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Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Retina iPad mini due next year, reports say
— 6:00 AM on November 8, 2012

If you've had a chance to play with an iPad mini, you were...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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VivoTab RT slips to $549, keyboard included
— 5:06 PM on November 7, 2012

Hoping to stick a Windows RT tablet under the Christmas tree this year? Then you might be hard-pressed to do better than Asus' VivoTab RT....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Imagination Tech buys MIPS, gets license to thrill
— 9:26 AM on November 7, 2012

These are certainly interesting times in the tech industry, not least because of the success of chip firms who license their IP for use by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Etc.
— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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IHS: iPad mini costs $188 to make
— 8:08 AM on November 5, 2012

At $329, the iPad mini is a fair bit pricier than its $199, 7" Android rivals. Then again, it also looks nicer and seems to...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Wall Street Journal echoes Microsoft phone rumors
— 9:50 AM on November 2, 2012

About a month ago, we quoted a handful of reports all citing evidence of an upcoming Microsoft phone. Now, the Wall Street Journal...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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64-bit ARM support for Windows is in the works
— 6:00 AM on November 2, 2012

This should come as no surprise, but it's noteworthy nonetheless. The folks at PC World have gotten confirmation that ARM is working with Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google Now's underpinnings explored
— 11:38 AM on November 1, 2012

The Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS is coveted primarily for the Project Butter responsiveness enhancements that smooth out UI navigation. The more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems

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Poll: What will be the fate of Windows RT?
— 12:04 PM on October 31, 2012

Windows RT is a curious beast. It features the tablet-friendly Modern UI Style and is compatible with the ARM-based processors found in most modern...

Poll Question: • What will happen to WinRT?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Acer delays Windows RT tablet
— 10:57 AM on October 31, 2012

There are a couple of Windows RT devices out there right now, and more are on the way. Acer won't be throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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ARM intros 64-bit Cortex-A50, to be used by AMD
— 9:46 AM on October 31, 2012

Yesterday, we reported that AMD's ARM-compatible processors will include pre-fab 64-bit ARM cores, not compatible cores designed by AMD itself. Now, we have some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Latest Windows Phone 8 ad features Steve Ballmer
— 6:00 AM on October 31, 2012

Steve Ballmer has kind of a history with ads. There was that famous Windows 1.0 ad, in which he donned a used car salesman outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Ballmer touts early Windows 8 adoption
— 5:10 PM on October 30, 2012

The pundits may be harping on the allegedly lukewarm response to Windows 8, but Microsoft doesn't sound unhappy. As PC World reports, Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Reports: Apple fires iOS, retail chiefs
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2012

Wow. Lots of big news this week already: the new Google hardware, the Windows Phone 8 launch, AMD partnering up with ARM, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Google unveils new Nexus devices
— 1:10 PM on October 29, 2012

Although Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel the media event it had planned for today, the company has updated its blog with official details on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Microsoft releases Windows Phone app for Win8
— 9:27 AM on October 29, 2012

After unleashing Windows 8 last week, Microsoft is now setting its sights on Windows Phone 8—and preparing for the next-gen phone operating system's launch, which is...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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