Kinect was never for you. Yeah, you with the Xbox One that was bundled with a Kinect. That big honking spatial camera was an impressive piece of tech, but it never did you much good as a console add-on did it?
Google could soon have a feature that lets your phone impersonate people—because consumer-facing artificial intelligence isn’t terrifying enough. Called Duplex, it’s intended to make people’s lives easier by handling standard phone calls that are necessary, but not especially personal.
Last year, Microsoft assured us that the death of the Windows phone didn’t mean the death of Windows on your phone. Today, the company teased a future where Android users will have the same cool phone-to-PC experience iOS users with a Mac currently enjoy. The Windows phone may be dead, but Windows really might be…
Last night, I donned a Microsoft HoloLens for the second time. It was incredible. I could see objects made of light appear in the real world—and this time, I could freely walk around them without a tether. I even built my own holographic app. It felt so easy.
Why are our digital assistants submissive human women? It’s more than a little sexist, no? But soon, Microsoft’s Cortana will let you change her gender. There will be a male version too.
Microsoft won’t let us take any pictures of its amazing HoloLens headset. Damn them. Here’s the next best thing, though: five animated GIFs. If you want to know what holographic hardware looks like—inside and out—this is the best you’ll get.
We heard the rumors over and over: Android apps are coming to Windows 10. It sounded like a good way to let Windows Phone and Desktop users fill the gaps in the Windows Store—but it isn’t happening. Instead, Microsoft is making it ridiculously easy to port Android apps to the Windows Store. And everything else too:…
Phones are getting bigger. Computers, smaller. And according to Microsoft, soon there won’t be any difference in their software at all. It’s a more radical vision than you’d think.
You’ve heard that Microsoft is trying to build the holodeck, yes? With a visor called Hololens that you wear on your head? It turns out Hololens is a full Windows 10 computer, and using it looks totally awesome.
Microsoft’s developer conference, Build, started early this morning in San Francisco. You know it’s for developers because they’re showing off API code on stage — and you can tune in right now, via livestream. Find out what’s next for Windows!
Confession time: I love Windows. Yes, I work from a MacBook Air every single day, and it’s fine, but I prefer a Windows machine—and I’m really looking forward to Windows 10. That said, there are four things Microsoft hasn’t announced that I really want.
Guys, come on, a little self-respect here.
It's flown under the radar a little bit, but today's the day we see the new Windows. We'll be covering it in depth, but you can watch Microsoft's streamed live here. The keynote begins at 9AM PDT, noon Eastern.
During Microsoft TechEd 2011 in New Zealand, Microsoft showed off something verrrry interesting: a Quad-Core Windows Slate. Reports are unsure if it runs Windows 7 or Windows 8 but more info is supposed to be revealed soon.