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RIP, Windows Phone. Your demise could lead Microsoft to redemption.

Microsoft in early October finally did what it should have done years ago: It killed Windows Phone. The smartphone operating system’s fate was sealed …

Windows Phone

Microsoft Windows Phone Is Dead, Long Live The Surface Phone

There was a moment, perhaps back in 2015, when the Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile operating system playing off Lumina phones seemed like a viable competitor to Apple iOS and Google Android based phones. That moment was fleeting and based on the most recent earnings call from Microsoft, the Windows …

Windows Phone

Here's what a legendary internet pirate had to say about the rise of torrenting

Like all good things, it eventually came to an end. In fact, everything came crashing down overnight after a multi-million lawsuit was brought forward by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in October last year. Now, the former leader of the 'YIFY' brand, who goes by the same name, has …

Prince: A Life in Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

How-To: Get a Sonos-like whole-home speaker setup on a budget

Sonos speakers offer some of the best features in the game, but they come with one drawback: it’s expensive to get the whole-home setup that people love so much. The cheapest speaker, the Sonos Play:1 comes in at $200, while the Play:3 runs $299, and the Play:5 goes for $499. And remember, to get …

Tech Trends

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, …

Your next phone could have USB Type-C (and that's a good thing)

These powerful, reversible charging ports are all the rage, and are coming to a phone near you. Here's everything you need to know as new USB-C phones rush out.<p>There's a tiny-but-terrific change happening in phoneland. USB Type-C, or USB-C is a new protocol for the charger port phone makers are …

Mobile Technology

Here are 10 of the Best Sounding Cars of All Time

Prepare your ears.<p>With so many cars piping artificial sound into the cabins these days, it's easy to forget that once upon a time cars were revered for the way their engine notes would make you weak in the knees and make your heart flutter.<p>These cars can still do that, because they sound like cars …

Alfa Romeo

No, Microsoft Is Not Going To Kill Off Windows Phone, It Has A Much Better Plan

Contrary to what some outlets are reporting, I really don’t believe that Microsoft is going to be giving up on Windows Mobile in the near future. What is clear, however, is that Windows Mobile is soon going to be another branch of Windows, and that’s a very smart move.<p>The same, it has to be said, …

Windows Phone

The secret behind why Windows 10 is so good

Microsoft listened to you. More than anything else, that's why Windows 10 won't be another Windows 8 or Vista.<p>In conversations with CNNMoney, top decision makers at Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Toshiba noted that Microsoft requested their input throughout the process of creating Windows 10. They …

Customers

Samsung shutters flagship London store amid falling sales

Closing down a marquee location in one of Europe's biggest malls<p>What are Samsung Experience Stores? Why, they're a dying species, if the latest development in Samsung's efforts to establish its own retail empire are any indication. The flagship Samsung store in London, occupying a large and …

Get ahead in Ice Age Village with our Windows Phone Achievement Guide

<i>Ice Age Village</i> from Gameloft is a free Xbox city building game for Windows Phone 8. As far as we know, any Windows Phone 8 device can run it and the …

Outlook.com client for Android updated with Windows Phone-like UI

Microsoft’s email client for Android, the Outlook.com, got a massive update yesterday. The app has a brand new look and feel, and now features …

Video Demos Forthcoming Lumia 920 Tap-to-Wake Feature

Some rumors from a couple weeks back discussed the possible new features that could arrive with a new Windows Phone 8 update, including a handful …

Worst Gadgets Ever, Episode 003: LG Optimus Vu / LG Intuition

<i>The world of mobile technology is one of the fiercest competitive markets ever. In the quest to stand out from the pack, some companies make bold</i> …

I'm a big fan of Shriya Saran: Prem Kumar

The trailer of Chandra hints at the Kalari fight sequence. What would you like to tell about it?<p>Yes! The movie has a few Kalari fights. Roopa Iyer …

Microsoft to Enlist AMD Chips for Next Xbox, Holding Event on May 21

Now that Sony has laid bare its PlayStation 4 plans, it’s Microsoft’s turn to unveil next-generation console strategies. According to sources …

Intel Unveils Next-Gen Thunderbolt, Supports 20Gbps Throughput and 4K

Intel on Monday announced an upgraded version of its Thunderbolt tech, with 20Gbps throughput instead of the current 10Gbps. With that, the new …

Microsoft Announces New Weekly App Deals

When it comes to apps on Windows Phone, users of the platform have come to live with two unpleasant realities: they have access to fewer apps than …

A Curved Screen for the iPhone 5S? These Images Think So

Of all the numerous rumors circulating about Apple’s next iPhone, one that’s recurred a number of times and seems relatively sensible is that the …

Chances Looking Up for Windows RT Outlook App

Back in January, we heard that Microsoft had thrown together an ARM port of Outlook for Windows RT devices, like the company’s own Surface RT. At the …

What You Need to Know About Android Trojans

The story of the Trojan Horse originates from an ancient battle between the Greeks and their siege of the city of Troy. As the tale goes, the Greeks, …