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Microsoft introduces Windows Holographic - Rick Otto At Microsoft's Windows 10 Press Event they introduced Windows Holographic.  Windows Holographic will bring virtual reality to the Windows 10 platform.  The new technology is an API that adds augmented reality to Windows 10.  This allows developers to add holograms to their apps.  The holograms can then be viewed using Microsoft HoloLens.  HoloLens are goggles that will be marketed by Microsoft.  The goggles will be ab... http://ow.ly/2TIdcK

Xbox app to be part of Windows 10 - Rick Otto Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 will include an Xbox app.  The app will bring many features to Windows 10 that will be useful for Xbox users. The Xbox app will give gamers the ability to chat via both voice and text with their Xbox Live friends.  There's also the ability to record video of your gaming.  You simply hit Windows + G and it'll record a live clip.  You'll then have the option to edit the video and then share it. ... http://ow.ly/2TI6ZX

Microsoft unveils their new Spartan web browser - Rick Otto There have been many rumors of Microsoft developing a new web browser called Spartan.  Today the rumors were proved true with Microsoft announcing the new browser at their Windows 10 Press Event.  The new browser is being called Spartan and will be alongside Internet Explorer in Windows 10.   Spartan is just the codename for now and will likely be changed by the time of release. Spartan was developed using Micr... http://ow.ly/2TI6ZY

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 mobile - Rick Otto Microsoft held a Windows 10 Press Event today.  At the event they announced the update to their Windows operating system for smartphones.  To match Windows being named Windows 10 for desktops it'll be called Windows 10 Mobile.  Windows 10 Mobile will include a number of improvements to the mobile operating system.  Skype will now be integrated with messaging, recent apps will move to the top of the Apps list, and the Act... http://ow.ly/2TI700

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Windows 10 will feature universal apps across platforms - Rick Otto Microsoft held a Windows 10 Press Event today.  Among their many announcements today they talked about universal apps.  Universal apps will allow the apps to run across a variety of platforms.  The apps will be able to sync your information across a variety of devices. Syncing will be done via their cloud platform, OneDrive.  This will allow syncing of your data from apps such as Outlook, People, Photos... http://ow.ly/2TI6ZZ

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Microsoft details their Surface Hub - Rick Otto At Microsoft's Windows 10 Press Event they detailed their new Microsoft Surface Hub.  Surface Hub is a 84" 4K display screen with an integrated computer that is targeted at business use.  Think of it as a very big tablet. It supports multi-touch and multi-pen and can be used for collaboration.  Surface Hub has the ability to make Skype video calls.  You can also write on it like a whiteboard.  If you markup the screen you ... http://ow.ly/2TI6ZW

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Google releases Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS - Rick Otto Google released an Android version of their Chrome Remote Desktop app in April of last year.  The app allows users to remotely access their desktop that's running the Chrome web browser.  Today Google released an iOS version of the app.  In addition to allowing users to remotely access and view their desktop the app allows allows for your desktop to be remotely controlled.  The iOS version closely resembles t... http://ow.ly/2TgsOC

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Intel unveils computer on a stick - Rick Otto At CES 2015 Intel just unveiled what's likely to be the smallest Windows 8 computer.  The computer is on a stick and is only $150.  The device is called the "Compute Stick". The Comput Stick looks similar to Google's Chromecast and Amazon's Fire Stick.  Yet it's a fully functioning Windows 8 computer.  You simply plug it into an HDMI monitor.  You can then connect a USB or Bluetooth keyboard to turn any monitor with an HDMI ... http://ow.ly/2T5VkK

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Play over 2,000 MS-DOS games for free on the web - Rick Otto Remember those great MS-DOS games from the 80's and 90's?  Today's video games are much more advanced but there's something special about those retro games.  Yet in today's modern era of Windows and tablets few people have a MS-DOS machine sitting around.  That's not a problem since you can now play those games online on your modern computer.  All you need is a web browser.  Best of all over 2,000 MS-DOS games... http://ow.ly/2T5VkJ

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Comcast bringing Gigabit Internet in 2015 - Rick Otto Are you tired of your slow internet connection?  If so and if you're a Comcast user, Comcast has some good news for you.  It seems that in 2015 they plan to begin rolling out Gigabit internet. Comcast made the announcement along with a Broadcom event where Broadcom announced their brand new DOSCSIS 3.1 chip.  DOSCSIS 3.1 chips will allow for speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second.  Along with Comcast, Liberty Global a... http://ow.ly/2SZy0a
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