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Finalized Version of Windows 8 Shipped Off to Manufacturers

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With the official launch of Windows 8 scheduled for October 26, Microsoft is giving its OEMs and manufacturers nearly three months to prepare its product releases in time.

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Two New Samsung Windows Phone 8 Handsets Planned For Q4 2012

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The Apple and Samsung war over Samsung's alleged patent infringement has revealed to us a great many things such as iPhone prototypes, internal company memos and now even information about two possible upcoming Samsung Windows 8 Phones, “Odyssey” and “Marco”.

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Motorola Smartphones Banned In Germany

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The latest development sees a ban on all Motorola Android devices in Germany, under the basis that these phones violate a patent that has to do with FAT storage.

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Microsoft Acknowledges That Surface Tablets Represent A Potentially Risky Move

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When the Microsoft Surface was first unveiled there were many in the tech world that felt it was an attractive looking tablet design, but it also raised up questions including whether or not it could potentially affect Microsoft's Windows OEM partner relationships. Microsoft of course was quick to shrug this all off when talking directly to the public, but according to new government filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission it seems that the boys and girls at Redmond understand a true risk does exist with their new tablet initiative.

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Rumors Claim Microsoft Surface Tablet Could Sell for $1000+

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Microsoft did tell us that the RT version (ARM) of Surface would be price competitive with similar ARM-based tablets and the Pro line should fall in with Ultrabook pricing, so at least we have a vague price tag in mind. Despite all of this, a Swedish website has posted the Surface and all four of its variants at prices that translate roughly to $1,001 and up.

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EU Anti-Trust Regulators Investigating Windows 8 And RT

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It seems that Microsoft has had plenty of complaints stacked against their new move with Windows RT, which only allows Internet Explorer to run in the desktop- enough to prompt a EU investigation.

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Microsoft’s Newest Version Of Office Adds Many New Features Including Skype And Yammer Integration

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Today, Microsoft officially unveiled the next iteration of Office and even is allowing consumers to try it out for free through a “Consumer Preview” before it hits store shelves.

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Microsoft FAR Sound-Technology Allows For Virtual Swording Fighting And More

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When it comes to mobile gaming, most motion-based games are tilt-games that use your phone's accelerometer, but imagine if you could have a virtual sword fight using your smartphone- that's exactly what Microsoft Research has sought out to do with its new “FAR” technology.

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Surface Phone And RIM WP8 Concept Devices

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Since Windows Phone 8 seems set on a course for change in the mobile universe its not surprising that there has been speculation of a Surface phone or even a RIM Windows Phone device

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Windows Vista And Windows 7 Gadgets Prove To Have A Very Real Security Flaw

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. Recently, MS made the realization that desktop widgets have a web-based code that has flaws that could easily allow gadgets that look normal to be malicious spyware. . Recently, MS made the realization that desktop widgets have a web-based code that has flaws that could easily allow gadgets that look normal to be malicious spyware.

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Microsoft Surface Running Into Yield Problems?

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When we first heard about the Surface it was reportedly planned that they were going to release the device with a unibody magnesium-aluminum chassis, but apparently capacity limitations from their chassis makers have made them change their mind- at least according to a new rumor.

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Microsoft Clarifies That They Have No Current Intentions Of Making Their Own Windows Phone Hardware

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With Microsoft getting involved in mobile hardware with the Surface, it's not surprising that many believed that MS might consider a similar move with Windows Phone 8. According to Information Week though, MS has no plans to do such a thing though, at least according to their conversation with Windows Phone senior marketing manager, Greg Sullivan.

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Questions About Microsoft Surface Tablet That Need to Be Answered

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Yes, we know about the two versions of the Microsoft Surface and its support for Netflix, but what about all the other details that still have us scratching our heads?

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Microsoft Announces The Microsoft Surface Tablet

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Recently the web has been ablaze with rumor and speculation regarding a big upcoming Microsoft announcement that was scheduled for Monday- which is now today. The wait is over, and it turns out that what was announced is part of the Microsoft Surface brand. No, this isn't another massive Surface table, it's a tablet.

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Microsoft Entering The Tablet Market With Its Own Hardware?

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Windows 8 is on its way out at this end of this year and is Microsoft's way of attempting to enter into the tablet wars. Microsoft's approach is certainly unique since they are using the existing PC Windows as the basis of their tablet entry, instead of adopting Windows Phone like Apple did with iPhone OS.

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