Microsoft is working to bring 64-bit Intel app emulation to Windows on ARM

Current Windows on ARM PCs can only run native ARM64 apps and emulated 32-bit Intel apps, but that's all going to change. Microsoft is working to bring 64-bit emulation to the platform. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Microsoft's Edge browser is officially coming to Linux soon

During a session at its Ignite 2019 conference today, Microsoft confirmed that its Chromium-based Edge browser is coming to Linux, something that the company has previously teased. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Microsoft patents story creation system with auto-generated content

Microsoft's latest patent features a system that comprises of story creation and storytelling mechanisms involved with production of user-created content, which help in forming a background story. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Microsoft rolls back decision to take away internal usage rights from partners

Microsoft posted an update today about its decision to repeal internal usage rights for its partners, effectively reversing the decision. The company said it heard feedback loud and clear. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

YouTube and UMG to Remaster Older Music Videos in HD

YouTube and Universal Music Group have partnered in order to remaster hundreds of old music videos with HD video and better audio quality. The enhanced videos can be found at the original videos' URL. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

New Windows 10 zero-day gets published to GitHub by SandboxEscaper

A new Windows 10 zero-day has surfaced on Github. The vulnerability, which Microsoft isn't believed to have been forewarned about, was released by SandboxEscaper who has previously released zero-days. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Twitter admits to 'accidentally' sharing some iOS location data with a partner

Twitter has admitted that it accidentally shared the location data of a subset of iOS users with a "trusted partner". However, the bug has now been resolved and the data has apparently been deleted. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Microsoft won't be removing Paint from Windows 10 for now

Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc confirmed today that the classic Paint will remain in Windows 10 for the time being and will be available as part of the May 2019 Update. Its removal alert is also gone. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

The Windows Media Center SDK Is Now (Unofficially) on GitHub

A former Microsoft employee has uploaded the SDK for the Windows Media Center to GitHub, giving fans the chance to look into the feature that was removed from Windows 10 back in 2015. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Google features that Microsoft turned off in Chromium Edge

Microsoft released the first public builds of its new Chromium-powered Edge browser today. But while there are a lot of similarities to Google's Chrome browser, there were some features removed. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Mozilla launches Reference Browser for Android, a testing bed for new features

Mozilla has announced a new test program for the future of its mobile browsers. This will arrive in the form of a new Reference Browser, which will serve as a testing ground for future products. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Firefox 69 will have Flash disabled by default

Mozilla has announced that Adobe Flash will be disabled in Firefox 69 which is due for release in September 2019. Mozilla plans to remove the plugin from its browser entirely in 2020. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Firefox shows ads for in New Tab page

Firefox 64.0 has been spotted serving a hotel booking ad in the snippet section of its New Tab page. That section is traditionally used to provide updates from Mozilla concerning its services. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Microsoft patents a magnetic USB-C port

A new patent filed by Microsoft hints that the company might be planning to re-imagine the USB-C connector with magnetic latching mechanisms, bringing the benefits of both worlds to future devices. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Microsoft Edge still more power efficient than Chrome and Firefox

Microsoft has quietly run battery tests with its Edge browser in Windows 10 October 2018 Update, once again finding it to be more power efficient than Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

F-word removed from Linux code comments in favour of 'hug'

Several patches have been submitted to the Linux kernel which drop the F-word in favour of 'hug'. The change was made to make the project more inclusive in line with the Code of Conduct. | Continue reading | 11 months ago

Apple T2 Security Chip Removes Linux Support from Some Newer Macs

Documentation for the Apple T2 Security Chip, a component found in the new Mac Mini among other devices, reveals that Linux will not be able to be installed due to certificate incompatibility. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Microsoft is sharing Indian bank customers' data with U.S. intelligence agencies

Per the Reserve Bank of India, Microsoft has been sharing the data of customers of Indian banks that utilize Office 365, in order to comply with demands from U.S. intelligence agencies. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

WhatsApp to start showing ads in the Status tab

The Facebook-owned messaging service has confirmed that it will use the Status tab to serve up ads to its users, which will serve as the primary monetization method for the app going forward. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Microsoft unveils the Cortana powered noise-cancelling Surface Headphones

Microsoft today unveiled Surface Headphones at its event in New York. The headphones employ noise cancellation and have Cortana built in. They will be available in the US and UK during the holidays. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Apple demands hefty $9B price tag from Google for default search on iOS

It seems Apple has gouged the price for default search engine privileges on iOS threefold to a whopping $9 billion this year, a price Google is only too eager to pay in order to keep Bing at bay. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Microsoft introduces AI solution to detect mobile bank fraud in less than 2 secs

In a new solution guide, Microsoft has explained how to create an Azure-based solution to detect mobile bank fraud within two seconds, helping mitigate fraudulent transactions and SIM swap attacks. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Lazy loading available on Chrome Canary builds

Google is currently working on built-in lazy loading capabilities in Chrome, which allow for significantly faster page load times, as only specific website elements will be loaded instead of all. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Mozilla executive claims that Google has made YouTube slower on Edge and Firefox

A Mozilla executive has claimed that Google has made YouTube almost five times slower on competing browsers such as Edge and Firefox by using a deprecated API only supported on Chrome. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

UK government promises fiber for everyone by 2033

According to the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review published today, the UK government is doubling down on its fiber network coverage with full fiber networks being deployed nationwide by 2033. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

AT&T announces that it will bring 5G to three new U.S. cities

AT&T has been talking up 5G service for quite some time. The firm is announcing cities where the service will be available, adding three new locations, in addition to the three previously confirmed. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Google Assistant gets colorful new interface when selecting voice options

Google has injected some fun into the menu for its Assistant. When selecting from the available voices instead of each one carrying a mundane label they will now be assigned a random color. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review: It's Way Better Than a Surface Pro

Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a huge upgrade from last year's model, with full U-series processors, a larger screen, a better kickstand, and more. Here's our review of the tablet PC. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

MSFT partners with RADWIN to deliver broadband internet to rural communities

Microsoft is aiming to deliver TV white space solutions to underdeveloped communities all over the world. To that end, it will be collaborating with broadband hardware manufacturing company, RADWIN. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Facebook reportedly to buy UK AI firm to help fight fake news

Facebook is allegedly buying Bloomsbury AI, a UK-based firm, for around $27 million. Facebook is interested in the firm because its technology might help it tackle its fake news problem. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

HTC to layoff 1,500 employees from its Taiwanese manufacturing division – Neowin

HTC today announced that it will be laying off 1,500 employees from its Taiwanese manufacturing division. This move comes just after the company sold a large part of its smartphone R&D to Google. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Panos Panay Teases the Surface Phone on Twitter

Microsoft's Panos Panay, took to Twitter today thanking LG's display wing for a hinged, dual-display device that is almost certainly a tease for the company's fabled Surface Phone. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Tech giant Tencent has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member

The Chinese tech giant, Tencent, has joined The Linux Foundation as a Platinum member. Being a Platinum member allows the firm to get a seat at the foundation's Board of Directors. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Google makes file transfers four times faster in Files Go

The tech giant is today rolling out an update to its Files Go app which focuses on the local file sharing feature, bringing transfer speeds that are up to four times higher, as well as more security. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Google Earth gains the ability to measure distance and surface area

Google has introduced a new tool that allows users to measure the distance between two points or the surface area of a region. The tool is available on the web and Android, and "coming soon" to iOS. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Steve Ballmer's advice for Facebook and Google on their legal woes

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks tech giants should try and address issues with regulators as amicably and as quickly as possible, cautioning them against a combative approach. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

U.S. lawmakers hit out at Google over ties to Huawei

U.S. lawmakers have written to the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai. They expressed their concerns over the Google-Huawei partnership because of links they said Huawei has to the Chinese Communist Party. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Google and Unity team up to build tools for developing connected games

Google's partnership with Unity is meant to help developers build and scale connected games on Google Cloud from within the Unity ecosystem, with an initial focus on real-time multiplayer experiences. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

BitTorrent has been sold to blockchain startup for an alleged $140M

The renowned purveyor of peer-to-peer sharing software such as BitTorrent and μTorrent has been sold to blockchain entrepreneur Justin Sun's Tron, allegedly for a dazzling $140 million price. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Debian Project makes call for Debian 10 artwork proposals

The Debian Project has opened submissions for Debian 10 artwork proposals. If your artwork is chosen as default it will be present on the installer, login screen, desktop wallpaper, t-shirts and more. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Microsoft purchases video learning platform Flipgrid

Today, Microsoft announced that it's purchasing Flipgrid, a video learning platform that's used by 20 million people around the world. The company will make the service free for schools. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

More evidence points to a free version of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft's Slack competitor Teams could be set to introduce a free tier if newly discovered documentation is any indication. Currently, the service requires an Office 365 subscription. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Google is limiting Chrome extension installation to the Chrome Web Store

Google wants to make the Chrome extension installation process more transparent. Starting today and expanding over the summer, new extensions will have to be installed from the Chrome Web Store. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Nvidia's “infinite resolution” patent could be a game changer

Nvidia has filed a new patent for a technology called "infinite resolution", which could fundamentally change how game graphics are rendered and play a big role in future-proofing them. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Microsoft unveils new deployment options for Windows Autopilot

Windows Autopilot has a new "Self-deploying mode" to extend the zero-touch experience from IT to the user deploying the device and a new reset feature to redeploy Intune-managed Windows 10 devices. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Facebook takes on Twitch with a new video gaming portal

Facebook is testing a new video hub which contains a vast library of gaming videos curated based on creators and games people follow as well as the pages they like or groups they belong to. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Mozilla announces $225,000 for projects examining AI's effects on society

Mozilla has announced a new pot of cash that it intends to disperse among seven projects to help them highlight the potential downsides to artificial intelligence on society. It has pledged $225,000. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

StumbleUpon closing after 16 years, accounts can be migrated to Mix

The website discovery service, StumbleUpon, will shut down at the end on June and it's co-founder is encouraging users to migrate their accounts to which improves on StumbleUpon. | Continue reading | 1 year ago