Data-Collecting Planes Are Counting Africa's Elephants to Curb Poaching

Animals like tigers, lions, and elephants are majestic creatures we learn about when we’re kids. But unfortunately, many of those species share another trait—they live on the edge of extinction. One hundred African elephants are killed per day for ivory, but one mapping project is tracking these creatures in hopes of… » 7/06/15 9:45am 23 minutes ago

Okay, So Maybe You Won't Get Windows 10 on July 29th

Are you entitled to a free copy of Windows 10? There’s a flowchart for that. However, there’s no flowchart to tell you when you might actually get Microsoft’s new operating system. Officially, Windows 10 is coming July 29th, but not everyone will get it that day—now, says Microsoft, it will roll out in waves. » 7/02/15 7:30pm Thursday 7:30pm

Microsoft Finally Decides, No Free Windows 10 For Beta Testers

In a masterpiece of confusion and deception worthy of a Russian dictator making holiday plans, Microsoft spent the weekend thoroughly confusing users of the Windows 10 beta over whether they’d get a free copy of the final version. But in the latest (and hopefully final) post on the matter, Microsoft has settled… » 6/22/15 10:02pm 6/22/15 10:02pm

Microsoft's HoloLens Has a Huge Flaw That Won't Be Solved By Launch

Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda is one of the men in charge of HoloLens, a headset that lets you see virtual objects as if they existed in the real world. At E3 2015, he told me a bit about what we can expect from Microsoft’s holographic computer at launch—and admitted that one key issue will still need some ironing out. » 6/22/15 9:20pm 6/22/15 9:20pm

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Preview Users Will Get a Free Upgrade

We’ve known for a while that when Windows 10 comes out, it will be a free upgrade to most users. What if you’re using the preview version, though? Yep, you’re included. So if you’re on an old version of Windows that isn’t eligible for the upgrade (like XP or Vista), installing the Preview can get you in the door. » 6/20/15 6:00pm 6/20/15 6:00pm

The Xbox One's New Dashboard: Better, Faster, And Not Just for Gamers

As part of a major update coming in the fall, the Xbox One is getting a new dashboard, including a newer, slicker UI, and the addition of Microsoft’s Cortana assistant. Not only will the changes make for a better gaming experience, they should also improve the Xbox One’s claim to being the only box you need under your… » 6/15/15 9:08pm 6/15/15 9:08pm