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Windows 8.1 and the top 9 features you’ll be working with this week

Windows 8.1 and the top 9 features you’ll be working with this week

It's time for the official flip-over to the next generation in Windows computing. Microsoft has taken Windows 8, a touchscreen-friendly operating system and wide-spread release, and have given it an upgrade with a collection of features readied at the hand of requests from the public. This collection of changes will be available to the public imminently, but for now: let's have a look at some of the key points.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hands-on: sizing up and under water

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hands-on: sizing up and under water

Even though we're so very close to the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active here in the United States with AT&T, we got the opportunity today to have a peek at the machine up close and personal today in London. This device is essentially the full excellence of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in rugged form - made to survive underwater adventures and dust storms alike. Have a peek at this machine in its Urban Gray form right this minute!

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Samsung ATIV Q official: Windows 8 and Android, notebook and tablet

Samsung ATIV Q official: Windows 8 and Android, notebook and tablet

The Samsung ATIV Q has been introduced by Samsung this week as a tablet/notebook hybrid that's able to work with Windows 8, on the one hand, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on the other. This machine has a hinge that allows it to be a standard notebook, a flat tablet, a display-mode screen, and everything in-between (that's the fourth). This device takes what the Acer Aspire R7 brings to the table and steps things up a notch with both full-powered Windows 8 and the newest in new Android.

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Samsung GALAXY NX official: full-sized interchangeable-lens camera with Android

Samsung GALAXY NX official: full-sized interchangeable-lens camera with Android

This afternoon Samsung has made their first interchangeable-lens-toting 3G/4G LTE and wi-fi enabled camera running Android, the Samsung GALAXY NX. This device works with a 20.3MP APS-C Sensor up front as well as a Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System inside, while the full-panel back-display on this machine works with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, including all the Google Play app store camera software available to all Android devices today.

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Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

This week the folks at Samsung have done a rather quick run-down of machines at their Premiere event in London. Not only is the team bringing notebooks and Ulrabooks to the market, they've got an all-in-one machine as well. This family begins with the ATIV One 5 Style, a Windows 8 All-in-one, and moves on with a pair of Ultrabooks: ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite.

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Samsung Premiere event Hardware Expectations: Galaxy and ATIV on tap

Samsung Premiere event Hardware Expectations: Galaxy and ATIV on tap

This afternoon we'll be seeing a collection of Samsung devices that sit comfortably in both the desktop and mobile environments. What we've seen already is a collection of mobile devices - cameras and hybrids - that'll be appearing at the event for some hands-on action for sure. Just this morning, too, we've seen some notebooks that are not going to be ones you'll want to miss.

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