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The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling

November 1, 2018

Let’s start with a basic premise that the vast majority of the world’s workloads remain in private data centers. Cloud infrastructure vendors are working hard to shift those workloads, but technology always moves a lot slower than we think. That is the lens through which many cloud companies operate. The idea that you operate both […]

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This is the Surface Pro 6

November 1, 2018

Surprises? Later, perhaps. But for now, we’re getting pretty much what we expected out of today’s big Surface event — which is to say some refreshing of existing Surface products. First up is the latest version of the long-running Surface Pro. As expected, the device looks pretty much exactly like its predecessor, save for a […]

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Sports and tech heavyweights pay tribute to late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

October 28, 2018

Paul Allen won't just be remembered in the tech world, but for his sporting and philanthropy efforts too.Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death has prompted heartfelt tributes from tech luminaries, but he’s also been lauded for his work in sports and philanthropy. Allen passed away on Monday, his family confirmed, after […]

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Googles latest hardware innovation: Price

October 16, 2018

With its latest consumer hardware products, Google’s prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, tablet and smart home device, all available at prices well below their direct competitors. Where Apple and Samsung are pushing prices of its latest products even higher, Google is seemingly happy to […]

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This is Microsofts Surface Studio 2

October 15, 2018

One last piece of hardware from today’s Microsoft event. The company issued an update to what is arguably the most compelling member of the Surface family. The company’s innovative iMac competitor, the Surface Studio got a refresh today, as expected. As with the other products announced at today’s event, things look pretty similar on the, […]

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Google Slides gets real-time automated captions

October 13, 2018

Google is adding an interesting new feature to its Slides presentation tool today that allows you to enable real-time automated captions to your live presentations. That’s a great feature for those who are hard of hearing or deaf, as well as those who understand better when they can read instead of listen. The new feature […]

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The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now available

October 3, 2018

Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 update is now available. The company made the announcement at a small press event in New York, though it’s obviously no surprise that Microsoft decided to roll out the October update in the month that gave it its name. As usual, these rollouts take a while. […]

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Microsoft will end support for Skype Classic in November

September 28, 2018

This summer, Microsoft pushed off the inevitable end of Skype Classic (7.0) support after a fair bit of user backlash. Nearly a month after the original September deadline, the company announced today that it’s going to pull the plug in November — for real this time. The company is killing Skype 7 support on the […]

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Magic Leap vs. Microsoft HoloLens: Which is the better AR experience?

September 25, 2018

The Magic Leap OneImage: Magic Leap I first tried out Microsoft HoloLens a few years ago, a few months before its launch as a developer tool, and came away with similar impressions that many tech journalists had at the time: the tech was intriguing and impressive in some ways, but its limited field of view […]

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Skype rolls back its redesign by ditching stories, squiggles and over-the-top color

September 21, 2018

Just over a year after Skype introduced a colorful, Snapchat-inspired makeover which included its own version of “stories,” the company says it’s now going to refocus on simplicity – and it’s ditching stories along the way. The redesign had been met with a lot of backlash. Skype had clearly wanted to appeal to a more […]

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