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Windows Phone 7 'Mango' Rollout May Begin Next Week

Carriers and manufacturers may start rolling out the first batch of Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" updates next week, according to Microsoft.

Study Finds Increased Consumer Interest in Windows Phone 7

According to Connected Intelligence, a New York-based analytic group that studies the consumer handheld market, 44 percent of current smartphone users are considering buying a Windows Phone 7 device in the future.

Windows 8 Can Run 'Desktop Apps' on ARM

IT professionals wondering what x86 applications "Windows 8" will support in the near future probably will have to wait.

Windows Server 8 Emerges at Microsoft Build Event

Microsoft described improvements in its next-generation server technology, code-named "Windows Server 8," at its Build conference for developers today.

Developers Given Samsung Windows 8 Tablets at Build

Microsoft handed out 5,000 Windows 8 tablets to developers today during its Build conference, currently being held in Anaheim, Calif.

AMD Claims Gunness World Record for Fastest Processor

An eight-core AMD FX CPU achieved a Guinness World Record by hitting 8.429 GHz in an extreme overclocking test.

Two Samsung Devices Among AT&T's 'Mango' Device Lineup

A new version of the HTC Titan and two phones from Samsung were reveled today by AT&T as its first wave ow Windows Phone 7 "Mango" smartphones.

Report: U.S. Wireless Internet Usage To Surpass Wired Usage by 2015

Worldwide access to the Internet will hit 40 percent by 2015, with the manner in which it is accessed shifting drastically, particularly in the United States.

Analysts Cut PC Sales Growth Forecasts

PC shipments for the last quarter were lower than expected, according to market researcher group IDC.

HP Eyes Restructuring webOS Across Two Divisions

Published e-mails indicate that Hewlett-Packard Co. is planning to split its webOS business into two divisions of the company.

HTC Unveils 'Mango' Smartphones

HTC showed off two devices running Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" on Thursday.

Is the iPad Changing the IT-User Relationship?

The role of the operating system is changing, and changing the role of IT with it.

HP Closing Tablet Business With Production Ramp Up

Hewlett-Packard plans to manufacture more TouchPad tablets in the coming weeks despite announcing that it will end their production.

HP Considers Exiting PC Business in Earnings Call Bombshell

A leader in the PC hardware market may be leaving entirely.

Motorola 'Completely Open' to Mobile Windows Platform

A top executive at Motorola suggested on Tuesday that the company is open to a deal with Microsoft on Windows.

Report: Windows 7 Top-Selling OS by End of 2011

According to a recent Gartner projection, Windows 7 will be on 42 percent of all PCs at the beginning of 2012.

Will 'Mango' Windows Phones Be Ready in August?

One of the Windows Phone 7 devices shown running the "Mango" release at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference last week may be up for sale in Japan by late August.

Tips for Troubleshooting Physical Hardware Problems in a Virtual Datacenter

Virtualization complicates the process of finding and remedying hardware problems, but a few techniques and tools can make the process more manageable.

Hedging Your Bets Against Lightning

Surge protectors are always a smart choice, but they do not make your computer 100 percent immune from power issues.

Kinect SDK Beta Available for Download

The Kinect software development kit (SDK) beta was released by Microsoft today, enabling developers to create Visual Basic, Windows 7 C#,and C++ applications that recognize user input through the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor device.

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