Hardware


UPDATE: Microsoft Rumored to Be Producing Windows Phone Hardware

A Wall Street analyst reportedly said on Thursday that Microsoft may be engaged in making its own Windows Phone hardware.

Stretching Surface Speculation to Security

Will Microsoft's Surface help to bring in good security practices into the tablet world?

Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Surface Tablet

CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled Microsoft Surface, a fully-functional Windows 8 tablet, during a presentation yesterday in Los Angeles, Calif.

RemoteFX Named as Microsoft's New VDI 'Umbrella Brand'

Microsoft announced at TechEd this week that it has advanced RemoteFX as a brand that covers a collection of its virtual desktop infrastructure technologies.

Windows Azure To Gain IaaS, Linux and Hybrid Cloud Support

The most significant update yet to Microsoft's Windows Azure service will bring long-awaited Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities and support for Linux instances to the cloud platform.

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 and 'Ecosystem Convergence' at Computex

Microsoft's vision of a world of connected devices got a full airing at Computex today in Taipei, Taiwan.

Many Enterprise Developers Haven't Tested Windows 8

Despite the release of the Windows 8 release candidate, Microsoft may face an uphill battle in convincing the vast majority of enterprise developers to test it -- at least initially.

Google Improves Chrome OS and Announces New Hardware Products

Google announced some Chrome OS improvements on Tuesday.

Microsoft Explains Windows 8 Boot Options

Users of Windows 8 will experience a different way of accessing their PC's boot options, which Microsoft described on Tuesday.

Nvidia Unveils Virtualized GPU Supporting Multiple Users

Nvidia has announced the "first" virtualized graphics processing unit for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments in a datacenter.

Avionics Company Signs Microsoft exFAT Licensing Deal

Aspen Avionics Inc. signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft on its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology, the companies announced today.

Nokia Downgraded, Loses Handset Lead to Samsung

Nokia got its credit rating downgraded today, according to a report.

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.

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