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


@neowin.net | 12 days 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


@neowin.net | 2 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


@neowin.net | 3 months ago

Firefox shows ads for Booking.com 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


@neowin.net | 3 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


@neowin.net | 3 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


@neowin.net | 3 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


@neowin.net | 4 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


@neowin.net | 5 months 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


@neowin.net | 5 months 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


@neowin.net | 5 months 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


@neowin.net | 6 months 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


@neowin.net | 6 months 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


@neowin.net | 7 months 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


@neowin.net | 8 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 9 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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


@neowin.net | 10 months 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 Mix.com which improves on StumbleUpon. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago

Microsoft announces upcoming OneDrive improvements

At the SharePoint Conference North America event, Microsoft announced a slew of improvements to OneDrive which will be rolling out over the coming months, including an improved sharing experience. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago

Android usage stats for May shows Nougat domination with slight gains for Oreo

Since the Android usage stats arrived late last month, it's no surprise that the list of different versions have barely moved in the last few weeks. However, it does show a trend - slow adoption. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago

Ubuntu Linux is coming to Windows 10 on ARM

At Microsoft's Build 2018 developer conference today, the company announced that the Ubuntu app in the Microsoft Store will soon support Windows 10 on ARM PCs, rather than only x64 devices. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago

Intel's first discrete GPU could be shown off at CES next year

After using building AMD GPUs into its processors earlier this year, Intel looks set to launch its own discrete GPUs with a possible reveal coming at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2019. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago

Microsoft ups revenue share for developers in the online Store to 95%

Microsoft pre-emptively upped the ante this week, with an update coming later this year which increases the share which is paid to developers who target its Windows 10 platform and devices. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago

WhatsApp afflicted by new text bug causing app and phone crashes

It has been discovered that a specially crafted message containing invisible formatting characters can cause WhatsApp to become unresponsive or even take down the operating system on mobile devices. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago

Google Chrome is freezing intermittently with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

It appears that the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is causing some issues with Google Chrome, with the browser intermittently freezing up without any justifiable reason on machines with different specs. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago

Firefox Quantum 59.0.3

Firefox has been rebuilt from the ground up to be faster and more powerful than ever. This includes a new CSS engine that has state-of-the-art innovations and is blazingly fast. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 months ago