Microsoft's annual construction conference started yesterday, and a lot of new messages and cool things came along with the norm. Here's a quick look at some of the best things we've seen so far.
Windows 10 gets a built-in Linux kernel. Probably the most significant message yesterday was the message about the Windows subsystem for Linux version 2-WSL 2 which provides a full Linux kernel for Windows. We have all the details if you are interested. It's cool.
A correct command line comes to Win10. Windows Terminal, as it is called, is a complete command line, PowerShell and the Bash system rolled into one. It has tabs, themes and even supports emoji. Welcome to the future.
Great features for Chrom Edge. Microsoft has been working hard on the new Edge browser, which is based on the Chromium engine, and it announced a lot of new things yesterday. Better private control, Internet Explorer mode and a OneNote-like feature called "Collections" that help with research are all the time for the trip. Look up our coverage for the full lean.
Edge for Mac, baby. Microsoft tormented Edge for Mac very briefly, but the cat is out of the bag. You can already install and test the Edge Mac construction for yourself. Spoiler: It's almost identical to the Windows version (and that's good!).
There were also several smaller messages, like the new Fluid Framework, improved Cortana interactions, Visual Studio in the browser and AR Minecraft. So much cool stuff.
In other news, it's Google I / O Day! In addition, Apple released its first new multi-year iOS game, more drama for Galaxy Fold, Twitter lets you now add GIFs and images in retweets and more.
- Google I / O starts today: We expect all kinds of messages about smarthome, Android Q, Stadia, Assistant, and even a few new phones. The life stream begins at 10:00 PT / 1:00 PM ET, and you can watch it here.
- Apple's first new iOS game since 2008: Hello hello to Warren Buffets paper guide. It's a free download in the App Store. Maybe you can play it while waiting for the I / O key to start. [MacRumors]
- More Fold drama: Samsung cannot deliver a fixed release date for Galaxy Fold, so it cancels pre-orders unless customers explicitly say otherwise. Oof. [9to5Google]
- The GIFs come (to retweets): Twitter announced yesterday that you can now add GIFs and other images in retweets. What time to live … but we really should talk about the edit button. [Engadget]
- Android Auto new fresh look: Google gives Android Auto a makeup that will roll out "this summer." It will have a much better interface that gives access to multiple apps at the same time, a more intuitive app box, and more. I can not wait.
- Google will block users from tracking cookies (kind of): A new report suggests that Chrome will be able to block tracking cookies … except those from Google. Of course. [The Wall Street Journal via Android Police]
- A new supercomputer for the government: AMD and Cray collaborate to build a crazy new 1.5 Exaflop supercomputer. It will be … cray. [Anandtech]
- An Xbox controller with braille? Microsoft patented one, so it may come soon. And the man, it's just really cool. [TechRadar]
Let's talk about Pokemon. And I'm not talking about detektivpikachu here – I'm talking about all Pokemon. A new study suggests that Pokemon characters have a special place in the brains of "Pokemon experts". An apple-sized cluster of neurons that does nothing but store information about Pokemon. The study compared "experts" with a control group to confirm that they really had a special place in their brains just for those small digital creatures. People are wild, man. ! [Ars Technica]