Microsoft using Google's Android software is bigger than its Surface Duo phone

Instead, the Surface Duo will be powered by Google's Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system, which drives three out of every four phones.(Here's every Surface Duo spec we know, and all the ones we don't.

Microsoft's embrace of Google's Android software is bigger than its new phone


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What he didn't say was how poorly Microsoft's well-regarded Windows Phone software actually sold.

Best virtual machine software of 2019: virtualization for different OS

Overall, virtualization has become a powerful tool in computing and IT, and here we'll feature the best in virtual machine software.Despite the name difference, these two products offer effectively the same solution, though tailored to each host OS.

Best Linux apps of 2019: free and open source software


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One of the big advantages of most Linux distros isn't just that they are free and open source - so are most of the software applications used for Linux.However, Linux software is in constant development and so are the software apps used to run on it.

Richard Stallman, author of the GNU manifesto, resigns from the Free Software Foundation


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The open source community is in shock as Richard Stallman, the creator of the GNU operating system and author of the influential GNU manifesto, has stepped down as president of the Free Software Foundation.Condemnation over Stallman’s remarks were swift, leading to the Free Software Foundation announcing that he has resigned as FSF president and from the board of directors.

Giorgia Angiuli's favourite music software

“Right at the start, when I was first beginning electronic music production, it quickly became the only DAW I wanted to work with.They never sound harsh, which is something that you can often find when it comes to other digital EQ plugins.

Music software giant Native Instruments confirms staff layoffs, a restructure and a “unified platform”

Music software giant Native Instruments confirms staff layoffs, a restructure and a “unified platform”

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Following rumours of staff layoffs and disquiet, Native Instruments has responded with an official statement regarding the state of its business.”While users of Komplete, Maschine and Traktor may be concerned at what this means for the future of their hardware and software, NI says that it remains fully committed to these brands.

Free software advocate Richard Stallman spoke at Microsoft Research this week


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Microsoft invited free software legend Richard Stallman to speak at its Microsoft Research headquarters this week.But Microsoft Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich tweeted this morning (September 5): "In other OSS-related news, Richard Stallman visited campus yesterday and gave a talk at Microsoft Research.

8BitDo SN30 Pro+ review: Vintage style meets modern hardware & software

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The best DAWs: the best music production software for PC and Mac

The best DAWs: the best music production software for PC and Mac

What is the best DAW?FULL REVIEW: MOTU Digital Performer 8(Review is of a previous version)

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Amazon's Rekognition software can now spot fear

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Amazon's controversial facial recognition technology, called Rekognition, has a new skill.

Exclusive: id Software's Tim Willits Joins Saber Interactive as Chief Creative Officer

When word began trickling out last month that Tim Willits would be leaving id Software, the gaming world was shocked.[But] I saw how Saber, as a team, was starting to grow and expand and pick up teams and studios.

Former id Software boss Tim Willits joins Saber Interactive

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Tim Willits announced in July that after nearly a quarter-century at id Software, he was moving on to something else.Today, he revealed what that something else is: Willits is the new chief creative officer at Saber Interactive, the developer of World War Z, NBA 2K Playgrounds, and the upcoming Ghostbusters remaster.

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 review: A stunning value supercharged by clever software tricks

Both the $359 Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 and $409 Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT go on sale today, with each commanding a mere nine dollar price premium over AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 series reference models.We received the more affordable Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 for testing, and to give away the ending, it delivers a whole lot of bang for your buck.

Software malfunctions and spilt drinks top list of console damage claims, according to UK insurer

Software bugs, split drinks and the dreaded 'Red Ring of Death' are three of the top five culprits behind console insurance claims according to data collected by the online gadget insurance company, protectyourbubble.In its continuing mission to educate the gaming public (or drum up more business with fear), the UK-based outfit has revealed a list of the most common console killers.

The best free painting software 2019

The best free painting software 2019

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Painting software has come a long way in recent years, and there are now superb programs available completely free that offer a realistic simulation of watercolors, oils, pastels, charcoal, and more.Some of the latest painting software also lets you work in three dimensions, creating your own models and then applying your own textures and paint effects.

Teen Hacker Finds Bugs in School Software That Exposed Millions of Records

A few short decades ago, the archetypal hacker was a bored teenager breaking into his school's network to change grades, à la Ferris Bueller.So today, when cybersecurity has become the domain of state-sponsored spy agencies and multibillion-dollar companies, it may be refreshing to know that the high school hacker lives on—as do the glaring vulnerabilities in school software.

Twitch has launched its own broadcasting software

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Twitch has become the digital watering hole of many gamers' lives, a place where they gather and watch streamers chat and play through their favorite games.Watching Twitch is easy—just open a stream and you're good to go—but for budding content creators who don't know much about how to stream on Twitch, the process is a bit more involved.

Waves plugins and bundles: huge price drops on top music production software

Waves plugins and bundles: huge price drops on top music production software

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Yep, you read that right, Waves is currently offering silly discounts on some of its most popular and best-selling plugins and bundles.Deals include $100 off the awesome new Abbey Road Studios 3 and $130 off Waves Tune Real-Time tuning for vocalists.

What software doesn’t just link your workforce but solves their problems too?

Thanks to a midsummer update, it's now even simpler for businesses that run 3CX software to both solve problems for their staff and to run on-screen demonstrations.They then install and activate the Remote Control client app and allow their PC to be remotely controlled.