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If you need any further proof that Microsoft is backing away from touch-centric interfaces in Windows 10, you just got it. The Skype team has revealed that it's planning to ditch the "modern" Windows (read: Windows 8-only) version of its messaging app on PCs as of July 7th. After that, the next up...

June 11th 2015 at 12:21pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft didn't have just a 1TB Xbox One in store today. The company has also revealed that a wireless PC adapter for the Xbox One's controller will be available this fall, both by itself ($25) or bundled with a gamepad ($80). The add-on will give you that familiar, console-like input on any Wind...

June 9th 2015 at 10:14am 0 Comments
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You won't have to wait very long to give Apple Music a spin... even if you don't use any Apple gear. The Cupertino crew has announced that the $10-per-month streaming service will be available on iOS, Macs and Windows PCs on June 30th in 100 countries, and it'll arrive on both Android and Apple TV...

June 8th 2015 at 3:34pm 0 Comments
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The folks at Gearbox Software want you to know a few things about Battleborn, the incredibly colorful "hero shooter" ahead of its grand showing at E3 in a few weeks. Why? Probably so it can expand upon the following details and/or show off even more stuff in Los Angeles. Let's get down to business...

June 4th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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In case there was any doubt that Microsoft's war against Linux is (mostly) over, the company just offered another olive branch. The company has revealed that its PowerShell team is working on support for the Secure Shell protocol and shell sessions (aka SSH) to make it easier for Windows- and Lin...

June 3rd 2015 at 2:17pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is coming on July 29th, and you don't even need to get out of your chair to get a spot in the upgrade line. Take a gander at your Notification Area in the Taskbar and you should find a Windows icon that, when clicked, reveals a shiny new Windows 10 upgrade p...

June 1st 2015 at 4:15am 0 Comments
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As we approach the launch of Windows 10, we'll be seeing more and more devices -- especially portables -- featuring the slim and reversible USB Type-C port. One such device is the refreshed ASUS Transformer Book, aka T100HA, a 10.1-inch two-in-one that will arrive in Q3 2015 with Intel's new Atom...

June 1st 2015 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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It's no secret that Windows Store has serious issues not just with scammy apps, but also with spammy ones. Now, Microsoft is finally addressing that problem by introducing a stricter certification policy for new and existing apps that could clean its catalog enough to make browsing the store less...

May 28th 2015 at 2:53am 0 Comments
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Yes, it's official: Microsoft is bringing Windows' Cortana voice assistant to Android and iPhone. Both platforms will get a dedicated app that, much like you see on Windows Phone today, will let you dictate reminders, track flights and otherwise keep your life organized. Cortana's Notebook, which...

May 26th 2015 at 8:47am 0 Comments
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Combination laptop-tablet not enough? Want even more gadget overlap? Then try ASUS' still incoming Windows laptop/Android phone hybrid. We (half) joke, because Samsung's patented something along those very lines. In the Korean manufacturer's case, a docking area between the keyboard and the displa...

May 26th 2015 at 6:44am 0 Comments
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Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century "meat markets" and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinder's getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called Tender, was built by four students at Leiden University in the Netherland. It's scheduled to debut...

May 22nd 2015 at 8:31pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft Solitaire, aka Windows' biggest productivity killer, is turning 25 this year -- and the team in Redmond is going to mark the occasion in style. The company is starting with an internal tournament this month that will determine who rules the roost within its own ranks. You'll get to par...

May 18th 2015 at 7:58pm 0 Comments