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Vizio Announces Windows 8 AMD Tablet

While CES doesn’t officially begin until Tuesday, many press announcements and unveils related to the show have already begun. One of this announcements comes from Vizio, who has now announced plans for their first Windows 8 tablet.

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VLC Turns to Kickstarter to Gather Funds for Windows 8 App

The team behind the VideoLAN VLC media player has officially announced plans to develop a native app for Windows 8. Of course building an app for a new ecosystem isn’t free, there is staffing and other expenses to consider. While VLC has traditionally turned to user donations to help fund its endeavors, they are attempting to take this release to the next level by asking for help through a Kickstarter campaign.

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LG Touch 10 Monitor Uses Ten Fingers for Windows 8

If you recently upgraded to Windows 8 and find your lack of touchscreen capabilities frustrating, you might be interested in the LG Touch 10. It’s a 23-inch montior with full touchscreen tech. In fact, it is able to support up to ten contact points at the same time.

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Lenovo Brings on the Windows 8 Convertibles

Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.

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Nokia’s Lumia 920 Windows 8 Phone Leaked

Earlier today we reported on the leaked HTC 8x, now comes yet another Windows Phone 8 device- this time by Nokia. Windows Phone is far from the leader of the mobile market, but WP8 has recently started to get more and more attention focused on it as of late. When it comes to WP devices, Nokia has certainly emerged as the de facto leader, pushing the WP standard to the highest level possible. The new Nokia Lumia 920 will likely not be any different. We don’t know tons about the upcoming phone yet, but we do have a little information about the hardware involved.

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Windows 8 Will Support High-End Retina-Style Displays

In the blog post Microsoft’s David Washington detailed how Windows 8, which is on its way later this year, will handle a multitude of different equipment and display setups, including the way that Metro will scale itself with different resolutions. At the standard 1366×768, no scaling will be needed but at other resolutions this is going to change in order to make the UI look and work as best as possible. With a 1920×1080 resolution there will be 140% scaling applied and for 2560×1440 resolutions there would even be 180% scaling.

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Windows 8 App Can Remotely Control A Police Car

So you have your new iPad, and you love it. The apps are great and it can do so much – but can it control functions in a police car? Well, apparently Windows 8 can, thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and public safety solutions firm, Modularis. Microsoft first showed the police car running on the Modularis technology as part of Modularis’ Worldwide Public Safety Symposium, where officials gather to discuss public safety and ways to improve the overall state of safety.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Tablet Requirements

The truth is that Vista wasn’t that bad if you had the right hardware, unfortunately Microsoft didn’t enforce any minimums and so most of us never really saw the ‘good side’ of Vista (though Windows 7 cured many of these problems). Microsoft isn’t repeating any of these mistakes with its Windows 8 tablets, and has already set some specific hardware requirements that all Win8 tablets will have to meet.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: Windows 8 Tablet And Ultrabook In One

We know that many of you out there are interested in some of the Ultrabooks and tablets that have been unveiled at the ongoing CES 2012. But what if you could play with a device that would let you enjoy the best of both worlds? Well, that is what you will be getting with the newly unveiled Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.

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Windows 8 To Have Picture Gesture Passwords

finger gestures on a sensor screen. On legacy devices, like signing off your purchase, or a receipt, it’s similar to a digital signature. But this time, in Windows 8, it’s more fun, even if Microsoft Developers’ blog puts a lot of serious calculations and figures behind it.

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Will Windows 8 Appeal To Desktop Users?

IDC research analysts have made 10 predictions for trends in 2012 computing. One such prediction states that Windows 8 may not reach the hands of the traditional PC users, that is, those with the PCs bundled with keyboard, mouse, and all the usual PC hardware.

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Intel: Windows 8 Ultrabooks To Feature Touchscreens Soon

We already know that Windows 8 is going to be a platform that is simultaneously geared toward both tablets and regular PCs, but it has now been confirmed by Intel that you’ll effectively being able to get both in one package with touchscreen-enabled Windows 8 ultrabooks.

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Video showdown: Windows 8 slate vs. iPad iOS 5

The desktop experience can be much like the tablet experience, which in turn is a blown-up version of what we’re getting now with Windows Phone 7. So, how does the Windows 8 slate experience stack up against the iOS5 experience on the iPad?

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Video: Windows 8 Optimized for Touch

Yesterday Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 at D9, much like Google’s Android tablet optimized Honeycomb, Windows 8 has been built around the use of touch devices, but they assure us it will work equally as well with a mouse and keyboard.