"Microsoft blazes trail to next PC: With its serious processor, and its guts-behind-the-glass design, Microsoft's Surface Pro may well be the template for the new PC. And device makers should pay attention."
CNET Reviews 3:53 PM
"Microsoft to raise Windows 8 upgrade prices by 5X: When discount ends in less than two weeks, Windows 8 Pro upgrade jumps to $200"
Computerworld 8:01 AM
"Microsoft Jacks Up Windows 8 Upgrade Prices: On the heels of 'good momentum with Windows 8,' Microsoft will start charging much higher upgrade prices effective Feb. 1."
InformationWeek 8:54 AM
"Windows 8 Upgrades Will Get More Expensive in February"
Tom's Hardware 8:55 AM
"Microsoft goes its own way with Web audio/video spec, despite W3C rebuff"
Ars Technica 8:10 PM
"HP: Windows 8 Was Clearly 'A Slower Start Than Many People Expected'"
Business Insider 7:52 AM
"Microsoft hires designer who presented bold revamp of the company's brand"
The Verge 9:18 PM
"Labor group asks Hewlett-Packard to replace auditor E&Y"
Reuters [Free Registration Required] 8:53 AM
"Office 2013 now available for some home users: Office 2013 is still a few weeks away from release, but Microsoft has made it available to certain customers as part of its Home Use Program (HUP), a scheme it uses to sell cheap software to folks whose employers have a Software Assurance deal."
The Register 1/18
"Microsoft anti-virus scores low on 'protection'"
"Microsoft fights back on antivirus certification fail, claims malware tests aren't realistic"
"Bing beefs up Facebook content in search results: Microsoft says its search engine will incorporate five-times as much Facebook content in results"
"What PC Makers Must Do Now: PC makers, licking their wounds after a poor start to the Windows 8 era and still under siege from tablets and smartphones, must re-tool for the new normal."
"5-Inch Smartphone Displays To Be Standard In 2013: What's in store from handset makers for the remainder of the year? Think full-HD displays."
InformationWeek 2:12 PM
"Go ahead and spill on this nanotech menswear: Indochino's new line of menswear comes with a protective coating that supposedly repels liquids and stains and helps keep you smelling good."
CNET News 8:29 AM
"Kim Dotcom starts new file-sharing site"
BBC 8:56 PM
"He's at it again: 'Internet pirate' behind Megaupload to launch new file-sharing site"
New York Post 5:43 PM
"Kim Dotcom's new file locker 'Mega' opens to the public"
Ars Technica 3:54 PM
"Kim DotCom's 'Mega' goes live: The flamboyant entrepreneur's follow-up to MegaUpload, which was shuttered by U.S. authorities over piracy concerns, is now open to the public."
CNET News 2:13 PM
"Dotcom says new site legal, no revenge for Megaupload saga"
Reuters 8:05 AM
"Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, breaking anonymity"
The Verge 7:50 AM
"Metamaterial camera needs no lens, could herald cheaper imaging tech"
Engadget 7:48 AM
"Forget CES 2013, here's what's coming at CES 2014"
Digital Trends 7:37 AM
"Opera to sing WebKit's tune on mobile: Report: Opera is planning to ditch its in-house Web engine for the more widely-used WebKit in a new mobile browser, according to a Report on Pocket-Lint.com."
"Facebook's graph search and its useful discomfort: The feature throws users under a light they may not be ready for."
Ars Technica 1/18
"RIM launches final BlackBerry 10 'Portathon' event"
CNET News 1/18
"RIM pays developers $500,000 to build apps for BlackBerry 10"
"Conficker worm returns to attack photography enthusiasts: Malware discovered on film scanner software"
"BlackBerry Z10 Hardware Pictured In Verizon Promo Leak As Carriers Gear Up For Launch"
"Angry Birds, tracking device? New research reveals that some of the most popular applications are gathering personal info like location data"
"Meet 'Consort,' a brand-new classic Linux desktop: The SolusOS project team has forked GNOME Classic and is bringing back numerous key GNOME 2 features."
"The dirty and dangerous side of tech"
"Malware masquerades as patch for Java: The malware, ironically, does not actually exploit the Java vulnerabilities, according to Trend Micro"
IDG News Service 1/18
"Former Nokia CEO Resurfaces at Set-Top Box Software Company"
"Samsung prepping Galaxy Note 8.0 8-inch tablet to compete against iPad mini?"
"Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 may have a secret weapon against iPad mini"
"Samsung Galaxy S IV Early Rumor Roundup: 8-Core Exynos 5 Chip, 5IDG News Service 440ppi Display, Wireless Charging"
"Hype Builds for Smartphone, but It Isn't an Apple Device"
"New Report Shows Tablet Competition to Challenge HP's Position as Market Leader"
"I have no use for money: Bill Gates/William Henry 'Bill' Gates with an estimated wealth of $65 billion is as rich as two Kenyas, three Trinidads and a dozen Montenegros but is now engaged in the process of ridding himself of all the money in the hope of extending the lives of others less fortunate than himself."
Deccan Herald 8:54 AM
"Win 8 Pro upgrade jumps from $40 to $200 come February 1: Existing Windows licensees have until January 31 to get Windows 8 Pro on the cheap. After that, the promo price vanishes and upgrade costs head upward."
CNET News 1/18
"Windows 8 licensing: Speak your brains, believe your ears"
The Register 1/18
"FCC pushes for Gigabit broadband in all 50 states by 2015: On Friday the Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski challenged service proViders and local communities to build at least one Gigabit speed broadband network in all 50 states by 2015."
CNET News 1/18
"U.S. general warns of Iran's growing cyber strength"
CNET News 1/18
"5-Inch Smartphone Displays To Be Standard In 2013"
"Nokia Embraces 3-D Printing Future, Perhaps Too Soon"
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