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08
Apr
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Microsoft Could Be Irrelevant By 2017: Gartner

Microsoft may very well be the most recognizable name in the technology industry. But a new report suggests that the company could be virtually irrelevant in just four years' time unless a major change is made. The report comes from well-known ... analyst firm Gartner. Specifically, Gartner's report says that by 2017 shipments of Microsoft devices, or devices running Microsoft software (such as Windows and Office), could pale by comparison to shipments of similar goods based on Google properties. Beyond that, the report suggests that Apple hardware and software could be just as prevalent as ... (view more)

Fri
05
Apr
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Apple Building 60-Inch Smart HDTV, Report Suggests

One analyst says that Apple is working on several brand new technologies. The most exciting: a 60-inch 'smart' television set that uses features found on the company's popular iPhone and iPad devices. According to Brian White of Topeka Capital ... Markets, Apple plans to start manufacturing its own TV sets. This isn't a new rumor; in fact, previous reports indicated that Steve Jobs was closely involved in such a project before his death in 2011. Based on conversations with a variety of electrical components manufacturers in Asia, White has put together a series of possible features that could ... (view more)

Fri
05
Apr
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Windows RT Tablet PCs: Retailers Slashing Prices

Several manufacturers of Windows RT tablet computers, including Amazon.com, have begun cutting the price of that hardware. But Microsoft is holding firm on the cost of its own tablet, the Surface. The price cuts are for tablet devices running ... Windows RT, an edition of Windows 8 specially designed for ARM processors that can usually be found in smartphones and not desktop or laptop computers. At first glance Windows RT devices look and feel like Windows 8 devices. However, they have a couple of big limitations: you can't switch to the traditional desktop mode used in previous editions of ... (view more)

Fri
15
Mar
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Microsoft Must Dump Windows RT, Expert Says

Research firm IDC -- which recently made headlines by predicting that Android tablets will brush aside Apple iPads in 2013 -- has indicated that Microsoft's two-pronged approach to Windows 8 has failed. The company says it's time for Microsoft to ... dump Windows RT. In a recent interview, IDC research director Tom Mainelli (whose specialization is the tablet market) said that Microsoft has only confused consumers by releasing two versions of Windows 8 for tablet computers. Different Tablets, Different Windows Windows RT was released on Microsoft's standard Surface tablet computer. The new ... (view more)

Thu
14
Mar
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Android Tablets More Popular Than iPad: Report

It may seem like the Apple iPad is a ubiquitous device, but a new report suggests that sales of Android-based tablet computers will soon surpass those of Apple slates. Overall, it's expected the tablet market will boom in 2013. According to a new ... report from research firm IDC, the total number of tablet computers shipped this year will reach 190 million units. That's an increase from earlier predictions from IDC, which had previously forecast sales of roughly 172 million units. (Source: cnet.com ) Smaller Tablets Help Market Grow Reports indicate that the emergence of smaller, lower-priced ... (view more)

Mon
11
Mar
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Microsoft Surface Smartphone Coming Soon: Report

Microsoft caused quite the stir when it unveiled its Surface tablet computer last year. It's rumored the move angered the firm's traditional hardware partners, including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Samsung, and Acer, who didn't like having to compete with ... Microsoft for customers. Now, it appears Microsoft may be preparing to ruffle feathers in another sector of the consumer technology industry. Windows Phone 8 to Suffer: Nokia Mobile phone maker Nokia, which produces handheld devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system (OS), has reportedly filed a complaint with the ... (view more)

Wed
06
Mar
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Staples Introduces New Windows 8 Trade-In Deal

Interested in trading in your iPad, Macbook, or older Windows device for a Windows 8-based computer? Then head on over to Staples, where the retailer is offering up to $400 for older Microsoft and Apple devices. Here's how the deal, which Staples ... calls "Trade up to touch," works: People who buy a Windows 8-equipped touch screen device -- including tablets, all-in-one PCs, or laptops -- from Staples can qualify to trade in an older computer and receive up to $400 off the purchase of their new Windows 8 device. Windows, Apple Devices Qualify for Trade-In Those interested in the deal will need ... (view more)

Tue
26
Feb
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High-Tech Tattoos Make Telepathy Possible

It appears telepathy, or speaking to one another with our minds, could soon become a reality. Possessing the ability to control certain machines via brain activity is not entirely new. In recent years, specialists have been able to help amputee ... patients overcome their disabilities using bionic limbs moved by specific thoughts. But up until now, such innovations have come following invasive surgeries that involve, above all else, penetrating the skull. And while the possibilities for such advancements are seemingly endless, those without life-altering disabilities are not readily willing to ... (view more)

Mon
18
Feb
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Archos Unveils Low-Cost iPad Alternatives

Do you find the Apple iPad just a little too expensive? With prices for the third-generation iPad starting around $500, there's still lots of room in the tablet market for budget-priced slate devices. Over the past year that gap has been partly ... filled with the release of Google's Nexus 7 device and Apple's own iPad Mini. But French consumer electronics company Archos believes there's still lots of room for low-cost slates. Archos Unveils "Platinum" Line of Tablet Devices That's why the company has unveiled three new devices which together comprise a new "Platinum" line of tablet ... (view more)

Fri
01
Feb
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RIM Stock Plummets After BlackBerry 10 Unveiling

Canada's Research in Motion (RIM) finally unveiled its BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system (OS) on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the company's stock value plunged in the hours that followed, indicating that investors don't believe the new OS or a ... fresh range of smartphone devices can save the struggling firm. RIM showed off BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in a highly-publicized event on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The new mobile OS is specially designed with touchscreen devices in mind and reflects RIM's decision to enter market space previously dominated by Apple's iPhone and a wide range of Android- ... (view more)

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