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Are you up to speed? Catch up on last week's top tech news
An investigation into video quality on the Xbox 360 Metro update has revealed some worrying results: while Zune content plays at full 1080p, third-party video has been limited to 720p.
Word that Microsoft and Sony have tipped off partners about their future consoles has been making the rounds, with news suggesting that both companies will unveil their next consoles at E3 2012.
SkyDrive has received another update, adding geotag support for photos uploaded that contain location info. Reports suggest that more changes are in the pipeline, so expect further updates soon.
Research firm MIC has published a report that predicts 80 million Windows Phone devices will be sold over the course of next year. Overall marketshare is expected to reach 13%, with Android leading.
Apple saw great success in the all-in-one sector last year, accounting for a third of all sold computers. The market is expected to expand dramatically, with an estimated 23 million sold in 2014.
A new job posting from Microsoft reveals the company's plans to offer phone backups in future versions of Windows Phone 7. Judging by the description, Microsoft is aiming for simplicity.
Mobile tweeters on Windows Phone 7 have reported problems with signing in and tweeting. The problem appears to be linked to a change in the API, which has sent apps into disarray.
Domain registrar GoDaddy has been hit with a boycott of its services, after Reddit users discovered the company's support of the controversial SOPA bill. Users are now taking their websites elsewhere.
The tablet wars rage on as Archos announces its next foray into the touchscreen world. The Archos 70b comes with a retail price of $199, making it one of the cheapest Android tablets around.
Screenshots have leaked of build 8172 of Windows 8. The images show the PC settings screen and refined Windows Explorer controls. The Metro-style start screen also makes an appearance.
J.T. Wang, CEO of Acer, has stated that his company is planning to move away from its current business strategy. Instead of churning out cheap hardware, Acer will start focusing on ultrabooks.
A new tablet set to shake up the lower end of the gadget spectrum is gearing up for release. The Novo7 comes in at a mere $99, a price that's got even the top guys at Google talking.
A musician in the Netherlands has attacked anti-piracy group BREIN for distributing his work without permission on millions of DVDs. The piece was originally written for a local film festival.
In a recent interview, Stallman has listed Facebook as a form of "mass surveillance". Thanks to the ubiquitous "like" button, the company can keep track of site visits all around the web.
The Protogon file system discovered in earlier builds of Windows 8 has been pulled. In its place is ReFS, a rejigging of the earlier Protogon system that can be accessed from the disk format utility.
Sony's newest handheld is no lightweight. Filled to the brim with the latest technology, the portable powerhouse has all the ingredients to take the mobile world by storm. Neowin takes a closer look.
Even though Kinect got off to a good head start, its competitor is catching up. Playstation Move appears to have nearly caught up in terms of sales, and Microsoft are remaining tight-lipped on sales.
Regretting that iPhone purchase? You're not alone! A study has found that one in five British iPhone owners regret their purchase, with smartphone envy being a high contributor.
With the 710 and 800 still hot on some shelves, talk has turned to the next phase of Nokia's plan. A rumoured leak of an upcoming entry-level WP7 device might just be the answer.
Nintendo has been oddly quiet about downloadable content in its games. In an interview, Reggie Fils-Aime clarifies that Nintendo believes games should be "a complete experience."
Just a few days after being released, the Kindle Fire OS gets its source code opened up for the world to download. The software is a fork of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, tweaked to suit the new tablet.
Samsung has come up with a solution to the German ban on its tablet: tweak the design so it looks a lot less like an iPad 2. The Galaxy Tab 10.1N is expected to launch only in Germany next week.
10 years ago today, the Xbox launched in North America. Neowin takes a look back over its lifetime, from the high points, to the low points, and its eventual death. What do you remember most?
Many people are familiar with the default Windows XP background. The rolling hills have almost become synonymous with computing. But who took it, and where did Microsoft find it?
Apple has started offering replacement first-gen iPod nanos to those with faulty units. Some players shipped with a bad battery that caused it to overheat in rare cases.
After a controversial switch to a new layout for the Facebook news feed, the company has changed its position. Users now have the choice to either clump together top stories or read stories in order.
Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the first Xbox. The console launched with 14 games, most of which have been forgotten. Why are games so quickly abandoned with age unlike, say, films or books?
Harder rules on what Mac App Store products can do will be brought into effect soon. Apps will have numerous restrictions in place, which may set the standard for other app store expectations.
Walter Isaacson's hotly anticipated book has finally hit shelves. Although he authorised it, Steve Jobs never asked to read a word of his biography. Does it live up to the hype? Neowin takes a look.
Galileo, the EU's global positioning system, came a step closer to reality today. The first two satellites were launched earlier, putting the project on target for its 2014 switch-on date.
Nintendo has announced plans to hold a special conference over the internet on Friday. The show will cover announcements that there wasn't enough time for last month.
Up-and-coming developer Seven Minute Labs gives Neowin an insider look at its latest project. MealTime is a visual representation of nearby restaurants, giving quick access to photos of the food.
Grand Theft Auto III, the world-famous crime simulator, will turn 10 in a few days time. To mark the occasion, Rockstar are porting the game to a select group of high-end mobile devices.
The beta tag has been torn off, and Ubuntu 11.10 is ready to download. New features include a restructured Unity interface, a redesigned Software Centre, and an improved dash for easy music access.
Siri, the voice-activated assistant on the iPhone 4S, gives some interesting answers when asked the right questions. Highlights include telling a joke, the meaning of life, and where to hide a body.
Included in near enough everything that shows photos these days, the slideshow is still alive and kicking, from your mobile to your games console. But beyond a few niche uses, what's the point of it?
Sony Ericsson, the joint venture between two multinational corporations, may be coming to an end as we know it. Reports say that Sony is close to buying out Ericsson and moving its mobile business.
In a protest against proposed wiretapping laws, the Italian Wikipedia has been hidden. Bosses warn that such laws threaten Wikipedia's freedom philosophies, and might lead to a permanent closure.
Adobe has announced a brand new initiative set to makes waves in the tablet communities. The new software will go hand-in-hand with the company's new cloud-based initiative.
Psystar, the hardware company that previously sold computers running Mac OS X, has lost its court battle against Apple. The judge ruled that Psystar violated Apple's copyrights.
Apple has started to refuse holiday requests around the periods of October 9th-12th and October 14th-15th. The news comes at a time when iOS 5 is nearing completion and an iPhone 5 is rumoured to be released.
Research from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index shows Apple has topped the polls for consumer satisfaction for the eighth year running. In that time, Apple's stock price has increased by 2300%.
Facebook has revealed in a document sent to developers that the company is working on giving users the ability to post directly to Twitter. The feature has no set launch date.
A photo posted to Flickr by an Apple engineer has renewed talk of the next iPhone getting a camera boost, after it emerged the picture was taken with an eight-megapixel camera.
Steam users who bought Dead Island, the new zombie invasion game, were treated to a bug-filled version that evidence suggests is actually a development build.
Apple's rewrite of Final Cut Pro has been met with a rather lukewarm response. Reactions have prompted Apple to start offering the older Final Cut Studio alongside the newer Final Cut Pro X.
First announced today in London, HTC revealed its newest entry to the Windows Phone lineup, the Radar. Will it make an impression on the general public? Neowin takes a look.
At HTC's London conference, the company took the wraps off its newest entry into the high-end mobile market. Neowin takes a closer look.
At a London conference today, HTC finally took the wraps of its newest Windows Phone 7 offerings. The sleek Radar will complement the Titan, a device that looks set to take the market by storm.