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Lumia Camera will be the stock camera app on Windows 10 devices

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 03:36
In case you haven't noticed, team Engadget has spent a lot of time today covering Windows 10, Microsoft's next-gen operating system. Over the course of the company's three-hour keynote, we heard quite a bit more about its so-called universal apps, wh...

Daily Roundup: All things Windows 10, cryptocurrency, tiny synths and more!

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 03:15
Microsoft showed off the latest Windows 10 features today and also shook things up with a few other announcements -- like Windows Holographic (!). In other news of note, WhatsApp makes the jump to desktop, we take a stab at explaining cryptocurrency ...

Twitter's 'while you were away' recaps are here

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 02:54
Concerned you're missing out a tweetstorm or two while doing annoying things like flying, sleeping, or having face to face conversations? Twitter is ready to fix that problem with its "while you were away" feature. Spotted a few weeks ago in a soft l...

Microsoft's surprise hit: an 84-inch pen display for the office

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 02:30
As Microsoft's big news day winds down, people will mostly be talking about two things: the next version of Windows, and that insane headset that lets you see holograms in your living room. If you ask me, though, one of the most impressive things the...

Microsoft isn't saying much about what's inside HoloLens

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 01:34
Without a doubt, the biggest surprise from today's Windows 10 keynote at Microsoft's Redmond campus was the outfit unveiling its HoloLens headset. Dubbed as the "first fully untethered, holographic computer" the device and its capabilities looked pre...

Here's a closer look at the latest build of Windows 10 (video)

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:29
Shortly after Microsoft wrapped its epic Windows 10 keynote today, we had a chance to see the latest version of the next-gen OS running on some honest-to-goodness hardware. Using a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet on display here at Microsoft's Redmond headq...

Here's the biggest news from Microsoft's Windows 10 event

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:06
Microsoft hinted that its January Windows 10 event would have a lot to offer, and boy was it right. The Redmond crew unveiled not just a ton of software features for desktops and mobile devices, but also new hardware that pushes the limits of what yo...

I experienced 'mixed reality' with Microsoft's holographic computer headset, 'HoloLens'

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 23:23
Unlike virtual reality, it's much easier to describe what it's like using Microsoft's "mixed reality" holographic headset, HoloLens. Imagine you're wearing sunglasses with completely transparent lenses, and overlaid on the world in front of you is a ...

Korg's new ARP Odyssey reboots the iconic analog synth

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 23:00
Korg may have missed its September target, but the company's take on the legendary ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer was officially introduced today at NAMM. If you'll recall, Korg enlisted the lead designer of the original unit from 1972 to pitch in, a...

Self-destructing book gives you 24 hours to finish reading

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 22:46
Think you're pretty good at speed-reading? You now have a chance to prove it. As part of a publicity stunt, author James Patterson is giving away 1,000 self-destructing digital advance copies of his latest novel, Private Vegas. If you score one, you ...

What's new in Windows 10 for PCs? A lot.

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 22:12
Coming into today's Windows 10 event, we already knew a lot about Microsoft's latest and greatest. The company explained the thinking behind its new OS back in September, and the Technical Preview has been available for months. The core change comes ...

ESPN is bringing camera drones to the X Games

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 21:50
Last September, the Federal Aviation Administration began working with movie and TV groups to grant them approval for operating drones in national airspace. Most recently, cable news channel CNN got the green light from the FAA to use these UAVs for ...

When did Apple become the boring one?

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 21:28
In less than a decade, Apple completely changed the world of personal computing, and the music industry in the process. First came the iPod and the iTunes Store; then the iPhone and App Store; and then the iPad. The Apple of the 2000s was an exciting...

'Nova' rumors point to Google launching its own phone service

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 20:59
Could your next cell service plan be with Google? According to a report by The Information, the answer is yes, as it's plotting out an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service that could run on the networks of Sprint or T-Mobile. That's a simil...

Twitter is ready to replace your apps' web passwords with phone numbers

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 20:05
Ready to ditch old-fashioned passwords on the web? Twitter is, too. It just released a developer kit that lets mobile apps' companion websites use Digits phone number logins. While you still have to create an account on your phone to get things start...

The design of Windows 10: a consistent look and feel across all devices

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 19:24
We knew that Microsoft was planning to tuck that modern UI inside the resurrected Start Menu for Windows 10, and today, the company provided more details on the next installment's aesthetics. When the update arrives, there will be a version that's de...

Microsoft's HoloLens headset is a holographic display for Windows 10

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:59
Microsoft is building support for holographic displays into Windows 10, so it only makes sense that the company would make one of those displays, wouldn't it? Meet HoloLens, an official headset with see-through lenses that merge digital content with ...

WhatsApp finally comes to the web, but doesn't jibe with iOS

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:50
Well, those leaks were spot on. WhatsApp founder Jan Koum just announced (via Facebook, naturally) that the hugely popular messaging company has launched a web client that'll let users fire off messages from inside the desktop version of Google Chrom...

Windows Holographic is Microsoft's take on augmented reality

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:44
Microsoft's "dreaming beyond virtual worlds." Meaning, it's looking into holograms for, well, Windows Holographic. It looks like an extension of the RoomAlive tech we've seen previously, but it isn't limited to gaming. According to Redmond's Alex Kip...

Microsoft reveals the 'Surface Hub,' an 84-inch 4K all-in-one

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:33
Today might be all about the next chapter in Windows, but there's something for the hardware-heads, too. Specifically the Surface Hub -- which joins Surface tablets, and Lumia smartphones on Redmond's roster of gear offerings. This beast is basically...

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