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Microsoft Inks Deal With Pegatron Over Linux and Chrome Use

Microsoft has signed an intellectual property licensing deal with Pegatron Corp. over its use of Android and Chrome software technologies.

Windows 8 and ARM-Based 'Windows RT' Editions Named

Microsoft named the upcoming editions of Windows 8 on Monday, both for x86/x64 machines and ARM devices.

Gartner: Microsoft Tablet Market Share To Claim 4 Percent in 2012

Research firm Gartner is projecting that tablets running any version of Windows OS will make up 4.1 percent of all media tablets sold this year.

Windows 8: Show Us the Hardware!

Mary Jo Foley points out that while Microsoft can talk Windows 8 all it wants, there's currently no hardware that can truly show off what Window 8 will do.

Used Xbox May Hide Your Credit Card Info

You may want to hold onto that inactive gaming console instead of selling it.

Microsoft Denies Used Xbox Credit Card Hack 

Microsoft has said it is looking into reported allegations that hackers may be able to retrieve credit card information off an Xbox 360 -- even after the hard drive has been reformatted.

Report: Wintel PC Shipments Slowing as Mobile Devices Double by 2016

The "Wintel" slice of the PC market will narrow markedly over five years' time, should IDC's latest research projections hold true.

Windows 8 Adding a New Look to Tablet Screens

Microsoft on Wednesday talked about its screen-design considerations in Windows 8.

Report: 'Personal Cloud' Eclipsing PCs in 2014

In the near future, the landing point for computer users will be the "personal cloud," rather than the PC desktop, according to Gartner.

Rumor: Windows 8 Devices To Hit Markets in October

Windows 8 devices will be released for sale in October, according to a press report.

Report: PC Sales To Improve in 2013 Thanks to Windows 8

Gartner expects that strong user adpotion of Windows 8 and steady sales of "ultrabooks" will boost the PC market next year.

4G iPad Arriving With Faster Processor, Improved Display

During a debut event this morning, Apple took the wraps off its new iPad.

IBM One Step Closer to Quantum Computing

IBM's researchers have set records for conducting error-free, basic computations with the use of microfabrication techniques to create the superconducting chips.

The Tablet Transition

While the tablet won't be replacing the laptop anytime soon, tablets continue to improve their usability.

Windows 8 on ARM Details Emerge

Microsoft on Thursday provided a lot of clarification about what to expect with Windows 8 on ARM, also known as "WOA."

ITC Attorney: Barnes & Noble Did Not Infringe Microsoft Patents

Microsoft's patent infringement claims against Barnes & Noble did not convince an attorney at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), according to a Bloomberg interview.

Microsoft Narrows Its Barnes & Noble Lawsuit

Microsoft on Thursday dropped one legal claim in a dispute with Barnes & Noble over alleged intellectual property infringements associated with the use of Android.

Kinect for Windows 1.0 Released Today

Microsoft's motion-sensor peripheral for the Xbox 360 is now available for Windows-based PCs.

Court Denies B&N's Claims of 'Patent Misuse' by Microsoft

Microsoft this week confirmed a legal setback for Barnes & Noble in an intellectual property dispute associated with Android use.

Bloated Software Woes

This month Doug looks back at the good ole' days of software -- and how tablets may bring it all back.

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