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Last night, we attended the launch of Windows Phone 8 – the cherry on the top of an image overhaul Microsoft’s been trudging towards for two years. That’s it now; the second coming of Windows is here – desktop, tablet, mobile and games console all singing from the same hymn sheet.

Thing is, as nice as it all is, there’s no escaping the fact that last night caused a lot of confusion. Everyone in the room shared the same odd sense of Déjà vu, stemming from the fact that we were attending the launch for something that’d, well… that had already been launched some months prior.

It’s called the double-launch effect, and it’s a PR’s worst nightmare…

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Hurricane Sandy has begun its reign (and rain) of terror on the east coast of the US, but before the floods and power outages, the adverse weather claimed its first victim: a big, showy launch for Google. In lieu, the company has been forced to stage the most lo-fi product launch for years.

But the news is still just as full of Google headlines as it otherwise would be. So, what’s the real benefit in a big keynote launch?  Read more

At Steve Ballmer’s MWC 2011 keynote we were treated to a look at what will be coming to Windows Phone 7 handsets in the near future. Updates will add a raft of new features, including Twitter integration and multitasking. Read on for more information.

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At today’s Microsoft CES keynote we heard from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but also from heads of mobile gaming and computing, including Liz Sloan from Windows Phone 7, Mike Angiulo from Windows 7. But what unites them except for the fact they work for Microsoft? They all pull funny faces. Very funny faces. Saying that though, Gary Shapiro, CEO of CES, seems to have caught the bug too, although it could just be something catching in our camera. You decide: click through for Microsoft funny face photo gallery.

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Good news document fans! iPhone 4 looks to set to get its very own version of iWork. We previously saw a hint that iWork for iPhone was on the way in an iPhone 4 screenshot that slipped out on launch day promising an “Open in Keynote” option for email attachments in iOS 4. But now Apple has actually named iWork for iPhone on the iPhone 4 order page. Is it a careless slip before an official unveiling or just a typo?

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Steve Jobs will present the WWDC keynote on June 7. It was always on the cards but Apple has now confirmed that the big boss will be in the driving seat for the presentation. Though there’s every chance of a few surprises (after all this morning’s Steve Jobs email promised we won’t be disappointed) but the one thing we’re sure to see is iPhone 4.0

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iPad, iPhone and Macbook models could become part of a projector system if Apple makes good on a patent that’s been uncovered. The plans revive speculation that Apple is pondering putting pico projectors into future iPad, iPhone and Macbook designs and using them as controllers in a projection system.

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The Sony keynote this morning was largely devoid of new products heading to market anytime soon, but there was one unexpected gizmo on show: a digital picture frame that acts as an internet connected alarm clock!

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