Microsoft’s Fluent Design optimizes Windows 10 for even more devices

Cherlynn Low/Engadget Microsoft is still keeping mum about the future of its mobile OS, but in the meantime the company is pressing forward with a plan to expand to various other devices. At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft unveiled its Fluent Design System, a framework the company says will “deliver intuitive, harmonious, responsive and […]

Microsoft Graph bridges the gap between Windows and your phone

Microsoft Microsoft’s push into being the connective glue between all of your devices is encompassed in Graph. That is what the company is calling a handful of features it says will “connect dots between people, conversations, projects and content.” Announced during the second day of Build 2017, the aim is to make all things Microsoft […]

Microsoft’s Story Remix puts a Hollywood studio in your PC

Microsoft For the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has unveiled a new app that can transform your photos and videos into a cinematic spectacle, complete with CG effects, titles and a soundtrack. Called Story Remix, it’s a Universal Windows App that uses deep learning and Microsoft’s Graph, letting you pull media in from colleagues and friends. […]

Microsoft blurs the line between OneDrive and local files

This fall, all of your Windows files will be viewable and accessible from File Explorer regardless of whether they’re stored in OneDrive or locally. It’s something Joe Belfiore talked about onstage from Microsoft’s Build keynote today, saying that all the fancy tools we’ve seen so far this morning for collaboration will benefit from it. “With […]

Twitch will stream every episode of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’

Steve Wozniak and Fred Rogers (Getty Images) May 15th is a beautiful day for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fans. Starting at 3PM on the 15th, Twitch will begin streaming all 886 episodes of the beloved kids’ show. The broadcast will last for 17 days on the Mister Rogers channel, ending sometime on June 2nd. Since the […]

Windows 10 Timeline remembers everything you did on your PC

Microsoft One of the more intriguing features Microsoft will include in this fall’s Windows 10 Creators Update is Timeline. As the name suggests, it’s a way for you to move backwards in time and see things you were working on in the past and resume what you were doing. Microsoft described it as a visual […]

Microsoft unveils Windows Mixed Reality Controllers

Microsoft What good is a modern VR headset without decent motion controllers? Well, not much. So it’s no surprise that Microsoft has announced its first Windows Mixed Reality Controllers, which will support the MR/VR headsets from the likes of Acer and other PC makers. Like HoloLens and various Windows-powered headsets, the controllers will rely on […]

Apple is bringing iTunes to the Windows Store

Microsoft Now, here’s something you probably weren’t expecting: Apple is bringing iTunes to the Windows Store. You’ll no longer have to download a conventional desktop app just to play Apple Music or sync your iPhone. It’s not certain how the Store version will differ from the regular Windows app (if at all), but it’s more […]

Supernatural indie hit ‘Oxenfree’ is, well, free with Twitch Prime

Night School Last year’s supernatural indie hitOxenfreewas arguably one of 2016’s best games– and today, Twitch is giving it away for free. Amazon Prime users and Twitch Prime subscribers can claim their copy of the indie hit here, launching it through Twitch’s desktop app. For the uninitiated, Oxenfree tells the story of a group of […]

Acer’s and HP’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets go on pre-order today

Microsoft’s plan to bring augmented and virtual reality experiences to everyone is about to get a major boost. At its Build developer conference, the company announced that Acer’s and HP’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets will go on pre-order today in the US and Canada. The devices, which are geared toward developers, are expected to ship […]