Microsoft’s AR glasses aren’t cutting it with US soldiers, says leaked report

/ The reports cite a number of shortcomings with the technology, with one tester reportedly claiming: ‘The devices would have gotten us killed.’ Microsoft’s AR goggles are intended to provide soldiers with live information via a head-up display. Image: US Army Microsoft’s augmented reality Hololens goggles are getting a rough ride in tests by the […]

Microsoft has teased a Windows 11 floating taskbar

Microsoft/ Tech / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had an usual Windows 11 taskbar displayed during his Ignite keynote Image: Microsoft Microsoft has shown off a floating Windows 11 taskbar. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed what looks like a concept UI during his keynote presentation at Microsoft Ignite yesterday. Twitter users were quick to spot the […]

Smartwatches, not phones, are where the action is at this year

/ Apple, Google, and Samsung have released the most iterative updates to their top-tier phones this fall. But all three have also released new smartwatches that are more interesting than they’ve ever been, reinvigorating a category that’s been stagnant for more than half a decade. Apple’s Watch Ultra next to Google’s Pixel Watch Phones have […]

Firefox’s new service gives you a burner phone number to cut down on spam

/ Its Relay feature is expanding from offering email addresses to phone numbers. But you’ll need to pay a subscription fee. Image: Firefox Firefox Relay, a Mozilla service designed to hide your “real” email address by giving you virtual ones to hand out, is expanding to offer virtual phone numbers. In a blog post Mozilla […]

Here’s an early look at Google’s app archiving tool

/ We now have a good idea of what to expect when the feature officially arrives The feature should display how much storage space you can save by archiving an application instead of having to completely uninstall it.Image: Google / @AssembleDebug While we’ve been waiting to hear more about Google’s upcoming tool that “archives” certain […]

Sony and Honda plan to start selling their electric cars in the US in 2026

/ The jointly-developed EVs will distinguish themselves with a focus on in-car software and entertainment. The first cars will be built in Honda’s US plants. Sony’s prototype Vision-S 02 SUV, unveiled at CES 2022 as a platform for developing Sony’s EV technology. Image: Sony Sony and Honda have announced that they plan to start selling […]

Microsoft 365 takes over as the Office brand.

Microsoft/ Tech / The Microsoft Office collection of apps aren’t going away, but the first big brand change in 30 years sees Microsoft 365 take the center stage Image: Microsoft Microsoft is making a major change to its Microsoft Office branding. After more than 30 years, Microsoft Office is being renamed “Microsoft 365” to mark […]

The best TV deals from Amazon’s fall Prime Day event

/ There are plenty of TV deals happening at Amazon and beyond, whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly big screen with streaming chops or you’re confident that a big-budget OLED is exactly what you need. LG’s C2 OLED is one of the many TVs available at a discount during Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale.Photo by […]

The best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25

/ If you’re on a tight budget or just looking for some fun impulse buys, these are the handy little deals that go a long way for little money. Amazon’s premium Fire Stick 4K Max and mid-range Fire Stick 4K streaming dongles look identical, though the latter is currently discounted to just $24.99.Photo by Chris […]

The Apple Watch Series 8 is still available for $50 off for Prime Day

/ It’s rare to get deals like this so soon after the launch of a new Apple product, but the Apple Watch Series 8 is on sale starting at $349. Plus, the deal isn’t exclusive to Prime members since it’s available elsewhere. The Apple Watch Series 8 inherits design elements from last year’s Series 7, […]