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Microsoft announces $25 Xbox One Media Remote

Starting in March, you won't need to yell at your TV like a schmuck.

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FCC won't challenge net neutrality's death, plans resurrection instead

In striking down net neutrality, an appeals court may have given the FCC the ammo it needs to finally make it stick.

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Windows Phone 8.1's long-awaited notification center caught on video

Windows Phone's finally getting a notification center in Windows Phone 8.1, and it looks pretty snazzy.

Windows UI designer explains why forcing Metro on all is great for power users

Sure, Metro isn't great for getting things done, but a Microsoft designer says that's the entire point.

Microsoft stays the execution of Windows 7 PCs for business, but not for pleasure

Windows 8 haters can continue to buy PCs pre-loaded with WIndows 7 beyond 2014, but they'll have to splurge on a business machine.

New Intel NUC BIOS update fixes Linux installation woes

Because bringing your own operating system to the party is a bummer when your PC can't find it.

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HP's first Chromebox is coming this spring, focused on getting things done

The pint-sized HP Chromebox is packed with business-friendly features and a hulking Core i7 processor.

Sony VAIO's fatal flaw: The PCs cost too damned much

Focusing on the high-end only works if there's a high-end market to begin with.

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Why a leaked Windows 8.1 update and Microsoft's new CEO bode well for PC lovers

After taking a plunge with Windows 8's modern UI, Microsoft appears ready to let a PC be a PC and a tablet be a tablet.

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10 things you need to know about Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO

Satya who? You'll know after reading this. (He loves books and online neuroscience courses!)

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'Our industry does not respect tradition': CEO Satya Nadella's email to Microsoft employees

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shined some light on his background and visions for the future in an email to Microsoft employees.

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Satya Nadella named Microsoft CEO, Gates out as Chairman

The new CEO is an old hand at Microsoft.

SteamOS beta updated to support BIOS-based PCs and dual-booting

Valve's quickly eliminating SteamOS's biggest technical headaches, though these early builds are still only for the brave.

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Sharp announces massive 15.6-inch Windows tablet with a Retina-class display

The Sharp RW-16G1 is a portly portable with a pixelicious display.

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Why Valve's hands-off philosophy stained the Steam Machines' big launch

There was a lot to like at the grand unveiling of the first wave of 14 Steam Machines, but Valve's hands-off approach feels a bit TOO hands-off.