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Is Microsoft about to release two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices?

Could Microsoft be planning to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices soon? If The Verge is to be believed, it certainly looks that way, and one of them has even been described as the ‘selfie phone’! The selfie phone, known as codename Superman has a 5-megapixel forward-facing camera and 4.7 inch display, while the…

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Hayley MinnIs Microsoft about to release two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices?
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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…

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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…

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Diane ShipleyPinterest is now FINALLY available for Windows Phone

Facebook Messenger now FINALLY on Windows Phone

Facebook Messenger, the social network's popular app that allows users to send messages to their friends for free, is now available on the Windows Phone platform. There's nothing particularly new or exciting about the Windows version of Facebook Messenger and it has many of the same features as Android and iOS Messenger that we're all…

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Becca CaddyFacebook Messenger now FINALLY on Windows Phone

Windows 8: What is it and why should we care?

What is it? Windows 8 is the next version of the Microsoft Windows operating system (yes Apple fans, that does still exist) which launches to developers this week. Why should we care? Because Windows 8 is expected to offer a range of new and exciting features that we're sure everyone will welcome with open arms,…

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Becca CaddyWindows 8: What is it and why should we care?

Apple showcase the many and varied talents of HTML 5

Steve Jobs loves HTML 5. We know that. He's probably got HTML 5 pjs and HTML wallpaper, he probably dreams in HTML 5. He's sure it's the future of the web, and you'd be hard pressed to argue with Apple's captain. And as if to prove a point Apple today revealed a web-showcase of just…

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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%. Coming pre-installed on all PCs with Windows, it's the default internet browser for millions of people…

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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 - we do a quick round-up of the best and wackiest iPad knockoffs we can find:

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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 be the next big thing. So, what's an intelligent bot and just what is doing…

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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?

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…

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

Windows mobile to come with added Zune

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…

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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

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…

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

Cars will become mobile computers with Microsoft auto

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…

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Lucy HedgesCars will become mobile computers with Microsoft auto

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

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…

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

One2OneMate StudentMate laptop never finds its market

The 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…

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Staff WriterOne2OneMate StudentMate laptop never finds its market

Car-tastic! Fiat and Microsoft join forces

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?!