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Global PC shipments dropped by 13.9 percent, over Q1 of last year

When PC sales slumped last year, a common line of thinking was “wait for Windows 8.” Well, we waited ... it came ... and now things are even worse. International Data Corporation (IDC) just released global shipment data for the first quarter, and PCs celebrated Windows 8’s arrival by having their worst quarter ever.  Read More

A new report states that Microsoft is set to fold Windows RT into the first big update to ...

Microsoft’s Surface Pro makes sense for customers. It takes the power – and app support – of an Ultrabook, and combines it with the body of a tablet. Windows RT tablets, on the other hand, make a lot less sense. Limited app support and confusing incompatibility with legacy Windows apps make them niche products. If a new report holds any water, Microsoft realizes this and is ready to pull the plug on Windows RT products.  Read More

A new app, ModernMix, runs Windows 8 Metro apps on the desktop

The latest version of Windows is clearly a transition product. Microsoft is laying the groundwork for a more touch-friendly, mobile-oriented future. But it also isn't yet ready to throw out the familiar Windows desktop. The result is a dual nature – and a recipe for confusion. A new tweak, however, aims to smooth this Windows 8 transition.  Read More

LG will be showcasing the LTE-enabled Tab-Book Z160 Ultra tablet/ultrabook hybrid at Mobil...

LG has announced that it will be showing off its new LTE-capable tablet/ultrabook at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. First seen at CES last month, the appropriately-named Tab-Book Ultra Z160 runs a full version of Windows 8 and is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor.  Read More

BlueStacks emulates thousands of Android apps on Windows 8 and the Surface Pro

Microsoft’s Surface Pro runs millions of desktop Windows apps. Few of those apps, though, were designed for touch. Though Microsoft is pitching the device to professionals, sometimes even the pros like to get their Temple Run on. Enter Android emulator BlueStacks, which brings over 750,000 mobile apps to the Surface Pro.  Read More

Microsoft will release the Surface with Windows 8 Pro on February 9

In late October, when Microsoft released the Windows RT version of Surface, the company estimated that the Windows 8 Pro version would arrive about 90 days later. Well, Microsoft didn't quite hit its own target, but it didn't miss by much. Today the company finally revealed a firm ship date for the Surface Pro: February 9.  Read More

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

While consumers may have mixed opinions about the features offered by Windows 8, computer and tablet makers were pushing a ton of devices with the OS at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Panasonic was no exception, backing-up its 20-inch monster tablet with a new 10.1-inch Toughpad running Windows 8.  Read More

An accompanying digital pen can be used for precision an to record natural handwriting, bu...

Panasonic might be getting outshined a little at CES 2013 as competitors like LG and Samsung show off their unique takes on 4K-resolution TVs, but that doesn't mean it didn't find its own creative use for 4K technology. On the show floor, the company demoed a new 20-inch tablet that runs Windows 8 on a 4K resolution ISP-alpha display.  Read More

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC multi-user interface

Lenovo stole the show today at the CES Unveiled event with its brand new IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC. It's a 27-inch multi-user PC that looks to change the way you engage and interact with a PC. It allows users to play game together, while sitting around the touchscreen. We had the chance to play with the new computer on the show floor, it definitely felt unlike a computing experience we've had before.  Read More

Tobii's REX (Developer Edition pictured) brings eye-tracking capabilities to Windows 8 PCs

Over the past decade, Sweden’s Tobii has been working on adding eye-tracking technology to a mix of user inputs that includes keyboards, mice and touchpads and screens. After demonstrating its GAZE UI for Windows 8 at last year’s CES, the company is set to showcase its first eye-tracking consumer peripheral device which brings the GAZE functionality to any Windows 8 PC at CES 2013. By tracking their eye movements, the Tobii REX allows Windows 8 users to scroll, zoom, navigate and select using their peepers in conjunction with a mouse or touchpad.  Read More

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