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Firefox 19 introduces home-brewed PDF viewer
— 6:00 AM on February 20, 2013

One thing I love about Chrome is the integrated PDF viewer. I don't have to watch Adobe Reader stall my browser anymore—and once PDF files...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft to begin retiring Messenger on April 8
— 4:16 PM on February 15, 2013

I don't know many people who still use Microsoft's Messenger service. Starting April 8, though, that number is going to shrink rapidly to zero. Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Steam for Linux hits the Ubuntu Software Center
— 4:31 PM on February 14, 2013

Hey everyone, the Steam for Linux client is now available! Well, that's the title of Valve's announcement, at least. The reality is that Steam for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Firefox nightlies now include Modern UI browser
— 11:38 AM on February 14, 2013

The Modern UI version of Firefox for Windows 8 has been ripening for a while. Development began last March, and experimental builds appeared...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Newell wants Steam to be a network API
— 10:29 AM on February 4, 2013

Steam had humble beginnings, but over the years, Valve has turned it into the most popular game distribution service around. One could argue that...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Wine shown running Windows app on Android
— 6:00 AM on February 4, 2013

Ever fancied running Windows software on an Android device? If Wine creator Alexandre Julliard has his way, that might soon be possible. During a talk...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

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Firefox to enforce 'click to play' for non-Flash plug-ins
— 5:09 PM on January 30, 2013

Day-to-day web browsing in Firefox is about to get a little different. According to a blog post by Michael Coates, Mozilla's Director of Security...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Build your own cloud with BitTorrent Sync
— 10:38 AM on January 25, 2013

Cloud-based storage services like Dropbox and Mega just got some fresh competition from an unexpected source. The folks at BitTorrent have announced Sync, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Megaupload sucessor to offer 50GB of free storage
— 12:24 PM on January 18, 2013

He's baaaack. Kim Dotcom's Mega service is set to launch tomorrow, and TechCrunch got an early look at what this Megaupload successor has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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RIP, Internet activist and Reddit alumnus Aaron Swartz
— 12:21 PM on January 14, 2013

On Friday, programmer, writer, and activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide. Described by many as a genius, Swartz had a hand in developing the RSS specification...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Steam for Linux beta now open for all
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2012

Valve has confirmed that it's working on console-like PCs for the living room. The systems will run Steam on top of Linux, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Downloaded documentary tells Napster's story
— 10:49 AM on December 10, 2012

Napster forever changed not only the music industry, but also the Internet. The seminal music sharing service was a revelation when it was released in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Valve: Linux, Big Picture to power 'turnkey' living room PCs
— 6:00 AM on December 10, 2012

What do Steam's new Big Picture mode and the Steam for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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New Raspberry Pi board has lower power consumption, price
— 11:19 AM on November 30, 2012

The Raspberry Pi Model B is one of the most appealing mini-PC boards on sale right now. For only $35, you get an ARM-compatible...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Etc.
— 9:28 AM on November 19, 2012

For years, we here at TR have been quietly sowing the seeds of a Johnny Cash-meets-Darth Vader meme, which we expected to take over the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet The Tech Report

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Latest Catalysts improve performance in Far Cry 3, Linux
— 4:34 PM on November 16, 2012

With two weeks to go before the release of Far Cry 3, AMD has posted a fresh batch of Catalyst graphics drivers with claimed performance...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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