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Google Reader to be retired July 1
— 12:18 PM on March 14, 2013

If you're an avid consumer of RSS feeds, chances are you saw this news last night. Google has decided to retire its Reader aggregator as...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

The DIY PC as fire starter: is this a thing now?
— 12:20 PM on March 13, 2013

It's quite possible flames have burst out of other PC components in Damage Labs over the years. I've smelled the acrid smoke from a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Systems

Kickstarter funding sought for Gigabyte-built hackintosh board
— 11:09 AM on March 6, 2013

Over the last few years, all sorts of interesting projects have elicited funding via Kickstarter. This is the first time I've seen a PC...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

MSI Haswell mobo caught on camera
— 1:24 PM on March 5, 2013

CeBIT kicked off this morning in Hanover, Germany, and the first reports from the show floor are out. Among them: a sneak preview of an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Time Warner Cable: Not enough consumer demand for 1Gbps Internet
— 2:16 PM on February 27, 2013

Google is definitely stepping on Time Warner Cable's toes in the Kansas City area. While the cable operator continues to offer the same Internet and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Google Chrome to get tab noise indicator
— 9:08 AM on February 26, 2013

Don't you hate it when you have a gazillion tabs open, and then one of them—you have no idea which—decides to start blaring some annoying...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Chrome 25 supports voice recognition API
— 6:00 AM on February 22, 2013

Voice recognition is showing up everywhere lately—phones, tablets, Macs, and even the desktop PC of one of our editors (but only because he broke...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Gigabyte's Thin Mini-ITX motherboards hit Newegg
— 9:17 AM on February 21, 2013

Remember those Gigabyte Thin Mini-ITX motherboards we told you about last month? The GA-H77TN and GA-B75TN are now official, and they're already available...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intel to exit the desktop motherboard business
— 8:12 PM on January 22, 2013

For years, Intel has produced its own line of desktop motherboards. Not for much longer, though. This afternoon, we learned that Intel will ramp down...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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

Release roundup: Case windows, gaming mice, and fancy mobos
— 6:00 AM on January 18, 2013

We covered a whole boatload of new hardware launches at CES last week. You'd think the flow of releases would taper off for a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Input devices

AMD intros modular server platform
— 6:00 AM on January 17, 2013

Last week, we heard all about AMD's plans for mobile and desktop hardware. This week, the company has switched gears and unveiled something...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers