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We don't often use The Daily Grind to ask the community for advice, but hey, what the heck. I've got to upgrade to Windows 8 for a non-gaming application, and I'm trying to decide whether to roll the dice and do it on my primary (i.e., gaming) desktop or relegate the new OS and the problem child ap...

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Have you entered our back to school giveaway yet? If you've already commented on each of 15 eligible posts, you're all set -- you can only vote once on each article (15 times in all), so hang in there and wait for us to randomly select the winners. The rest of you, however, need to get a move on! ...

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If you've been dying to get into the closed beta for upcoming PS3 exclusive MMOFPS DUST 514, your chance to win a key has arrived. The beta is currently underway for this revolutionary MMO that will link a persistent console FPS to popular space MMO EVE Online. DUST 514 players will take on the r...

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If you've been checking out this year's Christmas Steam sales, you'll undoubtedly have seen the Great Gift Pile giveaway. By completing various game achievements and objectives, Steam users unlock prizes that can be anything from a lump of coal to discount vouchers or even a full copy of any game...

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Steelseries, makers of World of Warcraft-licensed peripherals and gaming hardware, has just announced a contest to send two lucky winners to BlizzCon in October. The grand prize includes two tickets to BlizzCon, airfare to get there, accommodations, $200 in spending money, $200 at Morton's Steak H...

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Put your pig-tail light bulb aversions aside, because Philips has just won the DOE's $10 million L Prize Competition for the creation of a decidedly non-curlicue 60W equivalent LED lighting solution. The company was named the first winner in the 60W replacement bulb category at a Washington DC event...

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EveryAir is a really cool app for iOS devices that acts as a remote desktop -- but the reason why we like it is because it lets you play World of Warcraft on your iOS device. That's right! Play WoW on your iPad or even your iPhone, with minimal latency. We interviewed the app's creators (dedicated...

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Our second contest celebrating WoW's sixth anniversary is a go! Time to get a lil' necromantic up in here. Comment on this post by 12 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 24, for a chance to win a Lil' K.T. We'll randomly pick two winners from the comments. Some rules apply. You must be 18 years of age o...

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It's World of Warcraft's sixth birthday, and we've got a bunch of stuff to give away to celebrate! Here's the first contest of the day. Comment on this post by 12 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 24, for a chance to win a 30-day game card. We'll randomly pick two winners from the comments. Some rules...

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EVE Online is said to be a game in which you can do literally anything you set your mind to. It doesn't matter whether your ambition is to climb the alliance ranks, become the scourge of low-security space or even just fly around space telling jokes. If you can conceive of an idea that can be carr...

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If you're an EverQuest II player, you should rejoice right about now! SOE's ConnectDING! program has been a success in EverQuest II, granting everyone in game a celebratory 500 station cash and the community pillow fight pillow! The last day was the decider, as the EQII community got over 1,000 m...

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Looking to keep watch on a few more vitals than something like the Fitbit provides? Then you might just be a candidate for this all-seeing, all-knowing "human recorder system" developed by a group of researchers from the University of Tokyo, and now offered by the non-profit WIN Human Recorder Co. ...

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We could swear we've seen this before, but nonetheless, Microsoft's Windows blog has unveiled what it's calling the official Windows 7's packaging -- as in, this it what we'll be seeing in stores when it launches this fall. It's apparently 37 percent lighter and has a 50 percent better econometrics...

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Likely being mindful of the ever-watchful eye of the European Union, Microsoft's announced its Euro version of Windows 7, affectionately and officially dubbed Windows 7 E, will not come packaged with Internet Explorer, or any other browser for that matter. Of course that's not the whole story, as O...

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We'd heard it through the grapevine that Microsoft was gearing up to right the wrong and nix that ludicrous three application limit for Windows 7 Starter Edition, and sure enough, it did just that via The Windows Blog. The company admitted that it was removing the three application at-a-time limit p...

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In some really encouraging news, Paul Thurrott at SuperSite for Windows is reporting that Microsoft isn't gonna put the arbitrary limit on its netbook-bound Windows 7 Starter Edition where users could only run three applications at a time. Now the only thing holding you back from simultaneous Skype...

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