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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.

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Microsoft's IllumiRoom project transforms whole rooms into video games

The IllumiRoom project from Microsoft Research turns a living room into a video game with projected images that extend and complement the main television screen.

Microsoft risks taking a 'niche' role in tablets, analysts say

Microsoft garnered just a "niche" in the global tablet market in the first quarter of 2013, following a period of user confusion after the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, analysts say.

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LG sales help smartphones overtake feature phones

LG Electronics more that doubled its sales of smartphones in the first quarter, which was the first time smartphones outsold feature phones, according to market research company IDC.

Services seek money in social messaging as SMS declines

A large number of customers are migrating from SMS to free or cost-effective social messaging apps, but that's where the money is, says global analyst firm Ovum.

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Social nets dominate US users' time online, study reports

Americans spend more time on social networks than other Internet users, according to a study by Experian Marketing Services.

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Green tech: Wi-Fi, not storage, is the power hog, researchers say

Cloud service providers have drawn ire from environmentalists for not being transparent when it comes to the energy efficiency of their data centers, but they are greener than other technology.

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British Library leads a team to archive UK web resources

British website content will be preserved along with traditional library resources in a project shared by six libraries in the UK.

Filmmaker turns to Kickstarter for a journey into the brain

Researchers seek to raise $25,000 by May 14 to produce a dome-format movie made with real 3D images of the brain that will search for the biological reasons we need to go where no one has gone before.

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Global tech spending forecast to hit $3.8 trillion in 2013

Worldwide spending on IT products and services will grow 4.1 percent this year to roughly $3.8 trillion, according to new forecast figures released by analyst firm Gartner.