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  • Horizons Windows 8 will be cheap, sort of

    On Monday Microsoft announced that a Windows 8 upgrade would cost just $39.99 for users running Windows 7, Vista, or XP. And new details about the OS suggest that installing Windows 8 should be a pretty painless process.

  • Microsoft announces a tablet of its own, the Surface

    The tablet comes with a keyboard built into its over and is aimed at Apple's iPad.  

  • Switching from a Mac to a PC: Five lessons from an Apple fanboy

    The Internet is filled with testimonials of people ditching their PC for a hip new Mac. Where once they trudged through stodgy spreadsheets, they now write screenplays and edit flashy videos (if the ads are to be believed). But there's almost no material documenting the opposite experience. Most of the personal switching-to-Windows stories are many years out of date and center around now-obsolete "But you can't play games and none of your software will work!" arguments.So, here are the top five things an Apple fanboy learned from two months using Windows.

  • Horizons Windows 8: Is Microsoft really ditching the Windows Start button?

    Seen the latest Windows 8 draft? The Start button, a fixture in Windows since 1995, got the axe as Microsoft attempts major OS overhaul.

  • The most expensive items on Amazon

    The most expensive items on Amazon

    Amazon is known for its bargains, but did you know you can also use the site to fritter away colossal amounts of money? Of course you did. But do you have any idea how much money? We went through each of Amazon's departments looking for the most expensive item, and what we found was surprising. While there were some objects of genuine value, we found many others that were absurdly overpriced, with sellers often charging millions – or even trillions – of dollars for everyday products.  Some of these prices are surely inadvertent. Maybe someone accidentally keyed an inventory code into the price field, or maybe they forgot to convert the currency from rupees. Perhaps others are simply attempts by the retailer to better understand Amazon's search algorithm. And just maybe a few of them are people with dreams of striking it rich. It is, after all, a free country.   Note that this 26-item list was compiled in December 2011, and that Amazon's inventory changes quickly. To see what are currently the most expensive items on Amazon's, simply visit one of Amazon's departments and sort the items by "Price: High to Low." You'll probably want to disable one-click shopping first, just in case.  

  • Microsoft challenges competition with new phones, Windows 8 preview

    Horizons Microsoft challenges competition with new phones, Windows 8 preview

    In the second day of its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft reveals new “Mango” handsets from Samsung and others. And new details about Windows 8 could raise excitement about Microsoft’s presence in the tablet market.

  • Tablet computers probably not the best bet for back to school computers

    Tablet computers probably not the best bet for back to school computers

    Tablet computers, netbooks, laptops, or desktops? What are your best PC options for the upcoming fall semester?

  • How to watch World Cup 2010 soccer online

    Horizons How to watch World Cup 2010 soccer online

    Yes, you can watch World Cup 2010 soccer online. But bring a pair of scissors – red tape abounds.

  • Google Chrome for Mac unleashed, but only for Leopard and later

    Horizons Google Chrome for Mac unleashed, but only for Leopard and later

    Google Chrome for Mac requires a fairly new computer – is Google ignoring too large a swath of users?

  • Windows 7 sees 'fantastic' sales numbers

    Horizons Windows 7 sees 'fantastic' sales numbers

    Microsoft says Windows 7 has doubled early sales of XP. But is that a fair comparison?