Here are some tidbits from around the web: The Windows 10 FUD that simply won't die, HP's coy Falcon phone teaser, FaceBook Messenger hits 800 million users using the IE playback, and Oculus Rift pricing raises hackles.
A week ago, I wrote about my very early experiences using the Nexus 6P smart phone with Google's Project Fi mobile connectivity solution. Here's a quick update to both.
This probably won't impact most readers of this site, but Microsoft will be ending support for Internet Explorer 8 and 9, and 10 next Tuesday. That means that IE 11 will be the only supported version going forward.
Dell is still one of the world's largest sellers of PCs, and the firm arrived for CES 2016 in Las Vegas with a simple message: Sorry, naysayers, but the PC market is alive and well. And it has some new business PCs to announce to help make that case.
Samsung has released a new device that looks and feels like a Surface Pro but it is thinner and has its own unique foldable keyboard.
Acer has a new Windows 10 Mobile device called the Liquid Jade Primo and it supports Continuum, the first non-Microsoft phone to do so.
Razer has released a new laptop called the Blade Stealth and it has the option for pairing it with an external GPU that makes this laptop a gaming machine.
Lenovo has updated their laptops for 2016 and one model, the Thinkpad X1 Yoga, has an OLED screen which will hopefully become standard on all new laptops.
While Google's Chromecast Audio is an amazing and inexpensive way to fill a room or even a whole house with sound, the firm offers other ways to achieve the same ends. And this week at CES, Google announced coming updates to both.
Lenovo has announced a new gaming laptop and at 10lbs, it is not light but it packs nearly everything you could ever want under-the-hood including LEDs.
This is one of those good news/bad news deals: Windows 10 Mobile is finally heading to T-Mobile with the Alcatel Onetouch Fierce XL. Which, sadly, is yet another low-end Windows phone.
Here a few tidbits from around the web: Windows Store to get its first AAA game title, Microsoft has augmented reality competition, Nexus 6P goes gold, Huawei shipped 108 million smartphones in 2015, and questions about whether Apple is cutting iPhone production.
HP has taken its proven formula with the Spectre x360 setup and added an OLED display to it which appears to be a winning combination.
HP has updated its Spectre x360 with new bits under-the-hood which should make the laptop, which has been well received, continue to sell well in its new size.
With Windows 10 Mobile now shipping, it's time we revisit a long-standing issue with Windows phones: Is it possible to access Google services from Microsoft's mobile platform?
At CES this week, Alcatel Onetouch announced the PIXI 3, an 8-inch Windows 10 Mobile Tablet. But unless I'm missing something, this thing is an effect a giant smart phone, since it provides 4G LTE connectivity too.
HP this morning announced the new business-focused EliteBook Folio, which it bills as its thinnest and lightest notebook ever. Like other modern super-portable PCs, this device is powered by Intel Core M processors, but it can be had with a 4K display as well.
Microsoft's decision to lower prices on the Xbox One in 2015 and then offer numerous value-added bundles was clearly a big success. So today, the software giant announced two new Xbox One bundles, including a version that lets you pick a a full-game download of your choice.
Today promises to be another busy day, so let's dive right in: Evernote's 5 percent problem isn't new, Microsoft Band 2 + Volvo cars, Wi-Fi Alliance announces Wi-Fi 802.11ah, and my take on some screwy tech headlines.
The HP Spectre x360 was one of my top PC picks last year, and now it's getting even better: HP has refreshed the transforming PC, offering, among other things, an optional OLED display. Even better, HP has also announced a 15.4-inch version of the Spectre x360.
E FUN announced today that they are entering the North American laptop market with two affordable Windows 10 devices. Additionally, E FUN is updating its lineup of Windows tablets as well.
Microsoft in 2016 will work to improve its first party games lineup on both Xbox One and Windows 10. The bad news? The best games are still Xbox only.
I'm drowning in news from CES, so here are some quick tidbits from around the web: You can buy the Lumia 550 from Microsoft now, Amazon has not stopped selling the 950 XL, Acer Liquid Jade Primo coming in February, and more.
Windows 10 isn't the only Microsoft product in the spotlight today: Microsoft has revealed major new milestones for its Windows 10-based Xbox One, Surface Book, and Lumia as well.
Microsoft announced this morning that Windows 10 is now "active" on over 200 million devices worldwide. This figure presumably includes PCs, phones, Xbox Ones, and other devices, though Microsoft doesn't explicitly state that.
If you're as impressed by Lenovo's stunning ThinkPad X1 as I am, you'll be happy to hear that the firm is expanding the lineup to include a tablet and a 2-in-1. Introducing the ThinkPad X1 Tablet and ThinkPad X1 Yoga.
It is with some sense of excitement that I can reveal Lenovo is now expanding the X1 lineup to include a tablet and a 2-in-1, and is of course releasing a new X1 Carbon as well.