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Windows 10 icons are getting an overdue redesign

Microsoft refreshed Office’s icons last year, and now it’s Windows 10’s turn. The software giant is rolling out updates to the icons for Windows 10’s core apps over the months ahead, starting with the Calendar and Mail apps in a new Release Preview for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. The company’s design team explained that it wanted to break away from the…
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RCS messaging comes to Windows 10's Your Phone app

When Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 phones make their way to stores early next month, they’ll be able to relay RCS messages to Windows 10 PCs. It’s all thanks to Microsoft’s Your Phone app, which the company is updating to enable it to send and receive RCS…
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Try out Windows 10X today with Microsoft's dual-screen emulator

Microsoft surprised everyone with the Surface Duo and Neo last fall, dual-screen devices that gave us a glimpse at the next generation of phones and PCs. At the same time, the company introduced Windows 10X, a new OS variant made for dual and foldable screens. But after that initial rush of news, Microsoft went quiet, presumably to actually start building these new experiences. Now, after…
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Bug prevents Windows 7 users from shutting down their PCs

Microsoft was supposed to have ended Windows 7 support in mid-January, but it can’t seem to completely let go — and neither can some PCs, apparently. Many users on Microsoft’s forums, Reddit and elsewhere are reporting that their Windows 7 systems refuse…
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Windows 10's built-in search is down following possible Microsoft outage

If the search bar on your Windows PC hasn’t been working for the past couple of hours, know that you’re not the only one — and that there’s no reason to panic. As spotted by The Verge, Windows 10’s built-in search functionality has been down for many people since 8AM ET due to what appears to be a Bing outage. Typing anything into the search bar won’t return any…
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HPE acquires identity management startup Scytale

HPE today announced that it’s acquired Scytale, a startup providing tools that help engineers build identity-driven and large-scale distributed software, for an undisclosed sum. According to HPE fellow and general manager Dave Husak, cofounders Sunil James, Emiliano…
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GMC will revive the Hummer as a 1,000HP electric truck

The rumors of GM resurrecting the Hummer were on the mark. Its GMC brand has teased the rebirth of the Hummer as an all-electric truck, with a full reveal due on May 20th. The company isn’t showing much of the EV at this stage, but it’s already willing to brag. It estimates that the new Hummer will have up to 1,000HP, a peak 11,500lb/ft of torque and a 0-60MPH time of around 3 seconds.
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