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This iconic Windows wallpaper has got a sequel after 21 years

If you have been a computer user, there are high chances of you remembering an iconic Bliss’ wallpaper in the Windows. Yes, the same picture with lush green grass and a shining clear sky with patches of cloud. The photograph, which was clicked by Chuck O’Rear, remained the default wallpaper for 16 years in different iterations of the operating system.  Now, 21 years after he shot the picture, O’Rear has created three new next-generation wallpapers for Lufthansa as a sequel to the ‘Bliss’ photo. Scroll down to see how…

Lenovo introduces updated ThinkPad XI with Windows 10

Lenovo kicked off the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a full range of exciting new devices built for Windows 10. These new devices were thoughtfully designed to meet user needs and habits, whether at home, in the office or on-the-go, and take advantage of great Windows 10 features, including Windows Hello with built-in face recognition cameras and fingerprint readers and touch screens that light up Windows Ink. ThinkPad X1 Carbon The next generation of ThinkPad X1 products are committed to…

EU approves Microsoft buyout of LinkedIn with conditions

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Tuesday approved Microsoft's mega buyout of the professional networking site LinkedIn, provided the US tech giant meets commitments to allow fair competition. The European Commission, the EU executive, said it approved the merger after Microsoft offered promises, including leaving personal computer manufacturers and distributors free not to install LinkedIn on Windows operating systems. "The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of…

Nokia phones are coming back

HELSINKI: Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. Nokia was once the world's dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones and then chose Microsoft's unpopular Windows operating system for its "Lumia" range. Nokia quit smartphones in 2014 by selling its handset activities to Microsoft to focus on mobile network equipment. Microsoft continued…

Microsoft aims to wow with high-end PCs, 3D software

NEW YORK: Microsoft launched a consumer offensive on Wednesday, unveiling new high-performance computers and an updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and "mixed reality." The US tech giant announced its first desktop computer, called Surface Studio, a $3,000 high-end "all-in-one" device that aims at Apple's Mac. "We're creating a new category that transforms your desk into a creative studio," Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said at the unveiling in New York. With a large,…