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Microsoft confirms "NoDo" delay

Microsoft has confirmed it will be pushing back the release of its "NoDo" update for Windows phones by a couple of weeks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 11, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Microsoft, Windows  
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Kinect breaks sales record

Well, that was quick. The Kinect has broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest-selling consumer electronics device. The hands-free game controller, which went on sale in November, sold 8 million devices in its first 60 days on sale.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 10, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Gaming, Microsoft  
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Adobe releases Flash to HTML5 converter

Adobe has announced its release of Wallaby, a drag-and-drop tool used to convert the company's Flash files into HTML 5. The program is available to developers through Adobe's Labs Web site. According to the company's release notes for the program, users can view the output file in one of the supported browsers or on an iOS device.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 8, 2011; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Microsoft, Windows  
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Reports conflict over Windows Mango update

There are questions about the next major update, "Mango," which had been expected by the end of 2011. Mango, the first big update from the original Windows Phone 7 software, will enable multitasking.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Microsoft is tired of Internet Explorer 6, too

Four years ago, I upset a few readers when I declared in a blog post that I would no longer help them use Microsoft's already obsolete Internet Explorer 6 browser. IE 6 was too insecure, too slow, too clumsy and just too stupid for me to support, I wrote. The...

By Rob Pegoraro  | March 4, 2011; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Looking back at great tech rumors

In Rob's column this week, he looks at the best ways to evaluate the many, many rumors that circulate about technology and gadgetry. Whether it's the latest tidbit about a much-anticipated gadget or game, a whisper about a new release date or the whiff of a tech-related scandal, the tech-obsessed among us are frantic to get the latest snippet of "news."

By Washington Post Editors  | March 4, 2011; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Digital culture, Gadgets, Mac, Microsoft  
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