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Windows XP's anti-malware support extended to 2015
— 9:19 AM on January 16, 2014

Microsoft plans to end official support for Windows XP on April 8, more than 12 years after the operating system first became available to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Chrome gets noisy tab indicator, new Windows 8 mode
— 9:19 AM on January 15, 2014

Yesterday, Google began the silent, automated rollout of its latest Chrome release—version 32.0. The new update doesn't look all that different from the previous one...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Valve adds VR to Steam's Big Picture mode
— 9:27 AM on January 14, 2014

Today is the day Valve's Steam Dev Days conference begins. As we learned last week, Valve is expected to release a development toolkit for...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming Software

Lucid GameXtend conserves power with just-in-time frame delivery
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2014

We hadn't heard much from the folks at Lucid for a while, but they were back at CES 2014 with an intriguing new application for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Software Personal tech

SteamOS gets support for AMD, Intel graphics
— 4:46 PM on January 9, 2014

When Valve released the first SteamOS beta to the public last month, folks with AMD GPUs and Intel integrated graphics were left out in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

Report: Winamp could be saved by Radionomy deal
— 9:15 AM on January 2, 2014

Just before Christmas, we learned that Winamp might get a second wind. Now, TechCruch is reporting that the media player software and associated Shoudcast...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Report: NSA intercepts computer shipments, plants malware
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2013

German news magazine Der Spiegel has published a couple of articles containing new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Internet Software

Winamp isn't dead yet, could get second wind
— 6:00 AM on December 23, 2013

Remember how Winamp was supposed to shut down on December 20? It's now December 23, and reports of Winamp's death seem to have been...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

Deal of the week: An assortment of last-minute bargains
— 12:45 PM on December 20, 2013

Today is cutting it close for last-minute Christmas shopping, but it's never too late—or too early, in fact—for bargain hunting. And there certainly are some...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems Windows

Fan mockups show OS X with iOS 7-style interface
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2013

Okay, so, fan-made user-interface mockups aren't generally worthy of news coverage. I know. But come on: it's the week before Christmas, and nothing's happening out...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

Microsoft to name new CEO in 'early part of 2014'
— 5:02 PM on December 17, 2013

Almost four months have passed since Steve Ballmer announced his plan to resign as Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer isn't scheduled to step down until August...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

Here's a handy guide to the SteamOS beta
— 9:22 AM on December 16, 2013

Last Friday, the first prototype Steam machines arrived at the doorsteps of registered testers, and Valve released SteamOS, the Linux-based operating system that drives Steam...

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

Steam beta hardware ready to ship, SteamOS downloadable Friday
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2013

Valve has announced that the first Steam consoles will leave the factory on Friday. The systems are going to 300 Steam users selected...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly
— 5:05 PM on December 9, 2013

Rumors about the next major Windows release are starting to crop up. Earlier today, Paul Thurrott of the eponymous Supersite for Windows posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Valve joins the Linux Foundation
— 4:34 PM on December 4, 2013

Well, folks, looks like Valve's love affair with Linux has become official. Earlier today, the company became a member of the Linux foundation, joining...

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

Voice-activated Google search comes to Chrome
— 6:00 AM on November 27, 2013

Voice-enabled Google search is one of my favorite features on Android-based smartphones and tablets. (There's an app for that, too.) Now, the same...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Microsoft's Larson-Green hints at Windows consolidation
— 9:18 AM on November 25, 2013

Julie Larson-Green, the newly minted head of Microsoft's Devices and Studios engineering group, had some interesting things to say about the future of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Winamp is shutting down December 20
— 9:32 AM on November 21, 2013

More than 16 years after its first release, Winamp is shutting down. " and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software