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Friday night topic: The professionalization of childhood
— 5:13 PM on April 5, 2013

I don't know how many of you have observed this, but I think there's a growing trend over the past, say, 20 years or so...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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WinRT systems getting deep price cuts
— 9:12 AM on April 3, 2013

Windows RT tablets are getting cheaper. That may be good news for bargain hunters, but it's bad news for Microsoft. So says PC World, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Windows Blue could be dubbed Windows 8.1
— 1:53 PM on April 2, 2013

We already know a fair bit about Windows Blue. Last month's leaked build gave us a good glimpse of the operating system, and word...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft lowers resolution requirement for Win8 slates
— 9:18 AM on April 1, 2013

There's been some speculation that Microsoft plans to enter the fast-growing world of 7- and 8-inch tablets. This evidence suggests the company may do so...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Friday Night Topic, early edition: What's going to happen with North Korea?
— 6:11 PM on March 28, 2013

We're doing our Friday Night Topic early this week, since tomorrow is a TR holiday. Also, because Scott is on a plane flying back from...

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Report: Windows Blue public preview due in June
— 11:33 AM on March 28, 2013

Well, it looks like Microsoft might actually release the next version of Windows just a year after Windows 8. Quoting "sources familiar with Microsoft's plans,"...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Leaked 'Windows Blue' build has tweaked UI, new apps
— 9:14 AM on March 25, 2013

Microsoft is hard at work on the next version of Windows, which is code-named Windows Blue and which may be released as early as...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday night topic: The rise of rulemaking
— 5:58 PM on March 22, 2013

Growing up, I sometimes wondered what my generation's contributions to the world might be. Now that I'm an adult, I can see those contributions...

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Nvidia's Huang not thrilled with Windows RT
— 9:06 AM on March 20, 2013

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's CEO, had a busy day at yesterday's GPU Technology Conference. We saw him announce next-gen GPUs, futue Tegra chips, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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My sci-fi book is on sale through Friday!
— 4:00 AM on March 20, 2013

Hi folks. A few months ago, my first book, a sci-fi novella called...

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Gadgets on the piste
— 10:23 PM on March 17, 2013

Warning: The following is by no means an in-depth review or related to PC hardware. I used a recent ski trip as an opportunity to...

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Release roundup: Cases, coolers, memory, and an overclocking event
— 5:28 PM on March 14, 2013

This week in our roundup of miscellaneous announcements, we have news of fresh products from Corsair and Thermaltake. We also have the skinny on an...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Miscellaneous Memory

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The problem with Windows convertible tablets
— 10:56 PM on March 13, 2013

I've been spending a fair bit of time with Windows convertible tablets lately. I reviewed the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T last week,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Deal of the week: High-capacity SSDs, IPS displays, and more
— 3:46 PM on March 8, 2013

Remember when Samsung's 840 Series 500GB SSD dipped to $280 last week? Well, good news: it's on sale again. Until midnight Pacific Time tonight, entering...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Windows

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WSJ: Microsoft cuts Win8 OEM pricing for tablets
— 3:33 PM on March 6, 2013

It's no secret that Windows 8 PCs, especially tablets, aren't flying off store shelves. I expect the problem is two-fold: one, the hardware isn't quite...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 11:04 AM on February 26, 2013

Any of you snowed in today? It's a snow day for most folks here in the Kansas City area. After getting hit with...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Autonomous quadrocopter drones learn to juggle
— 9:53 AM on February 22, 2013

For a little while, I've been casually watching the development of quadrocopters like the Parrot AR.Drone. The camera-equipped, iPhone-controlled Parrot is a pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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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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