Windows 8

Samsung Series 9 SB971 monitor brings Quad HD to the masses

Samsung Series 9 SB971 monitor brings Quad HD to the masses

Not to be outdone by the rest of the high definition display-making brands revealing units this season, Samsung has this week revealed their Series 9 monitor SB971 working with a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel panel. This machine joins the recently announced Series 9 SC770 touch monitor and Series 9 SC750 rotating monitor to create a set of screens made to fill any users stand-alone unit needs.

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Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

One of the current longest-lasting rumors on a device that's not yet seen the light of day is the Nokia tablet - this week appearing again as a Windows RT device and with Verizon 4G LTE. This machine has appeared in renderings, in trademark applications, and in talk directly with Nokia - and here in the summer of 2013, it may finally be time that the tips converge. What we may have here is a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows RT with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a release window for Autumn.

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Skype joins Windows 8.1 start screen app collection

Skype joins Windows 8.1 start screen app collection

To make absolute sure you know how advanced Skype has gotten over the past few months, Microsoft has announced this week that Windows 8.1 will come with the app on user start screens right out of the box. This free upgrade to the advanced and essentially remixed bit of operating system will bring about a collection of updates to Microsoft's newest software experience, and now with Skype for Windows 8.1, you'll be presented with a set of apps that's a bit more complete. Or a bit more on-par with Microsoft's vision, you might say.

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Microsoft’s next move: touchscreen ALL the surfaces

Microsoft’s next move: touchscreen ALL the surfaces

If you expected Microsoft to sit down and stop expanding their touchscreen-happy software environment now that it's clear Windows 8's aim at touchscreen laptops wasn't the mega-success they'd hoped it would be, you'd have been wrong. There's a group called Ubi Interactive out there this week which Microsoft has announced is taking orders on software to turn any surface (essentially any surface) into a touchscreen controller.

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HP ENVY Rove 20 Review

HP ENVY Rove 20 Review

Is it a tablet, or an All-in-One PC, or some hybrid of the two? The HP ENVY Rove 20 walks the line in-between, a 20-inch desktop that, thanks to an onboard battery, can make the trip from home office, to kitchen, to bedroom, and back without interrupting what you're working on or watching. Windows 8 is all about touch and convergence, and the ENVY Rove 20 delivers on both, but is it best of both worlds or just a compromise? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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