Xbox Live Arcade games headed to Windows 8 PC, phone and tablet devices

Microsoft have announced the launch of Play for Windows 8, a new initiative that looks to put Xbox Live Arcade games from the Xbox 360 console onto computers, smartphones and tablets running their latest operating system. Promoting the cross-device smarts…

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Gerald LynchXbox Live Arcade games headed to Windows 8 PC, phone and tablet devices

HANDS-ON: Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet preview

As with Ultrabooks, Windows 8 tablets were ten-a-penny at IFA 2012. While most opted for either an optional keyboard dock or regular slate-style format, the Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet took a slightly different approach, being paired up with…

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Gerald LynchHANDS-ON: Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet preview

Why the Microsoft Surface tablet could mean trouble for third-party hardware makers

Wow! "Microsoft in cool, exciting product launch shocker!" Microsoft's first foray into own-branded tablet hardware may have been a long time coming (and long overdue in the fight against Apple's mobile dominance), but credit where it's due: the Surface tablet…

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Gerald LynchWhy the Microsoft Surface tablet could mean trouble for third-party hardware makers