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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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Purportedly leaked Xbox 720 specs give us a headache
— 11:15 AM on June 18, 2012

The folks at PC Mag claim to have a leaked 56-page document that lays out in some detail Microsoft's plans for its next-gen game...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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Western Digital gets into the networking business
— 7:00 AM on June 14, 2012

When Western Digital told me it was entering an entirely new product category, I didn't know what to expect. SSDs wouldn't be different enough, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Report: Windows RT to cost device makers $85-90
— 9:51 AM on June 12, 2012

Windows RT tablets could be an expensive proposition when they arrive this fall. VR-Zone spoke to multiple tablet vendors at the Computex trade show last...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Apple shows iOS 6, preps Mountain Lion for July
— 2:41 PM on June 11, 2012

This morning's WWDC conference wasn't all about new MacBooks. Apple also unveiled iOS 6, the next version of its mobile operating system for iDevices, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Mac

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Etc.
— 10:19 AM on June 11, 2012

Morning, folks. I told you last week was going to be busy between Computex and E3, and that turned out to be very true....

Type: News story Tags: Networking The Tech Report

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New Broadcom SoCs promise cheaper 802.11ac routers
— 4:41 PM on June 5, 2012

Last week, we talked about two of the very first routers to feature 5G Wi-Fi connectivity (also known as 802.11ac). The devices promise transfer...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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Nintendo's WiiU commercial is just . . . I don't know
— 10:00 AM on June 4, 2012

Nintendo has a vision for promoting social interaction via its upcoming WiiU game console, and that vision is, er, well and truly bizarre. Have...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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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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Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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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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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

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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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Microsoft renews 'buy a PC, get a free Xbox' promo for students
— 9:40 AM on May 18, 2012

People are always comparing and contrasting PCs and consoles, but of course, the ideal is to have both platforms. For students, doubling up will be...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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