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Next-gen tech from Asia: The best PCs, tablets, chips and more from Computex

Fresh from Taipei, Computex shows you what's going to be on store shelves this holiday and back-to-school season. Here's a sneak peek at the biggest things coming.

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Windows Start Menu may not return until next year

Microsoft could hold back the pop-up Start menu for the next major version of Windows.

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Windows 8.1 finally overtakes Windows 8 in usage share

Microsoft's latest operating system is on the rise, but so is Windows 7

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Windows XP registry hack keeps security updates rolling for the dead operating system

Microsoft, unsurprisingly, thinks you should just upgrade already.

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Tech giants throw money at OpenSSL in response to Heartbleed

Crucial open-source projects including OpenSSL will get at least $5.4 million in funding over three years.

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Beats audio will keep banging in HP laptops through 2015 despite Apple buy

HP will keep pushing PCs with Beats integration through 2015.

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Have operating system, will travel: How to run virtual machines from a flash drive

Virtual machines are usually restricted to a single box, but Portable VirtualBox lets you install VMs on a flash drive so you can run your PC-in-a-PC on any PC.

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Nvidia's beastly Titan Z GPU arrives for a costly $3000

After a short delay, Nvidia's flagship graphics card hits the market.

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Spotify security breach hits just one user, but Android listeners encouraged to update app

Android users still have to download an update as a "precautionary measure."

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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.