP driver notes
— 9:28 AM on February 24, 2012

Now, this could simply be a placeholder, not a genuine list of the upcoming Windows 8 editions. Still, it's an interesting slip-up by HP. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7, Vista to get extended support
— 9:37 AM on February 21, 2012

Microsoft is extending an olive branch to stragglers. According to ComputerWorld, the company has quietly prolonged the support period for consumer editions of both...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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