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Latest AMD Radeon graphics drivers drop support for Windows 8.0

Users will need Microsoft's free Windows 8.1 update to get game-specific performance improvements.

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Windows Phone 8.1 users can now rack up Bing Rewards

Microsoft finally brings the gift card program to its own mobile platform.

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Amazon offering free Fire TV trials to some Prime members

Users can spend 30 days with the set-top before getting charged.

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Hopefully Samsung's rumored headset won't ruin VR for everyone

Samsung's first foray into virtual reality may be powered by Galaxy smartphones.

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Xbox One getting external hard drive support in June

Users will be able to tack on any USB 3.0 drive with at least 256 GB of storage.

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Tech issues hit Wolfenstein: The New Order PC players; here are some potential fixes

Low frame rates, texture pop-in and weird white screens run rampant, according to a several reports.

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Comcast and Time Warner rank dead last in satisfaction as merger looms

A combined company would probably be even worse, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index.

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Netflix dreams of a channel-free future, built on recommendations

The streaming video giant wants to eventually do away with the massive list of things to watch.

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Halo 5: Guardians announced, coming to Xbox One fall 2015

The Xbox One's first major new Halo game gets a subtitle and a timeframe.

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HTC's One Mini 2 is another smaller phone with lesser specs

HTC strips the cool camera features and more from the smaller version of its flagship phone.

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AMD cuts Radeon R9 280 price as inflation woes die down

After a boom in cryptocurrency mining, AMD's GPU business gets back to normal.

Tear-free desktop gaming becomes a standard with DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync

Desktop PC monitors supporting the new standard could arrive in six to 12 months.

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Windows 8.1 users: Download latest version by June 10 to continue getting patches

Microsoft offers another month of patches to Windows 8.1 users who haven't updated.

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Google hints at remote wipe, lock and locate features for Chromebooks

There'd be nothing much to wipe from a browser-based operating system, but that's the point.

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Bitly gets hacked, prompts password reset for all accounts

Website publishers will have to reauthorize Twitter and Facebook sharing as well.