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The new Google Music Listen Now experience

The new Google Music Listen Now experience

This afternoon we’ve been taking a look and a listen at the next generation in Google Music’s subscription service in Listen Now. This morning Google integrated Songza finesse to their musical library collection, allowing professional songsmiths to create playlists for the masses. To enter in to this process you’ve got just a few questions to answer - and you’re on your way to a fully functional set of suggestions that updates on the regular. This isn't just a one-time shot, it's a living, breathing entity.

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Zotac ZBOX PI320 delivers Windows 8.1 in a tiny box

Zotac ZBOX PI320 delivers Windows 8.1 in a tiny box

Zotac is on a roll with its Windows-powered "pico" desktop computers. Popular for delivering small computers, some of which run Linux or are powered by ARM processors, Zotac has lately been delving into tiny boxes that run Windows 8.1 right out of the box, pardon the pun. Last month saw the rise of the BI320, its first Windows 8.1 mini box. Now we have the ZBOX PI320, with an even more powerful processor and a price tag that matches its extremely portable body.

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OS X Yosemite Review: Blurred Lines

OS X Yosemite Review: Blurred Lines

Apple’s morning may have brought new hardware, but it’s OS X Yosemite that could affect the most people today. The Mac OS update has been punctuated with firsts for Apple, with a hitherto-unknown public beta program, along with new degrees of integration with iOS devices. Officially released today, as a free download the price is certainly right, but does Yosemite hold up in everyday use?

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Dell OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 Micro PCs expand desktop roster

Dell OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 Micro PCs expand desktop roster

Among Dell's product debuts this week are a couple new micro desktop PCs, the OptiPlex 9020 and the OptiPlex 3020. Both are small-form-factor computers targeted towards anyone who prefers a desktop system over a laptop, offering a small rectangular design that can fit in nearly any setup.

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blink(1) gives your computer a notification light via USB

blink(1) gives your computer a notification light via USB

For mobile tech, a notification light is one of those handy reminders that something is going on that you need to check out. You don’t need to even be online, or have the app open — your phone checks up on things for you! Why should the phone have all the fun, though? With the blink(1), it doesn’t have to.

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Windows 9 rumors: no desktop on tablets, interactive live tiles

Windows 9 rumors: no desktop on tablets, interactive live tiles

Although Microsoft won't be using IFA 2014 as a stage to announce it's next Windows version, alternately called Windows Threshold and Windows 9, it will be holding a separate press conference near the end of next month. That leaves us enough time to build a better picture of what the next Windows might become, though it seems it might be as controversial and divisive as ever, like this rumor about Microsoft completely doing away with the traditional desktop for "devices that don't need it".

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Google Hangouts native Chrome update may look like Chat Heads

Google Hangouts native Chrome update may look like Chat Heads

Watch out, Facebook Messenger lovers, some more circular heads for chatting may be coming your way soon. What we’re seeing this afternoon is a leak of what appears to be an update for Google Chrome, the web browser, which integrates Hangouts for chat natively. That means no more plugins.

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Surface Pro 3 arrives with Intel i3 and i7 cores

Surface Pro 3 arrives with Intel i3 and i7 cores

The return of the Surface Pro means heftier processors and more refined hardware around the edges, and this week new store availability. Both the Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i7 versions of the Surface Pro 3 will become available immediately if not soon in the United States and Canada. This week’s release will appear at Best Buy, Tiger Direct, Staples, and a variety of other major brand stores.

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OS X Yosemite: beware the beta

OS X Yosemite: beware the beta

If you’re considering downloading the Beta of Apple’s OS X Yosemite, think twice. It’s not that the operating system itself is weak in any way, but if you’re an average user, you should not go rushing in to downloading this particular build at this particular time. The reasons you should avoid this Beta are simple.

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Windows 8 update brings back the desktop

Windows 8 update brings back the desktop

There’s a new Windows 8 update coming your way this year which is said to bring a real return back to a more "classic" desktop environment. With Windows 8, the launch of the "Modern UI" was made ready for touch screens, appearing to many to ditch the original work environment. Microsoft has clearly seen the light and felt the complaints of workers around the world - Threshold will alleviate.

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Giada D2308 tiny PCs include Haswell, GeForce

Giada D2308 tiny PCs include Haswell, GeForce

Giada, maker of ultra-small computers, has introduced a new product that falls into the higher-end range of small-form-factor PCs. The Giada D2308 desktop features a couple Intel Haswell processor options, as well as NVIDIA's GeForce graphics.

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pcDuino3S mini PC runs Linux and Android

pcDuino3S mini PC runs Linux and Android

Another day, another small-form-factor PC. This one, the pcDuinos3S, meets that fine line between budget-friendly and usable, being priced at $99 and able to run either Android or Linux, depending on your needs. We've got a rundown of its features after the jump.

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