Windows 8 Coverage

Three years after Microsoft redeemed for the sins of Vista with the launch of Windows 7, another new Windows is upon us. Quite unlike its conservative predecessor, Windows 8 represents a huge departure from the way things used to work. A touch-based “Modern UI” interface now lies at the heart of the Windows experience, which brings a wave of tablet hardware to go along with it. Here’s everything you need to know about the tectonic shift the Windows universe is undergoing – and where it will take us.

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Computing

Forget the camera, Elliptic Labs uses sound waves to bring touchless gesturing to Windows 8

Does Windows 8 touch-heavy focus have you lost and confused? Elliptics Labs may have your solution, with its ultrasound-based technology that lets you swipe and pinch without grazing that display.
Computing

Box for Windows 8 hands on: an easy-to-use cloud storage app better than the online version

Cloud storage program Box launches its app for Windows 8. We tested out the new Windows 8 app to see how it differs from Box's online version.
Gaming

Digital Blend: Xbox tablet rumors and dragonback riding in the next Skyrim DLC

Welcome to Digital Blend, your one-stop shop for coverage and recommendations of all things relating to mobile gaming, digital marketplaces, and indie titles (for the week ending November 11).
Buying Guides

When should you upgrade your operating system?

You may always desire the latest and greatest, but does spending the money and time always make sense? The answer, as it turns out, depends.
Gaming

Microsoft reportedly building 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet

According to reports, Microsoft is moving forward with an Xbox Surface tablet. The 7-inch device will place a firm focus on gaming with a custom-built processor and modified version Windows OS. We're likely to see the tablet before we see…
Computing

‘What the hell happened to my laptop?!’ (Or: When Mom met Windows 8)

You want some motherly advice? How about this: Never share your gadgets with your hubby. You know why? Because he'll treat it like the car, and try to make it do all sorts of crap it doesn't need to do. Take this "upgrade" we just got on…
Computing

What! Windows RT hogs 16GB of Microsoft’s 32GB Surface tablet

We originally thought Microsoft was being generous with 32GB storage standard for the Surface RT, but it turns out only 16GB of that is available to users. The rest of the storage is taken up by Windows RT and Microsoft Office.
Android Army

Samsung Ativ and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 coming to AT&T Nov. 9

Samsung and AT&T announce the Ativ and Galaxy Tab 2 for a November 9 release, bringing new Android and Windows 8 devices to the carrier this week.