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Microsoft opens Garage door, shows off experimental apps

The Garage incubator releases apps for Windows Phone and Android that range from giving you reports on air quality in China to connecting you to conference calls using voice commands.

By February 25, 2015


Microsoft's Picturesque Lock Screen puts Bing front and center on Android

The app shows users Bing homepage images as soon as the lock screen loads, and also lets them search Bing without having to unlock the device.

By February 3, 2015


Simulation verdict: Elon Musk's Hyperloop needs tweaking

Ansys, a company specializing in computer-based engineering simulations, inches the moon-shot idea one step closer to reality.

By September 19, 2013


Giant NES controller table gets the steampunk treatment

Another NES controller coffee table has arrived on the scene -- this time with a distinctly steampunk flavor.

By May 9, 2013


How the PC market is being reborn

At the IFA show in Berlin, radical new computer designs reveal an industry willing to try something besides tweaks to last year's model.

By September 4, 2012


How to develop Android apps

If Apple's strict app approval process puts you off developing apps, why not start by learning to code for Android? Read this how-to guide.

By July 16, 2012


'Steve Jobs' biography: A wealth of detail

Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple leader has been released. Here's a look at what's in the book.

By October 23, 2011


A-EON kicks it old skool with AmigaOne X1000

A company known as A-EON has snapped up the AmigaOne trademark and slapped it on a new computer known as the AmigaOne X1000. Alright granddad, settle down before you break something

By April 22, 2010


MySQL Workbench and Thanksgiving pie

MySQL's Workbench licensing decision really isn't much of a question of proprietary versus open source. It's about speed of development.

By November 23, 2007


Does MySQL's proprietary Workbench signal that the future of open source is...closed?

MySQL is experimenting with a permutation of its business model. Unfortunately, it botched the marketing of it.

By November 23, 2007