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Tablets Conspire with 'Good Enough' PCs to Nuke Windows 8

So, will that be a $399 tablet or $799 Windows 8 PC? The answer to that question is killing the PC upgrade cycle. [Read more]    ...

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Microsoft Working on a 7-inch Surface Tablet, says WSJ

The Wall Street Journal reports that a new lineup of Surface tablets is in the works from Microsoft, including a 7-inch version. The news follows Microsoft's recent adjustment of the Windows 8 specification to allow for smaller tablets with a 1024 x 768 resolution. Last year, The Verge learned that...

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Web App Development Lags Device Readiness, Says Analyst

ABI Research projects that by the end of 2013, about 1.4 billion devices in the wild will be equipped with HTML5-compatible browsers. Despite this tantalizing opportunity for new HTML-enabled web apps, however, the “vast majority” of developers continue to create “native model” apps rather than web apps, reports the analyst...

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5-Millionth Linux-Powered Roku Player Ships

In a blog post on the company’s blog today, Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood announced that more than 5 million of the company’s iconic Roku players have now shipped. Wood provides a brief history of the Roku player, from its modest 2008 launch as “the Netflix player,” to the...

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Kit Aids Designs Based on AMD’s Embedded G-Series APUs

MSC Vertriebs has introduced a quick-start kit for embedded Linux system designs using AMD’s single- and dual-core Embedded G-Series APUs. The kit includes one of three MSC Qseven COMs (computer-on-modules), a baseboard, bootable Linux in flash, and (optionally) an XGA-resolution LCD. Built to Qseven v1.2 specs, the 70x70mm MSC Q7-A50M...

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