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Microsoft sets Build 2014 conference for 2 April - is Windows Phone 8.1 incoming?

Microsoft sets Build 2014 conference for 2 April - is Windows Phone 8.1 incoming?

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Microsoft revealed on Thursday that it will be holding the Build 2014 developer conference from 2 to 4 April. The website posting has since been taken down after an apparent slip, and Microsoft won't provide any more information about the dates. However,... >>

Microsoft reportedly bringing Start menu back in Windows 8.2

Microsoft reportedly bringing Start menu back in Windows 8.2

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Microsoft is planning to bring back the Start menu with the launch of Windows 8.2, otherwise known by its "Threshold" codename internally at Microsoft, WinSuperSite reports. The return of the Start menu will be the first time since Windows 7. Released... >>

Acer Aspire Z3-600 is basically a powerful 21.5-inch tablet

Acer Aspire Z3-600 is basically a powerful 21.5-inch tablet

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All-in-one PCs don’t catch our eyes often, but this Acer Aspire Z3-600 did just that. It’s essentially a full computer-cum-tablet behind a 21.5-inch screen. The Aspire Z3-600 features a kickstand so you can prop it up like a monitor and move it around... >>

Microsoft planning new Windows 8 update codenamed 'Threshold', will bring it in line with Xbox One

Microsoft planning new Windows 8 update codenamed 'Threshold', will bring it in line with Xbox One

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Plans have leaked about Microsoft's next update after Windows 8.1, including the name it is using internally for the project. The next release is currently being dubbed "Threshold" among the team concerned, a name derived from a planet in the original... >>

Nokia Lumia 2520 hits the US via AT&T 22 November, for as little as $200

Nokia Lumia 2520 hits the US via AT&T 22 November, for as little as $200

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If you've got a bundle of cash burning a hole in your pocket, 22 November could be a very interesting day for you. As well as the Xbox One next-generation console, the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 tablet will be released on that day. In the US, at least.... >>

A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

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November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies... >>

Asus Transformer Book T100 review
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book T100 review

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Hybrid laptop-tablet Windows 8 machines have been spilling onto the shelves at an exponential rate of late. But none have been positioned like the affordable Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10.1-inch two-in-one device has budget buyers in its sights,... >>

HP Split x2 review
3.5 stars

HP Split x2 review

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There’s an expanse of laptop-tablet devices in recent months, to which HP adds its latest hand, the Split x2, to the ever-expanding stack. A stack that, with few exceptions, hasn't quite managed to wow us yet. It’s all Microsoft’s fault, really,... >>

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
4.0 stars

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

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Windows 8 is beginning to embed itself into the public knowledge and we're getting more and more used to the concept of touchscreen laptops. And that's the exact where the affordable, sub-£500 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite fits in. Its name might sound like... >>

Windows 8.1 review
4.5 stars

Windows 8.1 review

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Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it isn't. But no matter what we think of Windows 8, if the customers aren't on board, then the operating... >>