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Windows 8 banned from China government PCs

Windows 8 banned from China government PCs

China has banned the use of Windows 8 on new government computers, citing concerns around support ending for Windows XP and the ongoing project to build its own OS as justification for the block. Although Windows XP is thirteen years old, it's still the dominant platform on Chinese PCs; however, the Central Government Procurement Center is seemingly concerned about buying into Windows 8 and Microsoft then ending support for that down the line.

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Ubisoft teams with Internet Explorer for Assassin’s Creed race

Ubisoft teams with Internet Explorer for Assassin’s Creed race

Supposing you’re all about sailing a pirate ship in your internet browser without having to buy Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, today might be your day. The folks at Ubisoft have teamed with the folks responsible for keeping Internet Explorer popular have released a game called Assassin’s Creed Pirates Race, a free endeavor for the average buccaneer.

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Far Cry 4 revealed as “most expansive and immersive” so far

Far Cry 4 revealed as “most expansive and immersive” so far

It’s become quite obvious that Ubisoft is not planning on releasing sequels to their games any time soon with the announcement of Far Cry 4. Understanding that Watch Dogs will have a sequel if it does well enough and finding that Assassin’s Creed has its own floor dedicated to only itself in Montreal, the franchise business is in full swing. Now we’re seeing the fourth entry into the main Far Cry series environment.

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Mac Pro availability ramped up to 1-2 week shipping

Mac Pro availability ramped up to 1-2 week shipping

Supposing you’ve seen the newest Mac Pro on the market and you’ve been waiting for shipping times to decrease to realistic timespans, today you’ll be happy. This tube-shaped desktop computer has had its shipping time decreased to between 1-2 weeks for the first time since it was first offered to the public.

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Watch Dogs characters: just so you know

Watch Dogs characters: just so you know

This week the folks at Ubisoft are letting it be known who you’ll be getting to know in the game Watch Dogs. "In a city of over 3 million people," the company says of the plot line inside futuristic Chicago, "you’d be surprised at how few you can trust." Today we meet the main character of Watch Dogs Aiden Pierce’s friends - and his enemies.

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Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Google is adding offline playback support for Google Play movies in Chrome OS, allowing Chromebook users without WiFi to still watch the films and TV shows they've bought. The update, which is expected to roll out in the coming weeks, further unties Chrome OS from its dependence on the cloud, one of the initial complaints that reduced the flexibility of Chromebooks for some users.

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