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2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Microsoft’s Cortana will now remind you to keep promises you made in emails

Microsoft’s smart digital assistant — Cortana — is getting a handful of new features from today, with those on the early-stage Windows Insider Program first to get a glimpse of the new tools.<p>Cortana promises to get more intelligent over time, as it learns a user’s individual preferences, and it has …

Exclusive: Qualcomm Ventures Boss Heads to Microsoft

Nagraj Kashyap has agreed to join the venture capital arm of Microsoft, after spending the last 12 years leading Qualcomm Ventures.<p><i>Fortune</i> had …

'4-D Printing' Technique Creates Objects That Change Over Time

While 3-D printers are versatile tools, the objects they create are largely static — but a new technique from Harvard's Wyss Institute, inspired by structures in plants, allows for creations that change their shape over time.<p>Instead of pushing out heated plastic, the printer head lays down …

Harvard

Microsoft's Cortana can now remind you to follow through on email promises

Microsoft's assistant Cortana keeps getting smarter.<p>Cortana can now send reminders for tasks based on the contents of your inbox, Microsoft announced …

Lumia 550 revealed in leak with Microsoft's flagship Windows phones

Microsoft's two new flagship Lumia phones have been leaked several times over the past few months. It appears that Microsoft has settled on the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL naming for its Windows 10 Mobile devices, and a leaked internal Microsoft presentation (found on a Facebook page) reveals even …

Microsoft challenges Apple w/ Surface Pro 4 iPad Pro competitor, Surface Book laptop aimed at MacBook Pro, more

At Microsoft’s event today it unveiled a huge array of ambitious and interesting tech which should be enough to make Apple stand up and take notice. The once-giant of the consumer electronics world has had to reinvent itself over the past couple of years, and judging from today’s event, it’s doing …

How to Disable & Replace OneDrive in Windows 10

Advertisement<p>One of the things that really bugs people about Microsoft is their penchant for installing software on their PCs that not everybody …

Microsoft's Lumia 950 is the new flagship Windows phone

Like previous high-end Lumia devices, Microsoft is focusing on the camera capabilities with the Lumia 950. A 20-megapixel PureView camera (with triple LED flash) will serve as the primary camera; a wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera is also included.<p>Microsoft says there's 32GB on both this …

Windows Phone

Microsoft's sleek new Surface Pro 4 is 50% lighter than the last one

Microsoft unveiled the follow-up to its hybrid tablet/ultrabook on Tuesday: the Surface Pro 4, a lightweight alternative to a traditional laptop.<p>The …

The Microsoft Surface Book Review

GPU Gaming Performance<p>It is pretty interesting that Microsoft decided to offer a discrete GPU in the base of the Surface Book. This is pretty much …

Computer Hardware

Windows 10 launched so quietly you may have missed it

Despite the lack of flourish and giant ads, a lot rides on the success of the new Windows version for Microsoft and its chief executive<p>Twenty years ago the launch of a new version of Windows merited midnight store openings and a seven-figure payment to use a Rolling Stones song in ads celebrating …

Windows 10

Windows 10 launch: Microsoft releases new operating system

Windows has started rolling out Windows 10 to customers around the world, but not everyone who has pre-registered will get the upgrade today<p>Microsoft starts rolling out its new operating system, Windows 10, to customers around the world today, with members of its 'Insider' programme being the first …

Microsoft Moonraker was Nokia’s smartwatch before it was killed

Images of the Microsoft Moonraker, a codename for the smartwatch, surfaced on a Tumblr blog today and were discovered by Evan Blass. The Tumblr is run by Microsoft design employee Pei-Chi Hsieh, and <i>The Verge</i> understands the images were made for marketing purposes rather than just concept art. …

Wearable Tech

Windows 10 Drops Reliance on Microsoft Account

Among the many important and positive changes to Windows 10 is one that hasn’t gotten enough attention: unlike Windows 8, which virtually demanded a …

Announcing Windows 10

It’s a humbling and amazing thing to work on Windows, which is used by over 1.5 billion people in every country of the world. From kids playing with …

'Battlefield: Hardline' Will Continue PS4 And Xbox One Resolution Disparity

Despite the PS4 and Xbox One being out for over a year now, today we’re seeing a flashback to the launch of both consoles in 2013. Visceral has revealed that in order to make it to 60 FPS, the nearly required framerate threshold for shooters, the games will be 900p/720p resolution for PS4 and Xbox …

Steam Machines

Google to speed up Chrome with the next version of HTTP, not its own tech

Google is giving up on its homegrown SPDY protocol, which aimed to deliver a faster web browsing experience in Chrome than tried and true HTTP. Instead, it's adopting HTTP/2 -- an upgraded version of the protocol that's close to being standardized -- in Chrome 40 in the next few weeks. All of that …

CarVi Aims To Bring Advanced Safety Features To More Cars

Nobody likes a backseat driver, but at least this one can make you safer<p>One of the better improvements of newer cars has been the addition of advanced safety features--including things like collision detection, lane change alerts, and more. But if you've got an older car, you've been missing out on …

Microsoft Patches Massive Flaw In Active Directory

Today, Microsoft has issued a critical patch to every supported version of Windows that resolves a bug that may have been open for as long as fifteen years could allow attackers to remotely take control of Windows devices that connect to an Active Directory domain.<p>The flaw — named ‘Jasbug’ — could …

Samsung Galaxy S6 display to reach onto 3 sides, report says

Samsung may offer a Galaxy S6 with a display that you can view from three sides -- the front, left and right.<p>The mobile phone maker plans to unveil two versions of its next Galaxy S phone -- one with the standard front-facing display and one with a display that extends to three sides, Bloomberg …

Google Drive Is Offering 2GB Of Free Storage For Doing A Quick Security Checkup

Google is celebrating “Safer Internet Day” by offering 2GB of free Google Drive storage as a reward for performing a security checkup. To receive the free 2GB of storage on your Google Drive, you simply have to visit the Google’s security checkup website, log in to your Google account and quickly …

Google Drive

Samsung to launch smartphone with 3-sided screen, report says

Samsung plans to launch a flagship smartphone with a 5.1-inch screen that's sloped on both vertical sides, according to a new report.<p>If you're having …

Atari Is Building A Brand New Asteroids Game For PC

Everyone’s favorite 1979 space shooter is getting a facelift! Atari announced today that it’s revived the classic, to be released as a new game for PC called Asteroids: Outpost.<p>Atari says the game will be an open world, sandbox style survival experience where players can mine for resources as well …

See Microsoft's Cortana-driven Work Assistant do someone's bidding

A new video that has popped online appears to show off Microsoft's voice-powered Office Work Assistant.<p>Currently being tested internally as a beta product at Microsoft, the Work Assistant would handle Office-related tasks on devices running the company's mobile OS for smartphones. That includes …

Line Buys Stripe-Like Japanese Startup WebPay To Boost Its Payments Service

Messaging app company Line is beefing up its payments service after it scooped up Japanese startup WebPay in an undisclosed acquisition deal.<p>Line Pay began rolling out to its 500 million registered users in December. Initially the service, which is integrated into Line’s core chat app, is limited …

FinTech

Gorilla Glass maker unveils plans for sapphire-like phone screen

While the iPhone 6 didn't have the sapphire glass display some pundits were expecting, the makers of the Gorilla Glass displays covering Apple's …

Don’t look now, but Microsoft has more than 100 iOS and Android apps

As Microsoft works on revamping its underperforming Windows Phone platform, part of its strategy is to make more apps for Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, which together power 96% of the smartphones sold last year. “We’re going to be everywhere,” a Microsoft exec told me last year.<p>Microsoft is …

Apps

Microsoft Quietly Had a Really Good Week

The company made moves to distance itself from the past -- and to bring that past into a more modern future.<p>Microsoft got some positive buzz this week for a few different moves, but the sum is even greater than those noteworthy parts. Taken together, the developments show that Redmond is not just …

Windows 10