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Desktop PCs and the Windows desktop: Endangered species?

The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."

Microsoft's CEO Blasted Google's Crazy Projects Like Google Glass, And He's Right On The Money (MSFT, GOOG)

Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella visited the Fortune Brainstorm tech conference Monday. And as Mashable’s Chris Taylor points out, Nadella was animated and idealistic but “short on specifics.” When asked about Microsoft wearables, for instance, Nadella replied with three short words, and nothing more: “We have ambitions,” he said. Show More Summary

Microsoft provides one-year update on CityNext initiative at Worldwide Partner Conference

Exactly one year since launch, the momentum generated by Microsoft CityNext is significant and continues to grow. More than 200 partners have already signed on to Microsoft CityNext and are actively delivering more than 700 solutions worldwide – helping to build more modern, safer, healthier and educated cities. Show More Summary

These Are The Six Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Summer

It's that time of year again. Bill Gates just released a list of six "deeply informative and beautifully written" books he thinks should make your summer reading list. "I learned a lot from these books, and I hope you enjoy them," he says in a video about the selections. Show More Summary

How A Canadian Student Turned Her Nail Art Into A YouTube Sensation

25-year-old Sandi Ball and her nail art tutorial videos have amassed a huge following on YouTube. Among her top videos, you'll find such fun creations as "Angry Birds Nail Art," "Hello Kitty Nails," and "Gangnam Style Nails," each with millions of views from fans. Show More Summary

Samsung Blasts The iPad's Lack Of A Multitask Function In Latest Apple Attack Ad

Samsung recently released this ad mocking iPhone users, who it affectionately rebranded "Wall Huggers," for using phones with bad battery life. Now, the brand has taken another shot at Apple, this time poking fun at iPad users because they can't multitask on their devices. Show More Summary

Someone Broke Apple's Sapphire Glass By Running It Over With A Car

The sapphire screen cover has been getting a lot of press this week. The glass is expected to be on the upcoming iPhone 6. Some have called it "almost indestructible." Well, almost. A YouTube video published yesterday claiming to be the "ultimate stress test" finally broke the glass cover — but only by running it over with a car. Show More Summary

Video: This iPhone 6 Render Is Absolutely Stunning

The latest iPhone 6 render is out — and it's a sight to see. The video was posted on YouTube today by ConceptsiPhone. The authors shows a 4.7-inch model with a redesigned home screen and an enhanced Fetina Display. ConceptsiPhone also...Show More Summary

The San Francisco Business That Tried To Evict A 98-Year-Old Woman Is Now Letting Her Live There For Free

If ever there was proof that protesting pays off, this is it. San Francisco resident Mary Phillips, 98, recieved an Ellis Act eviction notice last year. California's Ellis Act allows landlords to temporarily go out of business so they can resell their property at a higher prices. Show More Summary

Rolling out the Windows Developer Program for IoT

You’ve heard quite a bit recently about Microsoft’s strategy for bringing Windows to more devices, including IoT. Today I’d like to update you on the commitments we made during the recent O’Reilly Solid and Microsoft Build events to ship developer kits that allow people to run a version of Windows on the Intel Galileo board. Show More Summary

This Search For A Fancy Restaurant Shows Why People Believe Google Allegedly Manipulates Results To Hurt Its Rivals (GOOG, YELP)

Gary Danko is an expensive restaurant in San Francisco. Its tasting menu starts at $111. Add another $76 if you want wine. And we didn't even get to the tax or tip yet, so you're not likely to escape from an evening there for less than $200 a head. Show More Summary

Google Cloud Platform predicts the World Cup (and so can you!)

In 2010, we had Paul the Octopus. This year, there’s Google Cloud Platform. For the past couple weeks, we’ve been using Cloud Platform to make predictions for the World Cup—analyzing data, building a statistical model and using machine learning to predict outcomes of each match since the group round. Show More Summary

LEAKED: This Could Be Motorola's Next Major Smartphone

A new photo claims to show an unreleased Motorola smartphone running the next version of Android, sparking speculation that this could be the company's next flagship. The photo shows an alleged Motorola smartphone that's larger than the Nexus 5 and the Moto X. Show More Summary

Mining for digital gold with Amir Netz

When you watch the video, you think, wow, the man is cool. Amir Netz is cool. The video in question, which is easily found on YouTube, shows Netz introducing Power BI for Office 365 to an audience of thousands at the 2013 World Partner Conference. Show More Summary

A Congressman Used A Drone To Film An Incredible Wedding Video

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-New York) had a lavish wedding in June and filmed the affair from a drone. In the drone's video footage, the happy couple — Maloney, the first openly gay congressman from the Empire State, and hisShow More Summary

A New Type Of Ring Worn On The Finger Eliminates The Need For The Blind To Learn Braille

Check out the FingerReader, demoed above. It's a project coming out of MIT that makes use of a small camera inside a slightly oversized ring housing. It feeds its output to software that can identify the words, then speak them aloud to the user in real time. Show More Summary

Microsoft's CEO Just Sent Out A Giant Manifesto To Employees About The Future Of The Company (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just sent out this giant email to employees. We're digging through it now. From: Satya Nadella To: All Employees Date: July 10, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. PT Subject: Starting FY15 - Bold Ambition & Our Core Team, As we start FY15, I want to thank you for all of your contributions this past year. Show More Summary

This Video Demonstrates Why The 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Might Be A Bogus Rumor

Plenty of rumors have pointed to two new iPhone sizes this year — 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches — but only the 4.7-inch model of the next-generation iPhone 6 has been substantiated with blueprints, schematics, dummy models, and cases, all of which match and fit each other perfectly. Show More Summary

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