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Intel Compute Stick

Intel's Compute Stick is a tiny $149 PC with Windows 8.1, set to arrive in March

Would you like to have a full Windows 8.1 PC that can be held in your hand? Intel is showing off such a device during CES 2015 this week. The Intel Compute Stick is an upcoming HDMI dongle that's about the size of a Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick that's due out in March for just $149 with...
Unpatched vulnerability in Windows 8.1 gets published

Unpatched vulnerability in Windows 8.1 gets published

An unpatched vulnerability in Windows 8.1 has been disclosed on Google Security Research. The issue was subject to a 90-day automatic disclosure policy, meaning the existence of the vulnerability is published after 90 days without a broadly available patch for the issue. The issue allows for...
Project Spark

Project Spark to launch Conker episodic game and content packs April 23

The team behind Microsoft's Project Spark game creation tools for Windows 8.1 and the Xbox One will finally release the long-awaited game and content packs based on Conker April 23. The very adult squirrel was the star of Rare's classic M-rated action-platformer Conker's Bad Fur Day for the...
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Dell XPS 13

Overall PC shipments showed sharp declines in Q1 2015 worldwide

Research firms Gartner and IDC both showed sharp declines in PC shipments worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. Gartner stated that 71.7 million PC units shipped in the first quarter of 2015, which is a 5.2% decline from the same period a year ago. IDC said 68.5 million PC units shipped in the...
Windows 8

New OS market share data shows big gain for Windows 7 while 8.1 remains steady

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for March 2015, showing a big gain for Windows 7 worldwide. Meanwhile, numbers for Windows 8 and 8.1 remain steady for the most part. Net Applications, which gathers its data by monitoring PC access to thousands of...
Project Spark

Project Spark to launch Conker episodic game and content packs April 23

The team behind Microsoft's Project Spark game creation tools for Windows 8.1 and the Xbox One will finally release the long-awaited game and content packs based on Conker April 23. The very adult squirrel was the star of Rare's classic M-rated action-platformer Conker's Bad Fur Day for the...
Windows 8.1

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...
VAIO Z with Windows 8.1

VAIO's first two post-Sony laptops are also 2-in-1 hybrids

VAIO's first all-new Windows 8.1 laptops since breaking away from Sony in 2014 were revealed today. Both the VAIO Z and the VAIO Z Canvas are 2-in-1 hybrids. The VAIO Z includes a hinge on its display so it can be turned into a tablet, while the VAIO Z Canvas is designed so that the screen can...
Windows 7 PC

Microsoft pulls Visual Studio update that was causing some Windows PCs to freeze

Microsoft has now pulled an update it released earlier today for Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime. This was done after a number of online reports stated that the update was causing many Windows PCs to freeze after it attempted to install a patch. The update, KB 3001652. was...
Windows 8.1

New OS data shows gains for Windows 8.1 while Windows XP still hangs around

The latest desktop operating system market share numbers for January 2015 show a gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. However, it also shows that the 13 year old Windows XP is still the second most used PC OS in the world, several months after its official support was cut off by Microsoft. Net...
Alaska Airlines Windows 8.1 tablets

Alaska Airlines to offer Windows 8.1 tablets for passengers on long flights

Alaska Airlines will begin to offer Windows 8.1 tablets to its passengers who are on long-haul flights beginning on February 1. The tablets will be given to First Class customers and MVP Gold75K members at no charge; everyone else can rent them for $8-$10 a flight. The tablets will come pre-...
Dell V8

Windows 8.1 with Bing is free for OEMs despite initial $10 charge

Microsoft technically charges OEMs $10 for each copy of Windows 8.1 with Bing for installation on new tablets under nine inches. However, newly revealed OEM pricing documents show that Microsoft is currently offering those same OEMs a $10 "configuration discount" for Windows 8.1 with Bing,...
Google security researcher outs another security exploit in Windows 8.1 and 7

Google security researcher outs another exploit in Windows 8.1 and 7

After having outed a vulnerability in Windows a few weeks ago, Google is at it again. This time a Google security researcher detailed another vulnerability in in both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Similar to the exploit that Google previously detailed, this vulnerability could allow a user to...

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