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Game over: Windows 10 update crashes pro gamer’s broadcast session on Twitch

A streaming session of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Twitch was recently terminated thanks to Windows 10's penchant for installing updates without warning. The interruption is a good example of why Microsoft is making a change in the…
Computing

A Russian hacker has 272 million stolen Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail passwords

A Russian hacker, dubbed 'the Collector,' has been trading around 272.3 million email account credentials in Russia's criminal underground. These "credential dumps" are an unfortunate reality, but it's unclear if these accounts have been…
Virtual Reality

New technique fools your brain to make VR more immersive

A research project carried out by Microsoft, USC, and the University of Waterloo uses "perception hacks" to make interactions with physical objects less likely to break immersion.
Computing

Ported versions of utilities on Windows Store suggest Microsoft is testing Centennial

App versions of utilities like Paint and WordPad are showing up on the Windows Store, having been ported to the Universal Windows Platform using tools based on Project Centennial.
Mobile

Apple’s 3D Touch is so last year, Microsoft is working on something even cooler

Apple's 3D Touch might have been the rage last year, but Microsoft's pre-touch display tech could be the rage this year on a Windows Phone or Surface tablet.
Computing

Windows 10 adoption slows to a crawl

Microsoft had high hopes for Windows 10 ahead of its release, but new data suggests that the OS is struggling to maintain the rate at which new users make the switch from previous versions.
Computing

Long overdue video embedding finally comes to OneNote

Microsoft has updated their information organizing software OneNote to automatically embed linked internet videos. While they were at it they also threw in a bunch of separate features per platform.
Mobile

Want to wear Windows 95 on your wrist? You need an Apple Watch – and lots of spare time

Have a lot of extra time on your hands (not only to install it, but to boot it too)? Then check out this installation of Windows 95 on an Apple Watch. Kiss your warranty goodbye though if you try it.
Computing

Computer Deals of the Week: April 29, 2016

This week in computer hardware deals, you can get a Surface 3 for $600 off, in addition to sales on HP's GTX 980 Ti equipped gaming rig, 5K iMacs, and a few more deals that will have your wallets thanking you.
Gaming

Turn 10 announces Forza beta for PC, details what your PC needs to hit the apex

Turn 10 Studios details the system requirements for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, as well as officially announcing that the game's open beta is set to begin next week.
Computing

Cortana is smarter than ever, but now she won't search without Bing and Edge

Cortana, the personal assistant built into Windows 10, is quickly growing into a versatile and intelligent tool, but the latest change may irk some users, as Cortana is now exclusively using Bing and Edge.
Computing

Worried about breaking your Surface Book? This case can survive a 4-foot drop

Wish your Surface Book had a thicker skin? Urban Armor Gear has a new case for Microsoft's laptop that should protect it from drops up to 48 inches on the side, face, or edges, without obstructing ports or fans.