Microsoft launched its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet on Thursday in a bid to revive interest in its flagship product and regain ground lost to Apple and Google in mobile computing.
"We've re-imagined Windows and we've re-imagined the whole PC industry," Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer told Reuters Television early Thursday ahead of the launch.
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Ex-convict Darrell Fuller, 33, was jailed without bail on Thursday for Tuesday's fatal shooting of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez and carjack victim Raymond Facey, 58, of Brooklyn.
Fuller also was charged with one count of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
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Could the Jets be to blame for the recent breakup of Mark Sanchez and Eva Longoria?
Sources told TMZ.com the couple broke up because the Jets quarterback was always in a bad mood because of his team's less-than-stellar season.
"It's hard to maintain a relationship when one person is upset all the time," a source told the site.
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Taylor Swift has added to her arsenal of songwriting material.
The 22-year-old songstress - famous for penning tunes about her famous exes - has reportedly split from younger beau Conor Kennedy, whom she dated seriously for a few months.
"They quietly parted ways a while ago," a close friend of Swift's told Us Weekly. "It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're... » more
Here are some players to consider starting or benching as we approach the halfway point of the season.
Darren McFadden (RB, Raiders) - He has been disappointing so far, but Oakland is playing a slew of weak run defenses in the next few weeks to help him bounce back.
Andrew Luck (QB, Colts) - Luck has shown he is a threat to run as well as pass, and this week's opponent, the... » more
Dwight Howard isn't a Brooklyn Net, but the Los Angeles Lakers center copped to wanting to play in Kings County.
"I did want to go to Brooklyn," Howard told Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco on ESPN NewYork 98.7 FM on Thursday. "That's a place where I told the Magic that I really wanted to go."
Orlando and Brooklyn tried to work out a deal during the offseason, with... » more
The Jets narrowly missed a chance to claim sole possession of first place in the AFC East when the New England Patriots rallied for a 29-26 overtime win last Sunday.
Now at 3-4 for the season, they aim to enter their bye week at .500 with a win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium (CBS, 1 p.m.). Here's how they can reach the midway point on a winning note.
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The Giants own a nice two-game cushion in the NFC East. But that doesn't mean they'll go easy on their bitter rivals, the Cowboys, when they travel to Dallas for Sunday's game (FOX, 4:25 p.m.). After all, they have a season-opening loss to avenge. Here's how the Giants can break even with the Cowboys.
Score, score, score Sounds simple, right? In the Giants' five victories, they haven't scored... » more
The Atlantic magazine named Mayor Michael Bloomberg as one its "brave thinkers" in its latest issue and hizzoner didn't shy away from showing why he made the cut in a wide-ranging interview with the publication.
Representatives for the magazine said the mayor was the top of their list of 21 individuals and organizations because "he's proved you can get a lot done if you don't... » more
Get your "binders full of women" or botched Jesus fresco costumes ready - the 38th annual Village Halloween Parade is around the corner.
The theme this year is "Tick! Tock!" in homage to the final year of the Mayan calendar.
"This year, as 2012 ticks away - the final year of the Mayan Calendar - and visions apocalyptic or euphoric fill our imaginations, we will... » more