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Acer Windows RT hardware depends on Microsoft’s Surface performance

Acer Windows RT hardware depends on Microsoft’s Surface performance

If you were thinking of continuing your Acer collection of computers with a Windows RT tablet, you'll likely have to wait at least until next year while the manufacturer delays their plans and waits out the Microsoft Surface wave. With the Surface RT, reviewed by SlashGear just this past week, Acer is seeing a situation happen that includes items like Microsoft's Times Square launch and is keeping their own efforts a secret for now. Acer's own President has made it clear this week that they aren't stopping research, but they are putting Windows RT-toting hardware on hold.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 31, 2012

Welcome to the special Halloween edition of the Evening Wrap-Up! The Halloween edition is pretty much the same as regular Wrap-Ups, the only difference is that I'm dressed as Ginger Spice as I type this. Let's spice up our lives with a recap, shall we? Microsoft is being sued over its Windows 8 live tiles, and Apple has removed delivery dates from iPad Mini LTE pre-orders, leading some to suspect that the company has been forced to delay them. T-Mobile and AT&T have opened up their networks in areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, letting customers of both carriers use either network - a respectable move by the two carriers in this time of need.

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Microsoft releases full list of Windows RT compatible devices

Microsoft releases full list of Windows RT compatible devices

One of the big selling points of Microsoft's new Surface tablet is the compatibility it has with tons of different USB devices, such as printers, scanners, keyboards, and mice. In fact, Microsoft claims that the Surface running Windows RT supports a whopping 420 million different hardware devices, and the company released a full list of all the products that are compatible with the Surface.

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Microsoft sued over Live Tiles in Windows

Microsoft sued over Live Tiles in Windows

While the Live Tiles feature in Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8 may be something new for PC and tablet users, it was actually introduced two years ago with the launch of Windows Phone 7, but a small operating system technology designing company by the name of SurfCast is just now suing Microsoft over the Live Tiles feature.

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Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky talks up Windows 8 hardware, downplays Apple

Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky talks up Windows 8 hardware, downplays Apple

Yesterday, Microsoft officially unveiled their new products like Windows 8 and the new Surface tablet running Windows RT. President of the Windows and Windows Live Division Steven Sinofsky spoke about the company's new products and how they deliver modern computing at a lower cost by no doubt bringing Apple into the equation.

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I cancelled my Microsoft Surface order

I cancelled my Microsoft Surface order

I um'd and ah'd and hovered over the purchase button for a day or two, but eventually I clicked: I preordered Microsoft's Surface. Jumping onto new hardware always makes you consider exactly how you're going to integrate it into your life, but my intentions this time around were pretty clear. I liked the cut of Microsoft's jib: that its new version of Windows (and the flagship hardware to run it on) was made not only for sitting back and browsing through content, but for actual, proper content creation. I had visions of leaving my MacBook Pro at home and slipping a slender Surface into my bag instead. And then, with shipping just around the corner, I cancelled the order.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 25, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 25, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks. Today was Microsoft's big Windows 8 launch event, and though we didn't find out many new details, the company did share a few interesting tidbits of information. For instance, did you know that there are more than 1,000 Windows 8 certified PCs now? How about the fact that Microsoft has sold a whopping 670 million Windows 7 licenses? Microsoft also told us that the Windows Store will be available in 231 markets, and that Windows RT is supported by more than 420 million devices. Impressive numbers to be sure, but it's important to remember why we were at this show in the first place: Windows 8 launches in just a few hours, so get ready for that.

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SugarSync introduces app for Windows 8 and Windows RT

SugarSync introduces app for Windows 8 and Windows RT

SugarSync, the popular cloud storage solution, has announced that they're bringing apps to both Windows 8 and Windows RT. On top of all the features that SugarSync users already get, the new Windows apps bring some new features as well, such as Live Tiles, Snap View, and the ability to pin the app to the Start screen.

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Microsoft: “As soon as you’ve had touch, you’ll want it on everything”

Microsoft: “As soon as you’ve had touch, you’ll want it on everything”

Microsoft is showing off their new products here the company's Windows 8 event in New York City, and they've been shoving the word "touch" down everyone's throat -- not in a mean and rude way, but it's a strong focus of their's no doubt. They mentioned that "as soon as you've had touch, you'll want it on everything."

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Windows RT supports over 420 million hardware devices

Windows RT supports over 420 million hardware devices

We're here at Microsoft's Windows 8 event and the company's Steven Sinofsky is talking about the tablet-optimized Windows RT operating system. He claims that over 420 million hardware devices are compatible with Windows RT, and many of them will connect with Windows RT right out of the box.

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Microsoft: Over 1,000 new PCs now Windows 8 Certified

Microsoft: Over 1,000 new PCs now Windows 8 Certified

Microsoft's new OS is here, and there shouldn't be a shortage of PCs to experience it on. The company is launching Windows 8 officially today, and according to Windows President Steven Sinofsky, there are over 1,000 new PCs that are certified to use the new platform. That's not just clunky business desktops, either; there are new tablets, ultrabooks, and all-in-ones, with a big focus on touch.

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Lenovo Windows 8 Convertibles family comes together for hands-on action

Lenovo Windows 8 Convertibles family comes together for hands-on action

This week we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at the nearest-to-final builds of Lenovo's entire Convertible Windows 8 / RT family this week, including the IdeaPad Yoga 13, IdeaPad Yoga 11, ideatab Lynx, ThinkPad Twist, and ThinkPad Tablet 2. Each of these units is unique in its ability to bring Windows 8 or Windows RT to users in their feature sets that include flipping, turning, folding, and straight up sheathing. While we've seen all of these devices before, here lies an opportunity to see them up-close and personal right before review unit time.

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