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Steam to debut Big Picture beta soon, make couch potatoes of PC gamers

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Early last year, Valve mentioned it was working on something called Big Picture mode for Steam, an alternative user interface with controller support designed specifically for use on televisions. According to Gabe Newell, the distribution services' couch-ready UI is almost upon us. "We should have both Linux and 10-foot...
Steam to debut Big Picture beta soon, make couch potatoes of PC gamers

Google tosses 9 products in ‘focus is crucial’ spring cleaning

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Spring is finally here, and with the seasonal change, Google announced it wants to clean house again by killing a slue of products. “Focus is crucial if we are to improve our execution. We have so many opportunities in front of us that without hard choices we risk doing too much...
Google tosses 9 products in ‘focus is crucial’ spring cleaning
Linux gaming gets a serious push with launch of limited Steam beta, new Nvidia drivers

Alienware's latest gaming PC has Linux on it, plays "over 25 games"

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Dell's Alienware X51 gaming desktop now comes in a Ubuntu Linux flavor. Dell Dell is one of the few PC makers that attempts to cater to Linux users with its computers. The company's "Project Sputnik" laptop, a developer-centric version of its XPS 13 that comes with Ubuntu, is one...
Alienware's latest gaming PC has Linux on it, plays "over 25 games"
Steam for Linux going into limited public beta for the first time

Valve's optimizations make Linux port of L4D2 outperform Windows version

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In a new blog post that was published this week, Valve revealed that its Linux port of the popular title Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) now outperforms the Windows version of the game on a high-end test rig. The OpenGL-based Linux port of L4D2 runs at 315 FPS, the Direct3D-based Windows version...
Valve's optimizations make Linux port of L4D2 outperform Windows version

Newell: Valve planning Steam-based living room PC for 2013

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While rumors about a planned Valve-powered PC/console hybrid "Steam Box" have been swirling for months, the company has been pretty coy about confirming anything. In the past, Valve has said it might release gaming hardware "some day," and the company was hiring hardware engineers and industrial designers to fill a "void...
Newell: Valve planning Steam-based living room PC for 2013

Valve is developing Steam for Linux, says Michael Larabel of Phoronix

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Linux gamers, perk up your ears: the elusive port of Valve Software's digital game distribution platform Steam is finally in development, according to a Phoronix scoop. After spending years trying to track it down and finding evidence in 2010, Valve denied the existence of a Linux version in a...
Valve is developing Steam for Linux, says Michael Larabel of Phoronix
Facebook’s first desktop app for Windows gets its official launch today

Valve opens Steam for Unbuntu to first wave of beta testers

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After receiving over 60,000 beta applications since last week, Valve has begun sending out the first wave of invites for the Steam for Linux beta today. The Linux version of Steam currently only works on Ubuntu 12.04, reflecting what Steam for Linux team member Frank Crockett said in a statement...
Valve opens Steam for Unbuntu to first wave of beta testers

uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way

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With 140 million active users each month, uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client in the West. Despite this staggering statistic, there are still many opportunities for uTorrent to expand its user-base. In recent years mobile operating systems have become increasingly popular, but to date none of the...
uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way

Synaptics lets Linux gadgets give the iPad 10 fingers

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Apple’s multitouch finger controls on the iPad have inspired a wave of copycat tablet computers that will be out later this year. Those copycats are likely to get help from touch-sensor company Synaptics, which is announcing today that it has created a Linux version of its multitouch sensor system....
Synaptics lets Linux gadgets give the iPad 10 fingers

Steam lands on Linux, revving up for a living room battle

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The popular PC gaming service Steam is now available for Linux, with 60 supported games in tow. Steam allows users to purchase games, and provides features such as online play, achievements, and friend lists. Valve, the company behind Steam, released a closed beta for Linux in November, then launched...
Steam lands on Linux, revving up for a living room battle

Clippy, Microsoft's Talking Paperclip, Is Back (MSFT)

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Microsoft's animated paper clip named Clippy has been revived, thanks to the crazy sense of humor of the folks at startup Smore. We discovered the Clippy.js project, through a Google+ post by Linux creator Linus Torvalds in which he jokes: I missed Clippy (for rather obvious reasons), and never understood...
Clippy, Microsoft's Talking Paperclip, Is Back (MSFT)

Valve seeking beta testers for long-awaited Linux version of Steam

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Linux gamers are used to being afterthoughts when it comes to most major game releases, but Valve seems set to change that soon. The company announced a pending beta test for a long-awaited Linux version of its popular Steam distribution service. Valve is seeking to fill 1,000 spots for the...
Valve seeking beta testers for long-awaited Linux version of Steam

Report: Google seeks help selling Motorola Mobility's set-top box division, bypasses chance to integrate Google TV?

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Google is looking to sell the set-top box division of its subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, and has allegedly enlisted the help of Barclays Plc. According to Bloomberg, which cited ”two people familiar with the situation,” Barclays will seek buyers for the unit that could fetch up to $2 billion. The publication’s sources further noted sales...
Report: Google seeks help selling Motorola Mobility's set-top box division, bypasses chance to integrate Google TV?

Would Microsoft really bring Office to Linux?

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There's been a rumor floating around over the past few days that Microsoft is considering making a Linux version of its Office productivity software. It's definitely no more than a rumor at this point, originating as it apparently did in the report of a single writer based on hearsay...
Would Microsoft really bring Office to Linux?

Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance

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Today Dell announced its official re-entry into the Linux laptop market. Project Sputnik, first announced in May, is graduating from Dell’s internal incubator program into a real product. According to project lead Barton Geroge, Dell will sell a special “developer edition” of its XPS13 Ultrabook starting this fall. The laptop...
Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Is A Company Destined To Be At Constant War With Other Companies (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up Despite Market  Markets are off despite a fall in initial jobless claims. Shares of GOOG are up against a sea of red. Investors continue look for Android momentum and monetization on...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Is A Company Destined To Be At Constant War With Other Companies (GOOG)

Dell bets on a small laptop

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The Inspiron Mini 9 will have a starting price of $349 for a Linux version, and will be available in the U.S., Japan, and some European countries. Image: Dell 8.9″ glossy LED display, (1024×600) built-in WiFi Box.net online storage optional webcam optional Bluetooth Linux or Windows XP Hewlett-Packard has one....
Dell bets on a small laptop

uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way

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With 140 million active users each month, uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client in the West. Despite this staggering statistic, there are still many opportunities for uTorrent to expand its user-base. In recent years mobile operating systems have become increasingly popular, but to date none of the...
uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way

The Dropbox Android App!

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In Dropbox’s two year history, we’ve had some ardent fans salivating over the next killer Dropbox feature. We love these people! Our first huge feature following (and birthplace of our Dropbox poetry tradition) was our Linux version, which was soon followed by the highly anticipated iPhone app. However, we’d like to think...
The Dropbox Android App!

PC makers move closer to a post-Windows world

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The Linux version of the HP Mini 1000 will sell for $379 when it arrives in January. While the laptop itself won't sink Microsoft, it's one more example of how powerful PC companies are relying less on Windows, and doing more software themselves. Image: HP In January, Hewlett-Packard will introduce...
PC makers move closer to a post-Windows world

Miro’s New Multi-Format Video Converter Rocks

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The team behind the Miro project has released a new video converter tool that makes it dead easy to publish videos on the web that work in all browsers. It’s called, appropriately enough, the Miro Video Converter, and it’s an entirely new and separate desktop software product by the...
Miro’s New Multi-Format Video Converter Rocks

Microsoft Considering A Linux Version Of Office In 2014

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Now this is a watershed moment — Microsoft is looking at offering a Linux version of Office in 2014. According to ExtremeTech, Microsoft is taking a “meaningful look” at releasing a full Linux port of Office in 2014. That would be quite something but it makes perfect sense. It’s apparent that...
Microsoft Considering A Linux Version Of Office In 2014

Freeman on a free OS: Half-Life 2 now available on Steam for Linux

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You already know that Half-Life 2 for Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and OS X is excellent, but have you tried it on Linux? Well, yes, technically speaking, you couldn't actually play that version until this week when it launched on Steam for Linux, but our question stands!...
Freeman on a free OS: Half-Life 2 now available on Steam for Linux

Boot up: hating Java, why desktop Linux died, ultrabook struggles and more

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Plus car patents (really), the Apple patent everyone's wrong about, the Romney campaign's invisible edits and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn't own >> The VergeNilay Patel...
Boot up: hating Java, why desktop Linux died, ultrabook struggles and more
More funding will bring Obsidian Entertainment on board for Wasteland sequel development
Valve announces Ubuntu port of Steam, Source engine, and Left 4 Dead 2

uTorrent Debuts Native Android Client

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With about 150 million active users each month, uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client in the West. But despite its unrivaled popularity uTorrent didn’t have a mobile client, until today. Earlier this year TorrentFreak revealed that BitTorrent Inc. was working on an Android app, and today the...
uTorrent Debuts Native Android Client
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