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Windows for the next billion devices: Meet Windows for the Internet of Things

Robots and keyboards and makers, oh my! Microsoft's Windows for the Internet of Things aims beyond traditional computers.

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Jolla shows its Sailfish mobile OS running on Android phones

Have you heard of the Sailfish OS for mobile phones? If you haven't, you should, says the company's CEO.

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Apple tops Android in business activations, but Surface claims the workday usage crown

A pair of reports from Good Technology and Chitika Insights reveal the differences between mobile business users and the consumer market at large.

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Twitter tries to figure out Microsoft's new CEO

Twitter users chime in: Satya Nadella? Who is this guy?

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Satya Nadella: Can a data geek solve Microsoft's consumer puzzle?

Satya Nadella knows Microsoft in the abstract. But can he expand his knowledge of the cloud and server businesses into consumer and retail?

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Android 4.4 OS inbound for HTC One, may follow for Galaxy S4

While there's no word on exact release timing, HTC says certification should be complete this week.

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AOKP Android ROM founder joins forces with CyanogenMod

But fear not, unicorn lovers: AOKP is still sticking around.

SteamOS beta updated to support BIOS-based PCs and dual-booting

Valve's quickly eliminating SteamOS's biggest technical headaches, though these early builds are still only for the brave.

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Alienware's first Steam Machine: Very black and very shiny

Alienware and Valve unveiled the "full potential" of the Steam Machine at CES on Monday.

Windows 8 gains as XP wanes

Windows 8 adoption increased in December to claim almost 12 percent of all Windows systems, while users finally start to abandon Windows XP, Net Applications reports.

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The first CyanogenMod phone, the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, is shipping now

The CyanogenMod Edition Oppo N1 costs a cool $600, but it's unlocked and comes preloaded with everybody's favorite custom Android ROM.

WebOS to resurface on LG TVs next year

The OS developed for Palm smartphones will find a new life on TV.

Valve's gaming-focused SteamOS available to download December 13

The push to bring PC gaming to your living room draws nigh.

Encrypted text messages may soon be on the way to some Android phones

CyanogenMod wants to roll out a encrypted text-message feature for Android phones to ensure that no one's peeking in on conversations.

Report: Windows Start menu to return in Windows 8.2

A report released Monday claims that Microsoft will bring back an optional Start menu (not page) within the next major Windows update. Will Windows 8's Start page be banished?

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