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Microsoft delves into Windows 8′s media core, promises HD chat and 3D video for all

Microsoft delves into Windows 8

Microsoft's deep exploration of Windows 8's numerous tweaks has swung to one of the most important components for the onslaught of tablets we're about to see: the media foundations. The pipeline is now much leaner than it was in Windows 7, both through lower lag and miserly energy use that should keep that ...

Canadian government appoints Jean-Pierre Blais as new CRTC head

The past five years have certainly been an eventful time for the CRTC -- with broadband controversies and foreign ownership issues garnering plenty of headlines, to name just two examples -- and we now know who will be leading the Canadian regulatory agency for the next five. The Prime Minister's Office announced today that ...

Editorial: The Galaxy S III in the US is giving Samsung a backbone

Samsung caught more than a few off guard with its US launch plans for the Galaxy S III, but primarily for what it didn't do. Whether it was a variant for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon, the American versions had no arbitrary screen size bumps. No keyboards. Not even the customary navigation key ...

Apple’s Campus 2 will up the secrecy factor with an underground auditorium

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You know how Tim Cook said Apple will be "doubling down on secrecy" for unannounced products? Well, the company's hush-hush mentality seems to be informing the design for its upcoming Campus 2. According to plans and technical drawings on Cupertino.org, Apple could be moving its press events underground -- into a mammoth subterranean ...

Open-mesh PC case keeps heat, dust bunnies at bay

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If you haven't done it in a while, opening your PC case can be like a slasher flick -- you know you'll see something disgusting, but you're never sure what. Taiwan's YoungYear Electronics claims to stop the horror with its Green Mesh case, which has neither fans to suck dust, nor filters, and ...

Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away

Arthur P Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away

Engadget learned that Arthur P. Stern passed away on May 24th, 2012, but just this week, The Los Angeles Times has published a laudable look back at a man that had an enormous impact on the technology that we rely on -- and, quite frankly, take for granted -- each and every day. ...

Swiss court eases up on Street View privacy concerns, Google says it’s pleased with the ruling

Swiss court eases up on Street View privacy concerns, Google says it

It's no secret Google's been involved in a few privacy-related kerfuffles around the globe, but some would say those are just the burdens attached to being one of the big-guns in the industry. Still, Big G can go home to Mountain View a happy camper today, as the Swiss Federal Tribunal has decided ...

ZTE Tania waves Windows Phone flag for China, makes official mainland debut

ZTE Tania waves Windows Phone flag for China, makes official mainland debut

When it rains Windows Phone in China, it pours. After HTC claimed top honors for being the first to bow a Redmond-powered handset in the region, the floodgates opened with Nokia quickly doling out its Tango wares and, now, ZTE. The company, formerly a white label manufacturer, has finally gotten its Tania act ...

Twitter post-to-Facebook integration adds photos, tags and links, makes wild nights more regrettable

Twitter posttoFacebook integration adds photos, tags and links, makes wild nights more regrettable

Twitter has long had the option to send updates to Facebook, but most of what makes Twitter unique has been stripped out while cross-posting the night's escapades. That's been fixed just in time for the weekend. As of now, Twitter has confirmed to The Next Web that updates will automatically display the first ...