Last night, I donned a Microsoft HoloLens for the second time. It was incredible. I could see objects made of light appear in the real world—and this time, I could freely walk around them without a tether. I even built my own holographic app. It felt so easy.
Why are our digital assistants submissive human women? It’s more than a little sexist, no? But soon, Microsoft’s Cortana will let you change her gender. There will be a male version too.
We’ve seen it demoed on stage. We used a janky (but amazing) prototype—but until today we’ve never actually seen Microsoft’s real holographic headset in person. Now, here it is: a weird, futuristic visor with four visible cameras, two speakers and what looks like six buttons.
We already knew that the next version of Windows was slated to arrive sometime this summer (and for free!)—but it wasn’t completely clear what that meant.
Both Start Menu-lovin’ Microsoft maniacs and amateur engineers should froth over this news: Arduino and Microsoft are teaming up to make Windows 10 the first Arduino-certified operating system.
Microsoft won’t let us take any pictures of its amazing HoloLens headset. Damn them. Here’s the next best thing, though: five animated GIFs. If you want to know what holographic hardware looks like—inside and out—this is the best you’ll get.
Every year, Microsoft does this thing called Build. It’s a wonderful nerd party where crowds erupt into applause over new debugging tools and coding software. It’s kind of the best.
Soon, the Apple Watch will wirelessly monitor your glucose level. But you know what? The Microsoft Band can do that too. This is just one of many apps that will come to the formerly-unimpressive Band—thanks to a new ability to turn web data into live tiles for the wearable.
We heard the rumors over and over: Android apps are coming to Windows 10. It sounded like a good way to let Windows Phone and Desktop users fill the gaps in the Windows Store—but it isn’t happening. Instead, Microsoft is making it ridiculously easy to port Android apps to the Windows Store. And everything else too:…
Phones are getting bigger. Computers, smaller. And according to Microsoft, soon there won’t be any difference in their software at all. It’s a more radical vision than you’d think.
You’ve heard that Microsoft is trying to build the holodeck, yes? With a visor called Hololens that you wear on your head? It turns out Hololens is a full Windows 10 computer, and using it looks totally awesome.
One of the most exciting additions to Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system is the IE browser killer, Project Spartan. We’ve been excited for months and months, but Spartan was never even meant to be the new browser’s final name, but today Microsoft revealed the official moniker of its next-gen window to…
Microsoft’s developer conference, Build, started early this morning in San Francisco. You know it’s for developers because they’re showing off API code on stage — and you can tune in right now, via livestream. Find out what’s next for Windows!
Confession time: I love Windows. Yes, I work from a MacBook Air every single day, and it’s fine, but I prefer a Windows machine—and I’m really looking forward to Windows 10. That said, there are four things Microsoft hasn’t announced that I really want.