If an upgraded Surface tablet with an Intel "Haswell" processor and more RAM is what you've been waiting for, then good news: reports released Wednesday claim those changes are in the works.
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"We must indeed all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall hang separately." Benjamin Franklin reportedly said this during the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But this quote can also be used to explain the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which cedes Nokia's smartphone business to Redmond for a tad over $7 billion.
According to multiple reports, Microsoft has finalised Windows 8.1, reaching what is known as "release to manufacturing" or RTM status.
Who will replace Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer? Microsoft's executive committee has up to a year to decide and a pantheon of candidates from which to choose.
We worry far too much about the desktop PC becoming a relic of a bygone age. Our focus, instead, should be on the monitor that the PC connects to. Indeed, as we use more and more mobile devices with integrated screens--notebooks, tablets, and smartphones--we pay much less attention to the aging, dumb monitors sitting on our desks.
Unsurprisingly, a New York law firm has filed the first class-action lawsuit alleging that Microsoft misled investors over the state of its Surface with Windows RT tablet.
If you find yourself preferring Skype over Apple's own FaceTime on the iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad, good news: With Skype 4.1, Microsoft's Voice over IP app for mobile now supports HD video calls.
Nvidia continues its foray into its own branded hardware with a miniature tablet dubbed the Tegra Tab, if a number of Asian blogs are correct.
IBM has announced it will begin licensing its Power chips to other companies, pursuing a direction that companies like ARM have followed with great success.
Sales of tablets, including Apple's iPad, slowed during the second quarter, according to a Monday report by IDC. But the real news may be the rise of "no-name" tablets, which are now the largest segment of the tablet market.
If Google Now is the chirpy personal assistant, always volunteering information before being asked, Microsoft's future in intelligent virtual assistants will be more in tune with a butler, quietly hovering and making suggestions where necessary.
Microsoft has announced that its researchers are working with Carnegie Mellon University to develop a way of making and hiding an ID tag inside a 3D-fabricated object.
While the PC isn't disappearing anytime soon, it may as well be the deranged grandmother locked away within Intel's attic, whose faint screams are ignored in the rooms below.
Microsoft will hand over its most recent version of the operating system, Windows 8.1, to OEMs in late August, Microsoft's Windows marketing chief told its partners on Monday morning.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will deliver the keynote address at a Microsoft research event later this month, the first time he has done so in eight years, Microsoft said.
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