Windows 8 To Get Windows 7 Features?

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It seems Microsoft is finally ready to admit it made a mistake with its whole Windows 8 strategy. There is a good reason Apple didn’t just put Mac OS on iPads and called it a tablet friendly OS. Microsoft is now ready to make significant changes to Windows 8, including bringing back the Start Menu. The next version of Windows will also allow Windows 8-style apps to run along desktop apps. That means you won’t have to rely on third party apps to pull this off. Windows Threshold version is going to be available in Spring of 2015.


Lenovo IdeaTab Miix2 8-Inch 32 GB Tablet


Studies have shown that people are more interested in tablets and smartphones than ever before. While iOS and Android rule these markets, Windows 8 tablets could prove useful for folks who are not ready to switch platform. The Lenovo IdeaTab Miix2 8-Inch (1280 * 800) 32 GB Tablet happens to be a 8 inch tablet that runs Windows 8.1. It has a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor with 32 GB flash memory and 2 GB RAM. It offers 10 hours of battery life. (more…)

Display Free Computing Is the Future?

Google has brought voice recognition to various platforms. But can we truly see display free computing platforms in the future. Google’s senior engineering director Scott Huffman has told the Guardian that in the future, people will be interacting with their devices through voice recognition. Controlling computers using voice is only going to become more prevalent in our communities, so this is not so far-fetched. Google and other players still has lots of work to do to take this technology to the next level though.

Slate Mobile AirDesk for Laptop and Smartphone Users


The way we use our computers is changing. More people now use smartphones and tablets to get things done. That does not mean they have given up on desktop computers and laptops altogether. Slate happens to be a desk for laptop and tablet users. It is elegant and convenient to use. It keeps you and your laptop cool and promotes healthy posture. What I like about it is the fact that it is phone and tablet ready. You can support this project on Kickstarter.


Piixl Jetpack for Gamers


You don’t need an Xbox or PS4 to play games. PC gaming can be lots of fun, especially when you have one of these Piixl Jetpacks. This is a SteamOS gaming box that latches onto the back of your TV and stays out of your way. It feels invisible but you will be able to run games on its SteamOS (Linux-based). Sounds promising, doesn’t it?


Sony VAIO SVT21217CXB Desktop – 21 Inch Touchscreen Device

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Meet the Sony VAIO SVT21217CXB Desktop: a 21.5 inch all-in-one desktop with a touchscreen display. Those of you who have tried the Tap 20 device should know what to expect here. The Sony VAIO SVT21217CXB Desktop has:

  • Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8 GHz
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 8 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 21.5-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Windows 8
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400

This particular configuration is available for $1299 on

Prescription Google Glass Coming

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Google Glass may look ugly now but don’t count on it staying that way for too long. Pictures of Prescription Google Glass have already hit the Internet. Google’s very own Brian Matiash has given us a look at what Google Glass is going to look like in the future. It is still a work in progress but Google will be able to reach more people with Prescription Google Glasses.


Windows 7: Most Popular OS on Steam?


Windows 8.1 may be here but Windows 7 still remains a very popular operating system. At least that is the case on Steam, which happens to be a platform for gamers. Window 7 still has 51.76% share among all operating systems on Steam. Windows 8.1 accounts for 6.34% of all Steam users. Can Windows 8.1 close the gap quickly? That remains to be seen.


If Computer: Hybrid Laptop


I bet your computer can’t do what the If Computer can. This is a hybrid laptop with a thin design and 2 7″ HD displays. The device comes with a folding keyboard, dual batteries, dual LTE antennas, dual  operating systems, and the Slingshot, which is a handheld device. That’s right, this system has a detachable handheld device you can use as a smartphone.

The device is available on Indiegogo right now. It looks interesting but we are not sure how practical this is.


Windows Phone 8 To Get Mega Cloud?

It seems iOS users are not the only ones getting Mega storage. Windows Phone 8 users will also be getting it. For those of you not familiar, MEGA is Kid Dotcom’s fully encrypted cloud service. The desktop sync version is expected to be available later this month. Not sure this changes a whole lot as far as Windows Phone 8 and its popularity is concerned.


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