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Lenovo now ships more smartphones than PCs

Lenovo has been rapidly expanding beyond its PC-focused roots for some time, and today it crossed another important milestone: it's now selling more smartphones than computers. The Chinese tech firm's handset shipments surged 39 percent year-over-year in the fiscal quarter that ended in June, …

The FDA wants to use Minecraft to keep people from smoking

Minecraft has proven a useful tool for teaching life lessons. For instance, if you don't have somewhere safe to sleep at the end of the day, bad things might happen to you. Also, cave exploration can be extremely dangerous without enough light, or if you run into molten lava — which is frequently. …

Windows Phone, The PC Market, And Global Smartphone Shipments

Windows Phone sales aren’t doing well. According to the latest IDC data, 7.4 million Windows Phone units shipped in the second quarter of 2014. That’s down from 8.2 million in the year-ago quarter.<p>Microsoft’s smartphone platform saw its market share fall from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent in the year …

3 Steps to Forming Partnerships with Influencers on Tumblr

As an important part of your Tumblr marketing, an influencer partnership should benefit both the influencer and your company in order to be a successful campaign and ideally, a long-term relationship.<p>Once you’ve identified an influential Tumblr blog you’d like to partner with, create a quick …

Microsoft Creates Snapchat-Like Windows Phone App

Microsoft Research has published a messaging app in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat, as spotted by Neowin.<p>The WindUp app, available to download for free, lets users send “fun, temporary” messages and media with friends. You can decide how long a message will be shown for …

Windows 9 preview expected next month

Microsoft is expected to deliver an early preview version of Windows Threshold next month, the codename for what will likely be named Windows 9. The software maker has been gradually working on the release over the past several months, adding and tweaking features ready for a "technology preview" …

Microsoft turns single-camera smartphone into 3D depth sensor

The Kinect may be out of a job after a Microsoft team has turned standard smartphone and webcam devices into 3D depth-sensing cameras with only a few …

Colorado's pot message to U.S.

With Alaska and Oregon gearing up to vote on legalizing marijuana in a few months and many other states considering it further down the road, one state is on everyone’s mind — Colorado.<p>Activists on both sides of the pot debate are pointing to the Colorado experiment — what they see as its great …