Microsoft faces an important crossroads as it launches the new operating system, Windows 8. The software is based on touch screens and gives users a much different experience than previous Windows systems. Windows 8 is seen as critical for Microsoft as it seeks to expand to tablets and smartphones, areas where it has lagged badly.
There are more ways than ever to watch TV programs on the Internet, from Netflix and Amazon to Hulu. But many viewers discover that watching TV on the Web can be frustrating, as their favorite show might suddenly stop and stutter, the victim of a lack of bandwidth.
This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.
With the holiday season approaching, shoppers can expect a few new hot gadgets on store shelves. Tuesday, Apple debuted its much anticipated iPad mini, and Microsoft is expected to debut a new tablet and an upgrade to Windows later this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with technology commentator Mario Armstrong.
Apple unveiled its iPad Mini on Tuesday. This smaller tablet is set to compete against the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7. Apple's other product announcements, about notebook and desktop computers, demonstrate the company's technical innovation on many platforms.
While supersized TV screens have a proud place in many American homes, our viewing habits are changing. Even as DVRs and online services alter the meaning of "TV," phones, tablets and game devices crowd pockets and coffee tables, offering new chances to watch video.
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