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Microsoft releases Windows 8

Steve Ballmer, leader of Microsoft has come out with the latest version of his company's operating system- Windows 8. It is going to be available from 2012. The announcement was made during the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo. Ballmer said during the event that it has taken a lot of effort from Microsoft to produce Windows 8.

There are also reports in the PC Magazine that say that the company is also going to hit the tablet computers segment soon as well. As for the features, no such information has come out till now.

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PSP games to be moved over to PS3 with added features

There has been some positive news from Sony where the entertainment giant has announced its plans to shift over its PSP titles over to the PS3 platform. If one were to consider the kind of negative attention that Sony has been able to get, there is definitely some breeze of positive anticipations. Now, the gamers will be waiting for the PSP Remaster series for knowing what is in there for them.

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Finally some hope emerges for RIM's PlayBook

After going through a string of bad news last month during and post its launch, there is finally some glimmer of hope for RIM's PlayBook.

While no figures were given were given, one of the big PlayBook retailer, Best Buy Co said that the sales figures have beat their own expectations. Same kind of statement was seen in the numbers that were cited by RBC Capital where it reported that some 250,000 PlayBooks were sold in the first month itself and for the whole quarter the total figure stands at 500,000 which ended on May 28.

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Apple stores get a new look

Apple has come out with its stores worldwide that have a got a completely new look. For the same it is using dedicated iPads as a sales tool for all its products. The same is also being used for providing shopping and customer assistance as well.

That is not all, the new in-store apps as provided by the company will also be capable of answering the queries of customers. All these are part of the new push that Apple is providing during its 10th anniversary so as to be able to enhances its customer service.

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Google's doodle star wants to become astronaut

7 year old Matteo Lopez of San Francisco became the latest Doddle star for "Doodle 4 Google". He won the grand prize by depicting the space life in New York. In the fourth annual Doodle competition that was organized asking the K-12 students (homeschoolers included) where they were asked to draw calling for the theme to be "If I Could Do Anything, I Would . . .".

There were close to 107,000 submissions that took place and many depicted things like changing the world to finding cure for cancer and AIDS disease. The Google's panel found it to be a humongous task to shortlist the candidates.

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