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Microsoft's Kinect Code Is Now Open Source

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Because gesture sensing on a Windows PC wants to be free. Microsoft's Kinect device is almost more famous for the numerous ingenious hacks surrounsing its 3-D gesture-reading sensors than it is for its use as an Xbox controller. Now Microsoft has made a move that can only boost hacks...
Microsoft's Kinect Code Is Now Open Source
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Nokia Reimbursing Lumia 900 Customers $100 On AT&T Bill For A Nasty Software Glitch (NOK, MSFT, T)

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Nokia confirmed this evening in a blog post that some Lumia 900 phones are affected by a software glitch that blocks the device from connecting to the web. Nokia says the problem is purely a software issue. To make up for the glitch, Nokia and AT&T are offering Lumia...
Nokia Reimbursing Lumia 900 Customers $100 On AT&T Bill For A Nasty Software Glitch (NOK, MSFT, T)
Synaptics Behind Nokia's Lumia 820 And 920 Glove and Fingernail-Sensing Touchscreens

Curiosity rover to stay in 'safe mode' for days while NASA tackles glitches

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NASA's Curiosity rover has mostly had smooth sailing since it touched down on Mars last year. Unfortunately, it's in a more precarious position as of this past Thursday. After noticing corrupted memory files on the robot's primary computer, overseers have kicked Curiosity into a "safe mode" with a backup...
Curiosity rover to stay in 'safe mode' for days while NASA tackles glitches
Microsoft's CFO Is Damning The Surface With Faint Praise (MSFT)

Microsoft Surface Pro: a device of many talents

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There's much to like about Microsoft's Windows 8 hybrid tablet-laptop - but it's expensive if you don't need all the specsMicrosoft created a stir when it unveiled its first two tablets - Surface RT and Surface Pro - at a mystery press conference in Los Angeles on 19 June last year....
Microsoft Surface Pro: a device of many talents

Soluto: the best PC to run Windows is the MacBook Pro

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A new study by a cloud-based PC admin software maker, Soluto, concludes that bloatware included on most Windows PC notebooks by the manufacturers is harming the Windows experience to such an extent that the best portable on which to run Windows is now Apple's MacBook Pro. In part this is...
Soluto: the best PC to run Windows is the MacBook Pro

Insert Coin: Meta 1 marries 3D glasses and motion sensor for gesture-controlled AR

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Now that Google Glass and Oculus Rift have entered the zeitgeist, might...
Insert Coin: Meta 1 marries 3D glasses and motion sensor for gesture-controlled AR

Apple Adds 'Download Later' Option to Large Purchases on Mobile iTunes Store

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Apple has added a new 'download later' prompt to large media purchases made in iTunes or on the mobile iTunes Store, reports Macworld. The new prompt appears when purchasing movies, TV shows, TV Season Passes, full TV seasons, movie bundles, and music box sets. When purchasing any of the above...
Apple Adds 'Download Later' Option to Large Purchases on Mobile iTunes Store

Poll: Are you upgrading to Windows 8 before prices rise?

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If you’re thinking about upgrading your existing Windows PC to Microsoft’s Windows 8, time is running out to do it on the cheap. Later this week, Microsoft will raise the price of the Windows 8 upgrade editions, ending the promotional pricing of $39.99 for an online upgrade to Windows 8...
Poll: Are you upgrading to Windows 8 before prices rise?

Microsoft's iPad Killers Will Lack A Critical Feature (MSFT)

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As Microsoft fights the iPad with its next version of Windows, one of its biggest edges should be its strength in big companies' IT departments. But Windows tablets running on ARM processors will lack a critical feature that Microsoft's most loyal business customers want: these tablets will not be able...
Microsoft's iPad Killers Will Lack A Critical Feature (MSFT)

Microsoft: Windows 8 to hit the market at end of October

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Windows 8 is on track to be released to computer makers the first week of August, and it will be generally available to end users at the end of October, the company announced this morning — giving the first official release timeline for the most significant overhaul of the company’s...
Microsoft: Windows 8 to hit the market at end of October

Acer, ASUS recovering as HP, Lenovo shadow Apple store idea

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A pair of rumors have four major Windows PC builders coming back after a hard 2011. Acer and ASUS were said by Digitimes to be both avoiding the traditional post-holiday slump. ASUS was purportedly seeing a PC shipment drop of 10 percent, or half as much as it had expected,...
Acer, ASUS recovering as HP, Lenovo shadow Apple store idea

March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free

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Last year CBS and Turner Sports brought every game of the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament home in HD on four cable channels, and streaming for free to PCs and iOS devices. While the broadcast plans remain the same this year, if you want to stream the 41...
March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free

YouTube to star Call of Duty: Black Ops II gameplay in real-time

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YouTube is all about live streaming lately, and now the video-sharing platform has announced COD (ahem—slang for “Call of Duty”) players can soon stream their gameplay when Activation launches the latest title for its popular franchise next week. The partnership essentially allows gamers to watch exploits in real-time multiplayer Call...
YouTube to star Call of Duty: Black Ops II gameplay in real-time

Faster, better, stronger: Get your PC in tip-top shape

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Trying to keep your PC running smoothly sometimes feels like an impossible task. Windows is prone to all kinds of bloat, which can bog down your PC or--in severe cases--even render a system functionally useless. Over time, it's almost impossible to prevent unsavory apps and other files from infiltrating...
Faster, better, stronger: Get your PC in tip-top shape

The Five World-Changing Stories Going On In Tech Right Now (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, YHOO)

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We're following hundreds, if not thousands of independent storylines all the time. But right now, there are five big, on-going storylines we are keeping a particularly close eye on. These stories are tales of seismic events shifting the entire industry – and they mean a lot to our readers. They...
The Five World-Changing Stories Going On In Tech Right Now (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, YHOO)

Vizio's Ultrabook PCs: Real MacBook Air Rivals, at Last?

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Vizio's combination of low prices, high-end materials, and solid specs on these Ultrabooks will likely make a big splash in the Windows PC market,...
Vizio's Ultrabook PCs: Real MacBook Air Rivals, at Last?
One in four iPad owners are first-time Apple buyers

CES 2013: is 3D TV dead?, screens with touch, the thinnest e-ink watch and more

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Day two of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas throws up an Android tablet that doubles as a Windows PC (or vice-versa), tougher smartphone glass, renewed Google TV effort, and moreCES has moved into full swing, with the audience allowed in (even though there are some doubts about whether...
CES 2013: is 3D TV dead?, screens with touch, the thinnest e-ink watch and more

Hands on with Chromebook Pixel: Google goes after the MacBook

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Anyone who thinks the Chromebook Pixel is a ludicrous idea hasn't actually tried one--or at least that's my theory after using the high-end Chrome OS laptop over the past few days. In fairness, the $1300 Chromebook Pixel does seem pretty crazy on the surface. You can get many of...
Hands on with Chromebook Pixel: Google goes after the MacBook

Big Fish Unlimited lets gamers resume play on mobile, PC and TV, stay distracted at all times (video)

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The perpetual crisis of casual gaming is that need for just one... more... turn. After all, those 29 levels of progress aren't coming with you to the office, are they? Big Fish Games wants to ease our consciences (or at least our egos) with Big Fish Unlimited. By using...
Big Fish Unlimited lets gamers resume play on mobile, PC and TV, stay distracted at all times (video)

iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple's Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

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Apple's new iPad goes on sale today. People - already lined up around the world - will likely buy more than a million of them this weekend, and tens of millions this year. And there will be much talk about Apple's "post-PC" revolution. But the real key to Apple's post-PC...
iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple's Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

Mashduo quickly compares iTunes libraries

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Mine was originally a mixed marriage: I'm a Mac, my wife was a PC. Years ago, though, after yet another virus had rendered my beloved's Windows machine unusable, I insisted she switch. (She did so begrudgingly, but she's since become a contented Mac user.) I smoothed the transition by copying...
Mashduo quickly compares iTunes libraries

Switched On: Chrome on the range

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If Chrome OS didn't start out with an inferiority complex living in the shadow of the massive adoption of its cousin Android, and with Eric Schmidt dismissing the hardware that would run it as cheap and interchangeable,...
Switched On: Chrome on the range

Lytro Announces Support For Windows, Two Accessories And Free Shipping (This Week)

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After launching earlier this year with Mac-only compatibility, Lytro has just announced that its desktop application now supports Windows. The company behind the miniature light field camera also rolled out two new accessories: a $20 USB wall charger and $20 tripod mount. They’re also offering free shipping on all camera...
Lytro Announces Support For Windows, Two Accessories And Free Shipping (This Week)

"Windows 7 was a lie."

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"Windows 7 was a lie.": Paul Thorrott: It's not pat to say that the Windows PC market went for volume over quality, because it did: Many of those 20 million Windows 7 licenses each month--too many, I think--went to machines that are basically throwaway, plastic crap. Netbooks didn't just rejuvenate...
"Windows 7 was a lie."

Here's Why Google's New 'Packaged Apps' Are Bad News For Microsoft

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Google is making big improvements to its Chrome operating system to make it function a lot more like a regular PC. Google has just taken a small step with something called "packaged apps" that could have big implications. Google Chrome is a cloud-only device. It doesn't store all of its...
Here's Why Google's New 'Packaged Apps' Are Bad News For Microsoft

Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)

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Windows 8 will probably not be a  killer success right out of the gate. But that doesn't really doesn't matter. This week two more stories circulated that made people cry out "Windows 8 is doomed and Microsoft is doomed with it!" Intel CEO Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that...
Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)
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