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I have written professionally about technology and video games for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I am to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Live Blog: Windows Phone 8 Details

Windows Phone 8 will support multi-core phones and NFC payments, use Nokia Maps, and share many traits with Windows 8. Join us for a play-by-play from Microsoft's keynote.

Liveblog: Windows Phone Developer Summit

Microsoft's conference is for phone developers, not consumers, but it promises to give us the first look at Windows Phone 8, code-named Apollo. We'll be live at the keynote.

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Microsoft Surface: It's a PC, it's a tablet

Microsoft introduces a Windows 8 tablet named Surface, designed and built in-house.

TechHive: Vizio's New PCs-- A Scouting Report


If Vizio gets the usability of these new computers right, they could make big waves in the PC business this fall.

Scouting Report: New PCs from Vizio

Vizio marks its entry into the PC business with a pair of all-in-one desktops and three laptops. They look, on the surface, to be of better quality than the company's HDTVs, but are they?

TechHive: Apple WWDC 2012--The Major Announcements


Announced today: iOS 6, new MacBooks, a next-gen MacBook Pro, new features in the Mountain Lion OS, a new version of Safari, and more. Here are the details.


Apple WWDC 2012 news in brief

Apple made a bunch of announcements at its keynote presentation kicking of the 2012 Worldwide Developer Conference. This brief summary should get you up to speed in no time.

Three-Minute Tech: Tegra 3

Nvidia's system-on-chip powers many Android tablets, with many tablets and phones on the way. Do you need one in your next device?

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E3 2012: Nintendo Conference Liveblog

This fall, Nintendo will begin selling the successor to the hugely successful Wii, named the Wii U. At its E3 conference keynote, we expect to hear all about the launch lineup, and a lot about the 3DS as well.

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E3 2012: Sony Conference Liveblog

Can Sony convince us that we really need a Vita for portable gaming in addition to our smartphones? What can it do to bolster PS3 sales, since the next Playstation isn't due for awhile? We hope to find out at Sony's E3 press conference.

Microsoft E3

E3 2012: Microsoft Conference Liveblog

Join our liveblog of the Microsoft keynote conference from E3 2012 as Microsoft discusses the road ahead for Xbox, and maybe even the PC and Windows Phone.

Windows 8 Release Preview, Desktop Apps for Android, and the coming E3 Expo on PCWorld Podcast #139

PCWorld editors discuss the just-released Windows 8 Release Preview, some apps to make your desktop or laptop PC work with your Android phone, and what we expect from the E3 Expo next week.

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Windows 8 release preview now available

The Windows 8 release preview makes a number of welcome improvements over the consumer preview earlier this year. It's not quite "done" yet, but this is a much better look at what the future tablet and PC operating system will be like.

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Three-Minute Tech: Image file formats

There are dozens of file formats for digital images, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Our quick guide helps you understand the differences between the most common formats.

Hands-on: Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A

A full-HD IPS display is the breakout feature of Asus’ new high-end Ultrabook.