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New OS market share data shows slight gain for Windows 8.1, Windows XP

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for February 2015, showing a slight gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. However, it also shows that the 13 year old Windows XP also went up in its market share, 10 months after Microsoft cut support for the OS. Net...
HP Spectre X360

The HP Spectre x360 is a 2-in-1 laptop that's thin, light and has long battery life

HP has officially announced its latest Windows 8.1 laptop, the HP Spectre x360. Some information about the notebook got leaked in January, and today's official reveal confirms most of the leak's information, including its 2-in-1 design and a long battery life. The display of the 13.3-inch HP...
Acer Liquid Leap

We go hands-on with the Acer Liquid Leap+ smart activeband

Today at MWC 2015, Acer has announced their Liquid Leap+ smart wearable. It can track the user's steps, running distance and calories burned. It also supports notifications and playback control. What's also great is that it can sync and connect with Androis, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. See it...
Lumia 535

Microsoft accidentally confirms Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL in premature announcement

A premature announcement coming out of Microsoft's news center outed two devices that are likely scheduled to make their debut on March 2, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. The leak coincides with earlier rumors that we'll be seeing new entry-level hardware at Mobile World Congress in...
Acer Liquid M220

Acer's new Windows Phone is low budget but not without charm

It's been some time since we've talked about Acer in the context of Windows Phone. But, it's back in the game with the Liquid M220, the company's first Windows Phone 8.1 device just announced at Mobile World Congress. It's a budget phone, costing just 79 Euros when it goes on sale in April in the...
Acer Liquid M220

Acer is back in the Windows Phone fold with the Liquid M220

Acer is officially back in the Windows Phone game. Announced this morning at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the Liquid M220 is the Taiwanese manufacturers very first Windows Phone 8.1 device. Better still, alongside introducing the device, Acer is announcing it's commitment to...
Acer Liquid Leap+

Acer's upgraded Liquid Leap+ Smart Activeband offers waterproof play for all

With an updated design and support for Android, iOS, and Windows, Acer is hoping the Liquid Leap+ will take off. With the original Liquid Leap Smart Activeband barely leaving shelves, Acer has decided their wearable plan needed a refresh. Today at Mobile World Conference, the company has...
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IKEA to integrate Qi charging in some furniture starting in April 2015

Everyone's favorite build-your-own furniture store IKEA has just announced a partnership to start integrating Qi charging for devices into some of its furniture. Starting in April 2015, IKEA will offer bedside tables, lamps and desks with Qi charging built in, meaning you won't need to drop any...
Join us tonight on Twitch as we play Asphalt 8 with guest co-host Gameloft Ryan!

Watch us play Asphalt 8 and STARWHAL on Twitch with guest co-host Gameloft Ryan!

Every weekend, Windows Central streams a game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers! Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm...
ICYMI: February 28, 2015

ICYMI: February 28, 2015

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to...

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