Microsoft Surface Duo review

Source: Microsoft Surface Duo review In the early days, Microsoft had misgivings about calling the Surface Duo a phone. Asked to define it as such, the company has had the tendency to deflect with comments like, “Surface Duo does much more than make phone calls.” Which, to be fair, it does. And to also be fair, so do most phones. Heck, maybe the company is worried that the idea of a Microsoft Phone still leaves a bitter taste in some mouths. The Duo is an ambitious device that is very much about Microsoft’s own ambitions with the Surface line. The ...

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Here’s the Surface Duo

Source: Here’s the Surface Duo I can’t remember the last time I did a hands-on with a device prior to powering it on. The idea of basing posts entirely around glamour shots without really interfacing with the product feels like a relic of an early era of gadget blogging. But every so often a device comes along that warrants the approach. There will be a far more in-depth review of the Surface Duo. I will write a lot of words on this website about the experience of using the software and living with the device as my go-to handset. For ...

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Cloudflare launches Workers Unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform

Source: Cloudflare launches Workers Unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform Cloudflare today announced the private beta launch of Workers Unbound, the latest step in its efforts to offer a serverless platform that can compete with the likes of AWS Lambda. The company first launched its Workers edge computing platform in late 2017. Today it has “hundreds of thousands of developers” who use it and in the last quarter alone, more than 20,000 developers built applications based on the service, according to the company. Cloudflare also uses Workers to power many of its own services, but the first iteration ...

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Microsoft’s new Family Safety app offers parental controls across phones, PCs and Xbox

Source: Microsoft’s new Family Safety app offers parental controls across phones, PCs and Xbox Microsoft’s new screen time and parental controls app, Microsoft Family Safety, is today launching publicly on iOS and Android, following a preview of the experience which had arrived earlier this spring. The app is designed to help parents better understand children’s use of screen time, set limits and create screen time schedules, configure boundaries around web access, and track family members’ location, among other things. The app competes with other parental control technologies, including those built into iOS and Android — the latter of which is ...

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As ADA turns 30, tech is just getting started helping people with disabilities

Source: As ADA turns 30, tech is just getting started helping people with disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 paved the way for decades of incremental changes to the way buildings, businesses, and laws accommodate people with a wide variety of disabilities. At 30 years old this week, the law’s effect on tech has been profound, but there’s still a lot of work to do. The ADA originally applied mainly to things like buildings and government resources, but over the years (and with improvements and amendments) came to be much broader than that. As home computers, the web, ...

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