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Whatever happened to Cortana? Think corner office and a hefty raise – ZDNet

Whatever happened to Cortana? Think corner office and a hefty raise – ZDNet

Five years ago, Cortana was going to be Microsoft's answer to Siri and Alexa, an AI-powered personal assistant capable of responding to voice commands, armed with a collection of third-party skills and a notebook filled with your personal preferences. Oh, and a fearsome collection of dad jokes. Today, if you click the Cortana button on…
What the heck happened with .org? – The Mozilla Blog

What the heck happened with .org? – The Mozilla Blog

If you are following the tech news, you might have seen the announcement that ICANN withheld consent for the change of control of the Public Interest Registry and that this had some implications for .org.  However, unless you follow a lot of DNS inside baseball, it might not be that clear what all this means.…
What happened in mobile tech in 2019: a month-by-month recap – PhoneArena

What happened in mobile tech in 2019: a month-by-month recap – PhoneArena

The last days of 2019 are slowly but surely rolling by and many of us like to reminisce about what the year was like in retrospect. So, that’s what we’re going to do today. Only, we’ll take a look back not at what happened in our lives but what happened in the world of smartphones…
What happened to the original iPhone’s plastic screen?

What happened to the original iPhone’s plastic screen?

The iPhone Steve Jobs revealed in January 2007 featured a 3.5-inch plastic display. Not many people remember that, because the phone sold that June was covered in glass. The switch from plastic to glass appeared as a footnote in an Apple press release just 11 days before the original iPhone went on sale. What happened…
Whatever happened to the Next Big Things?

Whatever happened to the Next Big Things?

In tech, this was the smartphone decade. In 2009, Symbian was still the dominant ‘smartphone’ OS, but 2010 saw the launch of the iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S, and the Nexus One, and today Android and iOS boast four billion combined active devices. Smartphones and their apps are a mature market, now, not a…
Sony in 2019: everything that happened, from the spellbinding to the surreal! – Digital Camera World

Sony in 2019: everything that happened, from the spellbinding to the surreal! – Digital...

Home News (Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World) Sony has become one of the biggest camera makers in the market following the launch of its full frame mirrorless cameras in 2013, but 2018 saw some serious competition from Canon, Nikon and Panasonic. What would Sony do in 2019 to fight back?Sony launches a new APS-C…
Everything that happened at the PC Gaming Show 2020 – Rock Paper Shotgun

Everything that happened at the PC Gaming Show 2020 – Rock Paper Shotgun

The PC Gaming Show at notE3 is done and dusted for another year, and boy howdy were there a lot of new PC games to inhale. From Persona 4 Golden to new trailers (and early access release dates) for Ooblets, Torchlight 3 and loads more, there’s a lot of ground to cover. If you missed…
27 Days in Tokyo Bay: What Happened on the Diamond Princess

27 Days in Tokyo Bay: What Happened on the Diamond Princess

Before dawn on the 5th of February, Captain Gennaro Arma sipped espresso in his tidy office, wondering how bad the news would be. He wore a crisp black uniform with shiny brass buttons and lifted the tiny cup with fingers swathed in cheap latex gloves. The passengers on the Diamond Princess were mostly asleep, and…
What happened in 2019 – the year in cameras – Digital Camera World

What happened in 2019 – the year in cameras – Digital Camera World

Home News (Image credit: Digital Camera World) For all the exciting new kit and technological innovations it ushered in, it’s difficult to look at 2019 without feeling a bit of a pit in the stomach. The year started off with the starkest of prognostications, as Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai warned in January that the camera…
‘None of this happened the way you think it did’

‘None of this happened the way you think it did’

Last summer, Debbie Schum walked onto the campus of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, carrying a petite gift bag. The bag had red and pink swirly designs, a look that 54-year-old Schum, a lifelong tomboy who wears her gray hair in a limp mohawk, felt awkward carrying. When the FBI called, suggesting she bring the…

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Windows Defender Antivirus Scans Broken After New Update – BleepingComputer

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows Defender that has broken both the Quick and Full antivirus scans. When users use these scan options, Windows Defender will only scan approximately 40 files. In August, Microsoft announced that they were releasing Windows Defender 4.18.1908.7 to fix a bug that was causing the SFC /scannow command to fail with…

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