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Windows 11 is much more than a new theme slapped onto Windows 10

The latest Windows focuses heavily on improved task management, prettier UI, and a much more ambitious Microsoft Store.

Enlarge / The latest Windows focuses heavily on improved task management, prettier UI, and a much more ambitious Microsoft Store. (credit: Microsoft)

Earlier this morning, we got our first official look at Windows 11 by way of Microsoft’s What’s New For Windows event. The new OS offers several significant, functional changes to what we’ve become accustomed to in Windows 10—this isn’t just the same old operating system with a fresh coat of paint.

However, Windows 11 absolutely does get that fresh coat of paint. Its new desktop environment makes heavy use of translucent window dressing with rounded corners, an effect which brings to mind panes of frosted glass. In many ways, the new look is reminiscent of compiz-based Linux desktop environments circa 2010—but with significantly higher resolution and a more coherent overall theme.

Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay ties the new look to eyebrow-raising statements about emotion: “We understand the responsibility of [functionality and practicality] more than ever before, but it must also be personal—and maybe most importantly, it must feel emotional.”

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/microsoft-details-windows-11-with-new-ui-and-android-app-support/
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Microsoft Windows 11 Event: How to Watch and What to Expect

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On Thursday, June 24, 2021, Microsoft will host an event to talk about “the next generation of Windows.” Microsoft is widely expected to announce Windows 11—after all, Windows 11 just leaked. Here’s how to watch and what we expect to see.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/735418/microsoft-windows-11-event-how-to-watch-and-what-to-expect/
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Windows 11 leaks don’t point to a significant upgrade (Opinion)

Microsoft has an event scheduled next week to reveal what CEO Satya Nadella has painted as one of the biggest Windows updates of the past decade. Of course, it might just be Microsoft’s top honcho hyping up what is now believed to be called Windows 11 but it has definitely gotten people talking. A leaked build of this Windows 11 … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/windows-11-leaks-dont-point-to-a-significant-upgrade-opinion-18678827/
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The Best Android 12 Features We’ve Found So Far

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The second build of the Android 12 Beta is out, and it’s jam-packed with features. We were already expecting a major visual overhaul with what Google has called Material You, but now you can actually get a glimpse of the new theming engine in this latest release. The Privacy Dashboard is also available to try, plus a…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/the-best-android-12-features-weve-found-so-far-1847123579
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Fortnite alien abductions arrive: What we know and how to get abducted

Only hours after the last big Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 6 update arrived, data-miners revealed that an alien invasion was heading to the battle royale island and that it would arrive before the current season ends. The invasion was said to start with abductions that take place on the island and today brings the start of that activity. Fortnite … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/fortnite-alien-abductions-arrive-what-we-know-and-how-to-get-abducted-02675988/
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Google foldable phone allegedly confirmed in an industry report

Although they haven’t sold like pancakes, probably because of their expensive price tags, it seems that foldables and other unconventional form factors like rollables are slowly but surely become ordinary parts of the mobile industry. Even Apple is rumored to be working on one but that might still be years away. Just as surprising, Google hasn’t taken a backseat to … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/google-foldable-phone-allegedly-confirmed-in-an-industry-report-01675683/
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What’s New in Chrome 91, Available Today

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Google has ramped up Chrome’s release schedule, with new Chrome versions coming out every four weeks. Chrome 91 stabilizes Linux on Chromebooks, improves Tab Search, powers up Copy & Paste, and improves Chrome OS in other ways.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/730317/whats-new-in-chrome-91-available-now/
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Subaru Solterra electric SUV confirmed as brand’s first AWD EV

Subaru has revealed details on its new, first all-electric model, and if you were worried there wouldn’t be enough EV SUVs around to choose between, the Subaru Solterra should settle those concerns. The new name is a combination of the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth,” the automaker says, in a nod to its “commitment to deliver traditional SUV capabilities … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/subaru-solterra-electric-suv-confirmed-as-brands-first-awd-ev-11672302/
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