It's no secret that Windows 8 has its detractors, but for a the second-largest PC maker to turn its back on the OS, things have to be pretty bad.
As the summer movie blockbuster machine prepares to unleash the third and final installment of Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy, Nokia has stepped up with some slick tie-in smartphone swag.
When Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman stated that it was going to keep making PCs and that it needs to be in the tablet business, releasing a successor to the Slate wasn't exactly what we had in mind. Tossing in a stylus doesn't rosy things up for the Slate 2 either.
Most people are pretty defensive about their smartphone choices, with heavy texters defending the BlackBerry's physical keyboard, while others want something with a bigger screen for multimedia. Microsoft however, sees a future where one phone can be all things to all people, by simply swapping out a module to match the occasion.
Seeing someone drawing on an HDTV — on the actual screen with an actual electronic pen — stopped a lot of IFA show-goers by German LCD maker Hannspree's booth (I cropped out the surrounding rubber-neckers). We were all gawking at woman's face being sketched on the Lounge TV 70, a 70-inch 1920-by-1080-pixel HDTV.
Microsoft has found itself on a short release cycle when it comes to Windows as of late: much-maligned Vista landed in 2007, well-reviewed Windows 7 came in '09, and now the company hints that Windows 8 could be here by 2012. Are we ready for more Windows?
Vista? What's a Vista? Microsoft proves it still knows a thing or two about desktop operating systems with Windows 7 selling more than 240 million licenses in its first year.
The HP Slate was first shown off last Janauary — in Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's hands. In May after Palm was acquired by HP, we all thought that Windows 7 was getting nixed and would be replaced with Palm's mobile operating system — webOS. Guess what? The Slate is back, and it's still running Windows 7.
Microsoft just rolled out Its Windows 7 Activation Technologies Update, that little piece of software that checks whether your copy of Windows 7 is "genuine" or not. If you're running a pirated version of Windows 7, activated by what's commonly...
There's a storm brewin' on the horizon, folks. Apple seems poised to set the pace when it comes to tablet computing in much the same way that the company led the touchscreen handheld market with the iPhone. This time, however,...