As expected, Microsoft will hold a major press conference on October 26, 2016 in New York City. And while details are vague at this point, it's fair to say that the rumors we've heard so far are almost certainly correct.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including the fixing broken updates, Band hitting the end of the road, Google announced a few things and should Microsoft build a proper Android phone.
Since posting my Gears of War 4 review yesterday, I finally finished the grueling and tedious single player campaign, and I have a few more thoughts about Microsoft's rejuvenated gaming franchise, and the latest game, which could have been so much better.
I received an email this week alerting me that Microsoft will be closing its TechRewards program for developers in January 2017. But all of the rewards the program offered are being removed immediately, Microsoft says.
In this episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss Google's big hardware announcement and its new Pixel phones, Google Wi-Fi, Google Home, Chromecast Ultra and Daydream View VR devices. How do the new Pixel phones compare to the outgoing Nexus devices? And has Google finally found a way into our living rooms?
It's Thursday and what better time to take a look back at some of the technology of yesterday. On this episode, we look at the ill-fated Microsoft Kin that soured the relationship between Microsoft and Verizon. In addition, we talk about our live show for tomorrow and Gears of War.
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Megan Morrone, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the end of Microsoft Band, new Surface hardware on the way, lessons from this week's Google hardware announcements, Windows 10 updating issues, Microsoft reorgs its Applications Services Group, I finally get the new Outlook.com, and much more.
Starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Activision has delivered game DLC to PlayStation 4 users first, leaving Xbox gamers in the lurch. I don't mind being a second-class citizen, but this is ridiculous.
Microsoft has clarified how it will update Edge using the Windows store in the near future but has yet to provide a timeline about when this functionality will be enabled.
Windows 10 users on the Windows Insider Fast ring can take an early peek at a visual reworking of the Photos app which ditches the hamburger menu navigation and offers a cleaner look and feel.
Microsoft has issued a script that fixes a borked cumulative update for Windows 10 that gets stuck in endless loop of failed installed attempts. We also have some clarity, finally, on which users are impacted by this bug.
I've always had a mixed reaction to the games in the Gears of War series, and as I noted in my latest review, that's true of Gears of War 4 as well. Here's a quick rundown of my experiences with this game franchise.
How you respond to Gears of War 4 will depend on your affection for the entire original Gears trilogy: This new game offers a stunning graphical upgrade, but it is highly derivative of the previous games, and is tediously repetitive.
At Google's keynote yesterday, they made a big deal about how AI is evolving. In this Episode of First Ring Daily, we talk about the future of AI and how Microsoft, Apple, Google, and even Amazon will play a role in the next era of computing.
Microsoft acknowledged a bug in its Desktop Bridge technology last night that could crash Windows 10 with the error KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE and potentially put your machine into an endless boot loop.
While many believe that Microsoft will announce a Surface all-in-one (AIO) later this month, we know from recent FCC leaks that the firm will at the very least release new Surface-branded PC peripherals, including a keyboard and a mouse.
Amazon today announced a new service for its Kindle and Prime customers called Prime Reading. Now, Prime subscribers in the United States can enjoy unlimited reading from a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics and other Kindle-based content at no additional cost.
This week, Google announced that it will now design and build its own smartphones alongside a more cohesive family of hardware devices that take better advantage of the firm's online services. First up, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL handsets.
Microsoft has artificially kept Windows phone on life support since its mid-2015 decision to wind down its smartphone ambitions. There are a lot of theories about why the software giant is doing this. But here's the real reason.
Google held a keynote today where it announced several new devices including a phone and a release date for Google Home; a device that competes with the Amazon Echo. On this episode we cover all of the announcements as well as a few updates to Thurrott.com
I received an email from Microsoft this morning alerting me that music I had purchased from the Zune service before 2012 would need to be downloaded or it will be lost forever. Here's what happening ... and how you can fix this.
As expected, Google launched its new Pixel phones, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, Google Wi-Fi, and Google Home products at a press conference today. But as noted previously, details about each had previously leaked.
Last week in Atlanta, Microsoft was hosting its Ignite conference but the company was also showing off how small businesses are able to use its cloud platform to grow their business.
Next month, Nintendo will ship a miniature retro console called the NES Classic Edition, a release that will take generations of gamers down memory lane. Perhaps not surprisingly, this throwback device has also triggered some memories of my own from the late 1980s.
On this episode, which is the first from episode from the First Ring Daily studios, we talk about why Paul looks so blurry, a bad Microsoft update, the perfect console, what's coming down the pipe for Thurrott.com and a lot more.
Microsoft has begun rolling out Arena on Xbox Live and other new features to the Xbox Preview Program, which includes the Xbox One and the Xbox (Beta) app on Windows 10.
Nearly three weeks after we first broke the story, Microsoft has confirmed that it will not ship a Microsoft Band 3 wearable in 2016. It also confirmed that it had fire-saled Band 2 throughout the year in order to clear out remaining inventory.