Windows

Hulu gets a universal Windows app and Cortana support

Hulu gets a universal Windows app and Cortana support

For many years, I've wondered when Microsoft would get around to having a unified platform. They've had a desktop OS, smartphones, gaming consoles, and even an MP3 player for ages now, but they were always very different devices that only barely communicated with each other. Only with the release of Windows 10 has Microsoft been able to create a truly unified platform. Today, Hulu has joined that platform by releasing their universal Windows 10 app.

Continue Reading

The $199 Lumia 650 shows Microsoft almost gets it

The $199 Lumia 650 shows Microsoft almost gets it

You'd be forgiven, as a Windows Phone fan, for thinking that Microsoft had forgotten about you - or, worse still, knew you were there but just didn't care. For all the fanfare of the Lumia acquisition from Nokia, it's been a case of table scraps rather than a feast of must-have smartphones. In fact, you could argue that Microsoft has been giving more thought to apps for rival platforms like iOS and Android, than it has fleshing out its own mediocre mobile line.

Continue Reading

Microsoft Lumia 650 packs Windows 10 and 5-inch OLED screen

Microsoft Lumia 650 packs Windows 10 and 5-inch OLED screen

Microsoft has announced a new smartphone that will run Windows 10 and is designed to appeal to shoppers on a budget. The smartphone is called the Lumia 650 and will be offered in matte black or matte white colors. The rollout for the new smartphone is set to start in Europe on February 18 with no word on when the device might launch in the US.

Continue Reading

Internet Archive now has, and runs, Windows 3.1 programs

Internet Archive now has, and runs, Windows 3.1 programs

The Internet Archive, perhaps more known for its archive.org address, has an interesting history. What started as a website to hold old copies of web pages for posterity's sake, the archives has become home to the many of the computing world's history, both the highs and the lows, from websites to games and, more recently, even malware. And now, the Internet Archive has added one more important part of history, making available Windows 3.1 programs for yesteryears, and allowing uses not only to view but even run such ancient software in their browsers.

Continue Reading

Windows tablets rose 11% in 2015 at Apple’s expense

Windows tablets rose 11% in 2015 at Apple’s expense

The tablet market had it hard in 2015, with shipments having sunk even further than the previous year. Almost all analysts seem to agree to that. What some of the most popular ones don't seem to see eye to eye is who among those tablet vendors actually won in the market last year, at least relatively speaking. We've seen IDC's analysis of how the large iPad Pro helped put Apple above the crowd. Strategy Analytics, however, paints a slightly different picture. Sure, Apple has the bigger numbers, but Windows tablets are the ones that actually saw the most, in fact only, growth.

Continue Reading

Windows 10 will start automatically installing on older machines

Windows 10 will start automatically installing on older machines

Microsoft surprised people everywhere when they announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. And while it's a good deal, those who haven't yet upgraded are having to deal with constant nagging by the company. And now they've stepped their game up yet again.

Continue Reading

Lenovo YOGA 900 Review — a unique twist on luxury laptops

Lenovo YOGA 900 Review — a unique twist on luxury laptops

When you mention Lenovo, most people think of its black, durable, no-nonsense ThinkPad laptops. That's only a small slice of Lenovo's product lineup, though, and counted among its more ambitious consumer products are the YOGA tablets and laptops. Standing chief among the YOGA products is the YOGA 900, a stylish and powerful laptop with Lenovo's eye-catching watchband hinge.

Continue Reading

Lenovo Yoga 700 Review: a beautiful update to a solid laptop

Lenovo Yoga 700 Review: a beautiful update to a solid laptop

Lenovo is back with an update to its Yoga 3 14, and the successor comes by the name Yoga 700. This model brings with it all the best things a Yoga laptop has to offer, but alongside updated hardware and overall improvements that make for a solid model update. We recently got our hands on the Yoga 700 and took it for a spin; read our full SlashGear review for all the details!

Continue Reading

Conan Exiles: an epic-looking game that might be brutal

Conan Exiles: an epic-looking game that might be brutal

Inside the game Conan Exiles, users will find the ability to play for survival in a brutal wasteland. Only the strong will survive in a global arena where precious resources are few, and the law of the strong reigns supreme. This is not Mad Max. This is Conan. This is an open-world survival game "set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian." This game will be released in an Early Access manner starting this summer, and a "full launch on PC and console" will follow.

Continue Reading

Windows Cortana will snoop through your email to set appointments

Windows Cortana will snoop through your email to set appointments

Cortana was designed in many ways to mimic a personal assistant in Windows. Just say “Hey Cortana” and she'll respond with an answer to a question, or carry out any number of functions for you. Well today she's going to start scanning your emails in order to create helpful reminders in your calendar.

Continue Reading

Dropbox apps for Windows 10 PCs and tablets unveiled

Dropbox apps for Windows 10 PCs and tablets unveiled

Dropbox has announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft that has resulted in a new Windows 10 app designed specifically for tablets and PCs. The new Windows 10 app will be available in the Windows Store some time very soon, and will bring with it a variety of expected and improved features for searching, sharing, and storing, among other things.

Continue Reading

Acer Predator 17 gaming laptop Review: Big Red

Acer Predator 17 gaming laptop Review: Big Red

The Acer Predator 17 is not just a good first-shot from a relatively new gaming line, it's a darn good notebook in and of itself. This laptop is large enough to give you a full gaming experience without being so bulky you'll never move it from your desk. This laptop is also clearly a gaming machine, but doesn't look like you decided on your hardware's look when you were young and foolish. In short - this is the gaming laptop you want if you're not afraid to go big, but don't want to drop cash on just any ol' run-of-the-mill flashy gamer unit.

Continue Reading