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Kinect for Windows v2 hits preorder as Microsoft crows potential

Kinect for Windows v2 hits preorder as Microsoft crows potential

Microsoft may be offering the Xbox One without Kinect for motion-uninterested gamers, but it's also counting on plenty of Windows users and developers being interested in the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. Up for preorder today, the new sensor bar - effectively the same hardware as for the Xbox One, but designed to work with the updated Windows SDK - is expected to ship in limited numbers from July.

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Windows Start Menu may not come back until 2015

Windows Start Menu may not come back until 2015

The Windows Start Menu, a feature lost in Windows 8, is coming back. At their BUILD conference earlier this year, Microsoft made a swift reference to the desired item coming back. Though they didn’t give a specific timeframe, the mind share was on it coming back soon. That won’t be the case, sadly.

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Chrome now blocking extensions not on Web Store

Chrome now blocking extensions not on Web Store

Chrome is now starting to block extensions downloaded from outside its Web Store. Google argues the move is meant to block nefarious activity, as most problems occur with extensions downloaded from other sources. To that end, there is currently no way to allow any extensions to be downloaded from outside sources.

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Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba has outed a trio of new Windows touchscreen notebooks, a pair of 2-in-1 docking tablets and a 5-in-1 flipping laptop, borrowing from Lenovo's Yoga line for devices that the company claims offer the best of tablet and notebook. The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro has a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 tablet section that pulls free of a full QWERTY keyboard, with a choice of Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

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