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A hidden ‘man cave’ was discovered in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

September 26th, 2020

At least three employees of New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been suspended without pay for constructing a ‘man cave’ in a hidden room beneath a Grand Central platform. The room, which was securely locked, had a futon, beds, a refrigerator with alcohol, and a flatscreen TV. The unauthorized break room has been shut …

Windows 9 Metro 2.0 and Windows RT

Microsoft’s plan to rescue Windows RT: Give everyone more Metro

August 22nd, 2014

Microsoft is getting ready to unveil the Windows 9 preview, but that’s not the only Windows product the company is working on. Myce has learned from a source that Windows RT is also being tweaked, as Microsoft is not ready to give it up just yet, and it could get a significant update.

Google confirms Metro-style Chrome app for Windows 8

March 14th, 2012

A Google spokesperson confirmed to Mashable that the search giant is working on a Metro-style version of Chrome for Windows 8. The Metro version will be based on the company’s standard desktop browser, rather than Google’s mobile Android version. “Our goal is to be able to offer our users a speedy, simple, secure Chrome experience …

Dear Microsoft: You’re doing it right

March 13th, 2012

Late last summer, I wrote an article titled Dear tablet makers: You’re doing it wrong in which I shared my view on what I believe to be one of the biggest problems currently facing tablet vendors. In this article, I postulated that most Android tablets failed to make a splash because, in a nutshell, they …

Mozilla plans Metro-style Firefox browser for Windows 8

February 13th, 2012

Mozilla announced on Monday that it will release a Metro-specific version of Firefox for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 platform. The browser will require “a new Firefox front end and system integration points” and be based on the Gecko layout engine. “The feature goal here is a new Gecko-based browser built for and integrated with the Metro …

ARM-powered Windows 8 devices will likely support desktop apps

February 8th, 2012

Contrary to a number of reports that have suggested otherwise, ARM-powered Windows 8 devices will likely be able to run full desktop applications. Microsoft had failed for some time to provide a straight answer as to whether or not ARM-powered devices would be limited to simply running Metro-style applications. However, ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley noticed …

Microsoft shows off Windows 8 Metro apps on video

September 16th, 2011

We’ve already seen an 11-minute walk-through video comparing a new Windows 8 beta tablet to an iPad 2 running iOS 5, but there are plenty of features Microsoft is cooking up that didn’t make it into the beta release of the OS. In a new video, Microsoft highlights a handful of currently unavailable applications that make …

Windows 8 to have Windows Phone-like tile UI, report claims

April 1st, 2011

The rumor mill has gone back and forth regarding whether or not Microsoft’s next-generation operating system — Windows 8 — might include a tile UI similar to the “Metro UI” found in the company’s Windows Phone 7 platform. The coming operating system, which will seemingly be designed for tablets as much as it will be …

MetroPCS faces class-action lawsuit over 'Unlimited International Calling' plan

December 15th, 2009

So much for that MetroPCS tagline “Unlimit Yourself.” It turns out that the carrier’s unlimited international add-on, which sounded like a great deal for just $5 a month, excludes many countries and regions like Israel and the UK. Now MetroPCS has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over the issue. The lawsuit accuses MetroPCS of …