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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

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

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

Deal of the week: Storage and displays
— 5:42 PM on June 1, 2012

With hard drive prices the way they are, it's rare to find truly good deals on mechanical storage. Newegg has a couple of those right...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

13.5-inch OLED prototype has 3840x2160 pixels
— 11:54 AM on June 1, 2012

Good news on the display front. Sharp and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory have jointly developed a new oxide semiconductor that promises screens with higher resolutions,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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

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

John Carmack working with open-source VR headset
— 11:11 AM on May 30, 2012

During my misspent youth, we used to hang out at an Internet cafe that had a virtual reality headset. The headset was hooked up to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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

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

Win8 taskbar, mouse tracking tweaked for multi-monitor configs
— 12:06 PM on May 22, 2012

Think Windows 8 is optimized solely for touchscreen displays? Think again. In its Building Windows 8 Blog, Microsoft has detailed numerous enhancements...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Operating systems

Windows 8 Desktop to ditch Aero
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2012

Microsoft's Aero interface managed to survive the transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7 mostly unscathed, but it's nearing the end of its run. Just...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Windows 8 frightens me, and here's why
— 9:43 PM on May 17, 2012

Some people just hate change. It can't be helped. Those people cling to old versions of their favorite software as long as they can. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

DisplaySearch: 'Retina' laptop panels carry a $65-92 premium
— 5:40 PM on May 16, 2012

A lot of us are looking forward to high-DPI notebook displays from Apple and other vendors. Some say they might appear as soon as...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Mac

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

PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 ripples with six display outputs
— 11:26 AM on April 26, 2012

With the GeForce GTX 680, Nvidia can finally drive a three-screen surround gaming setup with a single graphics card. However, Nvidia's surround implementation falls...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

More high-DPI and sunlight-friendly displays on the way
— 11:05 AM on April 25, 2012

Exciting things are happening in the world of display technology. Engadget China has seen next-generation Asus ultrabooks with 1080p IPS displays, confirming an...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

Windows 8 Release Preview due early June
— 9:41 AM on April 24, 2012

Two months after the Consumer Preview, and seven months after the Developer Preview, Microsoft is getting ready to release a third preview build...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows