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Prepare for 'fake 4K': new standard will silently compress PC, tablet video

A new standard adopted by the VESA standards body preserves existing video connectors. possibly at the price of video quality.

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5 ways Microsoft will enable your PC to see, sense, and understand

At its Silicon Valley TechFair last week, Microsoft Research showed off how its Kinect computer-vision sensor could transform the way you use webcams, whiteboards, and more.

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Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall

A report allegedly from a notorious Windows leaker claims a free, Windows-as-a-service will debut this fall, called Windows Cloud.

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Hands on: Polaris Office's new cloud option wants your contacts

Polaris Office adds a cloud-based office option, but for what the suite offers, the price is simply too steep -- even for free.

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AMD earnings get a much-needed lift from console sales

AMD also reported strong demand for its new Radeon GPUs, but CPU sales continued to drop along with the PC market itself.

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Microsoft's Outlook.com now imports Yahoo Mail

Outlook gains IMAP capability, which could lure users who combine services away from the Yahoo Mail Web page.

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Hands-on: Eyefi Cloud offers unlimited photo storage through a Wi-Fi SD card

Drop this card into your DSLR camera, and use your phone or tablet's Internet connection to move photos from the card to the cloud. Cool service, though it will cost you.

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As PC market stabilizes, Intel focuses on smartphones

As the PC market shows some signs of stabilization -- thanks, Windows XP! -- Intel's focus turns to improving its emerging communications chip business.

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Intel beats estimates, with signs of hope for PC business

While Intel highlighted signs of improvement in the PC space, the company's data center business shone brightest.

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BitTorrent Sync can now back up your Netgear NAS

Netgear is the first network-attached storage vendor to support the BitTorrent Sync protocol.

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Windows XP lives on: Avast survey shows 27 percent of its XP users don't plan to switch

XPocalypse? What XPocalypse? A big chunk of antimalware software vendor Avast's users are sticking with XP despite the many risks.

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Universal apps herald cheaper Windows Store prices

Microsoft is wooing developers with the ability to write apps for Windows and Windows Phone alike, and wooing customers by bringing cheaper, Windows-Phone-style pricing to the Windows Store.

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 lives on as a pizza

Because everyone wants a pizza to commemorate their favorite Windows XP browser, right?

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

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Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 review: Major upgrade closes the gap with iOS and Android

With the Cortana digital assistant and a vibrant new interface, the OS is finally positioned to attract the users and developers it critically needs.