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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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A quick look at Thunderbolt on the PC
— 3:10 PM on June 4, 2012

Thunderbolt has finally arrived on the PC. Motherboards with Thunderbolt ports are selling online and Ivy Bridge notebooks are primed to feature the technology....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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It's official: Microsoft offers Windows 8 upgrade discounts
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2012

The rumors were true: as of last Saturday, buying a Windows 7 PC may entitle you to a cheap upgrade to Windows 8. Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus' Windows 8 tablets follow familiar Transformer theme
— 5:54 AM on June 4, 2012

Computex—The dual-screen Taichi wasn't the only notebook/tablet hybrid Asus showed off at its pre-Computex press conference in Taipei, Taiwan this afternoon. We caught...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus unveils dual-screen notebook/tablet hybrid
— 5:53 AM on June 4, 2012

Computex—We're rarely surprised at trade shows these days, but Asus CEO Johnny Shih saved something special for the end of his press conference today. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Windows 8 Release Preview now available
— 3:33 PM on May 31, 2012

Microsoft teased an early June debut for the Windows 8 Release Preview last month, but I guess it decided to pull the trigger early....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Gigabyte's X11 notebook weighs less than a kilogram
— 11:15 AM on May 31, 2012

As promised last week, Gigabyte has taken the wraps of what it claims is the world's lightest notebook. Say hello to the X11,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft may kill Start menu hacks for Windows 8
— 9:54 AM on May 31, 2012

In Windows 8, Microsoft is killing the Start menu and replacing it with the Metro Start screen. That move essentially forces users to dance back...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Intel's ultrabook-bound Core i5-3427U processor
— 11:01 PM on May 30, 2012

The 17W, dual-core version of Ivy Bridge for ultrabooks is finally here. We've compared it to the last generation in our new benchmark suite,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung, Google unwrap new Chrome OS laptop, nettop
— 5:17 PM on May 29, 2012

Next-generation Chromebooks are here. Earlier today, Google and Samsung announced the new-and-improved Series 5 Chromebook, which features a revamped version of Chrome OS...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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5'' LG display has IPS tech and 1080p resolution
— 11:56 AM on May 29, 2012

Forget 720p smartphone displays. LG has developed a 5" screen that serves up 1920x1080 pixels. Do the math, and that's 440 pixels per...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Toshiba hybrid drive coming to ultrabooks in September
— 10:40 AM on May 25, 2012

Hybrid storage solutions come in many flavors, but Seagate is the only one making something that fits inside a standard hard drive form factor.

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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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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Dell Windows 8 tablet specs leaked
— 6:00 AM on May 25, 2012

Once Windows 8 comes out later this year, PC vendors will no doubt be falling over themselves to offer tablets featuring the new operating system....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Kinect gets new SDK, higher-resolution competition
— 11:53 AM on May 24, 2012

Earlier this week, Microsoft released a new SDK for its Kinect motion controller. Version 1.5 adds numerous enhancements, including face tracking functionality that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Next-gen Brazos APUs sneak online
— 10:42 AM on May 24, 2012

While putting together the latest system guide, we lamented the lack of a replacement for HP's excellent dm1z ultraportable. The 11.6" system is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Report: 7'' Google tablet to ship next month
— 9:43 AM on May 24, 2012

Word has it Google is cooking up a 7-inch Android tablet of its own, and according to the latest story by DigiTimes, that tablet

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing 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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