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Microsoft shows off modern browser with 1995 computer game

The game Hover! was originally bundled with Windows 95, and puts players in the seat of a hovercraft on a 3D map.

Windows 8.1 boxed copies now available for preorder

But don't buy one if you want to upgrade from Windows XP or Vista!

Microsoft's Surface boss teases more than just 10-inch tablets

At a Monday night event at the Microsoft Store in Seattle, Panos Panay -- the Microsoft vice president in charge of the Surface -- suggested that multiple sizes of the company's tablet are in the works.

Windows 8 users now outnumber Mac addicts

But that still doesn't mean Microsoft's new-look operating system is setting the world alight.

Reminder: next-gen console games will be storage hogs

Storage limitations could be an issue for early adopters, just as it was for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Sharp rivals iPad's Retina display with most pixel-packed Windows tablet yet

If you love eye candy, you'll find Sharp's Mebius slate absolutely delicious.

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

Giving away scads of free cloud storage is all the rage these days, but when you've hit your limit, your options are few, and the answers from cloud services, murky.

Report: Microsoft's building a single app store for Windows PCs, tablets, and phones

The 'One Microsoft' lines are beginning to blur, starting with the unification of the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store.

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Chromebooks, Windows touch laptops offer lifeline to PC makers

Overall PC sales may be shrinking, but NPD Group says that sales of Chromebooks and touch-based Windows laptops both picked up during back-to-school season.

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Galaxy Note 3's region locking could cost world travelers

Samsung has returned to the onerous practice of region locking with the Galaxy Note 3, and that means you'll need to shell out big bucks to use the tablet abroad.

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Target launches me-too online video service

Target Ticket is an on-demand video service where you can buy or rent movies and TV shows, either for streaming or download. If you're wondering how that's different from what iTunes and Amazon offer, you're not alone.

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Curved screens and gold trim to hit the Samsung Galaxy line

The first is a thrilling smartphone display innovation; the second reeks of 'me too!'

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Be wary of the dubious 'iMessage chat' Android app

A new, non-Apple-sanctioned Android app claims to let you chat with iOS users via iMessage, but there are too many questions swirling around to trust it.

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New York State works to clean up fake online reviews

Search-engine-optimization firms and individual businesses in New York State must now pay fines ranging from $2500 to just under $100,000, and must discontinue the practice of posting fake reviews.

LG Vu 3 smartphone goes extra wide with a 4:3 aspect ratio

The 5.2-inch display on the LG Vu 3 is an aspect ratio blast from the past.

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