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Windows 8: Not your idea

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With the Consumer Preview (beta) of Windows 8 set to be unveiled (and likely distributed) on February 29th, talk abounds concerning the upcoming operating system. On NeoWin, a trusted source of Microsoft news and also a sounding board for the larger Microsoft fan community, a question was asked today: “I’m...
Windows 8: Not your idea

Lip Reading, 3D Desktops, And NUI: Microsoft Plans To Reinvent User Interaction

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Deep in the skunk works of its Research and Labs divisions, secreted around the Seattle area, Microsoft is working on totally reinventing the way people interact with their computers. Very little is out in the open or in more than a prototype form, but the work is unquestionably being done....
Lip Reading, 3D Desktops, And NUI: Microsoft Plans To Reinvent User Interaction

850k Android Activations Daily, 300m Total Devices, Says Andy Rubin

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Explosive growth. That’s Android. Google’s mobile platform is up 250% over last year and, according to Andy Rubin, SVP, Mobile and Digital Content, Google is seeing 850,000 activations every day. In all he states there are 300 million Google-sanctioned Android devices roaming the world with 12 million of those being...
850k Android Activations Daily, 300m Total Devices, Says Andy Rubin

Nivio pulls in $21M to make cloud computing cheaper and more student-friendly

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Cloud computing and desktop virtualization are rapidly growing trends in the tech world, and one company has spent a considerable amount of time developing this technology. Nivio, which started as an idea in 2004, announced today it has received $21 million in its first round of venture capital funding. Nivio...
Nivio pulls in $21M to make cloud computing cheaper and more student-friendly
TuneUp Takes On Shazam With Free (And Ad-Free) Mobile Music ID App

Here's The Biggest Threat To Facebook, And What Facebook Is Doing About It

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The biggest threat to Facebook isn't Google or Twitter. It's the out-of-nowhere startup that allows people to do what they like to do on Facebook easier and faster. What people like to do on Facebook is share and view photos of friends and family. Facebook is popular because it is...
Here's The Biggest Threat To Facebook, And What Facebook Is Doing About It

YouSendIt Debuts Workstream, A File Sharing Platform For The Enterprise

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Cloud collaboration company YouSendIt is debuting a new product today called Workstream. Designed specifically for enterprises, Workstream is a file sharing platform for businesses, and offers deeper integration with Microsoft SharePoint and helps users securely share content beyond the firewall and across mobile devices, desktops and the Web. For background,...
YouSendIt Debuts Workstream, A File Sharing Platform For The Enterprise

AMD reveals Trinity specs, claims to beat Intel on price, multimedia, gaming

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Itching for the details of AMD's latest Accelerated Processing Units (APUs)? Then get ready to scratch: Trinity has arrived and, as of today, it's ready to start powering the next generation of low-power ultra-portables, laptops and desktops that, erm, don't run Intel. The new architecture boasts up to double...
AMD reveals Trinity specs, claims to beat Intel on price, multimedia, gaming

Sony announces new VAIO L all-in-one with Ivy Bridge, thinner design

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Along with refreshing its various VAIO laptop lines, Sony is updating its L Series all-in-one. The new L24 has -- surprise! -- a 24-inch display with the same X-Reality chip used in Sony's Bravia televisions. This time around, the company went with an edge-to-edge design for the multitouch display,...
Sony announces new VAIO L all-in-one with Ivy Bridge, thinner design

Dell outs new E series Latitude laptops, Optiplex AIO and desktops to entice the enterprise

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Round Rock just rolled out some new consumer machines this week, so it comes as no surprise that it's doling out some fresh computing goodies to the enterprise as well. First up is the new Dell Latitude E series laptops that come with a variety of ports for your...
Dell outs new E series Latitude laptops, Optiplex AIO and desktops to entice the enterprise

Windows 8′s problem: Its user interface is chaotic on all screens but the smallest

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The Windows 8 Release Candidate is out, and I can report that it is a treat. The operating system is coming along nicely, and once Microsoft stomps all its bugs, for tablets Windows 8 is going to be a great product. However, I presume, most Windows 8 machines will be...
Windows 8′s problem: Its user interface is chaotic on all screens but the smallest

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Suddenly It Feels Like Google Is Actually Going To Buy Twitter (GOOG)

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Thanks to the fallout from the Facebook IPO, it's starting to feel like Google is going to finally acquire Twitter in the next many months. First there was our report from last week how Google's M&A team seriously regrets not buying Twitter "when it could."  For the same report, a source close to...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Suddenly It Feels Like Google Is Actually Going To Buy Twitter (GOOG)

Acer announces Windows 8 all-in-one U Series at Computex 2012

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Acer just introduced two Windows 8-equipped U Series all-in-one desktops here at Computer 2012 in Taipei -- the 27-inch Aspire 7600U and 23-inch Aspire 5600U. The 7600U features a 64-point capacitive multitouch tilt and swivel display and is only 3.5cm (1.38 inches) thick, while the 5600U is billed as...
Acer announces Windows 8 all-in-one U Series at Computex 2012

VMware's WSX promises to bring virtualized desktops to the web browser with HTML5

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It's not quite ready for widespread use just yet, but it looks like we could soon have yet another way to virtualize one computer desktop on another device. Tentatively dubbed WSX, VMware's latest option relies on HTML5 to do away with plug-ins or dedicated applications altogether (a "lightweight Web...
VMware's WSX promises to bring virtualized desktops to the web browser with HTML5

Drobo debuts a duo of Thunderbolt drives: the 5D for desktops and the Mini for road warriors

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Drobo's been delivering quality desktop storage for businesses and prosumers for awhile now, but previously, the company hadn't dipped its toe into Thunderbolt waters. But that's about to change with its two new units. The 5D is a BYOD desktop offering with two Thunderbolt ports and one USB 3.0...
Drobo debuts a duo of Thunderbolt drives: the 5D for desktops and the Mini for road warriors

Lenovo swings out diminutive ThinkCentre M92p Tiny, bevy of all-in-ones and VoIP-ready ThinkVision display

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Lenovo's going all-out on Ivy Bridge-based ThinkCentre pro desktop updates this evening, and the centerpiece is the smallest of the lot. The ThinkCentre M92p Tiny -- yes, it's officially nicknamed Tiny -- is about as thick as a golf ball at 1.4 inches and ready to tuck behind your...
Lenovo swings out diminutive ThinkCentre M92p Tiny, bevy of all-in-ones and VoIP-ready ThinkVision display
Adobe launches Flash 11.2 and AIR 3.2, won't charge for premium features until you hit $50,000 in revenue

Wanna Access Your Windows Desktop Anywhere Before Windows 8? WorldDesk Says It Has The Answer

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With Windows 8, Microsoft is introducing more portable, cloud compatibility in the form of Windows To Go, but what about those seeking a solution today that works on devices running Windows 7? WorldDesk claims to have an answer. The Northern Irish-founded, now Menlo Park-based company has launched a new virtualization...
Wanna Access Your Windows Desktop Anywhere Before Windows 8? WorldDesk Says It Has The Answer

New mobile devices spur greater news reading

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A mounting body of evidence finds that the spread of mobile technology is adding to news consumption in the United States.Its effects, however, are mixed. While it enhances the appeal of traditional news brands, and even boosts the reading of long-form journalism, it also shows that technology companies are strengthening...
New mobile devices spur greater news reading

Dell Announces A Linux Laptop Designed for Developers

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A few years ago Dell began offering the Ubuntu distribution of Linux on its desktops and laptaps, but quietly dropped the option from its online store in 2010 (though it’s still possible to order certain machines with Ubuntu). Today at the Ubuntu Developers Summit Dell announced that it is...
Dell Announces A Linux Laptop Designed for Developers

Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: first 22nm product, decent official benchmarks, quad-cores from $174

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We hear that pilgrims have already started flocking to the town of Ivybridge (population 12,056) in the forested depths of southwest England. Very soon though, you'll be able to pay homage to Moore's Law without travelling further than your favorite online retailer, because the third generation of Intel Core...
Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: first 22nm product, decent official benchmarks, quad-cores from $174
InMobi launches free mobile ad tracker with real-time analytics, no UDID

Crucial outs v4 SSD for solid-state storage on a budget

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Solid-state drives cost just a fraction of what they did a few years ago, but with prices that can still exceed $1,000, you could hardly label them as cheap. Crucial still aims to put solid-state storage within reach of those on a budget, however, releasing its 2.5-inch v4 drive...
Crucial outs v4 SSD for solid-state storage on a budget

Intel's Ivy Bridge chip expected at the end of April

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Chip giant's Ivy Bridge is due at by the end this month, and a flood of new laptops and desktops will ensue. [Read more]...
Intel's Ivy Bridge chip expected at the end of April

Acer unveils bevy of Window 8 devices at Computex

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Hardware maker takes the wraps off a pair of ultrabooks, two all-in-one desktops, and twin tablets running Microsoft's next OS. [Read more]...
Acer unveils bevy of Window 8 devices at Computex

What’s Wrong With Windows Phone?

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Windows dominates desktops and laptops, but Microsoft's mobile operating system is still struggling against Android and iOS. What will it take to get some respect?...
What’s Wrong With Windows Phone?

Windows 8 Will Come In Three Different Flavors (Two For x86, One For ARM)

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Microsoft just announced that Windows 8 will come in three different flavors: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. Windows 8 will be the mainstream consumer edition. The Pro version will bring a number of features that most mainstream consumers don’t necessarily need to Microsoft’s next operating system, including...
Windows 8 Will Come In Three Different Flavors (Two For x86, One For ARM)
AdRoll nabs $15M from Foundation, Accel, & Merus to get you clicking more ads
NVIDIA virtualizes the GPU for streamed desktops and cloud gaming

No, Google's Chrome isn't the world's leading browser - yet: see our map

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Claims that Google Chrome has passed Internet Explorer turn out to be wrong according to Statcounter's data - but it won't be long. Firefox turns out to have a surprising dominance on our map, thoughChrome is challenging Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the world's most-used desktop browser, having passed Firefox, according...
No, Google's Chrome isn't the world's leading browser - yet: see our map
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