The best new Windows 11 23H2 features detailed during the Microsoft Event are now up for testing in the more stable Release Preview Channel
The new Outlook for Windows app has hit general availability, but only for consumers. Commercial customers can still give it a whirl in preview phase.
After several leaks, Microsoft began rolling out an updated Outlook for Windows app for Office Insiders enrolled in the Beta Channel back in May 2022. The redesigned app eventually became available for more consumers by September 2022 as it received multiple updates to improve inking support and introduce integration with Gmail accounts. Following well over a year of testing with Office Insiders, Microsoft is now making the new Outlook for Windows app generally available for all consumers.
The Surface Laptop Go 3 is here, and it brings new and improved specs to Microsoft's most affordable laptop.
Microsoft has just announced the Surface Laptop Go 3, the latest refresh of its budget-oriented laptop, which actually isn't as budget-friendly anymore. This new version comes with significantly upgraded specs, and that means the starting price is also much higher. If you want to know everything there is to know about the Surface Laptop Go 3, we're here to help.
Microsoft is doubling down on AI features for Edge.
Microsoft is rolling out Edge 118 in the beta channel with a number of new features, including an AI-powered 'smart find' option that the company claims would make it easier for users to search for a word or phrase on a webpage. It is one of the many AI features coming to the fledgling browser, including the AI-powered writing assistance tool that promises to make it easier to rewrite text. The latest version also changes the way the browser notifies users about available updates and introduces a new SmartScreen policy that offers admins more control over their downloads.
OpenAI's DALL-E 3 model is now available to select Bing Chat users.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has posted on X (formerly Twitter) that the DALL-E 3 art generator tool will be available for ChatGPT Plus subscribers in the coming weeks. However, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with OpenAI, Bing Chat users can already use the image creator tool without paying a subscription fee.
Microsoft has also announced the budget-oriented Surface Laptop Go 3 and Surface Go 4 for business with upgraded specs.
Microsoft has officially unveiled the Surface Laptop Studio 2, its latest flagship laptop for creators, nearly two years after launching the original Laptop Studio alongside Windows 11. Along with it, the company also revealed the Surface Go 4 and the Surface Laptop Go 3, bringing improved performance to the company's budget-oriented devices.
Microsoft has announced that Windows Copilot will make its official debut on September 26th as part of Windows 11 version 23H2.
During its special event in New York, Microsoft has announced that Copilot, its new AI assistant, will make its debut in Windows 11 on September 26th, alongside many other features included in Windows 11 version 23H2. Copilot is also now its own thing, an underlying AI component that lives across all kinds of Microsoft products, including Windows, Edge, and Microsoft 365.
Microsoft has reportedly decided to cut back efforts on "experimental" Surface hardware, including the Surface Duo, Studio, and Headphones.
A few days ago, we learned that Microsoft's leader of the Windows and Devices division, Panos Panay, is leaving the company after nearly two decades of employment. The former executive was promoted to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) just over two years ago, making his exit seem rather abrupt, especially when the Surface event is taking place later today. Although the Redmond tech firm has emphasized that it is still committed to its Windows and Surface products, new reports now claim that this is not exactly the case.
From the M series powering Macs and iPads, to the A chipsets fueling our iPhones, Apple produces plenty of silicon chips. Here's what you should know.
On top of making high-end consumer hardware including powerful iPhones, excellent iPads, and more, Apple also produces a series of system on a chip (SoC). These SoCs are designed to be used in Apple's own consumer hardware products, and it mainly uses ARM architecture. In addition to the new Mac computers, a variety of different Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, Apple Watches, and more, use Apple Silicon.
Microsoft-owned GitHub has announced a public beta of Copilot Chat for all individual GitHub Copilot customers, free of cost.
Chatbots and AI-powered copilots are all the rage these days with pretty much all big tech companies investing heavily in this area. Amazon recently placed a lot of emphasis on Alexa's AI capabilities integrated into its latest smart home products, Microsoft is marketing its Copilot initiative across its entire Microsoft 365 suite and Windows, and Google is aiming to continue its dominance in the online search space through improvements to Bard. Now, Microsoft-owned GitHub has announced that it is making it even easier to code through its GitHub Copilot program.
Voice typing is coming soon to Outlook for the web, but not everybody will be able to use it.
Microsoft Outlook is going through major changes with the software giant attempting to unify Windows, Web, and Mac codebases for its email clients. Besides behind-the-scene changes, Microsoft is also looking to bridge the feature gap across different Outlook clients. The company's latest effort in that direction is adding the dictation feature to Outlook for the web.
Here are all the new Fire TV, Echo, and other products announced during today's Amazon devices event
Amazon launched a new series of products during an event today, covering its Echo, Fire TV range, and more
Amazon hosted its fall devices and Services event today in Virginia, and it took the wraps off a series of new products. That means coming later this year are tons of new Fire TV products, new Echo devices, and even new smart home products like Ring cameras. The event was invite-only, but the company has since shared details on X (formerly known as Twitter), and a dedicated microsite, so if you're preparing your wallet for new smart devices, we have a look at every single product that was announced.
This glorious monster of a 57-inch monitor is now available for pre-order and is scheduled for launch on October 2nd.
The moment has finally arrived if you're a gamer looking to boost your setup with a fancy but unique new gaming monitor. Samsung has announced that pre-orders for the new 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9 Gaming Monitor are now open. Revealed back in January, this monitor is quite a special one as it's the world's first Dual UHD Gaming Monitor.
Microsoft is planning to focus its September 21 Surface event heavily on Artificial Intelligence on Windows, Surface, and more.
Microsoft's special September 21 event in New York City is now just a day away, but an internal memo sent out to employees at the company has spilled some of the beans on what you might expect. It is shaping up to be an event that will focus heavily on the power of AI in many Microsoft products, including Surface, Microsoft 365, and Windows.
Intel reveals details on Meteor Lake, how future CPUs will be made, and its process strategy for the future
Intel may be on the verge of a comeback, though it will take a little more time to see to fruition.
At this year's Intel Innovation event, Intel released some key (though not completely unexpected) details about its next-generation Meteor Lake chips, which are coming to next-generation laptops in 2024. While Intel isn't bringing these to the desktop, this is one of the most exciting generations of Intel hardware in recent years. In fact, Meteor Lake is the pipe cleaner that will make the way for Intel's CPUs across several segments, from laptops to desktop to the datacenter to AI.
A portable mini keyboard and another with a full-size layout.
Mechanical keyboard maker Cherry has expanded its entry-level portfolio with the launch of new affordable wireless keyboards, the KW 7100 MINI BT and the KW 3000. As evident from its name, the former is a mini keyboard aimed at mobile working, while the latter is a full-size keyboard meant for workplaces and home offices. Both are available for purchase from today on Amazon.
Google has announced Bard Extensions to give you smart responses. You can now double-check its responses, too.
To take the competition head-on and challenge rival platforms like ChatGPT, Google has announced a couple of new features for Bard. The Mountain View tech giant has announced Bard Extensions and the ability to double-check responses in Bard to give users more customized responses.
WSL's September 2023 pre-release update brings a number of exciting features including improved networking, firewall, and automatic VHD shrinking.
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a handy utility present in Windows 10 and Windows 11 that allows developers to run GNU/Linux environments directly inside the operating system without requiring virtual machines (VMs) or dual-boot configurations. The implementation became generally available via the Microsoft Store about a year ago, making it easier for interested users to install it quickly. Now, Microsoft has rolled out a new pre-release version of WSL with a lot of interesting, experimental features.
Customers leveraging Python in Excel can now utilize a new Python Editor designed for longer code scripts, with other advanced features in tow too.
Less than a month ago, Microsoft finally announced support for Python in Excel, allowing customers to use the powerful programming language in tandem with conventional Excel formulas to analyze and manipulate data. The move was greeted with a lot of enthusiasm and to capitalize on this excitement, Microsoft has released a Python editor for its Office application.
RTX 50 series rumors have already started flying thick and fast.
The RTX 4090 is already the fastest graphics card in the world, making it a great option not only for gamers, but also creators, AI applications, and professionals. However, Nvidia is now working on its next-gen GPU lineup, and a new leak has now seemingly revealed a few details about the RTX 5090, which is expected to be the top dog in the RTX 50 series.
The paint app in Windows 11 is getting a bit more sophisticated, as Microsoft appears to be testing a new layers feature that you'd get in Photoshop
The Windows 11 Paint app is moving closer to replacing Photoshop for your photo editing needs. Microsoft is apparently testing a new layers feature in the Paint app, letting you use the app as an actual canvas for all your creation needs. The feature is currently rolling out to Dev and Canary Channel Windows Insiders.