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'Doom' at 20: John Carmack's hellspawn changed gaming forever

Two decades ago a demon infestation changed the way we play games. <i>Doom</i> was first launched 20 years ago today, and while it wasn't the first game to let you play from a first-person perspective, it was the game that ushered the FPS genre into the mass consciousness. Today the likes of <i>Halo</i> and <i>Call of</i> …

How Microsoft Office will automatically extract useful info from your email

Office hasn't been just Word and Excel and PowerPoint for a long time. It's Exchange and SharePoint and Lync and Project and Dynamics, all now …

Microsoft Office

Apple iTV release date, news and rumors

We love the Full HD Apple TV box, but Apple really isn't so sure: the company has seemed more interested in getting iPads into your living room than …

Smart TV

Windows 8.2 release date, news and rumors

<b>Update</b>: <i>It looks like Windows 8.2 may not even happen, with the company potentially jumping straight to Windows 9, as far as title updates are</i> …

Software

Windows 10 review

Once upon a time, a new version of Windows would release about as often as the US switches presidents. It was exciting to see updates because of how …

Windows 10

Microsoft may unify Windows Phone, Windows RT in the future

There isn't enough room in town for three separate versions of the Windows operating system, admitted Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Devices …

Windows Phone

Xbox One S review

Three years after the release of the original Xbox One, Microsoft released an updated version of the console, the Xbox One S, which has now become …

Xbox One S

12.9in iPad said to be coming late 2014, iWatch facing delays

We thought that rumours of a 12.9-inch iPad launching early next year were too ambitious, and it sounds as though we were right to be cautious.<p>The …

iPad

A Co-processor No More, Intel's Xeon Phi Will Be Its Own CPU As Well

An anonymous reader writes <i>"The Xeon Phi co-processor requires a Xeon CPU to operate... for now. The next generation of Xeon Phi, codenamed Knights</i> …

Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?

stigmato writes <i>"Once upon a time the MacBook Pro line was well-regarded amongst IT professionals for their quality, performance, serviceability &</i> …

Speed Test 2: Comparing C++ Compilers On WIndows

Nerval's Lobster writes <i>"In a previous posting, developer and programmer Jeff Cogswell compared a few C++ compilers on Linux. Now he's going to</i> …