Windows 8

Synaptics’ New ForcePad Adds Thinner, More Accurate And Flexible Notebook Interface

The PC hardware industry today is riddled with a lot of similarities between the different hardware, so many PC OEMs are constantly looking for ways to differentiate themselves. One way to accomplish this is through improving the overall PC user experience through new and unique hardware user interfaces. One of those ways has been through …

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Is Windows 10 Microsoft’s Consumer Comeback OS?

I had the distinct pleasure attending Microsoft’s event in Redmond last week where they brought out a myriad of new products like HoloLens and Surface Hub and disclosed many more details on Windows 10, in particular, the consumer features. In the totality of the event, I think Microsoft score big in that they projected that they could innovate and that …

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Advanced Micro Devices ‘Mullins’ SOC Gets Serious For Windows 8 Tablets

The tablet market has been a challenge for most everyone without an ARM-based SoC, but Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) just made an x86 SoC tablet announcement that has really piqued my interest. Last week, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) launched their “Mullins” x86-based SoC specifically designed for Windows 8 tablets and Advanced Micro Devices’s (AMD) Mullins both enhances AMD’s …

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Windows 8.1 Does Little to Boost Holiday 2013 Sales

Last week, I tuned into Microsoft’s Channel 9 to listen to keynotes and developer lectures for MS BUILD, Microsoft’s developer conference. BUILD attracts Microsoft devotees from its developer community for PCs, phones, servers and even XBOX. The biggest item on everyone’s mind was Windows 8.1 and how Microsoft planned to breathe developer life into the platform. The conference was set …

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Intel’s Haswell Dramatically Strengthens The “2 In 1” Device Argument

Modularity is basically the concept that one device’s utility can be extended to another.  I’ve been researching device modularity since 1996 and have kicked it into high gear over the last few years with phones, tablets andPCs.  Think of how the smartphone has sucked in the GPS, mp3 player, and camera and has the potential to do the …

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