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Microsoft's Windows boss explains its dangerous game to steal Apple customers

The tech titan is betting big on its plan to get the new Windows 10 operating system to a billion devices — smartphones, tablets, but mostly PCs — over the next two or three years.<p>That means that people actually have to want to use Windows PCs. At 110 million installs after two and a half months, …

Windows 10

Vital information could be lost in 'digital dark age' warns professor

Paper archives are vital to prevent information stored on computers becoming inaccessible because of out-dated formats<p>The world faces an information 'dark age' because so much information is stored digitally, the former president of the Royal Society for Chemistry as warned.<p>Professor David Garner …

Humanities

Microsoft's Surface chief wants a consistent design across devices

"A product like this takes years," explains Panay in an interview with <i>The Verge</i>. "Surface Book came about in the sense that a lot of people had been asking for a Surface laptop, right out the gate." While many wanted a Surface laptop, myself included, Microsoft didn't want to make a regular one. It …

Cortana is available on Xbox One, if you know the right tricks

Microsoft won't officially bring its Cortana voice assistant to the Xbox One until 2016, and it's not even supposed to be available if you're using the console's interface preview. However, that isn't stopping you from trying it ahead of schedule. Gamers have discovered that you can access Cortana …

Cortana

Marvel premieres first episode of 'Jessica Jones' at New York Comic Con

Marvel's upcoming series <i>Jessica Jones</i> has hit New York a bit early.<p>As a surprise to those who attended the <i>Daredevil</i>-<i>Jessica Jones</i> combo-panel at New …