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How the Touch Screen Became So Out of Touch

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The touch screen -- interface of the future or gimmicky marketing headache? When the first touch screen interfaces came out (at least in a big consum...

Gerry Smith

Microsoft Is About To Leave One-Third Of All Computers Vulnerable To Hacking

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology

Hundreds of millions of computers running everything from ATMs to the power grid will be vulnerable to hacking next month when Microsoft stops support...

Tablet or Brick? Dell Latitude 10 Inch: Brick

Steve Harmon | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
Steve Harmon

If you're thinking of getting a tablet you may want to consider if you want to pay $500 for a brick instead.

Windows 8 Email Cash Prize is a Scam

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Some people have told me they've received an email that appears to contain only a single PDF file called 2014.pdf. If you get an email like that from...

Forget Software: Hardware Is the New Sexy, and It's Because of Google Glass

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

I own a FitBit and have been very involved in sensors for the human body with my volunteer work with TheHumanAPI community, but it was not until I picked up my Google Glass that it dawned on me. 2014 is the year hardware gets its sexy back.

Why are large companies so slow at migrating to Windows 7? (Part II)

Sumir Karayi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sumir Karayi

Windows 7 is widely believed to be a significant upgrade over XP and most users have experienced it at home, so why hasn't IT upgraded the organizatio...

Why Are Large Companies So Slow at Migrating to Windows 7? (Part One)

Sumir Karayi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sumir Karayi

We, at 1E, believe there are five major factors which prevent IT from staying current in terms of the Operating System, and many other technologies.

Microsoft Surface Reviewed

AP | By BREE FOWLER | Posted 12.21.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not you like Microsoft's updated Surface tablets will depend on your needs. On one hand, the tablets can b...

Windows 8.1: Close, But No Cigar

AP | By ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — I doubt I was alone in rolling my eyes when I first used Windows 8 a year ago. I found its touch controls and gestures awkward, and ...

FINALLY

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 12.16.2013 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes...

Was Blackberry the Last Vestige of Real Keyboards?

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Touching a screen and moving objects is pretty intuitive. But there will always be people who long for reality. Real buttons to push, real levers to flip, tactile controls that provide immediate feedback.

Okay, Let's Try This Again

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is using a three-day conference this week to give people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to addr...

I Love Windows 8 (and No, My Account Has Not Been Hacked)

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

If you don't like Windows 8 because it is "too innovative" or if you don't like Windows Mobile because "it looks weird," at least you'll have to admit that Microsoft has proven itself capable of breakthrough innovation, of not simply copying the others.

WATCH: A Peek At The Update That Microsoft Thinks Will Save Windows

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Software giant Microsoft showcased the updated version of its touch-enabled Windows 8 operating system at the world's second l...

Microsoft Revives Old Feature In Effort To Spur Sales

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is bringing back the Windows "start" button, offering a stripped-down version among a ...

Microsoft Tries (And Fails) To Beat Apple At Its Own Game

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

Microsoft's newest ad pits an up-and-coming gadget against an established foe. There's a white background, snarky "dialogue" and a comparison of two p...

Microsoft Announces How It'll Fix Window 8

AP | By ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A planned Windows 8 update to address complaints and confusion with Microsoft's new operating system will be made available for free...

Windows 8 Is Actually Doing About As Well As Windows 7

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 07.06.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses in the six months since launch, roughly in lin...

Windows 8 Is Actually Hurting PC Sales

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and PETER SVENSSON | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it's starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new gen...

Windows 8 'Social Good' Contest Helps Startup Change Local Food Systems

Startup Weekend | Posted 06.02.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

NetSquared, an initiative which aids individuals and communities in using web-based tools, recently hosted their first ever "Social Good Contest" for apps developed for Windows 8. Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest "encourages developers to make a difference in the world through the power of technology."

Undercover Shopper: Apple vs. Microsoft Store

John Pavley | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I felt bad for the Microsoft Store. The devices and accessories looked sharp and smart. But they were heavy to hold and didn't work as advertised.

Second Time's A Charm? Well...

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - U.S. tech writers have given Microsoft Corp's new Surface tablet-laptop hybrid largely negative revie...

Microsoft Doesn't Want To Say How Many Surfaces It Sold

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's latest quarterly earnings slipped, even as the world's largest software maker showed modest progress adapting to a ...

This Is When You Can Buy A Surface Pro

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

REDMOND, Washington (AP) — Microsoft says that the pro version of its Surface tablet will be available to purchase Feb. 9 in the U.S. and Canada. ...

PCs Are Slowing Evolving Into Tablets

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2013 | Technology

Personal computer makers, trying to beat back a tablet mania that's eating into their sales, are making what may be a last-ditch attempt to sway custo...