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Microsoft to release a new batch of ‘critical’ Windows XP security updates tomorrow

As the curtain begins to close on Microsoft's support for Windows XP, the tech giant will be delivering a fresh batch of security updates for the aging operating system tomorrow. Learn more here.
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Sony, Panasonic making 300GB, 500GB, 1TB optical discs

Some businesses out there need to store lots of data, and would like to do so by packing it into as small a space as possible. Enter the next generation in optical storage from Sony and Panasonic.
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Forget convertibles: Where are the attractive, low-cost, all-day laptops?

Though $1,000 convertibles probably make for larger profit margins, we think the PC industry would be better served by making low-cost notebooks running existing, battery-efficient gear. Oh, and customers would win too.
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Five important laptop innovations you probably don’t think about

Everyone knows that processors are becoming more efficient, video cards more powerful, and hard drives quicker. Yet these are far from the only innovations influencing the design of tomorrow's laptop. Other, more subtle technologies are…
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Leak suggests Windows 8.1 with Bing is for ‘budget’ devices

Files found in an alleged Windows 8.1 ADK suggest the free version of Windows 8 will be used as the default OS for low-end devices. Learn more about what the future of Windows 8.1 can hold here.
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DRAM price fixing lawsuit settles for $310M

A class-action lawsuit against turn-of-the-century DRAM manufacturers has been settled for $310M. Anyone who bought anything with DRAM in it between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2002 may be entitled to some settlement money. Learn more…
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MSI’s Nightblade barebones rig is a good fit for novice PC builders

This barebones gaming PC offers a framework to work with, leaving you to choose and stuff in essential components like the CPU, graphics card and more. Learn more here.
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Falcon Northwest Talon Review

Falcon Northwest Talon review.
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaked by Microsoft, but download methods no longer work

Software leaks are at this point a certainty, but the developer is usually not the source of the leak. However, that indeed appears to be the case with the leak of Windows 8.1 Update 1. Learn more here.
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New OS X Mavericks update said to provide ‘pixel doubling’ for 4K Retina display support

Good news, high-def junkies. It looks like the next Mavericks update will bring 4K Retina support along with it, according to those familiar with the developer version of OS X 10.9.3. Learn more here.
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Newsweek’s Bitcoin man insists he has nothing to do with the digital currency

His name is Satoshi Nakamoto but the idea that he's THE Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, seems to be losing steam. Newsweek created a stir Thursday when it claimed to have found the cryptocurrency creator, though Mr. Nakamoto insists…