Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Many have tried to explain the legacy behind Star Wars. Many have tried to understand how this has become such a multi-decade phenomenon despite it’s creator’s seeming ambivalence towards the series for nearly two decades. No matter your feeling about the prequels, it’s impossible to deny that the prequels failed to fan the same flames that the first trilogy ignited. Yet despite all of those set backs, the fandom continues and has re-emerged in a way that has so far been impossible to replicate in the dozens of Hollywood rebates that have emerged over the last 15 years. Only Disney, … Read more…

Microsoft’s Next Non-Pro Surface Announced

Seemingly out of nowhere, Microsoft simultaneously announced new 2-in-1 hardware and the future of its low end hardware brand. Previously, the Surface RT and Surface 2 featured ARM-based Nvidia Tegra chips and the firm’s ARM-based version of Windows. These devices never sold in very good quantities and typically received rave reviews for their hardware design, but disappointing murmurs for the OS, which did not support traditional desktop apps. I, on the other hand, did enjoy my Surface 2 quite a bit as it gave me a distraction free writing experience, consistent performance, good battery life, and a balance of high … Read more…

Windows 10 Preview: Build 9926

Last Wednesday, Microsoft unleashed their sweeping consumer vision of Windows 10 on the world. We were expecting a lot from this conference, and despite your opinion of Microsoft’s announcements, it’s hard to argue that they didn’t deliver. Windows 10 is the most ambitious release in Microsoft’s history, but it has to be. Microsoft lost a lot of ground with the badly regarded Windows 8, and Windows 10 is going to have to be a tour de force if Microsoft hopes that “people will love Windows again” as Satya Nadella said. However, when Terry Myerson said the next preview build of … Read more…

Windows 10 Build 9860

As promised, I will be delivering video previews of new Windows 10 build and features as they are revealed/released. I will also mention at this time that although the build seems fairly stable for the most part, I still do not recommend running this on a primary machine. This is still Alpha software and although Microsoft has been very good at squashing bugs in Windows 10, you should still be wary of using it in its current status. Also keep in mind that a lot of the UI is still very rough. For instance, hitting the WiFi button at the … Read more…