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A New Record? Microsoft Claims 350 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold

Call it a record, or just a whole lot better than Windows “rhymes-with missed-ya,” Microsoft says Windows 7 can lay claim to 350 million licenses sold since it launched on October 22, 2009.

And that’s about all they said, meaning no, we don’t have the breakdown in terms of full copies, upgrades, versions bundled with new PCs, …

Windows Phone 7 Gets a Spec Boost

The next generation of Windows Phone 7 handsets will have to run a little bit faster, per Microsoft’s orders.

Microsoft has confirmed new minimum specs for Windows Phones. The tech jargon version: Qualcomm’s second-gen MSM8x55 or MSM7x30 Snapdragon processors will replace the MSM8x50 chips found in current handsets, and Adreno 205 …

Nintendo 3DS Soars, Sells 400,000 in First Week

Nintendo’s 3DS portable flew off the shelves in late March, moving just shy of 400,000 units during its first week of U.S. sales, reports Nintendo. Couple with Nintendo’s other handhelds, and the company says it saw its best March ever (that’s “in U.S. history” ever) for portable hardware sales.

Factor in dueling DS games …

Drive Your Comfy Chair with Kinect Hack

Right, you’re saying, because tooling around in a plush La-Z-Boy has so many practical uses, but extrapolate from this Kinect hack and you might imagine all sorts of serious medical applications–say motion-controlled stairlifts, or wheelchairs that respond to twists of your head. Also, less serious ones, say trips to the fridge for a …

Who Needs Internet Explorer 9 When You Can Download IE10?

You’ve just downloaded Internet Explorer 9, gotten acquainted with its page pins and streamlined tabs and search-in-the-address-bar simplification, but lo and behold: Microsoft’s already teasing Internet Explorer 10!

“Explore a more beautiful web,” writes Microsoft, inviting you to take IE10 for a spin not next year or next …

Google: We Didn’t Lie About App Certification

Microsoft claims Google fibbed, and Google responds oh-no-we-didn’t–welcome to your daily soaps starring Redmond and Mountain View!

The row started this morning when Microsoft said it had documentation proving Google lied about government app certification–specifically “Google Apps for Government,” under something called the …

Is This the Windows 8 App Store?

Rumors of a Windows 8 app store have resurfaced, with a website posting what it claims are leaked screenshots.

The screenshots, posted by Chinese-language website CNBeta, show a store that looks awfully similar to the Mac App Store, which launched in January. There’s a big pane for a featured app on top, followed by a grid of …

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