Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Six Laptops to Check Out This Black Friday
The good news: Some are on sale for roughly $100.
Four Ultra-Thin Laptops to Consider Buying
Take a look at how these “ultrabooks” hold up against the Apple gold standard.
Microsoft's New Retail Store Is a Big Nerd Playground
Microsoft's new store is like an Apple store combined with a rowdy gaming hub.
Four Advantages That a Surface Pro 4 Has Over iPad Pro
Should you get Microsoft's newest tablet over Apple's?
Five Things to Take Away From Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event
Laptops and tablets and holograms and phones, oh my!
Microsoft Reveals Its First-Ever Laptop, the Surface Book
“Ounce for ounce, the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made.”
Is Information Held on an Irish Cloud in the U.S. Jurisdiction?
A court on September 9 will test whether Microsoft was right to resist handing over emails.
Has the Smartphone Made Up for Stagnant Wages?
Economists who say tech is killing middle-class wages aren’t accounting for all the cool stuff we don’t pay for.
Does a U.S. Warrant Apply to Data Stored on a Foreign Server?
Microsoft says emphatically no. The old-fashioned way of obtaining a warrant is still good.
Should You Do Windows?
Twenty years ago today, Windows 95 forever changed the market for PC software.
Using Windows 10? Microsoft Is Watching
Tucked away in Microsoft's terms and conditions is a substantial power grab.
Solitaire Is Back on Windows 10, but Microsoft Wants You to Pay to Play Ad-Free
Removing the ads costs $1.49 a month, or $9.99 a year.
Upgrading to Windows 10—and 5 Reasons Why You'll Want to Wait
There are a couple reasons why you may want to set the download for later, rather than sooner.
U.S. Navy Pays Microsoft $9 M a Year to Use Windows XP
Instead of upgrading, the Navy pays millions to Microsoft to use the dead operating system.
Microsoft Shows Minecraft With a Hololens Headset
Microsoft demonstrated its Hololens technology with Minecraft, one of the highest-selling video games of all time.
The World Bill Gates Predicted Has Come True
Last century, the Microsoft founder speculated on the digital future. Here are 15 things he got spot-on.
Bucking Industry Norms, Amazon Keeps Government Requests for Data Secret
After the NSA scandal, most major tech companies have been transparent about which governments are asking for customer data.
Facebook’s Working on a Social Network for the Office
The tech giant is looking to reach beyond its approximately 1.35 billion monthly active users.
Apple Is Monitoring Your Searches
But there is a way to opt out.
Microsoft Exec.: There's No Gender Pay Gap Here
"We are in fact in good shape. Men and women get paid equally at Microsoft," Satya Nadella said
Why Is It Called Windows 10 When There Was No Windows 9?
Microsoft’s new operating system name leaves some confused
Microsoft Buying Minecraft Maker for $2.5 Billion, Lead Developer Quitting
The game's creator announced he would not make the transition to Microsoft
China Bans Government Use of Microsoft's Windows 8
The official Xinhua news agency said the ban was to ensure computer security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system
Microsoft Gives XP Users One Last Fix Despite Killing Support
"We decided to fix it, fix it fast, and fix it for all our customers," a spokesman said
Video Surfaces of Microsoft's Version of Apple's Siri, Cortana Assistant
Just a day after new screenshots of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant leaked, a video of the setup process has been published on YouTube.
Tech Companies Offer a Peek at NSA Data Requests
Between 15,000 to 15,999 Microsoft accounts were the subject of FISA court orders in the first half of 2013