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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft confirms October release for Windows 8
— 1:45 PM on July 9, 2012

Well, it's official: Windows 8 will become commercially available in late October. Microsoft spilled the beans at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Gigabyte doubles down on Thunderbolt ports
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2012

A single Thunderbolt port has an obscene amount of bandwidth: 10Gbps in each direction per channel, with two channels per port. The interconnect standard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

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Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

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Microsoft to offer cheap Windows 8 upgrades to everyone
— 6:00 AM on July 3, 2012

You get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! And you get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Everyone gets a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Yes, it seems, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Restrictions on Windows 8 in-place upgrades detailed
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2012

Windows 8's retail release is fast approaching. Unless the new Metro user interface gives you a rash, you might be thinking of upgrading—and an in-place...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Tablets will outsell PCs next year, says Microsoft
— 9:39 AM on June 27, 2012

If you were still wondering why Windows 8 puts its Metro interface front and center so dramatically, well, here's why. The guys at PC Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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WSJ: Microsoft tablet to prime the pump
— 9:52 AM on June 18, 2012

A few days ago, the New York Times predicted that Microsoft might soon unveil a Windows 8 tablet "of its own design." The Wall...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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NYT: Microsoft to release its own Windows 8 tablet
— 5:09 PM on June 15, 2012

Later this year, we're going to see hardware makers compete to see who can offer the best Windows 8 tablet. If the New York Times...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Motherboard makers say desktop Trinity delayed
— 1:50 PM on June 11, 2012

Computex — As you may be aware, AMD launched its long-awaited Trinity APU last month. Only mobile variants are available to start, and the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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MSI MPower motherboards extend warranty to overclockers
— 3:46 AM on June 10, 2012

Computex — Enthusiast-oriented Z77 and X79 motherboards could be found all over the Computex exhibition hall. Two of them belonged to MSI's new MPower...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD: Windows tablets to hold 20% market share by 2017
— 9:48 AM on June 7, 2012

Later this year, the first Windows 8-powered tablets will come out, and Microsoft will finally have a true alternative to the iPad and Android-powered devices....

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Gigabyte puts server chipset on Sandy Bridge-E motherboard
— 10:45 AM on June 6, 2012

Computex — Despite its breathtaking bandwidth, Intel's X79 platform was somewhat of a disappointment when it launched. The chipset lacked the extra SAS and SATA...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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ASRock doubles down on Thunderbolt ports, cables
— 10:51 AM on June 5, 2012

Computex — While touring ASRock's booth at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan this afternoon, we caught a glimpse of a rather interesting Thunderbolt...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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ECS unveils production Socket FM2 motherboard
— 10:26 AM on June 1, 2012

Last week, we got to gawk at pictures of a prototype Socket FM2 motherboard. Today, we have a special treat: official pictures and details...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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