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Veering off the beaten path, Acer took the traditional AIO formula, threw out the Windows operating system and PC hardware, replacing it instead with high-end smartphone guts powered by Android. Read more...

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Google announced today that it plans to release the first version of its "Project Ara" modular smartphone sometime in January 2015, with the base device selling for $50. Read more...

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Toshiba has announced that its Satellite P55t notebook with Windows 8.1 and a 4K 3840x2160 resolution display will finally go on sale on April 22nd for the starting price of $1,499.99 Read more...

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Microsoft has officially confirmed plans to open 11 new smaller specialty retail stores inside shopping malls across the U.S. during the month of May, with special opening day events at each location. Read more...

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Google has started ticket registration for its 2014 I/O developer conference, which will be held in San Francisco from June 25-26. Tickets will be awarded via a lottery system. Read more...

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Microsoft has launched a new Windows Phone OEM portal website, designed to help companies who might be interested in building and selling their own devies with the mobile OS. Read more...

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Microsoft has announced the launch of SQL Server 2014, Analytics Platform System and a preview of Azure Intelligent Systems Service as part of their products dedicated to handling big data. Read more...

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The developer preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 has a cool Easter egg where the infamous Clippy logo pops up when users ask the Cortana digital assistant a question about him. Read more...

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Microsoft is holding another press event in San Francisco at 10 am Pacific time (1 pm Eastern time) today, but you can check out the live stream of the event here at Neowin. Read more...

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"Halo: Spartan Assault" is now a universal app in the Windows and Windows Phone stores, meaning users can purchase it in either store and receive a license for the game on both platforms. Read more...

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The first image of Amazon's smartphone with five cameras has leaked and shows that the company is getting serious about making a smartphone that will supposedly arrive in the next 2-3 months. Read more...

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As promised, Google is now letting anyone in the U.S. purchase the Explorer version of its Google Glass device for $1,500 today only, with their choices of colors, frames and accessories. Read more...

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Microsoft has now officially launched Office 365 Personal, allowing people a way to access all of its Office software on one PC and one tablet for $69.99 a year or $6.99 a month. Read more...

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 operating system brings new features to the mobile platform but many of the enhancements would work well on the desktop OS and we hope to see them ported soon. Read more...

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Leaked design guidelines for Android have revealed a new iconography dubbed "Moonshine" expected to be part of the next version of Android which may be announced at Google I/O in June. Read more...

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One of Google's top engineers has hinted that the search engine may begin to favor encrypted sites over others in its search algorithm, in an attempt to improve web security. Read more...

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Google has updated its Terms of Service document, adding in a paragraph that attempts to better explain how the company scans the content of emails in its Gmail service to generate ads. Read more...

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Microsoft has started rolling out the latest Xbox One system update for all current owners of the console, with a number of improvents and additions such as friend notifications and more. Read more...

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Reports suggest that HTC is planning to release a plastic-body variant of the HTC One M8 smartphone, which will be significantly cheaper than the original aluminum version. Read more...

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Solar powered drone company Titan Aerospace has been acquired by Google, who plans to use their products for its 'Project Loon' global internet venture. Read more...

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Microsoft has announced that developers can now submit apps that work with Windows Phone 8.1, along with universal apps that can work on Windows 8, RT and Windows Phone platforms. Read more...

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A 14-year old Dutch girl from the Netherlands was arrested after she posted a note on Twitter that appeared to be a terrorist threat against American Airlines but was in fact written as a poor joke. Read more...

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Google's most recent Chrome OS feature looks strikingly similar to the snap feature Microsoft created for Windows 8, positioning to the left or right side at a fraction of the screen size. Read more...

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Microsoft may have finally killed off its Scroogled campaign against Google, based on comments from a member of its Bing team on Yabbly, that have since been deleted. Read more...

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Microsoft has released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 and we have compared the OS to Windows Phone 8 to see if there are any improvements under the hood that boost performance. Read more...

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