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Intel’s Braswell Atom chip to come in early 2015 alongside Broadwell K for desktops

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Intel announced its upcoming Braswell SoC at the IDF conference earlier this year, set to run Windows or Android, among others, on a 14nm 64-bit architecture. We now learn that those will finally be available at the start of 2015, over 6 months from now.

Meanwhile, its Broadwell K desktop architecture, the successor of its current Haswell lineup, will also reportedly be delayed until 2015. Read more »

Ubisoft launches a plethora of trailers for Tom Clancy’s The Division

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The Division was announced back at E3 2013 and needed a massive support from the PC community in order to gain PC port in addition to the next-gen consoles.

This year’s E3 brought us not only an in-depth look of the game via various trailers, but also a thorough presentation of the insanely beautiful Snowdrop Engine. The Division is definitely one of the expo’s highlights and among the most anticipated games for 2014. Read more »

Microsoft Surface 3 now available for pre-order

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Microsoft’s Surface series of tablets/computers/all-in-one devices have been getting mixed reviews since their inception, but they do seem to be getting better, especially with its latest entry, the Microsoft Surface 3.

If you’re interested in checking out the device, you’ll be able to play around with them in Microsoft and Best Buy stores. Hit the jump to find out more. Read more »

8-inch Emdoor EM-i8080 tablet runs Windows 8.1, costs just $100

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Windows tablets are aggressively coming down in price, having reached the $100 / €100 mark. The Emdoor EM-i8080 packs surprisingly good specs for one Ben Franklin, but also some disappointing compromises.

The EM-i8080 has an 8″ IPS screen with 1,280 x 800 resolution and is powered by a quad-core Atom processor (Bay Trail). It even has stereo speakers. Read more »

Meet the Toshiba Encore 7: a seven-inch Windows tablet

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There hasn’t been a 7” Windows 8.1 Tablet on the market, until now.

Microsoft corporate Vice President, Nick Parker, introduced the Toshiba Encore 7 at Computex. And just like the name indicates, it’ll have a 7” display. Read more »

Windows 7 is still growing in market share

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It’s no surprise that Windows 7 is still the reigning OS, despite Windows 8.1′s slow and steady growth.

What is surprising, however, is that Windows 7 has also seen some growth of its own. Read more »

Asus unveils four new laptops – Book V, Book T300 Chi, Book Flip and Zenbook NX500

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Asus unveiled a large number of devices at the start of Computex, including four laptops – the Asus Transformer Book V, Transformer Book T300 Chi, Transformer Book Flip and Zenbook NX500. To call the Transformer Book V a “laptop” would be like calling a centaur a horse, however. Asus calls it “the world’s first five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop”.

It’s the device Asus was teasing with the blender video. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars II gets Rise of the Clones update

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Angry Birds Star Wars II is getting an update today. The new episode is called Rise of the Clones and brings over 40 new levels.

The first platform to get the update is iOS, but Rovio promises other platforms will join the fun shortly. Read more »

Skype Translator does speech to speech translation in near real time

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Microsoft presented a cool upcoming update to Skype called Translator – it breaks down the language barrier by serving as an interpreter. It listens to what you say and then speaks it to the other side in a language they understand, then does the same for them.

Most impressive is the speed – not quite real-time, but the translation is spoken almost as soon as you’re done talking. Read more »

Microsoft outs April 2014 app store statistics for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft has published its Windows and Windows Phone Store statistics for the month of April 2014 on the Most downloaded apps by category, country and markets. The stats aim to give developers a better idea what the “app ecosystem” needs developed and what consumers are more likely to purchase.

The statistics show that the US is still Microsoft’s largest market for Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps with the former boasting more downloads. Read more »

Lower cost version of Windows 8.1 available…for a price

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There was some news a while back that Microsoft would be releasing two versions of Windows 8.1: a standard-priced one and another offered at a discount.

However, there were intimations that the cheaper version would come with some stipulations. It turns out there are, indeed some special conditions for anyone who wants to buy Windows 8.1 at a discount. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 available for pre-order in the US and the UK

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Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Surface Pro yesterday and it’s already available for pre-order in the US and the UK.

Here are the prices and shipping dates for the various models of Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Read more »

Microsoft announces Surface Pro 3 – the 12″ tablet that aims to replace your laptop

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At an event in New York City, Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface Pro 3 tablet. The slate features a 12” display with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels and 3:2 aspect ratio.

Unsurprisingly, the Surface Pro 3 features the same design language as its older siblings. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a couple of official promo videos

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was unveiled today and as tradition goes the announcement is accompanied by a couple of videos, showing the key points of the company’s latest hybrid.

The first promotional effort runs for about three minutes and shows the convenience of carrying the tablet around. It also focuses on the multi-tasking ability of the slate and brings the all new Surface Pro 3′s pen into the limelight. Read more »

Watch the Microsoft Surface event live here

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Microsoft is holding a press event today, dedicated to its Surface tablet lineup.

Update: The event is now over, but you can still see the replay if you missed the chance to watch it live. Read more »