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Microsoft one-ups Google Docs with real-time editing in Office 2016

Tom Warren May 4, 2015 03:31 pm11 hours ago 142

Microsoft finally caught up with Google Docs’ real-time editing back in 2013, but the company is one-upping Google today. Office 2016, the next major version of Microsoft’s desktop suite of apps, will...

A big improvement for desktop users

Microsoft is working on two high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10

Tom Warren May 4, 2015 12:55 pm13 hours ago 178

Microsoft is working on two new high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10. A flagship device, codenamed Cityman, is currently being developed, alongside a high-end handset codenamed Talkman. Unleash the Phones f...

Launching later this year

Microsoft slams Android updates, claims Google ships a ‘big pile of... code’

Tom Warren May 4, 2015 01:45 pm13 hours ago 235

Microsoft's Windows chief, Terry Myerson, isn't pulling any punches against Android this week. Speaking during a keynote appearance at Microsoft's Ignite conference in Chicago, Myerson knocked Google's...

"Google takes no responsibility to update customer devices." Terry Myerson, head of Windows at Microsoft

Windows 10 lets you flip a middle finger with emoji

Tom Warren May 4, 2015 11:48 am15 hours ago 28

Microsoft is being ambitious with Windows 10. Continuum for phonesWindows HelloHoloLens, and a plan for 1 billion devices running Windows 10 are all new and daring, but the bravest of all is a middle...

Microsoft gets brave

Lenovo's 13-inch LaVie Z laptop is lighter than the MacBook, and it's available now

Dante D'Orazio May 3, 2015 02:15 pm05.03.2015 126

Looking for a super light laptop that has more than one port? If so, you might want to take a look at Lenovo's LaVie Z notebook, which we first saw earlier this year at CES. The laptop is now officially...

It has more ports, too

What is hiding in the negative space of Microsoft's new Edge browser logo?

Dieter Bohn May 3, 2015 12:07 pm05.03.2015 183

Microsoft's new Edge browser has a logo that harkens back to the legacy of Internet Explorer's classic "e" surrounded by an orbiting swirl. Or at least, that's the idea. But it also has sparked some strong...

A desk lamp and a foot?

Microsoft kills off Windows Media Center

Tom Warren May 2, 2015 01:28 pm05.02.2015 127

Microsoft stopped actively developing Windows Media Center in 2009, but the company still shipped an unmodified version in an upgrade pack for Windows 8. The software giant is planning to kill off Media...

Farewell, green button

Microsoft Surface 3 review

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Here's how you build an augmented reality game for HoloLens

Adi Robertson May 1, 2015 05:57 pm05.01.2015 18

Programming a hologram sounds like something that should be done with some kind of special cybergloves on a computer the size of a ‘60s IBM mainframe. But at Build 2015, Microsoft has been quietly taking...

Now you're thinking with holograms

Microsoft's HoloLens is new, improved, and still has big problems

Adi Robertson May 1, 2015 11:43 am05.01.2015 195

Microsoft's HoloLens is the kind of thing that science fiction has been preparing us for for decades. From the moment I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted it to do: project a heads-up display around real...

HoloLens can deliver amazing illusions, but only on a small scale

Microsoft acquires Surface Pen technology from N-trig

Micah Singleton May 1, 2015 11:12 am05.01.2015 39

Microsoft has confirmed it has acquired the technology of N-trig, the company behind the Surface Pen. Israeli publication Calcalist reported earlier this year that Microsoft had purchased the company for...

Microsoft is all-in with the Surface Pen

Up close with Microsoft's HoloLens headset

Tom Warren April 30, 2015 06:50 pm04.30.2015 41

Microsoft isn't letting the media take pictures of the HoloLens experience itself, but we just arrived at the company's demo station here at Build and there's a unit under glass. It looks identical to the...

Through the looking glass

Cortana on Windows 10 is about to get more powerful

Tom Warren April 30, 2015 06:09 pm04.30.2015 43

When Cortana first arrived in Windows 10 preview builds, it was rough. Features, general usability, and the look and feel was really early, but Microsoft has been steadily improving things ever since. The...

New look and features are on the way
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