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’90s kids rejoice! Microsoft releases the original Windows 3.0 File Manager source code

Microsoft has released the source code for the original, 1990s-era File Manager that is so familiar to all of us who were dragging and dropping on Windows 3.0. The code, which is available on Github u

Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?

Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. It was barely minutes after the Ready Pla

8bitdo’s wireless adapter adds flexibility to Xbox, PlayStation and Switch controllers

Game controller compatibility is a labyrinthine nightmare most of the time: Some controllers work with some platforms some of the time, but it’s very hard to keep track of how and when. 8bitdo&#

HMD/Nokia’s smartphones join Google’s Android One program ‘leading the charge’

Alongside HMD’s big bet on reviving the legendary Nokia brand and business through a licensing deal and a new wave of handsets that it is unveiling today at MWC in Barcelona, the company also an

Microsoft and Xiaomi to collaborate on AI, cloud computing and hardware

After Microsoft signed a deal to test Windows 10 on Xiaomi devices in 2015 and then Xiaomi bought a trove of patents to help run other Microsoft services on its devices in 2016, today the two companie

Microsoft launches Windows 10 on ARM, with HP and ASUS promising 20+ hours of battery life

Windows laptops and tablets have traditionally run on X86 processors from the likes of Intel and AMD. Microsoft experimented with using ARM-based processors when it launched the Surface RT and Windows

Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39

Nearly three years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, the company today announced a major expansion of its availability: 29 more markets in Europe, nearly tripling

Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA

The Dutch data protection authority has concluded that Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system breaches local privacy law on account of its collection of telemetry metadata. The OS has been available

Amazon just gave Windows users access to lower-cost EC2 Elastic GPUs

Last year at AWS re:invent, Amazon introduced a way to get just the right amount of GPU power you needed and nothing more. This week, the company announced it has released new EC2 elastic GPUs just fo

Windows 10 S will fuel Microsoft’s Chromebook competitors

At an event today in New York, Microsoft unveiled its plan to recapture the classroom market share the company has steadily lost to Google’s Chromebook here in the States. Windows 10 S is a streamli

Windows 10 privacy settings still worrying European watchdogs

European Union data protection authorities continue to have privacy-related concerns about Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, despite the company making some tweaks to privacy settings for users

Microsoft makes its Edge browser safer for the enterprise

At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced that it is making its Edge browser more secure in enterprise environments. As Microsoft explained during a press conference ahead of the event, the

Microsoft zaps Windows 10 Anniversary Update login freezing bug

The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 brought a lot of nice features, including OS-level Ink features for stylus devices. But it also brought some nasty bugs along for the ride, including, but not lim

Microsoft teases what looks like a black Surface Book 2

Generally, you don’t see the first spy shots of a new device coming from the company itself, but Microsoft isn’t really following all that many of the rules with its Surface lineup of hous

Microsoft debug policy leak could make Windows Phones useful again

Microsoft looks to have inadvertently made some of its own orphaned devices useful again, after accidentally leaking a debug policy that could allow owners of Windows powered hardware such as earlier

Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Google Now and Apple’s Siri digital assistant. It’s built right into Windows 10 and, while I’ve generally not found it all that useful, it&#82

Microsoft introduces the Desktop App Converter for bringing Win32 apps to the Windows Store

In an announcement met by hoots and hollers from the developers at Build, Microsoft introduced the 'Centennial' desktop app converter. With this, developers can convert their Win32 and .NET apps into

Microsoft: Windows 10 now runs on 270M monthly active devices

Following from the unmitigated disaster that was Windows 8, Windows 10 has been doing rather well for Microsoft. After announcing that its flagship operating system ran on 200 million monthly active d

Microsoft launches first preview of Skype for the Universal Windows Platform

Microsoft today launched a preview of the next version of Skype for Windows 10. This preview, which is now rolling out to Windows Insiders, is the first full Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version

Microsoft’s Personal Assistant Tech, Cortana, Now Generates Reminders From Emails

Microsoft's personal assistant tech Clippy Cortana is getting a few more feathers in its cap, with the company rolling out the ability to push reminders to users based on the contents of their email.
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