Cortana Can Be Your Own Personal Translator in Windows 10

One of Cortana’s capabilities that you might not noticed yet is the quick translation feature. Microsoft’s engineers recently upgraded this part of Cortana’s functionality, so you can now get multilingual help with words, phrases and sentences, assuming Cortana is supported in your part of the world (U.S. English and… »11/06/15 10:55am11/06/15 10:55am

Microsoft Surface Book Review: So Good, I Might Switch Back to Windows

Here’s a crazy one. In the progression of gadgets to crawl from the primordial pool, Microsoft’s ambitious Surface Book feels like a punctuation mark. It’s a turn from the expected, and for me at least, it’s a computer so enticing, and habit changing, that I’m thinking—Hey, what about Windows?
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A Closer Look at the Microsoft Band 2: Definitely More Wearable, But Not Without Problems

In the crazy world of new Microsoft—where Surfaces are now more fully-fledged laptops and Lumias turn into complete PCs—Band 2 was met with little fanfare. But getting a closer look at Band 2 helped convince me that Microsoft has something brewing inside this little wearable, but it’s not quite there yet. »10/06/15 1:38pm10/06/15 1:38pm

Surface Book Hands-On: Towards a More Perfect Laptop

So we haven’t really noticed it, but the laptop has been broken for years. That’s why the Surface—minus Book nomenclature—seemed so important when it dropped a few years ago. And Microsoft just proved how boring and futile laptops have become, by showing us a laptop that’s exciting. When is the last time you were… »10/06/15 1:20pm10/06/15 1:20pm

Windows 10 Hardware Event Rumor Roundup: This Is Microsoft's Next Generation

Think of all the hardware Microsoft makes that’s not a peripheral. What you’re thinking is probably getting some kind of update on Today. That includes the wonderful Surface Pro laptop/tablet, but also the Microsoft Band and two new Lumias (finally). And maybe even a surprise or two, just to keep us guessing. »10/06/15 8:40am10/06/15 8:40am

How To Make Windows 10 Change Color to Match Your Desktop Wallpaper

Now that you’ve installed Windows 10 and mastered the basics of Microsoft’s new operating system, you’re going to want to start digging deeper into some of the customization options available—like automatically changing the system interface colors whenever you pick a new wallpaper image. »9/24/15 9:22am9/24/15 9:22am