Windows 8

Grab Windows 8 Before World Ends in 2012

No, you can’t put money down on a copy yet, but it looks like Windows 8′s a-comin’ sometime next year. So sayeth Microsoft doyen Steve Ballmer in remarks yesterday.

“As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8,” said Ballmer, addressing developers in Tokyo. “Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a …

Windows 8 May Recognize Your Face

Forget about passwords and fingerprint readers, Windows laptops of the future may authenticate simply by looking at you.

Using a leaked early build of Windows 8, the hackers at Windows8italia discovered a sensor programming interface with the ability to “detect human presence.” Presumably, this would allow the computer to power on …

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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