Paul Thurrott

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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What is Microsoft Edge? What Should it Be?
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What is Microsoft Edge? What Should it Be? (Premium)

Inspired by a Thurrott.com forum post, I'm revisiting one of the more contentious issues we…

Watch Out Alexa, Google is Coming Home

Google smart speaker sales are growing over three times faster than those from Amazon, closing…

Ask Paul: May 18
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Ask Paul: May 18 (Premium)

This was sort of a short week from a free time perspective, so this is…

Google to Remove Secure Site Indicator from Chrome

Google to Remove Secure Site Indicator from Chrome

Google announced this week that it will remove the green security indicator in its Chrome…

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A $400 Surface Tablet? God, Yes (Premium)

Almost exactly two years ago, Microsoft announced that it would no longer manufacture an entry-level…

Activision Formally Launches Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Activision formally unveiled the first Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gameplay today and they…

Microsoft Rolls Out the May Update for Xbox One

Microsoft Rolls Out the May Update for Xbox One

Microsoft announced today that it has started rolling out the May Xbox Update, bringing a…

The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants

Surface Laptop Updated Again

For the second time this month, Microsoft has updated Surface Laptop, this time to improve…

Google to Launch YouTube Music Next Week

Google to Launch YouTube Music Next Week

Think of it as the great rebrandening. Or something. But Google is taking yet another…

Microsoft Unveils an Accessible Xbox Controller

Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller will cost $99 when it goes on sale later this year.…

OnePlus 6 Arrives May 22, Will Start at $529

OnePlus 6 Arrives May 22, Will Start at $529

OnePlus announced its latest flagship smartphone today, and as expected, the OnePlus 6 features a…

Living with S Mode: Apps

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672

Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and Skip Ahead have a new build, 17672, to…

Offline Support Comes to the New Gmail

Offline Support Comes to the New Gmail

The new Gmail this week picked up native offline support, thanks to its use of…

Amazon Prime Members to Get Discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime Members to Get Discounts at Whole Foods

It is perhaps the most dramatic example yet of Amazon's ability to offer Prime members…

Hands-On with Redstone 5: Search Previews

Hands-On with Redstone 5: Search Previews

Microsoft is expanding its use of inline previews in Start search in the next version…

Report: Low-Cost Surface Tablet Coming in 2018

A credible Bloomberg report claims that Microsoft will deliver a $400 Surface-branded tablet by late…

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