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PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week - 14 April 2011

The musings from the web we wanted you to read

PC Advisor is fond of micro-blogging service Twitter. Not only do we get to tell all you lovely web users what we get up to at PCA Towers, but we also love re-tweeting the musings of others in the Twitterverse.

So settle back and read our favourite tweets from this week.

Windows 8 to include an app store

We were excited after Chinese website CNBeta.com posted a series of screenshots that suggested a Windows App Store being integrated into Windows 8. The screenshots posted look a lot like an Internet Explorer window, with a Top Seller list that includes IE, Office, Freecell... and Angry Birds.

"Leaked screenshots offer first look at Windows App Store," read our tweet.

Fujitsu to lay 1Gbps fibre-optic network

The excitement kept growing when Fujitsu revealed it had joined forces with Cisco, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, in a bid to bring a fibre-optic network to rural Britain, with speeds of 1GBps expected.

"Fujitsu to lay fibre optic network to rival BT's offering. Speeds of 1Gbps expected," said deputy news editor CarrieSkinner in a tweet.

Gadget Show Live

This week also saw the start of the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham. Never ones to shy away from an excuse to play with technology, the PC Advisor team headed to the midlands. Our managing editor, Pricivius, got to chat with HP and got some hands-on time with the TouchPad tablet.

"Good chat with HP at #GSL2011 yesterday. Here's a hands on video with the HP TouchPad tablet," he tweeted.

Internet Explorer 10 platform preview

Microsoft released a preview version of Internet Explorer 10 this week. The pre-release software showcases some of the features there are to look forward to in the browser including greatly improved support for CSS3 components such as grid alignment, gradient backgrounds, multi-column layouts and more, as well as far better support for HTML 5.

"Do you want to test out Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1?" asked editor MattJEgan.

Motorola Xoom

Motorola's highly anticipated tablet PC, the first to run Google Android Honeycomb, made its debut in Britain this week. Associate editor RosieHattersley and was very keen to get her hands on it.

"I'll stop sulking now. It's here :) http://yfrog.com/h0xnetcj," she tweeted.


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