What Microsofts Antitrust Case Teaches Us About Silicon Valley

February 15, 2018

In the twilight of the 20th century, Bill Gates was well and truly a tentacular squid, with his sucker-covered limbs extending into every level of the computer industry. The one area that Gates didn’t dominate: the World Wide Web. And how he tried to conquer that newfangled internet led to an epic court battle that continues to shape how the world sees the five-headed beast that Big Tech has become….


Find deals on Samsung smart TVs, wireless chargers, Dell computers, and the Xbox One X

February 5, 2018

Bluetooth earbuds, wireless chargers, and smartphones are also on sale.Image: tech bargains Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Yo, team Xbox: As you probably heard, Microsoft just made their Xbox Game Pass even better, allowing subscribers to play Xbox One-exclusive games on the day they’re released with…


We saw pole-dancing robots at CES and it changed everything

January 15, 2018

Image: mashable/ Bridget Bennett On Monday, the world’s largest piece sorority — Sapphire Gentleman’s Club — became something else: The most incendiary prowes show in Las Vegas. All week, in Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show takes over the city. CES is the biggest tech trade picture of its first year — a veritable debutante dance for electronics brands, and whatever they’re reeling out to the public( and the press) that…


Stock up on smart home devices, laptops, headphones, and more tech with these sweet deals

December 6, 2017

The holiday browse season is just getting started . Image: techbargains Just to let you know, if you buy something featured now, Mashable might deserve an affiliate commission. If you missed anyone on your holiday directory, is a requirement to up your residence tech game before the working party start, or are simply ready to treat yourself, TechBargains is here for you. SEE ALSO: Get a WeMo mini smart plug…


Review: Microsoft Surface Book 2

November 23, 2017

Microsoft's Surface devices defy easy description. Even Microsoft itself has never quite known what to call them. It's the one device for everything in your life. It's a tablet that can replace your laptop. It's powerful as a laptop, lighter than air. It's powered by beautiful. In reality, the Surface is all those things—and none of them. The Surface Book 2, on the other hand, is really only one thing:…


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

November 3, 2017

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 the total number of countries where you can buy the device up to 39. The news shows that while we don’t have a firm number of how many units have been sold, we do know that Microsoft is banking on the device, a…


Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

October 2, 2017

Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual exercise, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the power of a physical in-store experience — a lesson that Microsoft is taking to heart. Today the company announced it will be opening a new flagship store in London in Regent Street near Oxford Circus — just a stone’s (or an iPhone’s) throw from the Apple flagship store…


Microsoft’s Surface devices are fine and there’s probably nothing to worry about

September 4, 2017

Image: Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images Microsoft is on the defense after Consumer Reports withdrew its recommendation for the Surface Pro and Surface Book computers last week, alleging the devices had poor reliability. The non-profit publication reported its survey of 90,000 tablet and laptop owners found that about “25 percent of Microsoft laptops and tablets will present their owners with problems by the end of the second year of ownership.”…


Goodnight Sweet Prince

August 25, 2017

Artwork by Jim’ll Paint It When word spread that Microsoft was planning to ‘deprecate’ MS Paint in its next Windows 10 Update, the Internet rallied in a collective uproar against the plan. An outpouring of sadness, nostalgia and protest ensued at the loss of the 32-year-old program and Microsoft has since backtracked, saying it will still remove Paint from the next Windows 10 update but make the program available on…


Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

August 17, 2017

Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death Microsofts next Windows 10 update, called the list. Paint 3D. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian Falling under the deprecated column for apps that are not in active development and might be removed in future releases, Microsoft Paints ticket has been called and now its only a matter of time before it is removed…