Microsoft is only weeks away from releasing the final build of Windows 10 to OEMs, businesses and consumers. In order to ensure the highest degree of app compatibility, Redmond this week updated the Windows 10 SDK Preview with a handful of new media-focused APIs.
The latest reading of the consumer confidence index is set for release at the top of the hour. Economists forecast an index print from the Conference Board of 97.4 for June, up from 95.4 last month. In a preview of this week's economic data, BNP Paribas wrote: "The pace of payrolls growth continues to impress. Show More Summary
We got confirmation about two things last week: 1) the US housing market is gaining momentum, and 2) the American consumer is spending more than we think. This week we'll get the June jobs report, which everyone expects to reflect aShow More Summary
It's not the same as getting Nexus-style updates at the consumer level, but developers will be happy to have more test devices.
Do you ever wonder what Saved By The Bell would be like if it had never ended? I do. I think about it all the time. The thought consumes me, and my dreams are filled with unending visions of Zack Morris stopping time and the uncaring face of Rod Belding, the "cool brother" of Bayside High's stodgy principal. Show More Summary
Days after unvieling the first consumer ready Oculus Rift, Oculus VR gives USA TODAY's Mike Snider a preview of what the device will offer for consumers at the 2015 E3 convention.
Things have been looking up in the US economy. And the American consumer knows it. All of this emboldens the Federal Reserve as it prepares to begin tightening monetary policy with an initial interest rate hike, perhaps some time later...Show More Summary
PR Newswire shared an announcement from Warner Bros. on their Twitter, saying that “Fantastic Beast” consumer products may be previewed at a Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The Licensing Expo, which will take place June 9-11, “has connected the world’s most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods...read more!
Merely a day after confirming that Windows Phone will be rebranded to Windows 10 Mobile after the software is released to consumers, Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 Mobile preview build for folks who are participating in the...Show More Summary
Microsoft today made it easier to obtain the Skype Translator preview by removing the sign-up requirement. Consumers can now simply download the Skype Translator preview application from the Windows Store for their Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 preview PC or tablet. No waiting or sign-up needed, they can use it as soon as they […] […]
We have known for a while now that Microsoft is hard at work finishing Office 2016 before it has to be released to consumers later this year and now the company feels confident enough to let people have a look at the preview version....Show More Summary
This week on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, the professional foodie will travel to Florida in order to hang with Questlove and learn about the “Miami sound.” In the trailer for the episode, the two consume excessive amounts of mouthwatering fried stuff and viewers learn that Bourdain just doesn’t “get” chicken and waffles, to which Questlove […]
This week is stacked with top-shelf economic data, include new reports on manufacturing, housing, and consumer sentiment. We're also going to get the first official estimate of GDP growth in Q1. This week also comes with the Q1 employment...Show More Summary
In the most recent quarter, Seagate witnessed strong growth in shipments for storage units in notebook and enterprise drives, which were both up 17% and 24% over the prior year quarter, respectively. The company expects the solid demand for notebook and netbook storage units to continue going forward. Show More Summary
This week will come with new readings on retail sales, inflation, manufacturing, housing, and consumer sentiment. Some of the numbers may be economists' expectations and some will miss. But if you step back from the monthly numbers and take a big picture look at the state of the US economy, you'll see that things are actually pretty good. Show More Summary
Apple gave consumers their first hands-on preview with their new smart watch on Friday, as covered in The Express Tribune. The Apple Watch was available for customers to play with on Friday, and of course to preorder, but was not available to be taken home that day. Show More Summary
For the last two years I've been reviewing connected devices as part of my role as Gigaom's internet of things reporter. I've spent hours fiddling with radio networks, sliced my fingers…
Back when it revealed OS X Yosemite last June, Apple also showed off a new desktop app for managing pictures called Photos. It was always supposed to launch in early 2015, rather than at the outset of Yosemite availability, so Apple is keeping with that timeline with today’s introduction of the software in the developer preview of OS X 10.10.3. Show More Summary
While consumers are eagerly awaiting the official release of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to give interested parties a taste by allowing people to preview three of its universal Office apps.
Following Microsoft’s Windows preview event for consumers Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team, gave a little bit more away in an Office blog post on Thursday as to what we can expect from the new Office … Continue reading ?