Microsoft has released a new commercial that pits the iPad Pro vs the Surface Pro 4; the company uses Siri and Cortana to show the shortcomings of the Apple device.
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HoloLens users: rejoice! Fighting with your glasses while using a HoloLens device will be a thing of the past, thanks to an insert developed by New York lens manufacturer Rochester Optical.
A few days ago, I wrote about building a Windows 10-based Roku-type device that one could use to inexpensively and elegantly access Windows 10-based media apps and services in the living room. But you may not need to build anything: You could of course simply use a very low-end Windows 10 PC instead.
I'm tired of waiting for Microsoft to make what I think of as a "Woku," a Windows-based Roku-type device that I can use inexpensively and elegantly access my Windows 10-based media apps and services. So let's build one for ourselves.
When HP began engineering its PC comeback a few years ago, it started from an unlikely place: A family of low-cost but high quality Stream laptops. This week, the firm has announced the first major revamping of this lineup, which now offers thinner and lighter designs, longer battery life and better connectivity.
About a month and a half after a freak factory fire destroyed its first shipment, NexDock has emailed customers to alert them that the first orders are now shipping.
Tech tidbits from around the web: My road trip, 2 TB Xbox One S is selling out, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available for the Raspberry Pi 3 too, Microsoft exec calls out Apple on its aging Mac hardware, more.
Microsoft hosted its OneWeek event at its campus this week and I was able to get inside one of the tents to see what goes on at the company-wide festival where new products are brought to life.
Microsoft has determined that the Simplo battery issue with the Surface Pro 3 is software related and that a fix will be pushed out soon to resolve the issue.
This year's home swap is different for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that our son opted out of the trip for the first time. But with less time away than usual, I've reexamined how to approach the trip from a work perspective, and I've brought less gear than usual.
Eager to put the "Skylake" disaster behind it, Intel quietly revealed this week that it is now shipping that chipset's successor, called "Kaby Lake." This is the Intel Core chipset that will power the next-generation Surface devices that many expect to ship in early 2017.
If you have a Surface Pro 3 with a Simplo battery and are experiencing shortened battery life, you are not alone and the issue appears to be widespread.
I travel a lot for work and pleasure, and if I’m going to be spending at least one night away from home, I make sure to pack my laptop bag and a luggage-based gadget bag appropriately.
The new HP Spectre is gorgeous, impossibly thin, and so light it almost disappears into my carry-on bag, and it offers the performance one would expect of a much bigger and heavier PC. What's missing, of course, is all-day battery life, a multi-touch screen, and simple connectivity with existing peripherals.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft and University of Washington researchers set record for DNA storage, four new handsets have been added to the Windows Device Recovery Tool, Samsung discovers that it can succeed if it stops making crap, so much more.
Happy 4th of July! Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale starts tomorrow, Xbox Play Anywhere launches on September 13th, Your Groove gets a little bit groovier, NuAns NEO running Windows 10 Mobile heads to Kickstarter, more.
Some support documentation for the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile-based Elite x3 smart phone doesn't provide too much in the way of new information, beyond one cute touch: it will come in a gold version too.
The past few days have been filled with Surface news, from the Surface 3 hitting the end of the road to a new Surface device being rumored that would represent an entirely new device from Microsoft.
A new report claims that Google will build its own smart phone for release by the end of 2016. But the search giant should learn from the past, lest it fall prey to what I call the Surface Curse.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More info on Microsoft letting users associate Windows 10 licenses with their Microsoft accounts, Kevin Gallo speaks about future of Windows Phone, the Apple Pencil Holder, and much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: AT&T's Lumia 1520 can get Windows 10 Mobile now, a closer look at Battlefield 1, Apple quietly discontinues its Thunderbolt displays, offline viewing is coming to Netflix, more.
With not much happening in the Windows phone space, AdDuplex this month has expanded its examination of device usage to include Windows 10 usage on PCs and Microsoft Surface.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Spotify now has over 100 million active users, HP voluntarily recalls some laptop batteries, Fitbit improves its sleep tracking functionality, and Google is improving symptom search.
Billed as the world's thinnest laptop, HP's new 13-inch Spectre notebook is a stunning, premium device that doesn't sacrifice performance for a stellar if somewhat controversial design.
A little over a week ago, I wrote about the components I had ordered for my son's gaming PC. Since then, the parts have all arrived, and my son and I successfully built the PC last week.
In this special extra episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss the components that went into the gaming PC I've subsequently built, including a few last-minute changes based on feedback.
Announced at CES this year, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet looks like another Surface clone at first glance. But it provides some truly unique functionality, including most notably a modular Ultra Connect system that lets you transform the tablet in useful ways.