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7 Amazing Microsoft Kinect Hacks

Microsoft's addon for the Xbox 360 isn't just for games. Check out what happens when the hardware falls into a modder's hands.

Microsoft Exec Slams Report of Zune Death

Microsoft has not issued any information on the purported demise of the hardware version of the Zune music player, according to a blog post attributed to Dave McLauchlan, a Microsoft program manager.

Kinect Crowned Fastest-Selling Consumer Device by Guinness

While Windows Phone 7 devices may not be flying off the shelf, the company has had monumental success with its other big-name consumer product released during the same time period -- the Microsoft Kinect.

Google's Mobile OS Takes Top Spot

The Android mobile OS has overtaken Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS to become the highest selling smartphone operating system in the U.S., According to a comScore report released yesterday.

Gartner: Tablets Expected To Slow PC Sales

Research firm Gartner Inc. slashed its forecast for worldwide PC shipments for the second quarter in a row.

Apple Unveils Dual-Core iPad 2 Running iOS 4.3

Apple today unveiled its next-generation mobile device, announcing that it plans to ship the new dual-core iPad 2 next week.

Report: Server Sales Increase for Q4 2010

IDC cited positive results for the global server market in last year's fourth quarter, based on data announced on Monday.

Microsoft Bullish on Thin Clients Using Windows Embedded

Microsoft sees next-generation thin clients making a comeback in the enterprise based on its Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system.

Microsoft Unveils SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0

Microsoft on Monday announced a new set of reference architectures for partners building Fast Track data warehouse products.

Google Turns to High Schools To Test Chrome OS Laptops

Google delivered a truckload of free Cr-48 laptops to Astoria High School in Astoria, Ore. earlier this month

BlackBerry PlayBook To Come in all 4G Flavors

Research In Motion announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that its upcoming tablet PC, the PlayBook, will be be able to use cellular networks on HSPA+ and LTE standards, according to tech blog IntoMobile.

Microsoft and Nokia Ink Strategic Windows Phone Alliance

Microsoft and Nokia today announced a global strategic alliance on mobile smartphone technologies, centered on Windows phone.

10 Great Features in 10 Different OSes

If you were making the ultimate operating system, what features would you choose? Here's one take on the best of the best from Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Unix, iOS, Windows and more.

Microsoft Releases Security Update for Autorun Vulnerability

In an "important, non-security update" released on Tuesday, Microsoft is offering a more convenient way to plug an Autorun hole for Windows XP and Vista users.

Windows Embedded Compact 7 CTP Refresh Available

Microsoft is releasing a January refresh of its Windows Embedded Compact 7 community technology preview today.

Will ARM-Based Servers Lift Microsoft's Cloud?

Future ARM-based servers could reduce power costs in the datacenter, helping cloud service providers such as Microsoft.

HP Steps Up Cloud Lineup

Hewlett-Packard Co. launches portfolio of private cloud services, hardware and software and announces plans to jump into public cloud hosting.

HP and Microsoft Roll Out Appliances

One year after announcing a $250 million, three-year pact to deliver next-generation data center technology, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft today unveiled five appliances that offer Exchange and SQL Server in turnkey configurations.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Embedded Handheld and POSReady 7

Microsoft this week released Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and a beta version of Windows Embedded POSReady 7.

Google Dropping H.264 Codec Support in Chrome

Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to support open video codecs in its Chrome Web browser going forward, and it will drop support for the H.264 video codec.

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