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Microsoft was at one point working on a bezel-less Windows Phone, but it cancelled the project in 2014. The unnamed device, which likely would have been a Lumia handset, was going to utilize a display design that has only recently become popular in the market.
Microsoft will stop coming out with new Surface devices by 2019, according to Canalys CEO Steve Brazier and Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci. Neither believe Microsoft wants to continue selling Surface devices since it's not a source of revenue for the company.
A few images of Samsung's unannounced mixed reality headset have leaked online. On Twitter, a user shared the photos, which reveal a seemingly high-end headset that could become a major competitor to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Touch controllers are also pictured.
Despite some rumours suggesting that HP's Windows 10 Mobile smartphones is going to be discontinued, which is also one of the few Windows smartphones that are available at the moment, the company has now confirmed that there are no such plans. HP Elite X3 will not be
Microsoft is holding a mixed reality-centric event on October 3 in San Francisco. The company invited a small number of journalists to the event without describing its contents. It's unknown if we are going to see any new hardware during this presentation.
Support for external keyboards and mice is still on the way for the Xbox One, says Xbox director Mike Ybarra. The Microsoft executive confirmed while speaking at PAX West that keyboard and mouse support are "definitely coming" to the company's game console.
At its IFA 2017 press conference in Berlin, Acer has announced a range of new devices, including updated Swift 5, Spin 5 and Switch 7 Black Edition convertibles. The main change over the predecessors is addition of the latest eighth generation of Intel Core processors, which
Dell has unveiled its own Windows mixed reality headset, the Visor. It's going to use the Windows Mixed Reality platform that's included in the Creators Update. The headset offers two 1,440x1,440 LCD panels, bring it to a higher resolution than the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.
A new version of Windows 10 has been introduced that's intended for powerful workstations. Windows 10 Pro comes with support for up to 6 TB of memory and four processors. It'll become available alongside the upcoming Fall Creators Update. It works with Xeon and Opteron CPUs.
Working with technology from Tobii, Microsoft is going to bring eye tracking support to Windows 10. It's a feature that's meant to help users with disabilities like ALS which can infringe upon people's ability to control the operating system. You'll need hardware from Tobii.
Windows 10's share of the desktop operating system market hasn't been growing particularly fast. Figures from NetMarketShare reveal the OS only gained 5 points during the past year. That's quite a small level of growth and even smaller when you consider Windows 7 gained 2 points.
Petya, a new piece of ransomware that's been spreading through Russia and Ukraine, is now present in the United States. It's also spread to parts of Europe, Asia, and Australia. The malware has affected banking systems in some countries and disabled a Chernobyl monitoring system.
Parts of Windows 10's source code leaked online, Microsoft has confirmed. Files dealing with USB, storage, and WiFi drivers for the operating system appeared on the Beta Archive this week. Microsoft says it confirmed the files are from "code from the Shared Source Initiative."
With the introduction of new Windows 10 S operating system, Microsoft also announced that anyone who wants to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro will be able to do that and for free until December 31, 2017. After then, they will be required to pay $49. The software giant has now confirmed
Windows may be the operating system that's affected by the WannaCrypt ransomware, but Microsoft isn't taking all of the blame. Brad Smith, the company's chief legal officer, has pointed a finger at the US government. The NSA knew about the exploit's existence.
Half a billion devices are using Windows 10 each month, Microsoft revealed during its Build developer conference. The operating system has been growing at about twice the rate of Windows 8. Windows 10 was at 200 million in January 2016 and it reached 270 million in March 2016.
Microsoft is cutting off support for the original version of Windows 10, which was released nearly two years ago in July 2015. Three large updates to the OS have rolled out to users since then. As of May 9, the first version is no longer being updated.
Microsoft has issued a special patch to address a "crazy bad" Windows Defender exploit first reported by Google's Project Zero over the weekend. Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich, two Project Zero researchers, reported the security hole on Twitter.
Two researchers with Google's Project Zero, Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich, have discovered what might be "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory." They revealed their discovery in a tweet over the weekend. The vulnerability is "crazy bad."
Windows 10 reached an install base of 200 million devices in January 2016. More than a year later, the operating system is now being used by around 300 million people each day. Microsoft says it's the best adoption rate it's ever seen for a Windows operating system.