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Rumor: Windows RT Surface could cost $199
— 9:55 AM on August 15, 2012

Interesting. When it unveiled its Surface tablet in June, Microsoft said the Windows RT version of the device would be priced competitively with "comparable"...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Rumor: Microsoft may hasten Windows release cycle
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2012

We all remember the long dry spell between the releases of Windows XP and Vista—and Steve Ballmer's subsequent promise that it would never happen...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Metro is now 'Modern UI style'
— 9:58 AM on August 10, 2012

Talk about an unfortunate name change. Last week, we learned that Microsoft was in the process of deprecating its Metro brand, possibly because of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Release roundup: GPU-toting nettops and cheap gamer keyboards
— 6:00 AM on August 10, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. Here's this...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Input devices

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Hands on with Intel's open all-in-one platform
— 9:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Today, we're going to be spending some quality time with an all-in-one PC based on Intel's Thin Mini-ITX standard. The individual parts are all available...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Report: Windows 8 won't support booting to the desktop
— 5:40 PM on August 6, 2012

Microsoft may be retiring Metro as a brand name, but the Metro interface will still be front and center in Windows 8—more so than you...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 RTM allegedly leaked already
— 9:41 AM on August 3, 2012

On Wednesday, Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturing. Now, barely two days later, we're hearing that the same Windows 8 build has already leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to deprecate 'Metro' label
— 5:47 PM on August 2, 2012

Metro. Over the years, that innocuous word has come to represent Microsoft's new visual identity—the flat colored rectangles, the clean typography, and the heavy emphasis...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Report: Haswell chipsets add 6Gbps SATA, USB 3.0 ports
— 10:49 AM on July 20, 2012

Intel typically releases fresh platform hubs, otherwise known as chipsets, with new CPUs. According to DigiTimes, Haswell and its accompanying 8-series platform hubs are...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Windows 8's release set for October 26
— 4:13 PM on July 18, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we've seen Microsoft progressively narrow its release time frame for Windows 8. First it was this fall, and then it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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IHS: All-in-one PCs growing faster than desktops
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2012

It's no secret that PC shipments are stagnating. Gartner says last quarter was the "seventh consecutive quarter of flat to single-digit growth" for the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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$99 mini PC has Android 4.0, HDMI, USB
— 11:15 AM on July 12, 2012

Android isn't just for tablets and smartphones. The Google OS has made...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Gartner: PC shipments shrunk by 0.1% last quarter
— 6:00 AM on July 12, 2012

These aren't the best times for the PC industry. Gartner has posted preliminary numbers for this year's second quarter, and it looks like PC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft confirms October release for Windows 8
— 1:45 PM on July 9, 2012

Well, it's official: Windows 8 will become commercially available in late October. Microsoft spilled the beans at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to offer cheap Windows 8 upgrades to everyone
— 6:00 AM on July 3, 2012

You get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! And you get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Everyone gets a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Yes, it seems, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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