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Microsoft enters smartwatch market with $200 Microsoft Band

pcworld.com — Wednesday night Microsoft confirmed what we all expected-that it too, has a smartwatch that it wants you to wear 24/7, for work and for play, called the Microsoft Band. Looking as much like a hospital bracelet as anything else, the $200 Microsoft Band features a rectangular, 320 x106 TFT display that hovers over your wrist.
Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft Enters #Smartwatch Market by @markhachman cio.com/article/284091… via @CIOonline -- Band "flagship device" for Microsoft Health

Oct 30, 2014

RT @pcworld: Microsoft launches its Band, a $200 smartwatch/fitness band for work & play: bit.ly/1tjyaPg via @markhachman http://t.…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @pcworld: Microsoft launches its Band, a $200 smartwatch/fitness band for work & play: bit.ly/1tjyaPg via @markhachman http://t.…

Gamers rejoice: YouTube now supports silky-smooth 60fps video uploads

pcworld.com — YouTube said it was coming, and it's finally here. Google's uber-popular video site now supports clips running at up to 60 frames per second. But don't get too excited if if you're not running Chrome, as the new increased frame rate doesn't appear to work in anything but Google's browser.
Oct 30, 2014

Gamers rejoice: YouTube now supports silky-smooth 60fps video uploads ift.tt/103CUN3

Red Team rocking: Build the ultimate AMD gaming PC

pcworld.com — There's never been a better time to be a PC gamer, with an abundance of excellent hardware available. Intel recently refreshed its flagship and mainstream processor lines, and AMD and Nvidia both have killer graphics cards on the market-some of which are going for ridiculously low prices.
Oct 30, 2014

.@pcworld's week of killer DIY builds continues with the ultimate AMD gaming PC pcworld.com/article/283948… by @marcochiappetta

HP’s Sprout is a double touchscreen PC that makes the virtual feel far more real

pcworld.com — With HP's new Sprout, we've literally gone back to the drawing board as far as what a computer can do. Yes, there's a high-end all-in-one PC at the core of the $1900 device, announced Wednesday at an event in New York. But HP extends the Sprout's capabilities by adding powerful imaging and touch technology.
Oct 29, 2014

Really interesting thing about @MRiofrioPCW 's Sprout piece (best of the bunch, too): Windows boots to an HP screen. pcworld.com/article/283787…

Oct 29, 2014

@Techmeme somehow you have failed to crawl our Sprout PC story, which has the best photos of all pcworld.com/article/283787…

Oct 29, 2014

If Sprout is what an HP dedicated to building PCs can do, I can't wait for the split. @MRiofrioPCW has the story. goo.gl/BHgEGA

Oct 29, 2014

RT @BradChacos: HP’s Sprout is a double touchscreen PC that makes the virtual feel far more real pcworld.com/article/283787… Hands-on pics! tip @techmeme

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Samsung eyes cheaper smartphones as profit plunges

pcworld.com — Samsung plans to focus on cheaper smartphones and flexible displays for high-end phones after its third-quarter profit plummeted by nearly 50 percent amid intense competition from Chinese rivals making low-cost handsets.

Movie industry yells 'Cut!' on wearables in theaters

pcworld.com — The dictum, "Please turn off all cell phones" at your local movie theater may soon be expanded to include Google Glass, smartwatches, GoPros, life-logging cameras, and a cast of thousands of other wearables.

BlackBerry promises a blast from the past with BlackBerry Classic

pcworld.com — A top row of navigation keys! A trackpad! The BlackBerry is back, baby, with the BlackBerry Classic! Well, that's how BlackBerry hopes you'll react, anyway, with the announcement of the BlackBerry Classic on the company's website on Tuesday. Chief executive John Chen promised the "things you remember about BlackBerry that made you better are better than ever with BlackBerry Classic".
Oct 29, 2014

BlackBerry promises a blast from the past with BlackBerry Classic pcworld.com/article/284077… via @pcworld

Microsoft's new Office 365 search tool is like Minesweeper for Excel spreadsheets

pcworld.com — As Excel spreadsheets act more and more like Web pages-with data being pulled from many sources-the loss of just one data point can bring the whole thing crashing down. Microsoft's new Office 365 search tool aims to solve all of that.
Oct 29, 2014

Microsoft's new Office 365 search tool is like Minesweeper for Excel spreadsheets pcworld.com/article/284022… via @pcworld

Reddit gets into crowdfunding with new Redditmade site

pcworld.com — Reddit is getting into the crowdfunding game, but don't expect the new service to rival services like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Called Redditmade, the new site is mostly meant as a tool for subreddits (topic specific forums on Reddit) to create their own merchandise.

Cortana gives voice to Fitbit’s Windows Phone app, her first in-app integration

pcworld.com — While most people don't really care what you've eaten for lunch, Microsoft's Cortana wants to hear all about it. Fitbit has become the first third-party Windows Phone app to integrate Microsoft's virtual assistant, letting users dictate what they've eaten by voice.
Oct 29, 2014

Cortana gives voice to Fitbit’s Windows Phone app, her first in-app integration pcworld.com/article/283844… via @pcworld