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Bill Gates Considering Return To Microsoft?

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A article from Fortune surfaced just today (12/8), discussing the possible rumor of Bill Gates returning to the helm of Microsoft.

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Pre-Order Second-Generation Surface Table Before It Vanishes

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Well, the second Surface is now available for pre-order in over 23 countries and it brings some fun innovations to the table (terrible pun intended).

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OVO-4: The $60,000 Egg-Shaped Flight Sim For Your Bedroom

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Playing Flight Simulator on your regular desktop computer really doesn't mimic the real world experience. Getting real flight hours with a real flight instructor isn't exactly the cheapest or most convenient option either. What if you could do that flying thing from the comfort of your own home?

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The Inside Story On How Microsoft Killed The ‘iPad Killer’ Courier

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Microsoft never had any real place in the tablet PC market. The project Microsoft Courier project was their greatest hope, and even that was canceled for some strange reason. From the very beginning it was not clear if the Courier was ever going to reach a real life product, because it is one of many Microsoft’s working prototypes that never end up going anywhere. But everyone's response to the Courier should have drove them to making that thing a reality.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Officially Revealed, First Nokia WP7 Mango Device

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At Nokia World earlier today, Stephen Elop and crew officially revealed the Nokia Lumia 800, ushering in the era of Windows Phone 7 devices from the Scandinavian company. This is the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device from Nokia, but it's going to look strangely familiar.

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Windows Phones Fate To Be Decided By New Nokia Smartphone

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The fate of Windows Phones is unstable to say the least, Orange is even rethinking their decision to buy the phones from Microsoft and resell them to their own customers.

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CMU Device Transforms Any Surface To Touch Sensitive Virtual Display

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Things are about to get interesting as Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute have created a new interface that can be displayed on any kind of surface and transform that surface into a multi-touchscreen.

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Microsoft, HTC and Orange lend brand new phones to customers

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Whenever you decide it's time for a new phone, whether because it's not working or you want the latest and fastest, there are likely some basic things you do. For example, you might do a ton of research on various phones before settling for a specific one. Then you might talk to the customer service reps at the mall to see what else they can tell you. While that's all fine and dandy and will help you in your quest, Microsoft, HTC and Orange are trying something a little different in Poland.

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Samsung to Pay Microsoft for every Android device sold

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Samsung will now have to pay Microsoft for every Android device sold. Though this set-up is called a "partnership," Google is calling it extortion. Look back in history and you will recall that this kind of “partnership’ has transpired before—with Microsoft and HTC entering an agreement and Microsoft taking part of the profit for every unit of the HTC Android sold.

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Windows Phone 7 devices start receiving Mango updates by the crateful

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If you happen to have any of the WP7 devices that are already out there, you should be receiving the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango upgrade within the next little while as Microsoft has begun pushing it out to the masses.

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Modular Windows Phone 7 slider patented by Microsoft

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Based on this patent, it looks like the Big M is working on a slider phone where the lower portion is modular in scope.

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WP 7.5 Mango rolling out to Dell Venue Pro owners later this fall

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So, when are we going to get our hands on the delicious tropical fruit? If you happen to have a Dell Venue Pro, then Dell says it'll have some Mango for you later this fall...

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Video showdown: Windows 8 slate vs. iPad iOS 5

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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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RIM is clearly hurting, but its stock price is rising

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RIM is in trouble, we all know that.Yet their stock is rising this month. How could this be? Maybe RIM is positioning itself to be up for purchase, not unlike Motorola. Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are all possible candidates for that acquisition. Even if that doesn't happen, a "strategic partnership" could form, not unlike the deal between Microsoft and Nokia. If Microsoft plays nice, it could have heavy interest in both Waterloo and Finland.

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Nokia and Polar Mobile to develop 300 media apps for WP7

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Nokia has forged a deal with Polar Mobile of Toronto to put together no fewer than 300 media applications on WP7. Interestingly, the deal calls not only for WP7 apps, but also apps for existing Symbian and MeeGo-based devices.

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