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This Armband May Control All Your Electronics One Day

Google Glass has kickstarted a craze of wearable computing. Apple might even get in on it soon. Now others are getting into the fray with devices that may interact with other wearable computers like Glass in really unique ways. One of those other devices cashing in on the wearable computing scene is the MYO. It’s an armband that uses the …

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Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS On PCs Sold In The UK

Microsoft announced last month that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. It’s pretty obvious that most of those sale went to OEMs who will be putting the software onto computers going out to market. That’s good news for Microsoft as OS market penetration is largely driven by hardware sales, not software upgrades. Unfortunately, new PC buyers may be …

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Via Job Posting

Soon after Windows 8 came out, it was rumored that Microsoft would move the operating system to an annual release cycle called Windows Blue. It was to be a cheap, inexpensive option that would see Windows becoming more like Apple’s OS X. Nothing was confirmed, however, and we were left waiting for official confirmation. Now MIcrosoft themselves have confirmed the …

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BlueStacks Android Emulation Comes To Surface Pro

The Surface Pro came out over the weekend, and the device is already selling out across retailers. Those who were lucky enough to get one may be disappointed, however, by a lack of apps. That’s where BlueStacks comes in. BlueStacks, the mobile company that brought Android emulation to Windows PCs last year, is now optimizing its Android emulation software for …

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Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Spotify

Windows Phone 8 has faced an uphill climb since it launched late last year. One of the many obstacles on its way to greatness was a lack of quality apps, but that’s been slowly changing. Microsoft announced that popular music streaming service Spotify has finally launched on Windows Phone 8. Just like its apps on other devices, Spotify for Windows …

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Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In

Back in November, Nook was one of the first major brands to jump on board Windows 8. It only made sense as Microsoft made a strategic investment in the brand back in April of last year. Now Nook and Windows 8 are getting even friendlier in its latest update. Nook announced that its Windows 8 app now supports Microsoft account …

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Windows 8 Adoption Increasing Among PC Gamers

Early adopters and enthusiasts drive most new technology in its first few months on the market. Windows 8 is proving to be no different as the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows Microsoft’s newest operating system picking up steam on the service. Valve recently released the data it collected in January on its users’ hardware and software setups. The …

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Windows 8 Upgrade Prices Going Up Tomorrow

Windows 8 isn’t being adopted by PC users in the numbers Microsoft had hoped. Though the company has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses, the new OS still holds a marginal share of the desktop OS market, while Windows 7 and XP make up over 84% of the market. Normally when software (or hardware, for that matter) isn’t selling is …

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Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent

According to Microsoft, the company has officially sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. The number accounts for upgrades, individual purchase and the bulk purchases made by OEMs. It seems many of the latter licenses haven’t been put in use yet as Windows 8 has yet to hit a growth explosion. Net Applications recently updated its desktop OS market share numbers …

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Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report]

Microsoft released its quarterly earnings report yesterday, and there was a bit of good news for the company’s Windows business. The company announced that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses and that it was making more money off of the operating system than last year. Windows 8 is performing worse than Windows 7 and Vista, however, and Microsoft …

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Skype 6.1 Integrates With Outlook On Windows

Do you ever find yourself checking email and asking yourself, “Boy, I sure wish I could see my Skype contacts while I’m knee deep in email?” If so, you’re in luck. Skype has thought of the exact same scenario and is delivering that very functionality in its latest product update on Windows. The Skype team announced today that Skype 6.1 …

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Microsoft Has Now Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses

It was announced back in November that Microsoft had sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in one month. It was a pretty impressive figure at the time, and Microsoft was plenty proud of its early success. Now it’s been a little over two months since the launch of Microsoft’s touch-friendly OS. Is Windows 8 still doing well? Microsoft announced at …

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