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Microsoft’s Kinect continues to expand its role in modern medicine

Researchers and health care companies continue to find new ways to use Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect.
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Acer joins the Windows 8 party with touchscreen Aspire notebooks and ultrabooks

Acer has announced a range of new Aspire V5 and M5 Windows 8 machines, including touchscreen notebooks and ultrabooks.
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Vizio embraces Windows 8 with new ultrabooks and all-in-one touchscreen PCs

Vizio has announced its range of Windows 8 computers, including ultrabooks, a 15.6-inch notebook and several touchcreen all-in-one PCs.
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Microsoft Points are out on Windows 8, here to stay on Xbox 360

In clarifying the future of its virtual currency, Microsoft confirms that Microsoft Points will be used on Xbox 360 but not Windows 8.
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Lenovo shows off new Windows 8 convertible tablets with a Twist

Lenovo has shown off its Windows 8 launch lineup, including the IdeaPad Yoga and several new laptop tablet hybrids like the ThinkPad Twist.
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First impressions of the Windows 8 Acer W510 tablet

Acer announces the new W510 tablet PC, complete with a Bluetooth keyboard dock, 10-point capacitive touch for Windows 8, and a carrying case.
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Microsoft Points out, real money in with Windows 8 launch

No more Microsoft Points! Microsoft's unpopular virtual currency system will be phased out in favor of real money prices on Windows 8.
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10 essential features for every travel laptop

All laptops are portable, but not all are built for long-distance travel. Here are 10 important factors to consider when shopping for a laptop that's bound for the road.
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PC ports explained: Get to know the back of your computer

From newcomers like DisplayPort to old standards like USB and dying breeds like FireWire, here’s a quick and dirty guide to every port on your new PC.
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Which type of device is best for Windows 8?

By turning the traditional mouse-and-keyboard paradigm on its head, Windows 8 will open the door for a diverse array of new devices, and retooled old ones. But which will work best?
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Everything you need to know about laptop displays

From dot pitch to contrast ratios, here’s what you need to pick a display that pops.
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Are Ultrabooks already dead, or just waiting to arrive?

Intel's Ultrabooks make PCs slim and powerful to compete with tablets — but, so far, few are buying. Are Ultrabooks dead…or just not here yet?