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Sony answers Oculus, Microsoft with new gaming headgear, glasses

At CES Sony showed off two pieces of hardware: the Sony Smart Eyeglass prototype, and a head-tracker upgrade to its $999 Head Mounted Display.

Hackers easily hijack Windows crash reports, report says

Microsoft transmits a wealth of information from Windows PCs to its servers in the clear, claims a security researcher.

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Microsoft's 2014 new year's resolutions (our suggestions)

2013 was a busy year for Microsoft, from Ballmer's retirement announcement to product action involving Windows, Surface, and Office 365. Here's what to do in 2014.

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Windows 8 gains as XP wanes

Windows 8 adoption increased in December to claim almost 12 percent of all Windows systems, while users finally start to abandon Windows XP, Net Applications reports.

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Microsoft quietly upgrades the Surface Pro 2's processor

We can rebuild it. We have the technology.

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In memoriam: The tech we lost in 2013

Blockbuster. WinAmp. AltaVista! These brands, products and websites once meant something, and now they're gone.

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2013 in Review: The year in gaming

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 dominated the headlines, but they weren't the only stories of interest to gamers in 2013.

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Would Microsoft be better off without Xbox?

Some suggest that Microsoft sell off its Xbox franchise to cut losses and eliminate a distraction from its core mission, but others say the game console plays an important role.

Is 2014 the Year of the Smartwatch?

Smartwatch developers must focus on cutting prices, adding more apps, and improving the look in order to attract broad consumer interest.

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Apple, Samsung forecast to still rule tablets in 2014

Tablets will make up 50 percent of the PC market next year, according to a new report.