How to get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update right now

Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2019 Update is available this week and ready to download. After an extended month of testing, Microsoft is making its latest Windows 10 update available for anyone to install. The Windows 10 May 2019 Update includes a new light theme, a Windows Sandbox feature, and even kaomoji like ¯_(ツ)_/¯ and quicker access to symbols. You can find our 10 favorite new Windows 10 May 2019 Update features right here.

Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Bar launches for Windows 10 as a useful overlay with...

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Microsoft’s next major Windows 10 update is now available

Microsoft is releasing its Windows 10 May 2019 Update to everyone today. The Windows 10 May 2019 Update includes a new light theme for Windows 10, alongside Kaomoji support, a Windows sandbox feature, and the separation of Cortana and Windows search. Microsoft first released this to testers last month, giving the company plenty of time to avoid potential issues. Today marks the official release to all existing Windows 10 users.

Microsoft removes Huawei laptop from store, remains silent on potential Windows ban

Microsoft looks set to be the latest in a long line of US-based technology companies that are complying with President Trump’s new executive order to crack down on Chinese tech companies. Google cut off Huawei’s Android license over the weekend, but Microsoft has stayed silent on whether it will prevent the Chinese company from obtaining Windows licenses. The Verge has reached out to Microsoft multiple times for comment, but it has refused to offer any statement on the situation.

Harnessing big data in pediatric research to reimagine healthcare

For many of us, life begins in the hospital—and so does our health data. Health organizations worldwide are amassing more information than ever before from millions of patients throughout their lifetimes....

Xbox chief Phil Spencer outlines plans for fighting toxicity in gaming

Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer says he’s acutely aware of the problems the gaming industry faces from a cultural perspective — issues like toxicity, abuse and harassment, and exclusionary attitudes that can keep gaming’s benefits from spreading beyond its most hardcore, traditional demographic.

Microsoft’s Edge for Mac browser now available in preview

Microsoft teased its Edge browser for macOS earlier this month, and now the company is officially allowing Mac users to download a preview version. While Edge for Mac leaked a little early during Microsoft’s Build conference, the company is officially supporting the daily Canary builds of Edge for Mac now for macOS 10.12 and above. Microsoft says the weekly Dev channel builds will be available “very soon” and you’ll be able to run both side by side.

Video games: A unifying force for the world

My father, a chemical engineer, brought home our first computer, a Sinclair ZX81, which came out in 1981. We played games together and then later, we wrote games together. Today, for many...

Surface Headphones are $100 off at the Microsoft Store

Microsoft is discounting its Surface Headphones by $100. The deal is available over at the company’s online store, and it looks like a temporary price cut to $249.99 down from the regular $349.99 price.

Inside Microsoft’s vision for the future of Windows, Office, and work

Every few years, Microsoft creates a video that looks at the future of productivity. This usually involves giant screens, lots of sensors, super thin tablets, and other software and...


The best streaming video player to buy right now

So you’ve decided to buy a streaming player. It’s actually a device that fewer and fewer people need these days, as most...