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All News for March 2013

Brace yourselves, folks: The complaints will be coming hard and fast, mostly via Facebook, as the social juggernaut is planning to yet again tweak its look by rolling out a revamped Newsfeed. All the details will be revealed on March 7th at a press event on Facebook’s Menlo Park (California) campus, but a few folks have snuck a look... Read more...
We can’t say that we’re terribly surprised by this, but according to DisplaySearch, smaller screen sizes on tablets are becoming more popular at the expense of larger panels. In the last two months, 7-7.9-inch displays have gained ground in terms of shipments while those in the 9.7-inch range dropped off... Read more...
Another month is in the books, and that means another opportunity to examine market share data for Windows 8. Microsoft's touch-friendly operating system (OS) grew its market share to 2.7 percent in February, up slightly from 2.26 percent in January. Going back even further, Windows 8's share of the market was 1.72... Read more...
I doubt it needs to be said, but curing cancer is far from easy. Today, gathering required data isn't so much the problem, but rather having enough people to analyze it is. Wouldn't it be great, then, if there were a way for ordinary people to chip in? It might seem a little outlandish, given we're not all scientists... Read more...
Is there a world record for number of software vulnerabilities exposed within the span of a single month? If so, I'm willing to bet that Oracle's Java is the clear winner. We've reported on many Java happenings over the past couple of months, and it doesn't look like the fun is going to end anytime soon. Security firm... Read more...
Microsoft announced a new "Spring Bundle" for its Xbox 360 game console that will be available for a limited time and while supplies last. It replaces the Holiday Bundle, which you can still find online, and could be one of the last major bundles for the 7-year-old console, depending on when the Xbox 720 comes out and how aggressively Microsoft... Read more...
Microsoft wants to remind you that Google isn't the only game in town. There's also Bing, and Bing Maps, the latter of which just received a pretty significant update with new top of the world and updated high resolution satellite imagery spanning more than 13 million square kilometers. "We are pleased to present our... Read more...
Time heals all wounds, but it doesn't make fines go away. Microsoft may find that out this month if the European Union goes forth with plans to fine the software giant in the coming weeks. The fine, which could be significant, relates to Microsoft's failure to comply with a so-called browser ballot feature it agreed... Read more...
Pre-orders are now open for the Razer Edge and Edge Pro, a pair of powerful Windows 8 tablets designed specifically for gaming (see our hands-on demo). They're a bit pricey, with the Razer Edge starting at $1,000 and the Razer Edge Pro commanding $1,300, plus extra for accessories like a Gamepad Controller ($250) and Docking Station ($100).... Read more...
When Microsoft revealed Windows Phone 7 devices would not be capable of receiving an upgrade, many customers were quite unhappy. Thankfully, Microsoft learned a lesson and doesn't intend to repeat this policy with Windows Phone 8. Greg Sullivan, a senior marketing manager at Microsoft, recently confirmed to PC... Read more...
If you're the type of smartphone user who is constantly searching for a charger or a phone that has longer battery life, E Ink's latest prototype phone may catch your eye. Although this phone doesn't boast of a large, colorful display with HD resolution, it does offer something other phones can't: extreme battery... Read more...
These are interesting times for Sony. The company's great rise has given way to tougher times of late, with intense competition in everything from digital imaging, to gaming, to HDTVs. As these major corporations often do in times of contractions, Sony has announced that it has sold its Sony City Osaki office building... Read more...
To date, Microsoft still hasn't released any public figures on how many Surface units have been sold, but if you're one of the holdouts across the pond, there's good news. This week, Microsoft announced that "worldwide customer response to both Surface RT with Windows RT and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro has been... Read more...
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