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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.

Appeals court strikes down FCC's net neutrality rules

Net neutrality is no more.

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Toshiba's Chromebook is the company's first Googley laptop

The Chromebook ranks swell thanks to Toshiba, whose first entry also happens to be the first 13-inch Chromebook.

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25 excellent apps to install on your new Windows tablet

From entertainment offerings to e-reading tools to apps that bask in 'One Microsoft' synergies, these are the apps you should install on your new tablet right now.

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Your new PC needs these 22 free programs

Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

Microsoft gifts Windows Phone users with 20GB of free SkyDrive storage

Ho ho ho! Microsoft's getting into the holiday spirit—but the gift of SkyDrive has a few strings attached.

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The year's 13 greatest tech comebacks and epic wins

Bitcoin. The Surface Pro 2. GIFs! Against all odds, these unknowns and underdogs became leaders of the pack in 2013.

Judge refuses to dismiss Netgear's router fraud lawsuit against Asus

Netgear says Asus is illegally juicing its routers, and it looks like the accusations will get their day in court.

Valve's gaming-focused SteamOS available to download December 13

The push to bring PC gaming to your living room draws nigh.

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Big storage in a little space: Samsung's 840 EVO is the world's first 1TB mSATA SSD

The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD packs 1TB of storage into hardware a full inch thinner than traditional notebook drives.

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Microsoft's most monumental hits, misses, and moments of 2013

Windows 8.1 and Xbox arrived. Ballmer's leaving, but he bought part of Nokia first. Just another year in the life of a company struggling to stay relevant.