Microsoft to Give Voice to Bing in April to Take on Siri

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Starting in April in time for Microsoft’s developer BUILD conference, the Bing search engine will be getting its own voice and intelligence. At least that’s what MSFTNerd is claiming on a Tumblr account, noting that the voice search feature will be available on Windows Phone, Windows, iPhone, and Xbox over time. Intelligent voice search hosted by […]

Microsoft Hopes to Appeal to Geeks With 3D Printing Support

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With the release of the preview of Windows 8.1 at Microsoft’s BUILD conference in San Francisco, California, one new feature was introduced that may help the platform become more appealing to technology geeks. Like 2D printing support, Microsoft is hoping to differentiate Windows 8.1 for use on desktops, notebooks, and touchscreen tablets by adding new […]

How to Watch the BUILD 2013 Keynote

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Just because you can’t be in San Francisco for Microsoft’s BUILD 2013 conference doesn’t mean you can’t feel like you’re there in person for all of the Windows 8.1, and developer festivities.  Microsoft will be offering all the video watchers at home will need to feel like they are actually there. Today’s keynote begins promptly […]

Microsoft Build Registration Starts Amid Windows Blue Rumors

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Today Microsoft opened registration for its annual Build conference in San Francisco, where it will likely officially debut Windows 8.1 (code-named Windows Blue). The conference will start on June 26 and end on June 28 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conference’s website doesn’t give many details as to what Microsoft will show […]

Review: 10 Reasons the iPhone 4s is Better Than the Galaxy Nexus

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The iPhone 4S is one of the best smartphones of the year, and for the first time it is going up against an incredibly capable phone — the Galaxy Nexus. The iPhone 4S didn’t bring a radical design change, but thanks to many improvements in hardware, a new version of iOS and a thriving ecosystem, […]

Windows 8 on a NVIDIA Kal-El ARM Tablet (Video)

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Joanna Stern at This is My Next… managed to grab a couple minutes with Michael Angiulo, VP of Windows Planning, who himself was able to grab a prototype tablet running Windows 8 on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Kal-El ARM processor. The brief bit of demo is impressive in that you’d never know it wasn’t […]

Leaked Photo of Samsung Tablet Being Released at BUILD

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Well, the rumored Samsung tablet to be handed out at Microsoft’s BUILD has been spotted, confirming both manufacturer and venue, as well as confirming that there is Intel inside. The leak sprang from weibo.com (translated) (before reaching MobileTechWorld and ThisIsMyNext). In addition to the photo, there are YouTube videos, but these have now been marked […]

Can We Expect a Miracle at BUILD?

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Microsoft is set to launch a new software development event called BUILD in just a few hours. At the center of the show is the upcoming Windows 8 and its new touch-centric interface. We’ve already had a small taste of what to expect, but the big reveal will be the unexpected. Will Microsoft astound us […]

Samsung’s Reference Windows 8 Tablet at BUILD Comes With Intel Inside?

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We had previously reported that Microsoft would debut a reference Samsung tablet design for its Windows 8 tablet at the BUILD conference slated to kick off this week, and now we’re hearing that those tablets, which may be distributed alongside beta copies of Windows 8 to developers in attendance, will be arriving with Intel chipsets. […]