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Here's what Microsoft has planned for Windows in 2016

Microsoft is busy working on the update to Windows 10 — internally codenamed "Redstone"— that will refine many of the features and improvements that were introduced in 2015.<p>Here's everything you need to know.<p><b>Release date</b>: It is rumoured that "Redstone" will be released in two halves: One in June …

Microsoft Edge

Lumia 950 and 950 XL used for Great Barrier Reef exploration | On MSFT

Once again, Microsoft and world documentary publication National Geographic team up, this time, to explore the Great Barrier Reef with a Lumia 950 …

Great Barrier Reef

Apple App Store’s 2015 App of the Year

This morning we woke up to a delightful surprise — Periscope has been named App Store Best of 2015 by Apple. When we launched Periscope this past …

Apple App Store

Chennai Floods: A Perfect Storm of Climate Change and Failed Planning

“This is New Orleans after the levees broke.”<p>Last week, as world leaders met in Paris to discuss climate change, the Indian city of Chennai was drowning.<p>The coastal city of more than 4.6 million residents saw its heaviest rainfall in a century. Around 280 people have reportedly died from the …

Huge Xbox Live Sale Begins This Month, Includes 200-Plus Offers

Microsoft will launch a huge digital game sale on Xbox Live later this month, the company has announced. It's called a "Countdown" sale, but it actually extends beyond the start of the new year.<p>The promotion runs December 22 through January 7, and Microsoft is calling it the "biggest digital game …

Phones

Microsoft wants to train you to use rival operating system, Linux

It loves Linux so much, that on Wednesday, Microsoft announced a new training program to help teach the Windows faithful in the IT world how to use Linux, as long as they are using Linux on Microsoft's cloud.<p>That's because, thanks to cloud computing, we're now in the "post-Windows" era, where …

Satya Nadella

How to Stream Videos or Music From Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

ShareEmail Comments<p>Over the past few weeks, we’ve been covering the new and useful features in the Windows 10 November Update that you might know …

Nokia’s HERE Maps Is Now Owned By BMW, Mercedes And Audi

Nokia has announced that it has completed the sale of its HERE Maps to a German car consortium made up of BMW, Audi and Mercedes.<p>The news was …

Japanese Spacecraft Gets Rare Second Chance to Visit Venus

In space exploration, second chances are rare. Yet today, just before 4 p.m. U.S. Pacific time, a Japanese spacecraft called Akatsuki fired its thrusters and attempted to rendezvous with Venus.<p>An hour later, the team commanding the spacecraft shared some good news.<p>“It is in orbit!!” reported Sanjay …

Astronomy

National Geographic Travel

U2 Pays Tribute To Paris Attack Victims with Patti Smith

While performing a tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks tonight, U2 brought out Patti Smith for a performance of "Gloria" (from <i>Horses</i>) and "People Have The Power" (from <i>Dream of Life</i>), <i>Billboard</i> reports. U2's set at AccorHotels Arena featured a giant French flag composed of the names of the …

Patti Smith

Nokia may return to consumer phone market in 2016

Nokia, the Finnish manufacturer that sold off its devices and services business to Microsoft in 2013, is reportedly working on a new smartphone that …

Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile on track for most Lumia phones

Microsoft's next test version of Windows 10 Mobile, expected around the first week of April, will support a lot more devices than the first one did.<p>Microsoft's Operating Systems Group team has added code to the next test build of Windows 10 Mobile that will allow that release to work on the …

New Photos Of Microsoft’s Cancelled “McLaren” Phone Surfaces

If you are a fan of Microsoft/Nokia and their series of Lumia Windows Phone handsets, chances are you might have heard the rumors that Microsoft was …

Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Kanye West Shine in 'FourFiveSeconds' Video

The simple, beautifully photographed black-and-white clip emphasizes performance over plot line<p>The super-trio of Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul …

Rihanna

Jimmy Page Promises 'Quite Different' Direction With New Music

Led Zep guitarist discusses making of 'Physical Graffiti' and its 40th anniversary release<p>Jimmy Page says he's "warming up on the touchlines" for a …

Rock Music

Kim Gordon Details Thurston Moore Split, Trashes Courtney Love, Billy Corgan in Memoir

Kim Gordon's memoir, <i>Girl in a Band</i>, will be released on February 24. Now, <i>The Guardian</i> has published a few salient details from the book, touching on her relationships with ex-husband/Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore, Courtney Love, Billy Corgan, and more.<p>Gordon writes that Moore was easily …

There’s nothing standard about Bob Dylan’s latest

Releasing a record of standards covers is not a new or innovative concept. Rod Stewart pulled it off to great effect at the beginning of this …

Goddamn, Dylan’s Sinatra Album Is Great

Sit back and revel in not only Dylan’s best record since ‘Time Out of Mind,’ but in one of the best records of his career. Really.<p>As one fan posted …

Bob Dylan

Don Covay, Influential R&B Artist and Songwriter, Dead at 78

Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard among many vets to cover prolific singer<p>Don Covay, an R&B singer and songwriter who wrote songs that …

Soul Music

Behati Prinsloo Makes a Bang with New Brow-Grazing Fringe

After test-driving tapered <b>Marianne Faithfull</b> bangs on Instagram a few months ago, <b>Behati Prinsloo</b> has traded in her face-framing long layers for the real thing. Debuting at LAX over the weekend, the model’s freshly snipped, piece-y fringe looked just right worn with slept-in waves and glowing skin. …

Behati Prinsloo

Robin Williams' wife, children fight over his estate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' children and wife have gone to court in a fight over the late comedian's estate.<p>In papers filed in December in San Francisco Superior Court, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission and asks the court …

Comedy

Watch what happens when iPhone 6 meets a bath of hot ice

One day someone is going to come along and write a paper on the psychology of tech fans who will queue up for hours to get the latest smartphone, and then log onto the Internet to watch it getting destroyed. When they do, at least several chapters will be dedicated to Ukrainian YouTuber TechRax, …

Mobile Technology

WhatsApp Voice-Calling Feature Spotted In The Wild

Select Android users are reporting they’ve happened upon a new voice-calling feature in their WhatsApp mobile applications, indicating that the company is testing the addition ahead of its expansion into territory currently dominated by apps like Skype and Viber. One user has now shared screenshots …

Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache Black/White-Anthracite

Eric Koston’s body of work with Nike SB has done well to keep this audience on its toes. Here we<p>Eric Koston‘s body of work with Nike SB has done well to keep this audience on its toes. Here we find Koston infusing aesthetic cues from Nike’s classic Huarache silhouette into his second signature …

Shoes