This week was all about Computex 2014, the stylish technology extravaganza. And Computex was all about Windows powered devices, from the Intel Core M announcement to radically affordable tablets made possible thanks to Windows 8.1 with Bing. Good time to be a Windows fan, very good time.
The most interesting stories of the week:
Rumor of the Week
Not news per se, but this rumor did stir things up at the start of the week. It was reported that Microsoft might delay the launch of the Start Menu for its modern operating platform, and the way things are going, such a feature might only debut with Windows 9. Things were stirred, alright.
Wonder of the Week
Intel has been all over the place with its strategy for hardware devices, but the chip giant made quite a splash at Computex 2014 by showing off its newest Core M line of processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture, these passively cooled Windows slates have all the potential to be the next big thing.
Product of the Week
It is always nice to see companies follow up on their claims, and Emdoor made a tall one a few months back saying that they were launching a $100 Windows 8.1 tablet. Well, such a device is now a reality, and was showcased at Computex this week. Bay Trail goodness at this price? Remarkable.
Counter of the Week
Although no one have been able to prove that the Windows operating system includes a secret backdoor that allows security agencies access to user systems, experts in China claimed that this was the case. Microsoft was quick to hit back with vengeance, refuting any and all such claims.
Codename of the Week
The McLaren F1 held the record for the world’s fastest production car back in the early 90s, and now Microsoft is rumored to be launching Nokia McLaren with 3D Touch technology this November. Details are still sparse, but chances are that this could be the start of something rather special.