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, 2022 Stories
Microsoft has quietly started upgrading the original Surface Duo to Android 11, which is not the most recent version of Android.
The inimitable Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft’s “Project Monarch,” sometimes called “One Outlook,” is still on the way after many delays.
For my January programming project, I’m reviving the Windows Forms version of .NETpad so I can make it available publicly on GitHub.
HP today announced new generations of its Elite and Pro commercial desktop PCs, Z Workstation desktop PCs, and Presence AIO conferencing PC.
The Netherlands antitrust authority has fined Apple 5 million euros for failing to meet its in-app payment systems requirements.
Acer this morning announced four new durable and modern Chromebooks for students and education customers.
Lenovo recently announced that it would be the first hardware maker to ship PCs with Microsoft’s Pluton security chipset.
This morning, the attorneys general from the District of Columbia, Indiana, Texas, and Washington will sue Google for deceiving consumers.
Microsoft originally planned to kick off the Windows XP era with its biggest launch event since Windows 95. But it wasn’t meant to be.
In an unusually heated missive, Google strongly criticized a Texas antitrust case against it as it asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed.
Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has moved quickly to calm any fears about his firm’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Following a flurry of manufacturing expansion in 2021, Intel today said that it would invest at least $20 billion in Ohio.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which will help curb Big Tech’s power.
As part of its latest quarterly report, video streaming Netflix reported that it now has over 222 million paying subscribers, up 9 percent year-over-year.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft's blockbuster proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $67.8 billion. And some other stuff.
Hola from Mexico City, Mexico. My wife and I are heading to Puebla tomorrow, so Ask Paul is a day earlier than usual. Let’s dive in.
For most of its history in the videogame industry, Sony has wielded its PlayStation-exclusive games as a cudgel against the competition.
The first limited beta version of Google Play Games for PC is now available in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan.
In February 2001, I headed to Redmond, Washington for the Whistler Desktop Beta 2 Reviewers Workshop. And boy, was I in for a surprise.
With the U.S. Congress set to debate new legislation that could rein in the power of Big Tech, Google says it has some concerns.
Canalys claims that Samsung closed the gap on the iPhone in the previous quarter despite the iPhone 13 series launch.
Sony shares fell 13 percent on Wednesday, its biggest drop in over 12 years, thanks to Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard announcement.
Now that we’ve moved into the second half of January, Microsoft has announced the new Xbox Game Pass titles it will ship soon.
Not to be outdone by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Samsung today announced a “gaming changing” mobile processor of its own.
Microsoft announced today that Surface Laptop SE is now available for schools to purchase through authorized Microsoft Surface resellers.
Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard is big news, but there are a lot of other changes happening. Let’s dive in.
In a stunning development, Microsoft today said that it would acquire gaming behemoth Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion.