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Windows 10's new Start menu design revealed in leaked screenshot

Microsoft is planning to refresh its Windows 10 design in an upcoming update due later this year. While the software maker is starting to roll out Windows 10 Creators Update this week, the focus on the company’s Windows 10 efforts will rapidly shift to this future update shortly. We’ve seen a …

Sommer House Granola

Final label all printed and packaged! Love finally seeing designs irl.

Thank You!

Some stickers I made for graduation! In exactly 1 week from today, I'll be transitioning to semi-adult life. I want to thank this amazing community …

Facebook tells some users when a friend is writing a comment on a post

It’s a small thing but it might affect how you use Facebook; over the past month some users have spotted a “A friend is writing a comment” notification when viewing News Feed posts in Facebook for iOS.<p>Our own Matt Navarra spotted it today, but reports on Twitter go back to early November.<p>While …

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English is strangling other languages on the Internet

When it comes to Internet accessibility, having a strong Wi-Fi connection is just the beginning. What's the use of even the fastest internet speeds …

A Collection Inspired by the Raw Materials They’re Made From

Esrawe is back with a new collection of trays, lamps, accessories, and side tables called Prima Materia. Each of the pieces focuses on the materials …

Nanoleaf Bloom and Gem LED Lightbulbs Are Openly Efficient by Design

The image of the light bulb is a-changing. Bulbs are increasingly going naked, attention getters ready to be exposed rather than hidden from view …

Helvetica's Long-Lost Rival Has Been Resurrected After 35 Years

They found them in a file cabinet. The original masters for a legendary typeface called Haas Unica, designed in the late 1970s and killed shortly …

Spotify Unveils A Bold New Brand Identity

The new look signals an identity shift: “We’re a music brand, not a tech company!”<p>For a brand that fronts such a vast and eclectic array of music–a database of some 30 million songs, including the top tunes in Malta, Bulgaria, and Paraguay, among others–Spotify’s brand identity has always been …

Tools for Taking Notes (No Matter Where You Are)

Remembering all the important thoughts we have during the day is next to impossible, so organizers will advise using some sort of note-taking tool. …

The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Outlook. Yes, Outlook.<p>Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together has never been particularly …

Apple’s iPhone 6 Success Is Mostly Android’s Loss, Giving iPhone Plenty Of Room To Grow

Apple’s newest iPhone customers aren’t just old customers upgrading older devices – in fact, the vast majority are migrating from other platforms. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that a large percentage of consumers buying iPhones lately are coming from devices that …

Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android lands in the Google Play Store

We know that Microsoft is pushing forward with a vengeance to get Windows 10 and a new round of Office products into the hands of consumers. To that end, they have just released their new Outlook Preview app for your Android devices.<p>Microsoft Outlook Preview is free in the Google Play Store. They …

Microsoft rebrands Acompli as Outlook for iOS and Android

Microsoft is bringing a fully featured version of Outlook to iOS and Android today. The launch comes less than two months after Microsoft acquired email app Acompli in early December, and the software maker is turning Acompli into Outlook mobile. Available for free in the App Store or Google Play, …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Rumored To Sport Major Camera Upgrade, Arriving Sooner Than Expected

There have been lots of rumor swirling about regarding Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone, from its shift in gears from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 platform to Samsung’s own Exynos processor, to field test shipments being spotted with curved displays like the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s …

Many Small Steps for a Man, Giant Leaps for Tech: CES 2015 Highlights

The International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas is like the white whale in Moby Dick: Every time you hear about it, it's getting bigger; you have to travel through oceans of information to grasp it, and if you don't pay close attention it will upend everything before you even know …

Icons 2.0

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Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser

Last summer, Mozilla launched a very experimental version of Firefox with support for web-based virtual reality apps that could be experienced through the Oculus Rift. Earlier this week, support for WebVR also landed in Firefox’s Nightly and Developer Edition release channels.<p>So why is Mozilla …

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The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

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DirectX 12 won't require a new graphics card, but some of its features might

Turns out that Microsoft's Direct X 12 update won't require you to buy a new graphics card after all, despite what Microsoft officials said following yesterday's Windows 10 event.<p>Both Nividia and Microsoft today confirmed that most modern PC gaming hardware will work well with DirectX …

Twitter encourages popular users to stop posting photos with Instagram

Users of Twitter's official apps haven't been able to actually <i>see</i> Instagram photos since 2012. That was when Instagram decided to abruptly remove support for "cards" that showed photos right in the Twitter timeline; ever since, users have had to click a link to see that content or use a third-party …

Microsoft Office 2016 will be released later this year

Microsoft is announcing today that its next major version of Office, aptly named Office 2016, will be available later this year. "We will have more to share on Office 2016 in the coming months, but this suite will remain the comprehensive Office experience you’re long familiar with, best suited for …

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Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

<b>by Dieter Bohn</b><p>By far, the most impressive demo for my money was the <i>Minecraft</i> demo — though Microsoft called it something like "Building Blocks" or some such, presumably so as not to fully commit to releasing a full holograph version of <i>Minecraft</i>. But before we could enter this virtual world — …

Microsoft is ready to be loved again

And we're ready for holograms<p>"We have bigger hopes, higher aspirations for Windows," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, standing on a stage above a secret room filled with crazy holographic technology. "We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. …

Windows 10 free for all Windows 8.1 and 7 users for first year of availability

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Microsoft has just announced the first pricing …