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Windows 10 aims to blend best of 7 and 8

Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will combine elements of Windows 7 and 8 into the next operating system. In the world of smartwatches, Pebble drops prices, Basis beefs up its fitness watch and Pavlok shocks you into going to the gym.

Windows 9 was never meant to be. Microsoft revealed its next operating system will be called Windows 10 across all types of devices. Watch CNET Update for a quick overview of the updated interface. Windows 7 users should find it comforting:

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Today's Update also sums up the latest smartwatch news:

  • Pebble drops prices by $50 while adding new fitness apps for Jawbone and Misfit.
  • The Basis Peak hopes to lure in both casual and serious athletes with extra features.
  • If smartwatches can't motivate you to workout, the Pavlok offers more of a push -- or rather, a shock.

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Windows 10 aims to blend best of 7 and 8