Contrary to various reports, Microsoft will indeed charge a licensing fee for Azure Sphere. Is this a problem?
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Microsoft had good reasons to choose a Linux core for its Azure Sphere OS. Was better security one of the reasons?
Google today announced new versions of its fun "AIY"---read as "DIY AI"---project kits for the Raspberry Pi Zero WH.
Microsoft's Azure Sphere represents the confluence of several big themes we've discussed here on Thurrott.com in recent weeks.
Amazon is bringing a popular Google Home feature to its Echo speakers.
Ambient computing is the "next wave" of personal computing. But what role can Microsoft play in this future?
Routines represent the second-generation of the digital assistant era, where we move past simple command/response interactions.
Amazon's $1 billion purchase of smart home security firm Ring is big news, but it could result in a chilling new era of fragmentation.
Speakers are getting smarter and everyone is shoving Alexa into their products; KitSound looks to differentiate with multiple playback options but is it enough?
Using a cord-cutting service requires the ability to give up expectations we have from the past and be open to doing things differently.
Our experience with cable TV has been hugely negative. And after struggling with it for months, we're going back to a cord-cutting service.
Google will announce today that it is expanding the YouTube TV channel lineup. But it is also raising prices a bit too.
Buried in this week's announcement about HomePod availability, Apple claims that Siri now has over half a billion active users.
For years, the personal technology market has been defined by platform wars. But I think those days are over.