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 November, 2019 Stories
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Google’s appeal in the Oracle court case concerning its use of Java.
Happy Friday! We’re on the eve of another Black Friday holiday shopping event, so let’s get the weekend off to a good start.
New data from Canalys claims that Google smart speaker sales plummeted 40 percent year-over-year. What’s happening?
With the release this week of the November 2019 Xbox One Update, the Google Assistant is now available on Microsoft’s console.
And just like that, I’ve canceled my Google Stadia Founder’s Edition bundle: Microsoft Project xCloud is the way forward.
Microsoft unleashed a tsunami of Xbox-related news at its X019 live event at the Copper Box Arena in London on Thursday.
Google is done waiting for U.S. carriers to roll out Rich Communication Service (RCS) text messaging in its Android Messaging app.
The Windows Community Toolkit 6 includes a XAML Islands update, ARM64 support, new controls, and more.
Developer icon John Carmack announced that he is stepping down as Oculus CTO so that he can focus on AI.
Mikah, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the release of Windows 10 version 1909 and HoloLens 2, plus more Windows, Xbox, and Microsoft news.
Andrew and Paul discuss Microsoft Ignite 2019, the quality of Disney+, and some new Apple rumors.
With the release of Windows 10 version 1909 this week, Microsoft has documented the features it’s removed and deprecated.
Brave offers many of the advantages of the new Microsoft Edge but it has even better tracking protection than Firefox.
In the wake of growing controversy over the short support lifecycle of most Chromebooks, Google is making some changes.
Microsoft last night issued Windows 10 build 19023 (20H1) to Insiders in the Fast ring. As usual, there are no new features.
Microsoft announced today that Minecraft Earth early access is available now on Android and iOS in the United States.
As expected, Microsoft today began rolling out the November 2019 Update, which will upgrade Windows 10 to version 1909.
Amazon is allowing users of its FireTV and Echo products to combine them and create a home theater solution.
The long-awaited Disney+ streaming video service is now available. Here’s a quick first peek at the user experience and content.
Today, Microsoft released its first Windows 10 version 20H1 build to the Slow ring, marking a major milestone.
Microsoft said today that it will support the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) everywhere in the United States.
After using NotePadWF extensively at Ignite 2019, I’m ready to make a few bug fixes and fit and finish improvements.
Google’s Stadia game streaming service will launch on November 19 with a library of 12 games that will grow over time.
The Google Stadia app can be downloaded now from the Google Play Store. But you need an invite code to use it now.
Microsoft has created a central repository for all of the keynote and session videos it recorded at its recent Ignite 2019 conference.
The ability to create stereo pairs with Google Home smart speakers is a great if long overdue addition to the platform.
I was just pondering the pointlessness of all the Google Home smart speakers we have. And then Google saved the day.