Microsoft started rolling out its latest cumulative update to PCs yesterday, and today HoloLens is getting the same treatment with an update primarily focused on the smaller niggling issues throughout the operating system.
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Yesterday, Brad exclusively revealed Microsoft's plans to retreat from its Band efforts: The firm won't ship a Band 3 this year, and will almost certainly never do so. Now what?
With the Band 2 reaching its end of life and no Band 3 on the horizon, the future of the company's health initiative is a bit foggy.
It pains me to admit this, but I've come to the conclusion that Apple was right to drop the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. And while there may be some short-term pain from this change, the firm's ability to push forward is both notable and---God help me---even admirable.
A new report finally shines some light on what we can expect from Microsoft hardware this fall. And it looks like a long-rumored Surface All-In-One may be making its first appearance.
Today, Apple announced its second-generation smart watch, called Apple Watch Series 2. The new wearables will feature new fitness capabilities, including GPS and water resistance, improved performance, and a dramatically brighter display.
Today, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in what can only be described as the most-telegraphed Apple event of all time. And that's too bad, really: Apple rumors are a big deal for some reason, but it's astonishing that every single iPhone 7 feature was leaked previous to this event.
It looks like the Amazon Echo but is a full-featured PC. Or, it looks like a Mac Pro but it's only a tiny fraction of the price. Yep, it's the Pavilion Wave, HP's rethinking of what a small form factor tower PC can be.
At IFA 2016 today, HP announced the new Elite Slice modular PC. No, it's not the first modular PC system. But thanks to its cable-less USB-C connectivity and stellar design, this new small form factor PC could very well trigger a rethinking of the desktop PC market.
Forget Microsoft Surface and by all means ignore Apple's Mac. Because it is once-staid HP that is reinventing the PC today. And the hits just keep on coming.
One year ago, Google announced its OnHub home routers, offering consumers a simpler and more elegant solution for home connectivity. Today, the search giant is subtly expanding OnHub's capabilities into home automation courtesy of new Philips Hue light compatibility.
There are a lot of announcements coming out of IFA 2016 today in Berlin, most of which are unsurprising new PC releases. But here's one that caught my eye: ASUS is selling a portable display for laptops. And I'm curious whether there is a market for such a thing.
Some believe that Intel's new Kaby Lake processors are not a significant upgrade. Don't believe it. Kaby Lake is nothing less than an apology, and a do-over, for Intel's woefully bug-ridden Skylake processors. It's a family of chips that Intel never intended to make.
Here's a quick follow-up to my previous "Woku" articles. At this point, I can make two generalizations: While workable, the PC is still uneasy in the living room. And this didn't qualify as a BYOPC project.
In an attempt to counter both the FUD and click-bait nature of a story now making the rounds, let's set the record straight. No, laptops using Intel's next budget processors will not suffer from one big flaw.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Bing goes to the Olympics, a big sale on PCs at the Microsoft Store, new Nokia smartphones are confirmed, a Lenovo profit is driven by a real estate sale not by PCs, and AT&T raises prices for some, lowers prices for others.
HP continues its assault on the premium PC segment with its most impressive gaming gear yet: A stunning new OMEN X Desktop that is aimed a the Do It Yourself (DIY) crowd, a 17-inch OMEN laptop, an OMEN X Curved Display, and a new lineup of SteelSeries accessories.
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.
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.