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Windows 8 upgrade details shared at Microsoft event

Windows 8 upgrade details shared at Microsoft event

We're live at Microsoft's big Windows 8 event in New York City, with the big talking point being the launch of the brand new OS. Microsoft's Steven Sinofaky is currently on stage, talking about the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. The new OS goes live at 12:01 AM local time tomorrow morning around the world, and for consumers, the upgrade to the new version starts at $39.99.

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Surface team spills details: Xbox 360 controllers yes; USB-ethernet no

Surface team spills details: Xbox 360 controllers yes; USB-ethernet no

Microsoft's Surface team has been busy wrapping the Windows RT tablet up for pre-orders opening this week, but it also found time to answer some user questions in a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread. In the sprawling conversation, team lead Panos Panay and his team confirmed that Xbox 360 controllers would work with the new slate - though that they hadn't tried Kinect for Windows yet - as well as discussing just what "all day battery life" really means.

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HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review

HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review

Ultrabooks, whether you like them or not, are here in full force. Manufacturers left and right are releasing ultrabook after ultrabook, so now the question isn't "who can make the fastest ultrabook?" but rather "who can make the best looking ultrabook?" Ultrabooks invite style - the entire idea behind them is to give consumers an incredibly portable and speedy laptop, after all. You don't want your super fast ultrabook to looking boring and plain, right? Of course you don't. You want your ultrabook to be sleek and well-designed. HP knows this, introducing us to ENVY Spectre XT, and it's certainly easy on the eyes. But does the Spectre XT have what's required on the inside, or will it be doomed to using its good looks to get by? Read on to find out.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 1, 2012

Well look at that: one minute we're in the middle of summer, and then October is suddenly here the next. Let's jump into the Evening Wrap-Up, shall we? Today we heard that Apple may begin sending out invitations to its rumored iPad Mini reveal event on October 10, and we were impressed by the leaked specifications for an upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone called Aristo. The Kindle Paperwhite started shipping to excited readers across the country today, and we found out that the Android remote wipe is still roaming around out there.

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Vizio All-in-One PC (24-inch, 2012) Review

Vizio All-in-One PC (24-inch, 2012) Review

The folks at Vizio have brought forth their first serious effort in the Windows universe with a couple of notebooks and this device we're reviewing today: the Vizio All-in-One PC. This machine has a giant, massively impressive display, wireless keyboard, trackpad, remote control, and external subwoofer that compliments the whole entertainment-ready machine quite nicely. Could it be that Vizio hit a home run their first time out in the park?

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Microsoft unveils Sculpt Comfort Keyboard for Windows 8

Microsoft unveils Sculpt Comfort Keyboard for Windows 8

Back in July, Microsoft unveiled a number of new keyboards for use with both Windows 8/RT tablets and Windows 8 desktops, but it looks like the company wasn't quite finished revealing new peripherals. Today Microsoft announced the Sculpt Comfort keyboard, big brother to the Sculpt Mobile keyboard. The two do look quite similar, but there are few key differences between them that are worth pointing out.

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