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This (fake) Coelux window recreates sunlight from different places around the globe

There’s been a lot of press in recent months about the smart light bulbs we can now use to fill our homes with everything from warm, ambient lighting to vivid flashing colours all with a touch of a button (or a swipe of our phones). But we love this slightly different twist from window manufacturer Coelux. The innovative company is …

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Becca CaddyThis (fake) Coelux window recreates sunlight from different places around the globe
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Pinterest is now FINALLY available for Windows Phone

Poor Windows Phone users. For years they’ve been itching to share photos of their quirky weddings and instructions for hand-sewn bunting or seven-layered rainbow cakes they’re definitely probably possibly going to make. But they’ve been forced to do it all from their computers or not at all, while iPhone and Android users were happily pinning on the run. But finally …

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Diane ShipleyPinterest is now FINALLY available for Windows Phone

Internet Explorer use dips, now has under 60% of the browser market share

In Internet browser world, Microsoft Window's Internet Explorer has always been the biggest player but its influence is on the wane and the decline of the browser hit another milestone this week as its market share fell below 60%….

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Anna LeachInternet Explorer use dips, now has under 60% of the browser market share

Shiny Gallery: the best iPad knockoffs

If there's one gadget that consumers are lusting after it's the iPad; and where there's strong demand and limited supply – there are Chinese knockoffs. Some of them run Android, some run Windows, they are all made in China -…

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Anna LeachShiny Gallery: the best iPad knockoffs

Smartphones get even smarter: intelligent Nokia bots will learn your behaviour

Nokia could be making some of the biggest innovations in the packed smartphone market claims a post on ReadWriteWeb. Of course, all attention is on Apple and Android as the two market-leading operating systems, but Nokia's new intelligent bots could…

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Anna LeachSmartphones get even smarter: intelligent Nokia bots will learn your behaviour

Windows Mobile 6.5 this year, version 7 next year?

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If like Dan over at Tech Digest, you have a certain level of detestation for Windows Mobile, just skip onto the next post – this is all about ‘Life Without Walls’. So, according to current web tittle-tattle, the next iteration of the Windows Mobile OS could land as soon as Q3 this year. That means Windows Mobile 6.5 enabled handsets could be on the shelves come September. Subsequently, version 7 could follow and make an appearance as soon as April 2010 as well.

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Lucy HedgesWindows Mobile 6.5 this year, version 7 next year?

Windows mobile to come with added Zune


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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer intentionally let a few things slip this week regarding the reinforcement of Microsoft software. When talking about the future of Windows in a recent interview, he said Zune software will be coming to Windows Mobile, and could possibly be integrated into the delayed Windows Mobile 7 operating system. Although he’s stated we won’t be getting a Zune handset, there are still a few hopefuls who believe it may still happen (Microsoft are entitled to change their minds right?). Instead, Zune’s software and music store will feature on Windows Mobile and Windows itself instead.

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Lucy HedgesWindows mobile to come with added Zune

Stalk your favourite celebs from David Beckham to Paris Hilton with Celebrity xRank


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Not in the literal sense of course, that would be criminal. Celebrity xRank is a new service within Live Search that allows you to track the popularity status of your favourite celebrities and find out whether they’re at the top or the bottom of the what’s hot/what’s not scale. This is all based on the number of daily web searches they receive. Aimed entirely at extreme celebrity obsessives of course, the service is simply designed to basically allow you to keep tabs on the social status of your much loved, or much hated celebrities.

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Lucy HedgesStalk your favourite celebs from David Beckham to Paris Hilton with Celebrity xRank

Shiny Preview: The HP voodoo envy laptop

I’ve been in Berlin for the past few days (is’s a tough life I know) looking at a range of their latest line of products. The Voodoo Envy is very nice laptop indeed and although the version in this video is not the finished version, the features sound great and could possibly be the Macbook Air’s rival.


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Lucy HedgesShiny Preview: The HP voodoo envy laptop

Cars will become mobile computers with Microsoft auto


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Having a PC in your car doesn’t exactly sound practical. Just like the in-dash TV’s, it in fact sounds like it would be the cause of many a car crash. However, according to Microsoft, in-dash infotainment, emergency and diagnostic systems also known as telematics, is a fast-growing sector that will make cars a lot more fun and safer to drive.

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Lucy HedgesCars will become mobile computers with Microsoft auto

CES 2008: Bill Gates Keynote speech – a bluffer's guide

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If you’d have told me that today I’d be posting a picture of Matthew McConaughey playing personal trainer to Bill Gates, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here it is! Apparently, when he steps down from the Microsoft later in the year, Gates will be filling his time rapping with Jay-Z, auditioning for Spielberg movies and persuading George Clooney to play him in a movie, as well as buffing up with Matt. All this stuff is from a skit played as part of Gates’ final CES keynote speech, which I have to say was miles better than last year’s subdued, celeb free offering. This time we had Slash playing Guitar Hero…

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GemmaCES 2008: Bill Gates Keynote speech – a bluffer's guide

One2OneMate StudentMate laptop never finds its market

one2one-mate.jpgThe One2OneMate StudentMate child’s computer / UMPC hybrid never quite finds its mark. I’ve been a teacher and I’ve worked in educational software development; I can vouch for the usefulness of touchscreens for children whose motor skills need support and also portable, rugged devices that help children record data. But I would always go for a simple electronic notebook like an Alphasmart that wouldn’t allow them to be distracted by bright colours and font changes; I’d want them to focus on content first, transferring the words to a full-spec computer to work on presentation.

The StudentMate is a neither here nor there.

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Staff WriterOne2OneMate StudentMate laptop never finds its market

10 of the best Windows Gadgets

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Firefox add-ons? It’s the MySpace to the Windows Gadgets’ Facebook. Get with the programme. Pick up your game. Be down with the kids. Etc, etc. Now a few of us have happily embraced Vista (and we’re slowly finding our favourite non-Windows software is being released as Vista versions) it’s time to populate that space on the right hand side of your screen. Yes, you could go for that picture of trees that Microsoft have bizarrely opted for as a default, but it could be so much better used.

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Susi Weaser10 of the best Windows Gadgets

Car-tastic! Fiat and Microsoft join forces

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Fiat is launching its new range of 500′s, and these babies work in harmony with Microsoft making this a technophiles dream car. The little Microsoft logo on the dashboard does more than just look decorative; it hints at a savvy in car system which utilizes a Windows mobile style navigational system, known as ‘Blue & Me’.

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Zara RabinowiczCar-tastic! Fiat and Microsoft join forces

New Zune 360 and Zune 180 – April Fool's Joke, or not?!

I’m dubious as to the authenticity of this announcement as it was published yesterday, April Fool’s Day, so for now best treat it as a rumour. A really delicious rumour which I hope comes true. Browserden has leaked rumours involving a Microsoft Zune upgrade, with the Zune 360 being a widescreen video and music player…

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Katherine HannafordNew Zune 360 and Zune 180 – April Fool's Joke, or not?!