In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft's upcoming press event, whether Microsoft even needs Windows anymore, Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft fixes a borked update, a new build of Windows 10 Redstone 2, and more.
Microsoft needs to bring Cortana to the kitchen before it is too late; the market is ripe for this type of device and they have all the technology.
We focus on personal technology here at Thurrott.com, so the release of Windows Server 2016 may seem like a curious topic to discuss. But I used Windows Server in one way or another for almost 20 years. And now it's time for me to say goodbye.
Roku's 2016 streaming player lineup has gotten a bit more complex, with more models and some subtle differentiation. After eye-balling the specs lists closely, I settled on the Roku Premiere+, which provides 4K and HDR capabilities. Here's a quick peek.
Microsoft may have canceled the Band 3 but a prototype has found its way to the web and shows off a couple of new features.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, we hit upon Panos deleting a tweet, Sonos and music everywhere and finally, the RSS feed is ready.
Microsoft is quietly pivoting and if you are not paying attention, you might be missing the obvious signs that the company is turning into a security vendor.
Available only with the purchase of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is the real prize, featuring a near-perfect single player experience.
Amazon today announced Unlimited Music, its new on-demand music streaming service. Key differentiators include what Amazon calls the service's "breakthrough" pricing, and Alexa integration.
Today, HP announced a major revamp of its innovative Spectre x360, plus new versions of its HP ENVY Laptop, ENVY All-in-One 27 and ENVY Display, the latter of which supports 4K resolutions. Together, the new devices represent a major new push for the holidays.
Microsoft announced this morning that it is accepting pre-orders for its HoloLens mixed reality headset in six additional countries, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Google today announced that it now provides a group plan for its excellent Project Fi service: Now, up to six people can share a single Project Fi plan, along with all the management capabilities you'd expect.
Google has formally announced Android 7.1 Nougat, the next version of its flagship mobile platform. As you can surmise from the version number, Android 7.1 is a minor update to the original Nougat.
It's Patch Tuesday, so Microsoft has issued separate cumulative updates for each of the shipping versions of Windows 10. And while none include new features, of course, each includes important fixes.
On this episode of the First Ring Daily, we talk about the lifecycle of Windows as a product in the Microsoft portfolio, the newly discovered Paint app and updates to Paul's studio so he doesn't look blurry anymore.
Today, Microsoft is celebrating the worldwide release of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The single player experience continues the story line from the original Gears trilogy, and Microsoft has amped up multiplayer in this release as well.
InfoWorld's Eric Knorr penned an opinion piece this week in which he claims that Microsoft doesn't need Windows anymore. This seems controversial, and is sure to draw a lot of ire from the fan boys. But he's on to something.
Microsoft announced a major update to the Skype Translator functionality that's built into its Skype communications products: Now, you can translate spoken words between Russian and other supported languages in real time.
We've all done it: You come down with some common ailment, Google the symptoms, and are shocked to discover that you could have cancer or some other terrible problem. So the advice is simple: Don't self-diagnose. But here's the thing: One time, I did do so, and Google saved my life.
Paint is about to get its biggest update in decades and we got our hands on an early preview build. As we doodle around and prepare a full write-up, enjoy these screenshots.
Friday's release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14942 has provided us with our first real peek at new features and functionality coming in the next major release of this operating system. It's due in Spring 2017 and codenamed Redstone 2.
The Paint app that ships with Windows is nearly as old as Windows itself and thanks to the leak of a new video, Microsoft is about to give the app its largest update in its history
As I noted earlier today, PlayStation 4 gamers who pre-order Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare can download and start playing the bundled Modern Warfare Remastered today. Doing so is a great reminder of why the COD games are so great.
Here's another punch to the solar plexus for Call of Duty fans stuck on Xbox One: PlayStation 4 gamers who pre-ordered certain versions of the next Call of Duty game, called Infinite Warfare, can now download and play Modern Warfare: Remastered.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Groove Music is updated in Windows 10 Insider Preview, Runtastic and Google Play Music partner up, Oculus held a press conference and you're not going to believe what happened next, and Google is actually advertising its new phones.
For the past few years, speculation about a Surface phone has only intensified despite the failure of the platform on which it would run. I don't know if Microsoft still plans to release this device. But it shouldn't do so.
Sure, there was some good stuff announced as part of today's release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14942 to Fast ring testers. But the best news is that the Registry Editor got a new Address Bar. And it's awesome.