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It can take days to weeks for users to adjust to Windows 8, the new head of Windows product development admits in a recent interview. What's wrong with this picture? In an interview with the MIT Technology Review, Julie Larson-Green explained that most users "don't have trouble upfront" with Microsoft's new operating system.

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  • Microsoft Develops Set-Top Box
    Microsoft has been developing designs for a simple set-top device for streaming video and other entertainment options. More
  • Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D
    Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
  • YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks
    Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
  • Microsoft's Complicated History With the Xbox In Japan (And its Plans for the Future)
    A look back at Xbox's missteps in Japan, and how the Series X/S can right the ship for Microsoft with Japanese players.
    09/25/2020 - 12:49 pm | View Link
  • Microsoft’s Surface Duo, a dual-screen phone, lands September 10 for $1,399
    Microsoft’s chief product officer showed off two folding ... Some of the user interface elements feel like Windows — apps are squares with rounded edges, and the pull-down quick settings ...
    09/22/2020 - 4:05 pm | View Link
  • TypeScript creator: How the programming language beat Microsoft's open-source fears
    TypeScript co-creator Anders Hejlsberg, a Danish software engineer and technical fellow at Microsoft, describes to ZDNet the moment in 2010 when, under the then Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer ...
    09/15/2020 - 2:03 am | View Link
  • Microsoft’s Surface Duo is still on track for a late 2020 release: Report
    Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10X, a new version of the vanilla ... Not much is known about the camera hardware either, but the chief of Microsoft’s hardware division, Panos Panay ...
    09/11/2020 - 4:59 am | View Link
  • Microsoft appoints Cindy Rose as President of Western Europe, Vahé Torossian to Lead Microsoft’s Business Applications Globally
    Microsoft today announced that Cindy Rose, currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft UK since July 2016, will become President of Microsoft Western Europe starting October 1 st, ...
    09/9/2020 - 3:47 am | View Link
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