Windows RT Is Finally, Mercifully Dead

This is a story I’ve always wanted to write. In the wake of Microsoft’s frankly excellent Windows 10 presentation yesterday, Redmond is finally killing off Windows RT. Hooray!


Windows 10's Big Step Back Is Actually A Huge Step Forward 

Microsoft has made mistakes. It knows this. But as the company proved today at its Windows 10 HOLOGRAPHIC GOGGLES launch event, it’s also not going to stop pushing user interface design into the future. It’s just getting smarter about it.


Acer's Tough New Chromebooks Are Built To Survive Your Children

Chromebooks are popular among families and schools because they’re… well, cheap. Now, Acer’s line of Chromebooks adds another feature that will appeal to anyone handing a computer to a child: durability.


Microsoft Surface Hub: An 84-Inch 4K Do-It-All Display

It’s an 84-inch, 4K display that runs Windows 10. This is not the Microsoft Surface we were expecting. It’s outfitted with enormous speakers, an enormous multi-touch surface with support for multiple active pens and dual-camera depth sensors that detect when you walk up to it. This is the Microsoft Surface Hub and, unsurprisingly, it’s designed specifically for the conference room.


Smart Keyboard That Knows Who's Typing Could Make Passwords Stronger

If you’ve ever worked in an office with someone who types like a jackhammer, it’s obvious we all type a little differently. Now scientists have created a prototype of a keyboard that can identify users by their unique typing patterns. It could point to a next generation of passwords that don’t just take into account what you’re typing, but how.


Windows 10 Is A Free Upgrade For The First Year

Want Windows 10? You got it: for free. This is a sea change in Microsoft’s strategy when it comes to upgrades. Gratis upgrades will be available for Windows 7, 8.1 and even Windows Phone 8.1 users for a full year.


Windows 10 Has Cortana Voice Commands Baked Into Every Cranny

Microsoft’s Cortana voice-assistant is coming to Windows 10 as we expected. Now you’ll be able to speak commands and ask questions throughout the operating system. At its core, it’s similar to the assistant we’ve seen on Windows Phone, but this a whole new kind of experience.


Watch Microsoft's Windows 10 Event Live Here

Ready to learn more about Microsoft’s next-generation of Windows? Redmond will be opening its doors in the wee-hours of Thursday morning (Australia-time) to show us what’s new. Here’s how to watch the live stream.


HP's Hybrid Pen-Stylus Is The Best Time I've Had Writing On A Tablet

HP’s new fleet of business tablets includes a giganto 12-inch Android slate with a stylus that can write on screen and paper with equal ease. While the tablet’s size draws attention — and heads off any potential iPad Pro at the pass — the stylus is the real story here. I just tried it out, and it’s legitimately awesome.


HP's New 12-Inch Tablet Has A Hybrid Pen-Stylus That Writes On Anything

Tablets are getting bigger. Several rumours have now detailed Apple’s intention on getting into the giant tab game with the iPad Pro, and over the weekend, several websites reported that Apple could also be debuting its first stylus. Today, HP’s newly announced tablets are hoping to stay ahead of Cupertino’s plans.