Our guide to the 50 most wondrous, wantable and occasionally wacky gadgets that debuted at the show.  (Read More...)

This year we’ve seen all kind of amazing new products shown off at CES, including a room-scale gaming experience without a VR headset, razor-thin HDTVs, drones and autonomous vehicles galore. But perhaps the most exciting things shown off at CES 2017 are new iterations of a device we all know and love: the good old fashioned laptop. Here are the cutting-edge and notable (or just bizarre) models that rise above the crowd of cookie-cutter refreshes and processor updates.  (Read More...)

Nowhere is it more prevalent than at CES that Microsoft is eating Apple’s lunch. I wrote a bit about this a few weeks ago, when I made the argument that Apple’s lost. We haven’t seen much in the way of groundbreaking innovations from Apple, at least in terms of things that other companies haven’t done or aren’t capable of doing, since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad. Meanwhile, at CES, it’s becoming more and more clear that Microsoft and its partners are now innovating more than ever.  (Read More...)

The cars of the future won’t just be self-driving. At CES 2017, CNET’s Kara Tsuboi shows us how car makers are envisioning a future where our cars talk to our homes and controls hover in the air.  (Read More...)

There seems to be two big ways to get some attention for your new PC at CES 2017. One is to make a bold, powerful gaming system like the triple-screen Project Valerie from Razer. The other is to bring a new two-in-one hybrid that blurs the line between laptop and tablet. These flipping, folding, transforming touchscreen laptops were everywhere at the show, from inexpensive Chromebooks to high-end business hybrid.  (Read More...)

Think Apple’s new MacBook is expensive? It’s got nothing on the latest laptop from Acer.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the computer maker unveiled the Predator 21 X, which its makers say is the first notebook computer with a curved screen. But forget about the features: the real jaw dropper here is its price: $8,999.  (Read More...)

January 9, 2017

January 16, 2017

Microsoft says it is directly gaining from the subdued reaction to Apple’s newest MacBook Pros.

In a blog post issued Monday, the Windows maker said that November was its “best month ever for consumer Surface sales,” and that “more people are switching from Macs to Surface than ever before.”  (Read More...)

It’s a fascinating time to purchase a PC. While Apple has managed to incite a firestorm around the MacBook by toning down performance and stripping out ports, the Windows hardware ecosystem has marched forward in recent years relatively unabated. We now have Windows 10, Microsoft’s most robust and fleshed-out operating system in almost a decade. We’re also experiencing a surge in experimental electronics that rely on the added power of the desktop and laptop, led by the burgeoning world of virtual and augmented reality.  (Read More...)

Silicon Valley investor and Donald Trump transition-team member Peter Thiel says Apple is past its peak.

Here's what he said in a Q&A with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times when he was asked to confirm or deny that "the age of Apple is over":

"Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It's not the fault of Tim Cook, but it's not an area where there will be any more innovation."  (Read More...)

CES 2017 just wrapped up, and with it, we got a clear peek into the major trends that will dominate PCs over the rest of the year. Many of the important advancements are really continuations of previous ideas, some of which had lost prominence but now are surging back to the front thanks to new devices. In other words, what’s old is new again, but that doesn’t dampen the way it will change the computing world in 2017.  (Read More...)

While I'd be the last person to argue one can't learn quite a lot about important tech products and trends by reading about them online, there's still a tremendous amount of value and insight to be gleaned from an experience like CES.

Much of this naturally comes from all the opportunities the world's biggest tech and electronics conference provides to try out products and speak with exhibitors and industry executives. But some of it also stems from how a conference as massive as CES, one bringing in thousands of exhibitors and featuring a ton of product launches, can give a birds-eye view of where major markets appear to be headed.  (Read More...)

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At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person on the planet to achieve more.  For students, we are committed to enabling better learning and preparation for the future through software and devices built for the modern era.  (Read More...)

After graduating from high school, Joshua Lawrence settled into a comfortable, successful career as a structural steel draftsman, producing detailed drawings for welders and high-rise building projects. Precise and mathematical, he excelled in his field and started his own drafting business.  (Read More...)

This week we are celebrating Computer Science Education Week around the globe.

In this “age of acceleration,” in which advances in technology and the globalization of business are transforming entire industries and society itself, it’s more critical than ever for everyone to be digitally literate, especially our kids.
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Technology tends to creep up on us and before we know it is an essential part of our lives. In the home we're already seeing increasing numbers of smart devices like thermostats and light bulbs, but what else is on the horizon?

Electronics company RS Components has produced an interactive graphic showing some of the things we can look forward too.  (Read More...)

HP is doing a good job of focusing on growth and emerging areas while still supporting legacy markets for the volume it provides. HP is investing a lot into innovation and taking risks and it’s really starting to show with their latest products like the HP Spectre, HP ENVY Curved AIO, Folio G1, the Elite X3 smartphone. The premium Windows notebook and 2-in-1 market is growing and HP has amped up their premium notebook game over the course of the past few years more than any company I track.  (Read More...)

“My Surface is the only means I have to express myself outside of my head to the physical world – seriously; it makes such a big difference to my life and my studies.  As a person with Autism it’s an imperative tool to communicate with others.” – Soon Flynn, Ph.D. student studying Biology at Arizona State University. (Read More...)

February 13, 2017

One day before Betsy DeVos's controversial appointment as the nation’s secretary of education, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee made a historic announcement: Starting next fall, community college will be free to all California residents who’ve lived in the city for at least one year.  (Read More...)

The education technology forecast for 2017 could perhaps be described in a single word: change. "We're now on an exponential pace of technological change," said Daniel Christian, adjunct faculty member and senior instructional designer at Michigan's Calvin College. "Several technologies continue to converge, new forms of human-computer interaction are gaining visibility and traction, and more. The next few years will be interesting indeed!"  (Read More...)

The humble bee has a lot of responsibility. In addition to producing millions of hundreds of millions of pounds honey every year, they’re also one of the many species of pollinators that help plants reproduce. 
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Super Bowl XL’s halftime show had a special spin to it with a starting performance by Intel's recently engineered shooting star drones, before Lady Gaga took to the stage. (Read More...)

We are fresh into the new year, and it's the perfect time to think about the technology trends that are poised to emerge in 2017.

What are we going to see more of this year?

Barbara Ciaramitaro, an IT and cybersecurity professor at Walsh College, stopped by Broadcast House to talk about her predictions.  (Read More...)

March 28, 2017

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person on the planet to achieve more.  For students, we are committed to enabling better learning and preparation for the future through software and devices built for the modern era.  (Read More...)

In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago we showed off a new Cortana feature all about reminders.

Now, our favorite digital personal assistant can automatically remind you to do things you mentioned in emails! Did you promise someone a report by 5 p.m.? Cortana* will remind you about it before your deadline.  
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Worldwide sales of Chromebooks are expected to reach 7.3 million units this year, representing a 27% increase from 2014, according to a report from Gartner Research. The biggest consumer of Chromebooks is the education market, and Google is continuing to go after enterprise sales with initiatives like Chrome for Work.(Read More...)

Kaby Lake is the latest generation of CPUs from Intel following the undeniably successful Skylake generation, and so far we can say it’s been a roaring triumph. Not only does Intel’s Kaby Lake micro-architecture power the world's thinnest convertible laptop, but reportedly even the MacBook Pro will make the switch. 
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