|Windows 8.1: No Cost, Big Pressure
An update to address complaints with Microsoft's latest operating system will be available for free, later this year. Microsoft says Windows 8.1 will be best for smaller, less expensive tablets with 7- and 8-inch screens.
|Intel Going Mobile with Its New CEO
In his first speech as Intel's CEO, Brian Krzanich said he plans to focus on beefing up Intel's presence in mobility. The next step: a world tour showing mobile devices based on Intel chips, from PCs to phones and tablets.
|A Tale of Two New HP Hybrid Tablets
Two hybrid tablet-notebooks have been unveiled by HP: the Android-powered HP SlateBook x2 and the Windows 8-based HP Split x2. Both offer the functionality of a notebook with a removable screen that also is a tablet.
|Windows Blue Officially 8.1 and Free
The next Windows 8 update, formerly called Windows Blue, has officially been revealed as Windows 8.1. Any current Windows 8 or Windows RT owner will be able to download the software without charge.