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Arpanet designer Larry Roberts dies at 81
— 3:25 PM on December 31, 2018

Lawrence G. Roberts, the man whose work would eventually allow us to send each other cat GIFs and get into arguments in comments sections, has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Microsoft's Project Mu aims to ease UEFI creation and updates
— 12:30 PM on December 20, 2018

It's pretty much common knowledge that motherboard firmware quality can be hit-or-miss, to put it rather mildly. Far too often we've reviewed high-end circuit slabs...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software Windows

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Test your nasty apps in Windows 10's disposable Sandbox
— 12:24 PM on December 19, 2018

Raise your hands, everyone who's ever wanted to quickly check if a given program is kosher or will murder your system. Glad to see we're...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 10 October 2018 update is widely available after a slew of fixes
— 9:45 AM on December 18, 2018

If there's a title awarded for "most troubled Windows update," then Windows 10 version 1809 is a good candidate. Comically known as the October 2018...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows Insiders get better narration and console colors in build 18298
— 5:31 PM on December 10, 2018

Despite some missteps, there's little argument that Windows 10 is improving with time (some would say, like fine wine). Microsoft just published the

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Qualcomm 8cx SoC steps up for the next Always Connected PCs
— 3:44 PM on December 6, 2018

You may remember the Always Connected PCs we talked up a while ago. Those lean notebooks promised competent computing performance paired with constant cellular...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Windows

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Report: Microsoft to ditch EdgeHTML in favor of Chromium
— 9:03 AM on December 4, 2018

 Citing anonymous sources, Windows Central reports that Redmond is forging ahead with a plan to replace or retool the Edge browser in Windows 10 with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Microsoft squashes data-eating bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 9:55 AM on October 10, 2018

In the famous words of Homer Simpson, "doh!" That's probably the expletive most heard at Microsoft this past Saturday, when the company was forced to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD sets date for Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X chips along with Dynamic Local Mode
— 4:23 PM on October 5, 2018

Friday afternoons aren't usually fertile ground for big news. Today's a little different, though. Out of the blue, AMD told the world when the previously announced 

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Report: bug in Windows 10 October 2018 update might delete user data
— 2:58 PM on October 5, 2018

Our wannabe fictional overlord Josh Pozzolo (aka sweatshopking) just reviewed Microsoft Windows 10's October 2018 update, and he pretty much likes it. I've installed...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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In the lab: Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 10:15 AM on October 3, 2018

Howdy, folks! There's a chance you noticed that a feature update to Windows 10 is downloading to your machine. Yesterday, Microsoft pulled a fast one and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft teases a possible Surface launch tomorrow morning
— 1:06 PM on July 9, 2018

Microsoft seems poised to make an announcement about its next Surface or Surfaces tomorrow morning. The company posted a slightly enigmatic tweet on its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Asus tweets the deets on the Kaby Lake-powered Chromebox 3
— 10:47 AM on June 21, 2018

Google's Chrome OS started out as nothing more than a browser running on top of a stripped-down Linux installation. Over time, the search giant has...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet Operating systems

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Windows patch fixes April 2018 Update for Intel and Toshiba SSDs
— 12:59 PM on May 25, 2018

People using Intel 600p and Pro 6000p SSDs in their PCs can finally get that update to the latest version of Windows. As you may...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update doesn't play ball with some Intel SSDs
— 12:45 PM on May 11, 2018

There's a sizable contingent of buyers (particularly in business environments) that favor Intel hardware. Indeed, people have frequently swapped Intel into IBM's place in the old...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Chrome OS set to receive containers full of Linux applications
— 12:15 PM on May 9, 2018

Google's web-first Chrome OS delivers a streamlined browsing experience, but the lack of native applications has been criticized since the operating system's earliest days....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Microsoft demos phone mirroring and Alexa integration at Build conference
— 12:15 PM on May 8, 2018

Microsoft has struggled for a long time to duplicate its PC success on other platforms. Previous Microsoft administrations might have pressed forward with trying to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft unveils a name and a date for the next Windows 10 update
— 9:01 AM on April 27, 2018

After early 2017's Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update later last year, Microsoft has been mysteriously quiet about the name of the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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