Microsoft has finally revealed that it will be launching its dual-screen Android smartphone — Surface Duo on September 10. The price starts at $1,399 and the company has started taking pre-orders in the US. Customers can pre-order the device from AT&T, Microsoft online store, and Best Buy. Microsoft Surface Duo features two separate displays — […]
This is also the first piece of Surface hardware to run something other than Windows. It’s full-on Android, including Google Search, Google Calendar and the Play Store. But Microsoft has also included a bunch of its own software, including Office apps, OneDrive, Edge, Teams and LinkedIn. That’s where we’re most interested: to see how this […]
Even though the Duo is much wider than any garden-variety phone would dare to be, it doesn’t come off as a brick. That’s because Panay, chief designer Ralf Groene, and the rest of the team did obsess over thinness and lightness. The Duo weighs 8.8 oz., which is more than a one-screened phone but not […]
There are some software enhancements Microsoft is offering for its suite of products and also a customized Kindle app from Amazon. I would love to see Amazon offer the same for devices like the LG Velvet or V60 too, but an app or two isn’t enough justification to buy a less capable device.
Microsoft has created APIs for dual-screen apps to work in the Android codebase, and it plans to upstream them for other manufacturers and third parties to use. It’s part of a broader push to make dual-screen and foldable devices a reality, and Panay is very much a believer in this future. “I believe that two […]
Microsoft, in a relatively short amount of time, has had to reconsider the purpose of the Duo. When the Duo was first revealed to WIRED last October, Panay insisted that it helps him stay “in the flow”—his productivity zone—so many times that I wondered if an internal quota had been set for the phrase. The […]
Similar to Google’s cloud gaming platform Stadia, the service will allow users to play games using cloud computing – having the games run on hardware the phones are connecting to remotely, giving gamers the ability to play higher-quality games on their mobile devices.
In the US, Trump’s treatment of China is emerging as a political weapon for Democrats trying to unseat him in November. It was three years ago this month that the Trump administration initiated an investigation into China’s treatment of US intellectual property that would help form the foundation of a trade war that would lead […]
This is a game about talking and sharing tasks. To navigate to an island players must use the large world map in the upper deck, and shout out directions, but there is no live marker on the map displaying your boat’s position – instead, you need to use landmarks and a compass to navigate, accentuating […]
The addresses are believed to come in handy in terms of advertising as they cannot technically be altered or reset – something that would allow third-party apps to build consumer behaviour profiles based on them, going around any privacy measures except for the user getting a new phone.