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Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2

A new version of the motion-sensing camera is coming to Windows PCs, copying the design and features of the Xbox One version.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Windows 8

Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.

By Aug. 15, 2012

4 stars Editor's rating Aug. 15, 2012
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Microsoft Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.

By Jan. 24, 2007

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jan. 24, 2007
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Nokia Lumia 1520

Though it lacks some features found in its big phone rivals, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a great buy for Windows Phone fans seeking a supersize smartphone with premium hardware.

By Nov. 18, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Nov. 18, 2013
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Microsoft Windows 8.1

If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.

By Oct. 17, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Oct. 17, 2013
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Windows 8.1 update coming in spring, to improve controls, allow lower end hardware

Microsoft is hoping to address some of the big issues with Windows 8 and improve the customer experience.

By Feb. 23, 2014

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Microsoft unveils Kinect for Windows hardware, version 2

Microsoft is inching closer to delivering the second version of its Kinect for Windows sensor, and is showing off what the final hardware will look like.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Windows Phone 8 Update 3

Microsoft's operating system makes Windows Phone phablets a reality with a new interface fitted for humongous screens, and support for quad-core CPUs.

By Oct. 14, 2013

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Teenage Engineering OD-11

Building of a speaker design by Swedish audio engineer Stig Carlsson, Teenage Engineering's minimalist OD-11 aims to stream music directly from the cloud.

By Jan. 9, 2013

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Microsoft details hardware requirements for Windows 8 devices

New Bluetooth, audio, and TPM requirements, some of which take effect in 2014 and 2015, are coming for Windows 8.1 (and beyond) devices.

By Jul. 12, 2013