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, 2019 Stories
Microsoft announced today that a preview version of Teams for Linux is now available in in .deb and .rpm formats.
Microsoft and Sony have separately revealed that the smash indie title Untitled Goose Game is coming to their consoles next week.
HP’s newest Spectre x360 13 brings forward its predecessor’s iconic design but in a much smaller package.
IDC reported this week that wearables shipments “surged” in Q3, thanks mostly to an expanding market for so-called hearables.
Cord-cutting services got more expensive in 2019, but despite one notable defeat, the number of services expanded dramatically.
Microsoft announced today that the Collections feature is now available in the latest builds of Edge Canary and Dev.
Google announced today that it is bringing Google Fi spam warnings, enhanced VPN network, and Wi-Fi calling to more phones.
Microsoft revealed today that it will finally shut down the Wunderlist apps and service, on May 6, 2020.
Our national nightmare is over: Microsoft announced today that Minecraft cross-play is finally coming to the PlayStation 4.
Google revealed today that it will make the Pixel family of smartphones better over time with so-called “feature drops.”
A recently-filed patent application shows that Microsoft may be changing a future Surface Book generation in major ways.
With our Notepad clone getting more mature, the remaining commands are, by nature, the most difficult to implement.
But Apple has declined to reveal when the incredibly expensive workstation-class products will ship to customers.
Google announced this week that it is adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, AnyList, and Bring to its Assistant.
After a long week, I’m looking forward to doing some coding this weekend. But first, here’s another great set of reader questions.
Microsoft announced today that four more game titles are available for customers using the Project xCloud public preview.
Microsoft is determined to complete the development of Windows 10 version 2004 before the troops go home for the holidays.
HP’s Elite Dragonfly is a beautiful and lightweight successor to the EliteBook 1030, one of the best portable computers I’ve ever used.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft 365 for Life, Windows 10 in 2019, new Microsoft Edge features, Amazon re:Invent, and much more.
Microsoft announced today that it is applying a consistent new design to its flagship mobile apps.
The Windows 10 Field Guide is now available for free to Premium members, and it will be updated through the end of 2020.
Windows 10 got off to a bad start in 2019, but it ended the year with an update that should provide a template for the future.
The last time Microsoft published a Halo game for the PC, it was a Games for Windows Live title for Windows Vista. Yeah. It’s been that long.
Andrew and Paul discuss the new MacBook Pro 16-inch, the top apps of the year, Google Stadia, Windows 10X, and more.
Google announced today that Focus mode, a new digital wellbeing tool in Android, is now out of beta and generally available.
Today, Microsoft revealed the new titles that are coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC in the first half of December.
Microsoft today delivered .NET Core 3.1, the latest version of its cross-platform SDK and runtime environment.