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There's no mistaking the Micro-Stang

What if you take the world's most iconic jock and install the brains of some of the smartest tech nerds on the planet? Well, you get the Micro-Stang by West Coast Customs (WCC) and Microsoft. The custom car is the epitome of old meets new, taking the timeless looks of a 1967 Mustang and updating it with all kinds of cutting edge technology that the average Mustang - whether from 1967 or 2012 - will never have.  Read More

Windows 8 is designed to blur the line between the OS on tablets and that on computers

Microsoft has gotten official with its latest version of Windows, Windows 8. The next generation of the PC operating system is designed to blur the line between the OS on tablets and that on computers, sporting a design that looks reminiscent of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform.  Read More

GM's Windows of Opportunity project asked students to design interactive applications that...

In-car DVD players and handheld game consoles have proven a godsend to parents looking to avoid the regular cries of “are we there yet?” from kids in the back seat. Similar to Toyota’s “Window to the World” concept, GM’s “Windows of Opportunity” (WOO) project looks to advance back seat entertainment even further. The project saw the automaker giving researchers and students from the FUTURE LAB at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Israel free reign to design applications that rear seat passengers would interact with through their side windows, which act as interactive displays.  Read More

Microsoft has confirmed new Kinect for Windows hardware with optimized hardware components...

Earlier this month Microsoft announced the Kinect for Windows Commercial Program that will give businesses “the tools to develop applications that not only could improve their own operations, but potentially revolutionize entire industries.” Following this announcement many wondered whether there would also be new PC-centric Kinect hardware in the offing. The company has now answered in the affirmative with confirmation that a new Kinect device with optimized hardware components and numerous firmware adjustments tailored for close up PC-user scenarios is on the way.  Read More

Nokia has announced its first Windows Phone 7-based smartphones in the form of the Lumia 8...

During Nokia World 2011 in London, Nokia has announced its first Windows Phone 7-based smartphones in the form of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, both featuring 3.7-inch touchscreen displays and 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm CPUs.  Read More

The Windows 8 Start screen borrows heavily from Windows Phone 7

Microsoft previewed the next version of its Windows OS in June at D9 and a few more details leaked out shortly after that, but the biggest reveal came this week with Microsoft giving a preview of Windows 8 to kick off its Build conference, followed by the Developer Preview hitting Microsoft servers for anyone to download. With the surge in popularity of touchscreen devices over the past few years the new OS is designed to run on a wider variety of devices and chipsets and embraces touch and apps in a big way with the new "Metro style" interface.  Read More

HTC TITAN - 4.7-inch WVGA 480x800 pixel display

HTC has unveiled HTC TITAN, billed as its largest screen smartphone featuring 4.7-inch WVGA 480x800 pixel display wrapped in a slim 9.9 mm (0.39 inch) aluminum shell. Running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), HTC TITAN boasts 8 megapixel camera, which comes with f/2.2 aperture lens, dual LED flash, BSI sensor and 720p video recording. Along with TITAN, HTC has also announced a lower spec'd Windows Phone 7.5 arrival in the form of 3.8-inch HTC Radar.  Read More

The official Kinect for Windows SDK beta is available for download

Microsoft’s about-face in relation to the “modification of its products” – specifically its Kinect sensor – is complete with the company releasing the official Kinect for Windows SDK beta. When the motion controller was initially released and hackers set about creating open source drivers for the device, Microsoft responded saying it didn’t condone such actions. But it has since changed its tune, even going so far as to invite a group of developers to its Redmond campus for a live 24-hour coding marathon to build concept applications using the SDK.  Read More

The Windows 8 tile-based Start screen

With Apple bringing a few user interface elements found in its iOS mobile operating system to its upcoming OS X Lion desktop operating system, Microsoft is taking a similar tack for its Windows 8 OS. Previewed last week at the D9 Conference, the next generation of the Windows operating system borrows heavily from Windows Phone 7 by replacing the traditional Windows Start menu with a tile-based Start screen that provides a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps on the system.  Read More

Of HP's new business notebook releases, the new HP EliteBook 8460p is claimed to offer up ...

Apple's new MacBook Pro line-up might be grabbing all the headlines with its new Thunderbolt port, but the claimed battery life pales into insignificance when compared to that offered by HP. When running on the company's new Ultra-Capacity Notebook battery, the HP EliteBook 8460p is said to be capable of running for up to 32 hours between charges. It's one of a number of business notebook releases announced by HP, so let's take a closer look...  Read More

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