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Windows 10 build finally brings extensions to Edge browser

When Microsoft launched its Edge browser alongside Windows 10 last year, a lack of support for extensions prompted many users to hold off on making …

Software

Getting started with Windows 10's Phone app

Windows 10's new Phone app is deceptive, because it's not <i>really</i> a fully-functional app that lets you make voice calls from your device. Instead, the Phone app -- which is basically just a call log with a customizable speed dial menu -- is a companion app that feeds directly into the Skype video app.<p>…

Apps

Huawei Enters PC Market With Super-Thin Windows 10 MateBook 2-in-1 #MWC16

Huawei Technology Co. isn’t known for being a PC players, but they <i>are</i> a player in the telecom infrastructure business, #1 in LTE and recently became a global rising star in the smartphone world. Huawei has been consistently gaining market share globally and is now solidly the number three …

Eight months after release, Windows 10 is still the best desktop operating system

<b>Update 3/2/2016</b>: <i>The review has been updated to reflect a few minor changes since the release of Windows 10. Most importantly, the Action Center bugs</i> …

Windows 10

After only 6 months, Windows 10 tops 8, XP in market share

Windows 10 is installed on 12.82 percent of computers just six months after release. That means there are already more Windows 10 computers out there …

Windows 10

Microsoft adds Sway integration to Windows 10's Photos app

Microsoft is building deeper ties between Sway, the company’s simplified, web-friendly presentation app, and Windows 10. The latest update to Windows 10's Photos app allows you to upload an album directly into a new Sway project.<p>Once it’s done, all the photos will be ready and waiting in Sway, with …

Setting up Skype in Windows 10

How to set up integrated Windows 10 Skype...or get rid of it altogether.<p>Microsoft has finally integrated Skype into Windows. The voice and video messaging service now comes preinstalled in Windows 10 across three different native apps: Skype Video, Messaging and Phone.<p>What does this mean for you, …

Intel Compute Stick review: Windows 10 for your TV

Why wouldn’t you want an entire Windows computer on a tiny little stick? As someone who uses a MacBook day in and day out, the idea of $159 Intel’s Compute Stick, a Windows 10 PC shrunken down to the size of a tiny plastic rectangle, really pulls me in. Take it anywhere, plug it into an HDMI slot, …

Master Windows 10's secret, powerful natural language search tools

Cortana can do a lot of tricks for you in Windows 10, including sending emails, text messages, reading news headlines, and telling you about the weather. But one feature that’s often overlooked is Cortana’s ability to search files stored on your PC and in OneDrive using natural language.<p><i>Note: If</i> …

Software

Microsoft app logs you into Windows 10 using your phone

Windows 10 already does a lot to spare you from typing in your password, but Microsoft wants to take that text-free login one step further. The company has quietly posted a beta Phone Sign-in app for Windows 10 Mobile that, as the name suggests, signs you in to your nearby Windows 10 PC (you have …

Windows 10

NCAA March Madness Live now on Windows 10 – App of the Week - The Fire Hose

For those anticipating the Big Dance known as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, a new app is a slam dunk: NCAA March Madness Live, …

Setting up Skype in Windows 10

Microsoft has finally integrated Skype into Windows. The voice and video messaging service now comes preinstalled in Windows 10 across three different native apps: Skype Video, Messaging and Phone.<p>What does this mean for you, aside from the fact that you no longer need to download Skype's desktop …

Apps

How Father.io uses augmented reality to turn the world into a first-person shooter

Laser tag is still one of the coolest things ever, but it’s kinda weird for me (a 32-year-old man) and my friends to go to the local Magic Mountain to take on a team of kids celebrating little Gary’s 10th birthday.<p>This is where Father.io comes in.<p>Father.io is a new generation of laser tag that uses …

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Tovala smart oven is Blue Apron for people who don't actually want to cook

It’s not that I don’t know how to cook or that I don’t want to cook – I just don’t have the counterspace to do so in my tiny New York apartment.<p>At least, that’s what I tell my mom about my constant take-out habits.<p>Y-Combinator backed Tovala aims to fix this issue for many young professionals and …

Devialet wants its sound tech in everything you use

The French audio company is trying to be the Dolby of tomorrow<p>Last summer, I spent some time with the Devialet Phantom, a ridiculously loud, bulbous mass of a wireless speaker. The Phantom, which comes in two, expensive flavors, can hit deafening volumes of over 90db. It also looks like something …