rumours
Report: Windows 8.1 Update May Scrap Tile Interface by Default

Windows 8 is an OS struggling to capture the imagination of the masses, and now rumours suggest that Microsoft may alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1. Read More >>

humour
The Big Trends of 2014

It seems that everyone on the internet is trying to predict what will be the big trends of 2014. Here are some things which will definitely (probably) happen. Seriously. Promise. Read More >>

rant
Dear HP: Running From the Future Doesn't Help Anyone

Shiny new computer, shiny new software. The two go hand in hand. Except when they don't. It's one thing to let tech-savvy consumers have the option for a software downgrade if they see fit, but HP's choice to push Windows 7 on consumers by default is another entirely: it's bad, for everyone involved. No one ever came out ahead by fighting against the future. Read More >>

windows
HP Would Very Much Rather You Buy a Windows 7 PC

HP is bringing back Windows 7 "by popular demand"—it's not clear from whom—and making it pretty difficult to buy a computer with Windows 8. Who needs the future when you've got the very recent past? Read More >>

health
Hats Off to Bill Gates: A Polio-Free India is £137 Million Well Spent

India is now officially polio free according to the country's health officials, and that's in no small part due to the philanthropic work of Bill Gates. He and his wife's charity donated $225 million (£137,340,000) to the cause, with the disease's eradication now the ex-Microsoft man's proudest achievement. Read More >>

windows
Windows 9 Could be the Best Thing to Happen to Windows 8

Windows 8 was an incredible change, if not quite incredible. It wasn't until Windows 8.1 that a lot of the kinks were smoothed out. Now, Microsoft's annual BUILD conference is coming in April, and rumour has it that Windows 9 might be showing up. That's all well and good, but please Microsoft, don't go backtracking on us.
Rumours of a brand new operating system—codenamed "Threshold" and probably synonymous with "Windows 9"—come from the historically well-connected Paul Thurrott, who says the the new OS will be announced this spring, but probably doesn't exist yet in any way, shape, or form. Windows 9, if it is called that, marks a big opportunity for Microsoft, a decision point at which it can stalwartly stay the course, or running screaming back to Windows 7. Read More >>

windows
Windows 9 May be Revealed this April

Rumour has it Windows 9 (codenamed "Threshold") will be revealed at BUILD 2014, with a target delivery date in April 2015. [WinSuperSite via TechMeme] Read More >>

architecture
How Many Windows Are There in Manhattan?

The shimmering wall of windows that makes up Manhattan is breathtaking, and seems almost infinite. But Michael Pollack—the wizard behind The New York Times' "F.Y.I" series, which plumbs deep and weird questions about New York—got down to brass tacks this week, estimating exactly how many windows are on the island. Read More >>

piracy
A US Army Base Is Running a Bunch of Illegal Windows 7 Copies

Given the United States' intolerance for copyright infringement and the piraters that propagate it, you'd think they would be a little more keen on making sure that his men were playing by the book themselves. As it turns out, a whole mess of computers running unlicensed, illegal copies of Windows 7 belong to none other than the US Army itself. Read More >>

windows
Windows for Your Wrist to be Masterminded by Kinect Co-Creator

Not to be left out of the race against Google and (probably) Apple for a prime spot on your wrist, Microsoft is said to be hard at work refining the Windows interface into a form suitable for wearable tech. And it's the brains behind Kinect heading up the cause. Read More >>

techversary
Bill Gates Unveiled Windows 30 Years Ago Today

No matter what you think of Windows 8, it's completely certain that Windows is both iconic and significant in the evolution of personal computing. It's a series of operating systems, of course, but has also been a concept, a way of thinking, an influencer, and a touchstone for 30 years since Bill Gates introduced it on November 10, 1983. Read More >>

tablets
Panasonic's Ridiculous 20-Inch 4K Tablet Will Go on Sale for £3,750

Panasonic showed off a crazy concept device at CES earlier this year: a 20-inch, 4K tablet. But now, that device is going on sale—for a price.
When we first saw the gigantic slate we weren't entirely convinced. At the time, we said: Read More >>

rumours
Rumour: Nokia is Readying an 8-Inch Lumia Tablet for 2014

Two independent sources— Evleaks and Verge—are reporting that Nokia is in the process of preparing a second, smaller Windows-based Lumia tablet, which might be available next year. Read More >>

windows
Relive the '80s and Run Windows 1.01 in Your Browser

In these smartphone-studded days, it's easy to forget how computers worked. Once you had to run programs off of floppy disks and wait ages for everything to load. Luckily for your nostalgia, some bored developers are keeping the past alive with full-featured emulators that run in your browser. Read More >>

windows 8
Windows 8.1 Mouse Problem Is Busting Up Gamers' Frag Counts

The Windows 8.1 problem may have addressed many of the problems users had when delving into Microsoft's tile-filled operating system, but it seems it's also created a whole new batch of issues that are causing headaches for gamers in particular. Read More >>

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