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Windows 10 arrives July 29: How much will you pay?

Windows 10 arrives July 29: How much will you pay?

While the announcement of Windows 10 included word that the upgrade to this OS would be free, not every user will have that opportunity. The opportunity to attain this operating system at no cost is limited. Only those who have Windows 7 or 8.1 "Pro" editions - not those with the "Enterprise" editions - will receive this upgrade for free. This push also only exists within the first year of release of the OS. You'll want to read this fine print before you proceed to the "go" button.

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Nintendo reportedly considering Android for ‘NX’ console

Nintendo reportedly considering Android for ‘NX’ console

Very little is known about Nintendo's next console, currently codenamed the "NX," and it seems the company plans to keep it that way for a while, as they've already said they won't be revealing anything until sometime in 2016. However, the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has reported that Nintendo is looking into using Android as the forthcoming system's operating system. This is still pure speculation at this point, and from the sounds of it Nintendo hasn't made a final decision on the matter, however it sounds like it may be part of a new effort to lure developers.

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Windows 10 available July 29: Microsoft

Windows 10 available July 29: Microsoft

The summer news that Windows users have been eagerly waiting for is finally here: Microsoft has announced that its newest operating system, Windows 10, will be available to all on Wednesday, July 29. As has been discussed before, the new OS will be free for existing Windows 7 and 8 users (unless, of course, they're running pirated versions). Also, this launch is to be only for the PC and tablet versions of Windows 10, while a timeframe for the smartphone release hasn't been mentioned yet.

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Windows 10 OEM Pricing and Release date spotted on NewEgg

Windows 10 OEM Pricing and Release date spotted on NewEgg

While users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be getting free upgrade to Windows 10, many DIY builders will have to buy licenses at retail. Online retailer NewEgg is now taking pre-orders for Windows 10 OEM. Although Microsoft has not officially announce the shipping date of Windows 10 yet, NewEgg has posted a shipping date of August 31st.

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Windows 10 preview build 10130: Cortana shortcut and more

Windows 10 preview build 10130: Cortana shortcut and more

Microsoft has pushed out the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build, bringing it to build 10130. Because the builds are fairly far along at this point, they no longer bring with them big changes that add big features — rather, at this point, it’s more polishing things up and tweaking things when needed. As such, you’ll find a lot of smaller changes with build 10130, perhaps some that you were hoping would happen, including things as simple as a new shortcut for Cortana to customization of the Start experience.

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Huawei embraces all with LiteOS Internet of Things OS

Huawei embraces all with LiteOS Internet of Things OS

As the mobile industry are starting to settle down around major players, some manufacturers are turning their eyes onto the next big target after our pockets: our homes, and sometimes our cars. The amorphous "Internet of Things" or IoT that encompasses almost anything and everything that can be made "smart" has become the most recent industry buzzword. Naturally, Huawei wants in on it as well, and it is going to do so with its own "Agile IoT Solution", starting with its very own operating system, LiteOS.

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Windows 10: first look at new Mail, Calendar apps

Windows 10: first look at new Mail, Calendar apps

As the future release of Windows 10 draws nearer, Microsoft continues to make progress by releasing regular updates to its preview program. As is often the case in these situations, test users turn up settings and features that won't be fully fleshed out until a later version of the preview. But sometimes, entire version builds are leaked into the wild early, offering first looks at revamped designs and new apps. That appears to be what's happened with Windows 10, as we're seeing some of the first images of the operating system's new Mail and Calendar apps.

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OnePlus’ Android-based OxygenOS now available for download

OnePlus’ Android-based OxygenOS now available for download

Good news for users of OnePlus' One smartphone, as the manufacturer has just announced its long-awaited OxygenOS operating system is now available to download. While the release in one week behind the company's original promised date, the Android-based operating system brings much of the design and features of Lollipop to the One, replacing the CyanogenMod ROM that previously powered the device. On the blog post announcing the news, the company writes they have a goal of "providing faster, more meaningful updates and a better-integrated range of services for every OnePlus user," going forward.

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Windows 10: latest preview build brings Spartan browser

Windows 10: latest preview build brings Spartan browser

Microsoft has pushed out the latest Windows 10 Preview Build (10049), and with it comes the long-coveted Project Spartan browser. That's just about the only notable addition to the latest build, which follows the release of Build 10041 we recently discussed. Some of the issues brought on by the last build are fixed in this latest one, as well, such as getting stuck when locking the PC. Project Spartan is the big focus this time around, however, something Microsoft likewise detailed today to get users up-to-date on what all it has to offer.

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Kano OS made free for Raspberry Pi 2

Kano OS made free for Raspberry Pi 2

To quicken the development of Kano OS and its innards, the team behind the creation of the "fast, fun, friendly OS" have made it free to Raspberry Pi 2. This software works with games, web browsing, a video app, and lots of tools for software development. This system comes with a toolset of utilities for Raspberry Pi and the OS itself and is aimed at developers - though you could very well make your own tiny console with it if you do so wish.

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