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Brad Chacos spends the days jamming to Spotify, digging through desktop PCs and covering everything from BYOD tablets to DIY tesla coils.

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Dropbox looks beyond the cloud with email, photo apps, better business features

Between Dropbox for Business, the new Carousel photo app, and Mailbox's platform expansion, one thing is clear: Dropbox wants to be more than a cloud locker.

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AMD brings Kabini APUs to the desktop with affordable, upgradeable AM1 platform

And they aren't soldered to the motherboard like Intel's competing Bay Trail chips.

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The Windows 8.1 Update finally makes Microsoft's Metro future PC-friendly

There's no reason to hesitate any longer: The Windows 8.1 Update shines by letting a tablet be a tablet and a PC be a PC.

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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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Windows for the next billion devices: Meet Windows for the Internet of Things

Robots and keyboards and makers, oh my! Microsoft's Windows for the Internet of Things aims beyond traditional computers.

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Rejoice! The Start menu is coming back to Windows

Your cries have been heard, o' PC faithful.

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Microsoft demos touch-focused Office apps at Build

Modern Office apps will be touch-first yet intimately familiar - and they'll scale across devices as part of Microsoft's new universal app initiative.

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Microsoft details mouse-focused Windows 8.1 Update

The new update isn't as exhaustive as Windows 8.1 was itself, but it'll still bring a smile to the faces of traditional PC users.

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Meet Cortana: Microsoft announces sweeping Windows Phone 8.1 update

Microsoft revealed the grand Windows Phone 8.1 update at Build 2014, and don't let the ".1" fool you: It's a doozy.

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Microsoft reveals next-gen Kinect for Windows design, teases launch

A powered-up Kinect for Windows sensor is coming. Surprise! It looks an awful lot like the Xbox One Kinect.

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Office for iPad shoots to the top of Apple's free app chart

So much for Office for iPad arriving too late.

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Shining light on virtual reality: Busting the 5 most inaccurate Oculus Rift myths

Do believe the hype, but don't believe the rumors. A lot of the myths swirling around the Oculus Rift VR headset are pure hogwash.

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Oculus fallout proves nobody understands what Kickstarter truly does: Fund hope

No, Oculus' Kickstarter backers didn't receive a slice of the $2 billion Facebook pie, but we ALL got so much more.