Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of three tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.
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Recent January, 2019 Stories
It’s time for a quick smart home check in to see where we’re at and look ahead at what we’d like to accomplish in 2019.
Andrew and Paul discuss rumors about a Microsoft foldable device, CES 2019, and Intel's Ice Lake and Project Athena.
Happy Friday. Here’s another round of Q’s and A’s for Thurrott Premium members.
Good news for the 12 winners of the third round of Microsoft’s Windows Weekly Giveaways.
Google’s antitrust woes in the EU keep racking up: The firm will now face a third charge there, related to AdSense.
In a stunning bit of transparency, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that Cortana will never be competitive with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows 7's end of support in one year, rumors about PCs with folding screens, and much, much more.
The latest Google Pixel 3 Lite leak reveals some new details, including a plastic body. And yes, a headphone jack.
Acknowledging the devastating effect that its growth has had on the Seattle area, Microsoft announced that it will do something to help.
Microsoft’s ongoing slow (re)rollout of the October 2018 Update hit a major new milestone this week.
Microsoft is taking steps to extricate its digital personal assistant from Windows 10’s core search functionality.
If the past year has proven anything, it’s that smartphone makers need China to thrive. What they don’t need, alas, is the United States.
Apple unexpectedly started providing Smart Battery Cases for all of its most recent iPhone models today.
Netflix announced today that it is raising the price of its streaming video service by 13 to 18 Percent in the United States.
DuckDuckGo announced today that it has licensed Apple Maps for its map- and address-related search results on both mobile and desktop.
Free Windows 10 upgrades and longer PC refresh cycles have forced Microsoft to find other ways to further monetize its users.
Android Studio 3.3 ships with no major new features: Instead, this release focuses on “quality fundamentals.”
Google Fi is adding support for Rich Communications Services (RCS) and faster international 4G/LTE speeds.
Extended support for Windows 7 ends one year from today, on January 14, 2020. A moment of silence, please.
Will Windows 7’s retirement result in a new wave of Windows 10 PC upgrades? Perhaps. But there’s much evidence to the contrary.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the third Windows Weekly giveaway. Here is the list of the winners.
Welcome to the latest edition of Ask Paul. This week, I look at a problematic forum post and revisit a previous question too.
Google this week confirmed that it has stopped manufacturing Chromecast Audio, its inexpensive audio streaming dongle. Why??
I’ve been pushing back against Microsoft’s escalation of advertising in Windows since the beginning.
The PC market has now experienced seven years of decline, with PC sales hitting 259 million units in calendar year 2018.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the Microsoft giveaway, privacy, CES, Windows 10, and much more!
Here it is, folks, the giveaway you’ve been waiting for: Five Surface Go tablets with Type Covers and five Surface Headphones.