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Linux versions of Portal, Left 4 Dead 2 hit Steam
— 10:41 AM on May 6, 2013

Valve's collection of Linux-friendly games has grown. On Friday, the developer announced a Left 4 Dead 2 beta for the alternative OS. ...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Report: Next-gen Chromebooks on the way
— 11:55 AM on April 29, 2013

Despite their bargain-basement prices, Chromebooks just don't seem to be that popular. Web tracking firm NetMarketShare says the Chrome OS-powered machines make up...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Intel: $200 Atom notebooks to run Android
— 9:19 AM on April 26, 2013

Last week, Intel CEO Paul Otellini revealed that touch-friendly notebooks based on the firm's upcoming Bay Trail Atom refresh would cost as little as...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Report: Intel wants batteries in all-in-one PCs
— 12:35 PM on April 22, 2013

With the demand for traditional towers dwindling, a lot of the action in the desktop PC industry seems to be focused on all-in-one systems similar...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Rumor: Windows 8.1 will have a Start button, but no Start menu
— 9:10 AM on April 22, 2013

Well, this is a little disappointing. Remember that rumor about Windows 8.1 bringing back the Start button? According to The Verge, which quotes "sources...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 may boot to desktop, resurrect Start menu
— 9:10 AM on April 16, 2013

There are plenty of reasons to hate on Windows 8, but the biggest one is no doubt the new Start screen. A lot of us...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Gigabyte intros Brix mini barebones PC
— 12:43 PM on April 15, 2013

As PC platforms consolidate more features in fewer chips, small-form-factor systems are becoming a lot more appealing—and a lot smaller. Gigabyte appears to be...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Gartner, IDC: PC shipments tanked last quarter
— 5:46 PM on April 10, 2013

Here comes more doom and gloom from PC market watchers. This time, the folks at CNet News have compiled Q1 2013 PC shipment figures...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Epic's Rein calls PS4 a 'really perfect gaming PC'
— 11:11 AM on April 4, 2013

I think game developers are happy with Sony's choice of hardware for the PlayStation 4. At least, Epic Games' Mark Rein seems to be. In...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Game consoles

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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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Release roundup: Tiny PCs, slim SSDs, quiet cases, and low-profile graphics
— 5:01 PM on March 28, 2013

The biggest hardware launches of the past week or so were undoubtedly AMD's Radeon HD 7790 and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Systems

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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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Two more Dell offers on the table
— 11:15 AM on March 25, 2013

Dell may not go private after all. In February, the PC maker agreed to terms on a deal that would see investment firm...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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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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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

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Dell shows 18'' convertible all-in-one PC
— 9:08 AM on March 13, 2013

Wow. I guess Asus isn't the only one to think there's a market for jumbo-sized convertible all-in-ones. On the heels of the Transformer AiO's

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Xi3 taking pre-orders for 'grapefruit-sized' gaming PC
— 9:03 AM on March 11, 2013

A couple of months ago, Xi3 unveiled a "grapefruit-sized" small-form-factor PC allegedly designed to run Steam and Steam's Big Picture mode. Well, now, Xi3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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