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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 AI chief Harry Shum is out as CTO Kevin Scott replaces him
    Shum was appointed head of the AI and Research group upon its creation in 2016. This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at ...
    11/13/2019 - 6:29 am | View Link
  • Microsoft's Hybrid 2.0 strategy: Azure Arc, Azure Stack Hub, Azure Stack Edge explained
    "We consider it as a huge part of what we're calling Hybrid 2.0.," Microsoft's Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich told me in a sit-down ... Azure HCI, Microsoft's Azure HyperConverged ...
    11/4/2019 - 1:29 am | View Link
  • Launch of Windows XP extends Microsoft’s reach
    “Windows XP . . . represents a very big milestone for us,” said Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates, speaking Tuesday at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los ...
    10/24/2019 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Microsoft's Windows Insider chief Sarkar is is moving to a new developer-relations role
    Microsoft Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar is hanging up her ninja-cat hat after running the Insider program for the past three years. Her replacement has yet to be named. Sarkar is leaving her role ...
    10/7/2019 - 5:30 am | View Link
  • The Surface Pro X is Microsoft's return to ARM-based Windows
    Today, the company unveiled Surface Pro X, a Windows 10 hybrid powered by a custom SQ1 processor. That chipset has "Snapdragon mobile DNA," according to Panos Panay, Microsoft's chief product officer, ...
    10/2/2019 - 3:57 am | View Link
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