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A Year Later, Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together A Year Later, Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together

It only took a year, but Cortana is finally coming to Alexa speakers, and vice versa.

You Can Watch Live Video From Microsoft's Underwater Data Center If That's Your Kind of Thing You Can Watch Live Video From Microsoft's Underwater Data Center If That's Your Kind of Thing

Back in June, Microsoft built an underwater data center off the Scottish coast. The company has installed some underwater cameras to keep an eye on things, but Microsoft isn’t keeping the view all to themselves. The company is generously livestreaming the view, just in case watching fish swim around large submerged…

How to Choose a Laptop for Less Than $500 How to Choose a Laptop for Less Than $500

Between the $330 iPad and the $400 Surface Go, it seems like the budget end of the computer spectrum is finally getting some attention. And it’s about damn time. As portable computers like laptops, and some tablets, have become the primary device people turn to to get work done, the price of top machines has stayed…

The Microsoft Surface Go Is Practically Perfect The Microsoft Surface Go Is Practically Perfect

Look, $550 is a lot of money... unless you’re talking computers. Any computer you buy for that little is firmly a “budget” PC, as far as the people making them are concerned. They’re not impressive, or especially fast, or pretty. They’re purely functional—the Ford Fiesta of computers. The sheer mediocrity of the…

Six Arrested at Amazon Store Amid Anti-ICE Protest in NYC Six Arrested at Amazon Store Amid Anti-ICE Protest in NYC

Coinciding with a national “we won’t be complicit” day of action aimed against US Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE) approximately 100 protesters gathered in Midtown to pressure tech companies, which in recently months have drawn criticism for providing infrastructural support to the agency.

Windows Will Now Use Machine Learning to Decide the Least Infuriating Time for a Forced Update Windows Will Now Use Machine Learning to Decide the Least Infuriating Time for a Forced Update

Windows 10, Microsoft’s current version of its operating has long tormented users with a hard-to-bypass policy of forced updates. It will soon try to take the edge off by using machine learning to determine whether a user is actually using a computer when it updates.

The One Thing Windows Vista Did Right The One Thing Windows Vista Did Right

Vista was bad. Coming five years after XP, it was heavily anticipated by Windows users who were impatiently awaiting something interesting from Microsoft as Apple’s star was on the rise. Yet when the OS dropped publicly in January 2007, it was immediately reviled by, well, everyone (except our expert reviewers). It…

Four of the Biggest Tech Giants Teamed Up to Make Moving Your Data Around Less Painful Four of the Biggest Tech Giants Teamed Up to Make Moving Your Data Around Less Painful

Thanks to the rise of cloud storage, there’s a seemingly endless number of ways to save photos, music, documents, or anything else offsite. Unfortunately, if you ever want to transfer that data from one service to another, the process can be quite tedious, as you’ll probably be forced to download everything and then…

Video From 1991 Imagines What Real Estate Agents of the Future Might Look Like Video From 1991 Imagines What Real Estate Agents of the Future Might Look Like

What will real estate agents of the future look like? That’s what a video from 1991 was trying to find out.

Walmart and Microsoft Team Up to Take Down Amazon Walmart and Microsoft Team Up to Take Down Amazon

While the country is in the midst of Amazon’s mid-year discount fiesta and Jeff Bezos enjoys being crowned the richest man in modern history, rivals Walmart and Microsoft announced a new five-year partnership in hopes of knocking the online shipping giant down a peg or two.

Microsoft Says Skype Will Finally Get Call Recording This Summer Microsoft Says Skype Will Finally Get Call Recording This Summer

A new update for Skype has arrived, and with it comes the promise that we’ll finally be getting the option to record calls. Skype has gone more than a decade without this obvious feature, and you might as well update now because all other versions of the service will stop working on September 1, according to Microsoft.

Watch a Guy Build a Brand New, Completely Obsolete Gaming PC With 20-Year-Old Parts

On June 25, 1998, Microsoft released Windows 98. It didn’t come out with quite as much fanfare as Windows 95 did, so to commemorate the OS’ 20th anniversary, YouTuber Shelby Jueden built a gaming PC using brand new, in the box, 20-year old components, as well as an unused copy of Windows 98.

Microsoft Notepad Is Finally Getting an Update Microsoft Notepad Is Finally Getting an Update

It’s taken ages, but Microsoft is finally updating Notepad, its barebones text editor. This is the next in a recent series of updates to software that’s been floating around the Windows operating system since the ‘80s.

Microsoft Surface Go Is a Cheap, Tiny Tablet That Might Just Beat the iPad Microsoft Surface Go Is a Cheap, Tiny Tablet That Might Just Beat the iPad

It’s really, really hard to find a good Microsoft Windows device for under $500. There are some diamonds in the rough—devices that sacrifice display quality or form or speed to get the price way down. Yet until today there was no clear winner. Microsoft’s new Surface Go could change that.

How to Avoid Getting Screwed by a Sneaky Tech Support Scam How to Avoid Getting Screwed by a Sneaky Tech Support Scam

Tech support scams, obviously shady though they might seem to some, continueto catch more and more people—Microsoft says the number of reported cases is on the rise, while in March the U.S Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) said it logged 11,000 complaints last year, a rise of 86 percent over 2016. The claimed…

Survey: Few Microsoft Staffers See Need to Cut Ties With ICE, Despite Thousands of Caged Kids Survey: Few Microsoft Staffers See Need to Cut Ties With ICE, Despite Thousands of Caged Kids

Should Microsoft end its federal contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? This was the question posed to tens of thousands of Microsoft employees late last month—all users of the anonymous messaging board Blind.

Here's Even More Evidence of Microsoft's Rumored Dual-Screen Surface  Here's Even More Evidence of Microsoft's Rumored Dual-Screen Surface 

For almost a decade, there have been rumors that Microsoft was developing a dual-screen device that would radically alter they we think about modern computing. In 2009, it was the Microsoft Courier, while more recently, patents showed something that looked more like a folding Surface allegedly codenamed Andromeda.

Showtime's Halo TV Series Is Still Happening, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Rupert Wyatt Has Joined It  Showtime's Halo TV Series Is Still Happening, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Rupert Wyatt Has Joined It 

Microsoft announced Steven Spielberg’s involvement in a live-action adaptation of its legendary shooter franchise Halo back in 2013—and now, there’s finally some new news on the series. And of course, as ever with Halo, there’s a familiar fight to finish.

Facebook, Google, and Microsoft Use Design to Trick You Into Handing Over Your Data, New Report Warns Facebook, Google, and Microsoft Use Design to Trick You Into Handing Over Your Data, New Report Warns

Your favorite tech companies are trying to trick you into giving up your data, and a new study shows how they’re using design to do it.

Finally, All of Microsoft's Mobile Failures Have Been Redeemed With This Windows 95 Phone

By today’s standards it was ugly, it was slow, and it was primitive, but Windows 95 was the first operating system I mastered inside and out, and I’ll always have a soft spot for Microsoft’s most memorable PC OS. That can be the only explanation for why part of me would also love suffering through a mobile version of…

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