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Google Wants Its New Pixelbook to Win the Laptop and Tablet Battle

Google is once again trying to make a big splash with laptop computers, this time with its new Pixelbook.<p>Google debuted its Pixelbook, a new …

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to iPhone

Microsoft is bringing its Edge web browser to iPhone.<p>Windows users will feel right at home with its design, which looks as close as possible to that of Edge on the desktop. They will also enjoy the ability to send websites to their desktop when they want to view them on a larger screen.<p>Microsoft …

Software

Microsoft’s new Android launcher lets you connect your phone and PC

It’s like Apple’s Handoff for your PC<p>Microsoft quietly released its own Android launcher more than two years ago. It was the basic, functional Arrow Launcher for Android devices, built by an employee as part of the company’s Garage experiment. That experiment is getting a big upgrade today with the …

Dell shows off its upcoming XPS 13 model in stark white

More details are expected at CES 2018<p>Dell has revealed a preview of its next XPS 13 model, a snow white 13-inch ultrabook that features the company’s Infinity Edge display. The company is expected to reveal more about the model during CES 2018 in January, but Dell showed the preview to <i>TechRadar</i> …

Consumer Tech

Google is making Home better for families and kids

Google is bringing new features to Google Home so that kids and families can get more out of it.<p>The device will have some new kid-friendly features that brings story time and gaming to the device. Thanks to a new partnership with Disney, kids can enjoy some of the company’s IP branding from …

Uber Tender Gives Employees Chance to Realize Profits

Uber is expected to sign an agreement with SoftBank later Wednesday paving the way for the start of a tender offer for Uber shares that could be …

Privacy

Microsoft is bringing new Edge apps to iOS, Android

Microsoft is rolling out new Edge apps for iOS and Android (plus an updated Launcher app for Android) as part of its strategy to try to keep Windows …

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve …

eCommerce

Google’s new Clips camera is invasive, creepy, and perfect for a parent like me

I want an ambient memory maker capturing candids<p>At least a half-dozen times every week, I reach into my pocket and pull out my smartphone in an attempt to take a photo or video of something my kids are doing. As a dad, I’m eager to capture those magic, fleeting moments when my two boys are playing, …

Microsoft brings Edge to Android and iOS, relaunches Arrow Launcher as Microsoft Launcher

If you want more proof that Microsoft is embracing Android and iOS, boy, do we have it for you today. The company has launched Edge for iOS in preview, promised Edge for Android is coming soon (Update on October 12: It’s on Google Play), and launched Microsoft Launcher for Android in public preview.<p>…

Roam

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Hands on with Google's new AI-powered phones

Google tried its best to lower expectations on Wednesday night ahead of the company launching its new phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.<p>Before it had announced anything, Google’s hardware boss Rick Osterloh was admitting the devices we were about to see were a bit unexciting. “To be honest, it's …

Mobile Technology

Aussies Are Ditching Android (Tablets) For Windows (Tablets)

While there were 1.4 million tablets sold in Australia over the last year, as a whole, sales are on the decline (by roughly 10 per cent). Android has …

Mobile

How Google Home can catch up to Amazon Echo

LOS ANGELES — OK, Google, if you really want to take on Amazon with a connected speaker, why not really show off your smarts?<p>Google Home debuted in 2016 to so-so reviews and respectable sales. But Home still paled in popularity to Amazon's Echo, which has a 70% market share, according to market …

Nike+ Run Club adds Audio Guided Runs, elevation support for Apple Watch-only workouts, more

Nike today has unveiled a major update to the Nike+ Run Club app for iPhone and Apple Watch. The update, highlighted during Apple’s September keynote, brings new features such as Audio Guided Runs, Activity History, and much more.<p>For the iPhone, Nike+ Run Club version 5.9 brings a new feature …

Mo Farah

Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

You can’t fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off. Today, the company is admitting defeat. Microsoft today announced it will soon shutter both its Groove Music Pass streaming service and the ability to purchase songs and albums in the Windows Store.<p>Given …

Music Industry

​Why does Microsoft exist? How CEO Satya Nadella answered the tech giant's existential question

Microsoft's first product showed the way to reshape the company's future.<p>When Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft in 2014 he asked a big question: …

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform is now open to SteamVR developers

It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform will support SteamVR games over time. That’s a big deal because Steam is, after all, the largest store for buying PC games and Microsoft needs a large catalog of VR games to jumpstart its ecosystem. Until now, though, we didn’t really know what …

Reseller reveals several important Google Pixelbook features, screen size included

Of the five new ”Made by Google” devices reportedly slated for official announcements later today, on October 4, that convertible Chrome OS-powered …

Disney's Robert Iger shares new details on streaming services

The company's chairman and CEO says accepting changes in viewing habits led to the decision to launch the services.<p>Disney is moving forward in its mission to launch new subscription services starting next year.<p>The company said in August that movies from Walt Disney Studios and Pixar will no longer …

What SoftBank really wants

Some in Silicon Valley aren’t quite sure what to make of SoftBank and its massive, roughly $100 billion Vision Fund. At times, they say privately, it looks like a drunken gunslinger, firing off massive checks in quick succession.<p>But sources close to SoftBank say there is a method to its madness. In …

Instagram expands its slick shopping experience to tempt you to spend

With as many as 80 percent of Instagrammers following at least one business account, the photo site has become an effective way for brands to connect …

eCommerce

Snapchat's drastic app redesign is set to launch next month as it desperately tries to stay on top

Snap's latest earnings call announced a new app was in the works following falling profits<p>Snapchat-owner Snap may be regretting its decision to …

Mobile payments to overtake credit cards by 2019, says UN report

This will be especially true in developed countries, while cash is still king for those in developing countries.<p>In the near future, we'll be paying for goods and services with our phones rather than our credit cards, says a report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).<p>…

Microsoft and Samsung join forces on 'mixed reality' headset

Microsoft beat Apple in the world of desktop operating systems because it allowed many manufacturers to make Windows PCs. Now the company thinks the …

HP’s Spectre 13 is now even smaller and comes with eighth-gen Intel processors

The x360 is getting some tweaks, too<p>The Spectre 13 was already HP’s flashiest laptop, and today HP is unveiling a second generation of the computer that makes it look even sharper. The new Spectre 13 is just as thin — at only 10.4mm — but this year it’s significantly narrower and shallower, with …

Derek Jeter proves iPad is a computer

Commentary: The former Yankees star and now Miami Marlins part-owner unveils his new office. Two iPads and one large hand-sanitizer dispenser. Welcome to the modern world.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's been a source of torture for …