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Chrome being optimized for high-density displays
— 10:15 AM on June 14, 2012

The new MacBook Pro's Retina display is pretty nifty. Few applications are designed to really take advantage of all the extra pixels, but Google is...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Software

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Metro-flavored Chrome coming to Windows 8
— 9:40 AM on June 8, 2012

Folks using the Windows 8 Release Preview will soon have another browser to try out: Chrome, the "dev channel" release of which is about...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Windows 8's antivirus will play nice with third-party tools
— 5:31 PM on June 4, 2012

For three years now, Microsoft has offered its own, free antivirus software—Security Essentials—as an alternative to third-party tools. The company is going one step further...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Nintendo's WiiU commercial is just . . . I don't know
— 10:00 AM on June 4, 2012

Nintendo has a vision for promoting social interaction via its upcoming WiiU game console, and that vision is, er, well and truly bizarre. Have...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Rumor: Much of HP Enyo team to leave for Google
— 9:51 AM on May 25, 2012

Last December, after months of uncertainty, HP announced its plans for the ill-fated webOS: the mobile operating system would be surrendered to the open-source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Microsoft renews 'buy a PC, get a free Xbox' promo for students
— 9:40 AM on May 18, 2012

People are always comparing and contrasting PCs and consoles, but of course, the ideal is to have both platforms. For students, doubling up will be...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Video mockup shows Metro version of Firefox
— 1:46 PM on May 17, 2012

I apparently missed this last week, but it's worth a look if you haven't seen it. Ever wonder what Firefox will look like in Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Chrome 19 arrives with tab syncing
— 4:57 PM on May 15, 2012

Google has started quietly rolling out the latest Chrome update, and there's a new feature that ought to please folks who juggle multiple PCs...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Mozilla, Google bemoan Windows RT browser lockdown
— 9:46 AM on May 10, 2012

The ARM version of Windows 8 (a.k.a. Windows RT) is meant to feature both the Metro and Desktop environments, and in Microsoft's words, it's

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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$99 Xbox 360 Kinect bundle is official
— 6:02 AM on May 8, 2012

Score another point for the rumor mill: last week's reports about a $99 Xbox 360 Kinect bundle were true. The offer went live...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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It's official: Microsoft to kill its Windows Live brand
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2012

The rumor mill predicted it some time ago, and now, Microsoft has made it official: Windows 8 will herald the death of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: Microsoft to offer $99 Xbox 360 with a subscription
— 6:00 AM on May 3, 2012

Rumor has it that a new Xbox 360 Kinect bundle is on the way—and this one won't cost $300. In fact, The Verge says...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Mozilla to unify Firefox visuals across PCs, phones, tablets
— 5:01 PM on May 2, 2012

More user-interface changes are coming to Firefox—and this time, Mozilla isn't just freshening up the desktop version of its browser. In a presentation at the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New Steam beta offers remote library management
— 10:48 AM on May 2, 2012

Valve has made a habit out of deeply discounting games on Steam. There's a new deal every day and often a multitude of games...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Internet Explorer unpopular but maybe not that bad
— 12:53 PM on May 1, 2012

Internet Explorer seems to have been largely shunned by PC enthusiasts. Google Analytics tells me that only 18% of our traffic for the last month...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Firefox 3.6 to get auto-updated to Firefox 12
— 6:00 AM on April 30, 2012

Still using Firefox 3.6? That might not last for much longer. ComputerWorld reports that Mozilla will roll out Firefox 12 as an automatic update...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google Drive becomes official
— 4:15 PM on April 24, 2012

I guess the rumors were right—this time. Google has officially taken the wraps off its Drive service, which promises 5GB of free cloud storage...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Adobe CS6 supports OpenCL acceleration
— 12:23 PM on April 24, 2012

Applications that support OpenCL are still relatively rare. The API is designed to allow software to tap graphics horsepower for general-purpose computing tasks. ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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