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PDF goodness in Chrome

John Abd-El-Malek: With every Google Chrome release, we hope to bring new features and improvements

Microsoft Windows exec says iPad cannibalizing netbooks

Microsoft's Windows product management GM Gavriella Schuster surprised the industry with remarks that the iPad was taking away netbook sales. When asked about the trend, the division leader said netbooks were "definitely getting cannibalized" by tablets, of which the iPad is nearly the only model. Both netbooks and tablets were "and" devices that were supplements to a main computer, she stressed to Seattle's Post-Intelligencer, but this made netbooks vulnerable...

European Corporate Resellers bounce back

- Top 300 European Corporate Resellers grew 6% last year to generate combined revenues of €23 billion ($31bn)
- Overall sector revenues down 7% since 2006

Microsoft: Kinect now uses much less Xbox 360 CPU power

The version of the Microsoft Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 that goes on sale tomorrow will use much less of the game system's processing power than has been reported, according to Alex Kipman, director of incubation at Microsoft. In a recent interview, Kipman said the controller's CPU usage is in the single-digit range. Previously, reports stated the Kinect would use between 10 to 15 percent of the Xbox's processing power, GamesIndustry noted...