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Is Nokia's dirt-cheap Lumia 520, costing just $150 outright, the best low-end smartphone money can buy? We go hands-on with the device in vibrant red to find out if the compromises are worth it.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has elaborated on why the super-cheap Asha line does not run Windows Phone, saying it would ruin the integrity of the Lumia brand because devices couldn't be as well optimized
NVIDIA has backed Microsoft's ARM-based tablet platform, Windows RT, saying that it has a "bright future", while also mentioning that multiple Tegra 4-powered Windows RT machines are on their way
A screenshot from an unspecified build of Windows 8.1 has revealed some minor changes, including a renaming of 'Computer' to 'This PC', and a removal of the Libraries feature in favor of folders
Acer's J.T. Wang has commented on Microsoft's plans for Windows 8.1, saying they've come "down to earth" after "[living] in heaven", while Jim Wong has said they're being more "considerate" to OEMs
Microsoft CMO Tami Reller has stated that Windows 8's learning curve is "real and needs to be addressed", hinting adjustments will be made in Windows Blue to make it easier to pick up and use
An interview with Shuhei Yoshida of Sony's Worldwide Studios division has revealed that the PlayStation 4 will not be an always-online console, as internet connections are not robust in all countries
Tami Reller, Microsoft's CFO, has revealed some basic info on Windows Blue, saying that it will be an opportunity to respond to customer feedback, while pricing will be announced in the coming weeks
Tami Reller, Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer, has revealed that Windows 8 has reached 100 million licenses sold after 6 months on the market, while the Windows Store has seen 250 million downloads
The Movie Moments app in Windows 8.1 build 9385 has been found to silently update after using Windows Update, meaning automatic installation of Windows Store apps could feature in the update
Nokia's worst kept secret, the Lumia 928, has appeared on an advertising billboard ahead of its official announcement, claiming the Windows Phone is the "best low-light smartphone camera"
According to data released by Windows Phone advertising network AdDuplex, Nokia command a huge 83% of the Windows Phone market outside the United States, showing how popular their Lumia devices are.
According to an analyst from NPD DisplaySearch, a future Microsoft Surface tablet will include a 7.5", 1400 x 1050 display and target a price lower than $399, although it's not going to be out soon
New photos of the Motorola X Phone have popped up courtesy of @EvLeaks, and while they don't show much of the device, PhoneArena have chipped in some additional info on the upcoming flagship
Microsoft's in-house Xbox Games app for Windows 8 and Windows RT has been updated today, bringing a few new features as well as the usual bug fixes and general enhancements
IDC tablet analyst Tom Mainelli has some harsh words to say about the Surface Pro, stating that "it's just not there yet" in terms of execution, and that Microsoft should only have one tablet OS
Intel has detailed a few new graphics options that will be available as part of their 4th-generation Core CPUs ('Haswell'), including new Iris and Iris Pro chips that deliver up to 3x the performance
iSuppli is predicting that netbook shipments will completely die off by 2015, while shipments this year will fall 72% to just 3.97m. The rise in popularity of tablets is understandably to blame.
Microsoft has begun rolling out Skype video calls integrated right into your Outlook.com inbox, bringing the highly anticipated feature to the UK right now, and to the US in the coming weeks.
A new rumor has hit the streets, indicating that Samsung will launch an 11-inch Nexus 11 tablet in 2013, potentially at Google I/O 2013, and it will pack a modest spec boost over the Nexus 10
Samsung thought it would be a good idea to launch the Galaxy S4 in India with a stage performance reworking of PSY's 'Gangnam Style'. The result, 'S4 Samsung Style', is pretty cringeworthy
Microsoft has released some more information on their prototype IllumiRoom technology, which can project a game's world onto the area around your TY, and it could be coming to the next Xbox
The guys at 1800PocketPC have created a detailed concept for Windows Phone 8.1, packing in some requested features while adding polish to the OS. Is this what you'd like to see?
Michael Cherry, and analyst for Directions on Microsoft, has slammed Microsoft's strategy for Windows 8.1, saying that new (or returning) features are irrelevant when the apps "suck."
I happen to have received Nokia's lowest-end Windows Phone, the Lumia 520, and I have compiled an unboxing video to deliver some first impressions of the cheap vibrantly red device
Intel chief product officer Dadi Pelmutter has reiterated how $200 Bay Trail Android devices are coming, while Intel is hoping to bring mainstream Core-powered machines down to $399
Intel has demoed (again) a new reference design for their upcoming Haswell processors, known as 'North Cape', which brings a 10-hour battery life to a tablet/notebook hybrid
A new report has indicated that Google may have delayed Android 5.0 by 2-4 months, meaning it will miss being launched at Google I/O 2013 in mid-May. The delay is to give breathing room to OEMs
Bloomberg is claiming that Nokia will unveil the Lumia 928 for Verizon sometime next month, hopefully ending a long run of speculation and rumors surrounding the Lumia 920 variant
Microsoft has teamed up with Pizza Hut to deliver an app on your Xbox 360, which allows you to order pizzas and other items to your house from your couch, even using your Kinect to customize the pizza
Intel has revealed that USB 3.0 SuperSpeed will soon receive a specifications boost, allowing for power output of up to 100 watts through a single port, which could remove the need for custom chargers
Diving into the new Windows 8.1 APIs available in build 9374 reveals extended support for point-of-sales equipment in the WinRT environment, indicating a push by Microsoft for new POS experiences
Nokia has revealed that they'll be announcing something new on Wednesday at 7am GMT, teasing a QWERTY device, although all the signs point to a new Asha phone rather than a Lumia
Ever wanted to wirelessly control your partner's vibrating underwear? Well Durex is making this dream come true, thanks to Fundawear, which allows you to "touch over the internet"
Twitter has announced they are ending support for Twitter for Websites in IE6 and IE7 on May 13th, meaning external Twitter widgets such as embedded tweets and follow buttons will stop working
According to 3 Italy, Nokia is planning to release their next major firmware update to their Lumia Windows Phone line-up - PR2.0 - in July, and it could come with an update to Windows Phone 8
Toshiba has announced a new Windows 8 ultrabook called the KIRAbook, which packs an impressive 13.3-inch 2560 x 1440 display and Intel ULV chips into a thin, light but expensive body
Market share statistics provided by NetMarketShare indicate that Chrome OS' share after two years on the market is just 0.023%, lower than Windows RT after three months of availability
Terry Myerson of the Windows Phone division has discussed Windows Phone at a recent conference, including where it's most successful, how OEMs are going, the possibility of a Surface phone and
Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft may bring back the familiar Start Button in Windows 8.1 following user feedback, after a source revealed information about plans for the update
Another report has surfaced that reinforces previous speculation and code changes in the latest builds of Windows 8.1, which show that there might be a boot to desktop option in the update
Google has revealed the technical specifications for Glass, showing roughly what sort of hardware we'll find in the units once they start becoming available towards the end of the year.
Microsoft has filed the necessary paperwork with the USPTO to trademark "Blink", despite Google announcing at the start of this month that their new Chrome rendering engine will be called Blink
Nokia's next Windows Phone Lumia flagship, the "EOS", will allegedly include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset alongside the 41MP PureView camera, while a few additional specs have leaked
While the past few weeks have been very busy, I managed to get a few weeks of hands-on time with the Asus VivoTab Smart to give a short(ish) verdict on the budget-friendly Windows 8 tablet
A study conducted by Griffin Securities has found that most of Microsoft job postings are looking for software engineers, which should come as no surprise, while just 199 are for hardware engineers
An update has been made to Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass app for Android, adding support for tablets 7-inches or larger, while also adding a few other features, and fixing numerous bugs.
A few screenshots of Microsoft Account settings have leaked that indicate the presence of two-step authentication, while an Authenticator app is already available in the Windows Phone Store
While the market share of Internet Explorer 6 remains low in many Western countries, China's huge share of 25.8% presents a thorn in the sides of Microsoft's effort to rid the word of the browser