Windows 8 tablets miss CES, will have five-point multi-touch

Five-finger multi-touch, 720p cameras and 1366-by-768 resolution screens will be among the requirements for Windows 8 tablets, according to documentation from Microsoft.Rafael Rivera, who blogs at Within Windows, picked through Microsoft's Windows 8

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Jared Newman and Melissa J. Perenson

Top 6 technologies to watch for at CES 2012

Just like snowflakes, every Consumer Electronics Show is special. Or at the very least, every CES comes with its own special buzz technology. "It" technologies in recent years have included tablets (a big

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Brad Reed

RIM meets with UK regulators to discuss porn filter for BlackBerry

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) was summoned to a meeting with the UK communications regulator Ofcom yesterday, after it emerged that children are able to view pornography on its smartphones. According to

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Sophie Curtis

Four Windows 8 features you can get right now

Windows 8 will be the first Windows operating system since Windows 95 to drastically modify the user interface. Not only will we see a port of the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI, we'll

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Tablets of 2012: faster, thinner, higher-resolution

What will tablets look like in the coming year? Tablets are out of their infancy and moving into adolescence--which means that we can expect big changes ahead as tablets' design and components improve.Tablet

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

Intel’s Medfield chip ready for mobile devices running Android 4.0

Intel on Friday said it has readied Android 4.0 for smartphones and tablets based on its upcoming Atom processor code-named Medfield, raising the possibility of Intel-inside handheld devices being released next year with

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Agam Shah

Five daring uses for your Control key

The Control key (often labeled CTRL) may be famous for letting you Control-click on almost any interface element to reveal a contextual menu. But that workaday use is falling by the wayside now

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Sharon Zardetto

Silverlight’s version 5 coming soon

Although Microsoft has given a cold shoulder lately to its Silverlight rich Internet plug-in platform, it's preparing version 5 for release soon, and some users expect Silverlight to have a long life ahead

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Paul Krill

Windows 8 vs. OSX Lion

It's still far too early in Windows 8's development cycle to pit the nascent OS against its fully-baked competition. But Apple's recently released OSX Lion offers up the most recent, competing view of

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Nate Ralph

Weak passwords the target of

A new Widows worm is working its way through company networks by taking advantage of weak passwords, security researchers said over the weekend. The worm, dubbed "Morto" by Microsoft and Helsinki-based F-Secure, has

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

How Microsoft’s app store will change Windows

Windows 8 is coming, and apparently it's bringing a Windows 8 app store with it. Speculation that began with hints of an app store in leaked builds of Windows 8 earlier this year

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Tony Bradley

Manage your Android phone from your PC with MobileGo

You can deride iTunes for its cut-off, protected environment. And you can complain about the iPhone's closed nature. But what you can't deny is that Apple's two products work incredibly well together, delivering

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

Everything we know about Mac OS X Lion on launch day

 Apple gave us our first glimpse at Lion, the next incarnation of the Mac OS, last October. Over the past few months, bits and bobs about the new OS have slowly come out--in

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Lex Friedman and Serenity Caldwell

Touch-oriented Windows 8 unveiled

Microsoft showed the next version of its Windows OS at a press event in Taipei on Thursday, unveiling a completely new tile-based interface that it hopes will be better suited for the emerging

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 James Niccolai