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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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Verizon to raise FiOS speeds, offer 300Mbps service
— 6:00 AM on May 31, 2012

If you're lucky enough to get Verizon's FiOS service where you live, you're in for a treat. Verizon has announced that, starting next month, it...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Have Internet, will travel
— 12:00 AM on May 25, 2012

To borrow the first line from The Streets' magnificent A Grand Don't Come for Free, it was supposed to be so easy. After a brutally...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Personal tech

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Windows 8 may have Flash in Metro after all
— 6:00 AM on May 24, 2012

Last September, after many months of unwavering HTML5 advocacy, Microsoft announced that the Metro version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8 wouldn't support Adobe...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 2:42 PM on May 18, 2012

Howdy, folks. I'm back from Nvidia GTC and am pretty well exhausted. As you might expect, I have plans to write a bit...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Internet The Tech Report

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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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If data can be lost, it will
— 3:03 AM on May 11, 2012

Murphy was right. If something can go wrong, it will... eventually. Earlier this week, the water main connected to our house burst, submerging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Internet

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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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The Elder Scrolls Online due in 2013
— 12:34 PM on May 3, 2012

As if Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls games couldn't get any more addicitive, the franchise is going online. The RPG turned MMO will be...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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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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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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Streaming video services may soon require cable TV subscriptions
— 11:31 AM on May 1, 2012

Thanks to streaming (and a little help from BitTorrent,) folks are increasingly ditching their cable TV service to watch videos online. The cable companies...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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UPDATED: UK High Court: ISPs must block The Pirate Bay
— 5:54 PM on April 30, 2012

Well, this is interesting. As the debate over CISPA rages on here at home, content providers seem to be getting their way in Europe....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Copyright

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Three years of crowd-sourced Kickstarter funding visualized
— 12:44 PM on April 30, 2012

Kickstarter has been in the news quite a lot lately. The crowd-sourced funding site is being used to fuel the development of everything from...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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