While Google Glass might be in some sort ofpost-Explorer limbo, the company is dabbling in the world of augmented reality. Today, Launchpad Toys announced that it was being acquired by the search giant. The company posted the news to its site: We’re proud to announce that our little toy company is...
Software giant Microsoft is in the process of trying to reinvent itself, and part of that reinvention evidently involves acquiring startups that have created products that compete with its own. The latest acquisition is calendar app maker Sunrise, which Microsoft shelled out at least $100 million for according to...
Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana can now predict the result of Premier League matches, but it’s not good news for Spurs or Everton fans. The company announced late last year that it was bringing Premier League forecasts to its Bing Predicts feature. Now those predictions are baked intoWindows Phone 8.1. Cortana’s picks for...
The original Raspberry Pi has been extremely popular, now it’s time for the sequel. The Raspberry Pi Foundation and element14 have revealed the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in London this morning. The board is six times faster than the previous model, the Raspberry Pi Model B+, with a jump to...
Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription? Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an...
We've been hearing for months that Samsung may be designing the Galaxy S6 "from scratch," but now we might have a better idea of what that actually means. Blog Phone Arena published a photo that reportedly shows an early prototype of the Galaxy S6. The shape of the phone is...
Twitter has finally added group direct messages (DMs) to its service. If you use the service as a way to privately communicate with friends, family and random celebrities, you will soon be able to communicate with more than one person (or brand) at a time. Rolling out over the next...
At the Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, the company unveiled a new VR experience for the platform, calling it the “next step” of computing. Windows Holographic is a headset you wear that makes holograms appear in real life; so it’s more of an augmented reality device.
Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake. Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users...
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