This machine is a Windows 8tablet with 8 GB of RAM and Intel HD 4000 graphics. It can be had with either 128 GB or 64 GB of storage and is available with Core i7 or Core i5 processors. The tablet has a 10.1-inch display and resolution of 1920 x 1200.
The tablet supports 10 points touch and has an SIM card slot, dual USB ports, animated Wi-Fi, integrated Bluetooth, and optional 3G connectivity. The battery promises up to seven hours of runtime and when combined with an optional dock the battery will last for up to 13 hours. The tablet is available now starting at $1099.
Microsoft will remove the desktop from mobile-oriented versions of Windows 9, codename "Threshold," writes Mary Jo Foley.
The mobile operating system, available for both ARM phones and tablets, and x86 tablets, won't include a desktop environment at all. Laptop and desktop systems will have the desktop, and will default to it. Hybrid systems are described as offering both a Metro-style mode ... Source: Ars Technica
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Jun 30 2014, 7:45pm CDT
Rumour has it that Microsoft will not only release a second update to Windows 8.1 later this year, but will also offer the next iteration, Windows 9, for free (or at a substantial discount).That's according to a blog post by Russian hacker group WZOR, which reckons that those who have already purchased Windows 8.2 (or Windows 8.1 Update 2) could be in for a treat, but the decision hasn't yet been finalised at Microsoft HQ.There's also tal ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech RadarJun 25 2014, 4:45am CDT
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources — Summary: It's looking like Microsoft's new ‘mini’ Start Menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored. Instead, it's sounding like a 2015 deliverable now. — Microsoft won't be delivering a new Start Menu ... Source: TechmemeFull article at: TechmemeJun 2 2014, 10:45am CDT
Microsoft has released new updates for its Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview apps for Windows 8.1, adding in new features such as integrated reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor and more Read more... ... Source: Neowin
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May 28 2014, 9:24am CDT
Insteon has announced a new partnership with Microsoft that will bring Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps as well as Microsoft-branded devices for connected ... Source: Neowin
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May 15 2014, 2:26pm CDT
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Uber driver leads cop on a car chase in D.C.
An Uber driver took three passengers on a 10-minute wild ride in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Ryan Simonetti, the CEO of Convene and a self-confessed Uber fan, took an Uber car with two colleagues from 7th and F Streets...