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Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 mouse issues, but not for all games

For PC gamers, at least, it looks like most of Windows 8.1's issues are now fixable--especially if you're comfortable with registry edits.

Amazon, U.S. Post Office team up for Sunday deliveries

Sunday deliveries are coming to New York and L.A. ahead of a larger roll out in 2014, and weekend shipments are still free for Amazon Prime members.

Yup, the Xbox One still requires a launch day patch

Before you work yourself into a lather, please understand that Microsoft has been saying since June that the update would be required.

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PlayStation 4 gets Netflix and more at launch, but where's the music?

Sony just announced its lineup of PlayStation launch day entertainment apps, but music fans will find themselves suffering in silence.

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Blockbuster

Blockbuster's last U.S. stores to close in January

Parent company Dish Network says it will use the Blockbuster brand for other video services.

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Two top PC games gain Linux support ahead of SteamOS

Valve's console-esque PC for the living room is nearing reality, and its mere promise is already convincing developers to take a chance on Linux gaming.

Surface Pro 2 firmware update packs a big battery boost

Subpar endurance is the Surface Pro 2's biggest Achilles Heel—or at least it was before an update boasting beefy battery life improvements hit the airwaves.

BitTorrent Sync hits 1 million users as it aims to decentralize cloud services

The company also announced some new features: faster sync and an updated iOS app.

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123456: Millions of Adobe hack victims used horrible passwords

A security researcher has poured through file dumps of leaked Adobe password info, and surprise! Millions of people use utterly atrocious passwords.

SteamOS

Valve shows off Steam Machines, blows some smoke

The first Steam Machines will likely debut at January's CES show, with commercially available consoles coming in mid-2014.

Spend 20 bucks, build yourself an adjustable standing desk in 20 minutes

Being able to stand up while working makes you healthier and more productive--but you don’t have to spend a fortune for the privilege.

Amazon taps X-Files creator, The Wire writer for two new original shows

The online retailer will greenlight two new pilots for its Amazon Prime Instant Video service.

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Intel gets serious about 4G LTE with new chip

The ZMM 7160 processor lets phones and tablets connect to 4G LTE networks in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Steam user count tops Xbox Live ahead of Valve's console push

Valve’s popular PC game store and online service now has more than 65 million active accounts.