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Shelly Palmer Helps Richard Quest Complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Research

Shelly Palmer Helps Richard Quest Complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Research

Shelly Palmer helps Richard Quest complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research. ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Google’s Next Decade on CNNi’s Quest Means Business

Shelly Palmer Talks About Google’s Next Decade on CNNi’s Quest Means Business

Shelly Palmer talks about Google's next decade on CNNi's Quest Means Business. ...

Microsoft’s First Chromebook Competitor is a $199 HP Laptop

Microsoft’s First Chromebook Competitor is a $199 HP Laptop

Microsoft announced that it would be working with its partners to release ultra-low-cost Windows laptops just over a month ago, and now thanks to a leak from MobileGeeks, it looks like HP will release one of the first of these ultra-low-cost computers. The HP Stream 14 is a 14-inch, Windows 8.1 computer that is expected to ...

Windows Phone Doesn’t Have Snapchat, But Now it Has WindUp

Windows Phone Doesn’t Have Snapchat, But Now it Has WindUp

There's no official Snapchat app for Windows Phone right now, but don't worry -- Microsoft is offering an equivalent that might do in a pinch. The new WindUp app covers very similar ground, letting you send media and messages that disappear after a set amount of time; you're supposed to "wind up" your friends by giving them ...

Microsoft Urges Windows 7 Users to Uninstall an Update Causing the ‘Blue Screen of Death’

Microsoft Urges Windows 7 Users to Uninstall an Update Causing the ‘Blue Screen of Death’

Microsoft on Friday quietly recommended that customers uninstall one of last week's security updates after users reported that it crippled their computers with the infamous "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD). The update, identified as MS14-045 in Microsoft's numbering, was one of nine released on "Patch Tuesday," Aug. 12, was ...

Microsoft Research Turned a Smartphone Camera into a Cheap Kinect

Microsoft Research Turned a Smartphone Camera into a Cheap Kinect

Microsoft's been awfully busy at this year's SIGGRAPH conference: embers of the company's research division have already illustrated how they can interpret speech based on the vibrations of a potato chip bag and turn shaky camera footage into an experience that feels like flying. Look at the list of projects Microsofties ...

Report: Microsoft Will Preview Windows 9 in September

Report: Microsoft Will Preview Windows 9 in September

Microsoft is aiming to deliver a "technology preview" of its Windows "Threshold" operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named. And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the "servicability" front, those who install the tech preview will ...

Microsoft Almost Renamed Internet Explorer to Escape its Image

Microsoft Almost Renamed Internet Explorer to Escape its Image

Microsoft has had "passionate" discussions about renaming Internet Explorer to distance the browser from its tarnished image, according to answers from members of the developer team given in a reddit Ask Me Anything session on Thursday. In spite of significant investment in the browser—with the result that Internet ...

YouTube Has a New TV Interface on Xbox One (Other Platforms Coming Soon)

YouTube Has a New TV Interface on Xbox One (Other Platforms Coming Soon)

YouTube launched a redesigned HTML5-based TV interface on Thursday that will put a stronger emphasis on your playlists and the channels you subscribe to. This new version is rolling out for the Xbox One now and will find its way to other connected devices like the PS3, Roku, smart TVs, streaming players and Blu-ray players ...

These Are the Best and Worst Browsers for Laptop Battery Life

These Are the Best and Worst Browsers for Laptop Battery Life

Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop's battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind('s laptop batteries). You really should go read ...