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    It's definitely not normal for any company to reveal the deficiencies of an existing product, over a product it's still far from releasing, but Microsoft is desperate to give its new Edge browser some mind share. Microsoft Edge is the company's promise to a modern web experience, which in a way betters competitors, and in others simply catches up. Today the company decided to publish the security benefits of Microsoft Edge, and here are some. First of all, Microsoft Edge will be superior to IE because it's a universal Windows app. In Microsoft's technical terms: "This fundamentally changes ...

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    Windows 10 marks the debut of Microsoft's new web browser, which recently picked up the name Edge. Coming to PCs, tablets, and phones alike, Edge is a key component of Microsoft's revamped platform, and users are understandably excited about all the features it promises to bring. One we just learned about is powerful support for browser extensions, with Microsoft making it easy for developers who have already crafted browser extensions for Chrome or Firefox to to adapt them for Edge. And while that sounds promising, we're now learning about some important limitations, especially when it ...

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    Windows users have been looking forward to Microsoft's Project Spartan for months, the company's break away from Internet Explorer as it prepares a new browser experience that will be integral to Windows 10. Previews landed last month for the PC, and earlier this month for phones. But for all Microsoft's told us about Spartan, we've known that at least one thing was destined to change prior to the software's final release: its name. At Build 2015 today, Microsoft just introduced us to Spartan as it will arrive in its final form, picking up the name Microsoft Edge. Besides simply announcing ...

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    When I was a baby I had a blanket that my mother always covered me with when I slept. I ran my fingers over one corner until it was literally threadbare. Call it OCD or a sensory disorder, that habit apparently stuck with me. When my daily driver was a Nexus 4, with it's gently curved sides, I often found myself sweeping my thumb from side to side across the screen. Thankfully the Gorilla Glass 2 was harder than my baby blanket and didn't show a wear-mark from that habit. Most OEMs never adopted anything more than very slightly curved edges. Now, however, Samsung has brought back ...

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    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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    Last month, we heard about Canonical's fantastically ambitious plan to crowdsource the funding of a seriously high-end smartphone, the Ubuntu Edge. The Edge would boast specs like 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash, while being capable of dual-booting into either Ubuntu for phones or regular old Android. The plan's goal is to raise $32 million over the course of a month, but halfway through, Canonical has yet to even hit the $10 million mark. Today, Canonical instituted a major price break on the Edge, but will it be enough to turn around the declining momentum that the campaign's been seeing? ...

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    On Monday, Canonical did something special: it kicked-off the fundraising campaign for the Ubuntu Edge, not only endeavoring to break some crowdfunding records, but to change the nature of the relationship between manufacturer and smartphone user in the process. It's all wildly ambitious. I have serious concerns about Canonical's ability to pull this off, and we're talking about a serious amount of money to ask people to hand over with plans for availability still so far away. At first, I was content to just sit back and see how this story unfolds, covering the news like with any launch, ...

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    Ubuntu has positioned itself to be one of this year's many smartphone platform upstarts – the littler guys who are trying to elbow their way into an already incredibly competitive market. We were able to give Ubuntu a lot of hands-on time earlier this year when those preview builds arrived for Nexus-series devices, but news on the platform has been relatively quiet ever since. Today, we finally hit a big Ubuntu milestone, with Canonical starting a major fundraiser campaign for the Ubuntu Edge handset. The Indiegogo campaign seeks to raise an astounding $32 million for development of the ...

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    Last month, we heard some rumors about a pretty compelling Android from Huawei, featuring a 4.9-inch 1080p display and measuring just 6.3 millimeters thick. We didn't have a name at the time, but were told that Huawei might be ready to announce the phone as soon as this month. Well, that still hasn't happened yet, but now some new rumors have us wondering if there could be a lot more to that phone's story. Supposedly, Huawei is working on a stylish aluminum unibody phone, in the spirit of the HTC One. This handset would reportedly be called the EDGE, and it's notable for having all of its ...

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    By Elad Yakobowicz, Senior News Editor Every Pocket PC site has something unique to offer the Pocket PC community, whether it be news, reviews, or software archives. Brighthand however was famous for it's forums. Due to a controversy, some behind the scenes and some out in the open at Brighthand, CEO of Brighthand Steve Bush shut down the discussion forums for a few days. Although there were many reasons concerning what has happened, Steve has provided a lengthy and detailed explanation here. The forums just went back up, and in order to gain access Steve asks that you please email him. ...

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