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Windows 8.1 Ships in October

windows_8_1Windows 8.1, the next major update to Microsoft’s latest operating system, now has a hard release date — a pair of them, actually.

The OS will roll out as a free update for Windows 8 users around the world via Microsoft’s Windows Store at 4 am PT on Oct. 17, and will arrive at retail on new devices beginning Oct. 18.

Unveiled during Microsoft’s Build conference in June, Windows 8.1 includes a number of enhancements and tweaks intended to address early criticisms of the next-generation OS: The return of the Start button to the desktop, a “boot to desktop” option, improved multitasking and a new Smart Search function.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus