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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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Etc.
— 10:55 AM on June 4, 2012

Well, this should be quite the week. Geoff and Adam are in Taiwan covering Computex, while much of the gaming press is attending E3. Together,...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nvidia teases $199 Tegra 3 tablets
— 9:56 AM on May 23, 2012

Android tablets featuring Nvidia's Tegra 3 processors may slip under $200 this summer. The Verge says that, at Nvidia's Annual Meeting of Stockholders briefing last...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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High-res Transformer spotted in FCC report
— 9:39 AM on May 21, 2012

At CES in January, weeks before Apple introduced the new, Retina-enhanced iPad, Asus showed us a version of its Transformer Prime tablet featuring a...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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

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Report: Amazon wants to put ads on the Kindle Fire
— 6:00 AM on May 18, 2012

Already, Amazon offers versions of its Kindle e-book readers with ads on their home and lock screens. Could the Kindle Fire join that list? Maybe...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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

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Prototype Google Glasses don't have full HUD displays
— 1:59 PM on May 16, 2012

After Google unveiled its Glasses project last month, we saw a number of Google executives donning prototype glasses out in public. One notable example:...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Apple's share of tablet shipments surges
— 8:51 AM on May 4, 2012

According to the latest numbers from market research firm IDC, Android-based tablets had a rough first quarter of 2012. The whole market was down, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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