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Intel Dabbles In Science Fiction

Intel Dabbles In Science Fiction

Computers that simply do the sames things faster and faster are becoming boring. Been there, done that. But a device that can detect and interpret your emotions? Or intelligently organize a meeting, knowing that one of the participants is jogging at the time? That’s a more interesting proposition. Intel, perhaps surprisingly, is working on both.

What The New Kindle Means To Amazon

What The New Kindle Means To Amazon

On Thursday, Amazon announced another family of branded shopping carts in which consumers can pile a wealth of digital goods. Sure, they may look like a Kindle e-reader, or the new Kindle Fire tablets – but make no mistake about the goals Amazon has for the new devices.

Is Microsoft Blocking Antivirus Apps from Windows RT?

Is Microsoft Blocking Antivirus Apps from Windows RT?

If you’re looking to buy a Windows RT tablet, security vendors said, don’t expect to be able to protect it with third- party antivirus or other security software. In fact, it seems that Microsoft may block third-party antivirus vendors from developing security solutions for Windows RT.

Microsoft Sneaks Out New Privacy Policy

Microsoft Sneaks Out New Privacy Policy

In a revised privacy policy updated over the weekend, Microsoft now says that it will take the content that people upload and use it to improve Microsoft’s “integrated” suite of online services. 

Why Microsoft is Celebrating Apple’s Patent Win Over Samsung

Why Microsoft is Celebrating Apple’s Patent Win Over Samsung

Microsoft was pretty much a bystander in Apple’s patent battle with Samsung, but the Windows folks couldn’t be happier with Apple’s $1.05 billion victory. By signing a patent deal with Apple and taking its own direction for smartphones, Microsoft is now better positioned to become a viable alternative to the Apple ecosystem.

Microsoft Changes Its Logo To Mimic Windows 8

Microsoft Changes Its Logo To Mimic Windows 8

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft has changed its logo, the company announced Thursday. The new logo draws heavily from the look and feel of the typeface formerly referred to as “Metro” used in the company’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

Should You Buy Windows 8 or Windows RT?

Should You Buy Windows 8 or Windows RT?

As Windows 8’s October launch date approaches, potential buyers must begin to ask themselves this question: should you buy a full-fledged Windows 8 machine or consider a less-expensive Windows RT device?

Is Windows Getting Cheaper?

Is Windows Getting Cheaper?

Microsoft said Tuesday that it is has opened up its $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade offer to the general public, while online reports suggest that Windows 8’s full retail price will be lower than previous versions of the operation system.

The 15 Things You Need to Know About Windows RT

The 15 Things You Need to Know About Windows RT

The progression from one Windows version to the next is always confusing: Windows XP gave way to Windows Vista, which in turn produced Windows 7, and each one had various Professional and Home versions to choose from. But this time things are even more unsettled, because Microsoft isn’t just introducing Windows 8, it’s also rolling out…

My Month With a ChromeBox: How I Survived Without Windows or Mac

My Month With a ChromeBox: How I Survived Without Windows or Mac

Just about a month ago, I stopped wrestling with an operating system and learned to love the Web. Windows? Gone. My MacBook? Hardly touched. Instead, I’ve relied on a Samsung Chromebox 3 running Google’s ChromeOS for virtually all my daily computing needs. And I not only survived, I actually prospered.