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 December, 2020 Stories
Gazelle revealed to customers this week that starting in about a month, it will no longer allow them to trade-in their devices via the mail.
Amazon announced this week that it is purchasing award-winning podcast studio Wondery for an undisclosed sum that is likely north of $300 million.
In the final episode of 2020, Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss a few news items from the past two weeks and our Microsoft predictions for the coming year.
I strongly recommend that enthusiasts not give personal technology gifts to their spouses and partners. Yes, I routinely ignore this advice myself.
It’s that time of the year, so here’s a quick rundown of the top 10 articles on Thurrott.com that were written in 2020 based on engagement. Drum roll, please...
Thurrott Premium members are welcomed to join Brad, Mehedi, and Paul this evening at 7:00 pm ET for an exclusive Ask Me Anything (AMA) event.
The latest version of Windows 10, 20H2, has jumped 5 percentage points to 13.6 percent usage share in the final month of 2020, AdDuplex says.
At the end of every year, tech blogs lazily pump out “best of” lists culled from back-end site queries. And, yeah, we’ll get to that here soon enough.
The best of Windows Weekly from 2020, including the end of support for Windows 7, a big Panos Panay promotion, cracked Surface Laptop displays, and so much more.
2020 was the worst, but there were some silver linings. And key among them, from my perspective, was the renewed perceived importance of the PC.
Activision has done everything it can to alienate many Call of Duty fans over the past several years. Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is the final straw.
EU tech firms complain the U.S. sanctions against Huawei and SMIC shuts them out of the Chinese tech market while U.S. tech firms can get exceptions.
Andrew and Paul discuss the worst tech of 2020, including Intel, 5G, TikTok, Quibi, electric vehicles, misinformation on social media, the Huawei crackdown, and much more.
In the wake of draft anti-monopoly rules it introduced in November, China announced today that it has launched an antitrust investigation into Alibaba.
Apple hasn’t officially announced this yet, but there are multiple reports that the new iOS 14.x privacy prompt is starting to appear in some apps.
2020 was, among other things, the year that game streaming services went mainstream. And the best of the lot, perhaps, is Google Stadia.
Apple’s trade-in partner took its sweet time handing over a gift card for my MacBook Air, but with that done, a new M1-based Mac Mini is on the way. Or will be, eventually.
Yes, it’s more than a little early, but Microsoft today revealed the four titles it is bringing to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
Microsoft announced today that the virtual reality (VR) experience for Flight Simulator is now available on a variety of VR headsets for PC.
In its first formal response to the antitrust suit brought against it by the DOJ and 11 states, Google claims it has done nothing wrong. And then it gets ridiculous.
The Wall Street Journal has viewed an unredacted version of a 10-state antitrust lawsuit against Google and uncovered some unsettling new details.
With the holidays looming, the Microsoft Store is offering some last-minute deals for those still looking for that special (tech) something.
Following in the footsteps of earlier releases of Photoshop and Lightroom, Adobe Premier Pro is now available in beta on the M1-based Macs.
Leo Laporte and the OG TWiTs---Steve Gibson, Jeff Jarvis, and Paul Thurrott---gather to discuss the year's biggest stories and trends.
Apple announced this past weekend that it is temporarily closing all of its California retail locations because of the recent Covid-19 surge.
I have been waiting for this day for years: With the new Spectre x360 14, HP has finally embraced 3:2 displays in one of its very best products.
Microsoft’s 343 Industries announced that it will be retiring the Halo game services for Xbox 360 in about one year, in December 2021.