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Microsoft turns Siri against Apple in hilarious new Windows 8 ad

Who knew a soulless digital assistant could be so hilariously inept?

Microsoft wises up, pushes Office in latest Surface TV ad

Smart move, Microsoft. Microsoft's latest ad ties its Surface tablet to Office, doubling down on the business market.

New tablet boots Ubuntu Linux, Android, and Windows 8

Can't decide among operating systems? This tablet lets you have it three ways.

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Dell slashes the price of its Windows RT tablet to $300

Dell's XPS 10 is officially selling for less than any Windows tablet we've seen. Should you bite the bullet or wait for more enticing hardware?

HP's latest hybrids sport Nvidia Tegra 4 and 3rd-gen Intel Core CPUs

The new Split x2 and SlateBook x2 could be the faster, more capable hybrids we'd love to see.

iTunes snub is another nail in the Windows RT coffin

Apple's cold shoulder isn't a death blow for Windows RT, but it is another critical knock against the beleaguered operating system.

What could Microsoft gain from buying Nook?

Microsoft's rumored $1 billion offer for the Nook brand seems like a bit of a head-scratcher—until you consider Nook's blossoming e-textbook business.

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New boot firmware a step toward 64-bit Windows RT

A standards organization has created a boot environment for tablets and PCs that could potentially run a 64-bit version of Windows RT.

Microsoft Looking to Make a Comeback in the Mobile Market

Bill Gates makes some arguments for the future of Windows in a new interview.

Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release

Mere days after an Acer 8-inch Windows 8 tablet was accidentally leaked by Amazon, Asus announces plans for pint-sized slates of its own.

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Gates sticks to company line on tablets, knocks iPad

Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates Monday stuck to the company line on tablets, and disparaged rival Apple's iPad for its lack of a keyboard and its inability to run Office.

Windows RT tablets already may be doomed, analysts say

Windows RT tablets grabbed just 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter, a dismal result that led some tech experts to urge Microsoft to scrap the platform that's in its six-month infancy.

Amazon accidentally leaks world's first small-screen Windows 8 tablet

After months of rumors suggesting that small form factor Windows 8 tablets were on the horizon, Amazon accidentally leaked an 8.1-inch Acer slate before it was officially announced.

Acer waits for Windows RT 8.1 to make tablet decision

Acer is waiting for the next version of Windows RT, due in the second half of this year, before deciding whether to release a tablet that runs on that OS.

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Retailers share blame for poor Windows 8 sales

Retailers share part of the blame for poor Windows 8 sales and the ensuing decline of PC shipments, analysts contended Friday.