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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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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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Release roundup: Card readers and efficient PSUs
— 4:56 PM on June 1, 2012

We've only got a couple of items for this week's release roundup. Computex is drawing nigh, and most hardware makers seem to be holding off...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage

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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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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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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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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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Deal of the week: A 60GB SSD for $55 and a PSU for $24
— 5:54 PM on May 11, 2012

We've got a couple of pretty juicy deals for you all this week. The first is OCZ's Agility 3 60GB solid-state drive, which is on...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage

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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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Release roundup: Cases, memory, and power
— 6:05 PM on April 26, 2012

This week in our rundown of miscellaneous release announcements, we're looking at new gear from Cooler Master, G.Skill, and Rosewill: Cooler...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Memory

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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

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Deal of the week: SSDs, RAM, and other three-letter acronyms
— 5:01 PM on April 13, 2012

This week's deal post is all about three-letter acronyms and initialisms. Let's start with SSDs: Newegg is running one of its Shell Shocker promotions on...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

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Intel recommends standardization for ultrabook batteries
— 2:19 PM on April 13, 2012

At the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, China, Intel is advocating a standardized battery design for ultrabooks. Although the firm concedes that high-end ultrabook...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Newegg cracks for Easter
— 4:52 PM on April 6, 2012

We'll keep it simple this week: go here to visit Newegg's weekend DIY PC sale page, which offers promo codes for discounts of 10-15%...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Software

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Deal of the week: Sub-$100 SSDs and more
— 5:17 PM on March 30, 2012

We've got a handful of hardware deals and couple of game sales for you all this week. Let's start with the hardware, because that's where...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Gaming

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Windows 8 to scale with high-DPI tablets
— 5:56 PM on March 22, 2012

High-DPI displays seem to be the wave of the future, especially on tablets—just look at the iPad 3 and the upcoming Transformer Infinity Series....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Windows Personal tech

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Release roundup: Platinum PSUs, Mini-ITX cases, and more
— 5:04 PM on March 22, 2012

The big news this week was, of course, the release of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680—and the myriad versions of it from various card makers. But...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage

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