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9 of the best noise-cancelling headphones for flying, blocking out noisy neighbors, and more

Listening to music can have a profound effect on your state of mind — which could be part of the reason we buy headphones like they're candy. …

Consumer Tech

How to use OneDrive: Our guide to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

11 tips for using the app on your PC and phone including how to share files, access previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, …

Apps

How I turned my Samsung Galaxy S8 into a Microsoft phone

Microsoft's new mobile effort revolves around bringing the best of Windows 10 to Android and iOS. Now that Windows 10 Mobile is all but dead, it's …

Windows 10

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard get philosophical about 'Assassin's Creed'

For a movie based on a video game franchise, <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> has plenty of moral complexity.<p>"Basically for the audience, they can't sit back and go, …

[Update: Nope] Spotify quietly drops support for its Windows Phone app

<b>Update: Spotify reached out to us with the following statement:</b><p>“Our main goal at Spotify is to offer the best music experience on the market, …

Windows Phone

Mouse Computer MADOSMA Q601 Windows 10 Phablet Announced At MWC

Mouse Computer has announced a new Windows 10 Mobile Phablet at this years Mobile World Congress, the MADOSMA Q601.<p>The Mouse Computer MADOSMA Q601 …

Beatles streaming listeners 'Come Together' on Apple Music & Spotify

Online discussion about the streaming debut of The Beatles centered around the two presumed industry leaders, Spotify and Apple Music, while …

Apple Music

What Apple Watch? Fitbit was the surprise winner this Christmas

Fitbit is ending the year on a healthy note.<p>All signs from third-party platforms point to Fitbit being one of the big winners this holiday season, …

Six mobile payment systems and how they’re working so far

Mobile payments have struggled in the US, even as the technology appears to be flourishing in many other countries across the globe. Here's a look at …

22 Best TV Shows to Binge Over the Holidays, Ranked by Time Commitment

Got some downtime over the holidays? It's the perfect opportunity to catch up with all that TV you missed, like Marvel's "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones."<p>Exactly how much time do you need? We've organized these great TV shows on Netflix streaming by how long it'll take you to get through a season …

TV

Official Site

1 Microsoft Band app required. Works with Windows Phone 8.1 update or later, iPhone® 5 or later running iOS® 8.1.2 or later, and Android™ 4.3 or …

Read This: How Hollywood flubbed its adaptation of DC Comics’ Steel

Among the most obscure DC Comics adaptations in movie history is <i>Steel</i>, a Shaquille O’Neal vehicle that came and went very quietly in the summer of …

100 Windows 10 tips and tricks

87. Bypass the sign-in screen in Windows 10<p>Speed up boot by logging straight into Windows 10 by typing 'netplwiz' in the search bar to bring up the …

Pixel C team fields Reddit’s questions, fails to answer the important ones

Some of the key members of the Pixel C team took to Reddit for an AMA session. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the answers we were hoping for.<p>The AMA comes on the heels of the launch of the Pixel C, which became available on the Google Store on Tuesday, for $499.<p>The first batch of Pixel C reviews …

USB Type-C

Microsoft Surface Book Review: So Good, I Might Switch Back to Windows

Here’s a crazy one. In the progression of gadgets to crawl from the primordial pool, Microsoft’s ambitious Surface Book feels like a punctuation …

Is Surface the ace up Microsoft’s mobile sleeve?

It’s no secret that Microsoft has been struggling in the mobile space ever since its strategic 2010 reboot, wherein it scrapped its legacy Windows Mobile platform for the incompatible Windows Phone. In the face of unprecedented competition from Apple’s popular iPhone (not to mention Android) — the …

Here are the 16 predictions Microsoft is making for 2016

The facility, which has been in operation for over 25 years, was created by Bill Gates to help create "a new Golden Age of technological advancement," according to Peter Lee, Microsoft Research's corporate vice president.<p>Some Microsoft Research projects are purely academic, looking to advance …

SyncPhone is a Windows 10 handset with a 5.4" display, Intel Atom CPU, 8GB RAM and 20MP camera

We have covered in great detail Microsoft's latest smartphones, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, but it seems that some are looking a bit further down …

The weirdest Windows phone in years comes from Japan

Microsoft’s first Lumia smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile have just landed, but we’re yet to see much in the way of third-party support for the new OS. That might not be much of a surprise; big-hitter Android OEMs like Samsung and HTC haven’t paid Windows Phone much attention in years, and they …

Why it took one American expat 30 years to become a Canadian

I was the sort of kid who, having dropped an American flag or even let it touch the ground, would ceremoniously kiss it. I'm not sure who told me to do this but it felt important. After all, we pledged allegiance to that flag and the republic it stands for – "one nation under God, indivisible … …

This Mobile PC Lets You Use Your iPad as a Monitor

There's a radical new PC design that has a lot going for it. About the size of an iPhone 6 Plus, including its removable docking station, the <b>Kangaroo Mobile Desktop and Dock ($99)</b> packs a lot into a remarkably small form factor. Remember, this is the size of a smartphone but includes a fully …

Gear & Gadgets

Prep for Lumia 950 & 950 XL: Getting the best microSD card

The Lumia 950 and 950 XL both come with 32GB of internal storage, but they also have microSD slots for even more storage. Both phones support micro …

Why Apple's iPad Pro Is Different From Windows Tablets

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Lumia 950 XL sells out on Microsoft Store, next wave shipping by December 11 | On MSFT

Well, that didn’t take long. Less than half a day after the Lumia 950 XL became available for pre-order at the Microsoft Store, the initial run of …

So I took John Gruber’s long excuse of making the iPad Pro sound like a great device and replaced…

So I took John Gruber’s long excuse of making the iPad Pro sound like a great device and replaced the following:<p>Surface Pro for iPad Pro<br>• Surface [RT] …

With its acquisition of Rdio, Pandora is now going directly after Spotify and Apple Music

Pandora, the long-standing online music service increasingly squeezed by newer competitors like Spotify and Apple Music, just made a move to reclaim its place in the music streaming game.<p>The company announced this afternoon (Nov. 16)—hours after rumors first emerged—that it is acquiring on-demand …