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The 5 Most Interesting Announcements from Microsoft's Windows 10 Event

Virtual assistants, new web browsers, seamless gaming—oh my!<p>With its new version of Windows, Microsoft has done the seemingly impossible: It skipped right over version 9 and straight to 10. Really, though, the maker of the world's most popular operating system dropped a lot of major announcements …

Windows 10

Microsoft's surprise hit: an 84-inch pen display for the office

As Microsoft's big news day winds down, people will mostly be talking about two things: the next version of Windows, and that insane headset that lets you see holograms in your living room. If you ask me, though, one of the most impressive things the company announced was actually a giant pen …

Netflix says piracy service Popcorn Time is a real competitor

Netflix isn't just worried about HBO — it's worried about pirates, too. In a letter to shareholders yesterday, Netflix says that piracy is one of its "biggest competitors," and notably, it specifically points to one piracy service that's caught its attention: Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time's app is …

World's poor headed for better lives in 2030: Gates

In their annual letter released Thursday, the couple laid out their upbeat vision for a technology-driven wave of change that will lift hundreds of millions out of poverty by 2030.<p>The major breakthroughs will be most noticeable in health, but also in agriculture, digital banking and online …

The Slow, Agonizing Death of the MetroCard

New York's long-heralded swipe-free subway payment system may not arrive until 2022.<p>Some day in the not-too-distant future, riding the subway in New York City will require the simple tap of a smartphone or flick of a smartwatch against the turnstile. But when, exactly, the not-too-distant future …

Microsoft wants us all to play with holograms

Unlike other head-mounted computing systems in the works, Microsoft’s new glasses-based virtual reality device, HoloLens, doesn’t need to be connected to a phone or computer. “We’ve unlocked the screen,” one developer said during the presentation at its Windows 10 event this afternoon.<p>Similar to …

Augmented Reality

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

Look! A PC On A Stick!

You can get pretty much anything on a stick. You can actually, and I kid you not, get fried butter on a stick. And soon, thanks to Intel, you can even get a full, Windows 8.1 PC on a stick.<p>The Windows 8.1-based Compute Stick contains a quad-core Atom processor, 32 gigabytes of storage, 2 gigabytes …

Wearable Tech

Uber Drivers Are Worried The New Spotify Deal Is Going To Ruin Their Ratings

According to The New York Times' Mike Issac, Uber and Spotify's partnership will give Uber customers the ability to listen to their favorite Spotify playlists during their ride. We don't know the exact details yet, but screenshots obtained by TechCrunch suggest that customers will be able to stream …