Windows 10 May Have Gotten Its Name Because of Lazy Coders

When Windows 10 got announced, there was one immediately glaring question: Why Windows 10? Maybe for the extra distance from 8, but a Redditor who claims to be a Microsoft dev has a better—and funnier—answer. The name "Windows 9" could break a whole bunch of lazy code. » 10/01/14 5:32pm Yesterday 5:32pm

Windows 10 Video Walkthrough: Where Were You Two Years Ago?

Windows 10 is here! Kind of! You can go pick up a very stripped down Technical Preview of the big, bad, Start Menu-having operating system right now. But if you don't want to load up a pretty beta OS, we went through the trouble for you. These are the highlights. » 10/01/14 2:40pm Yesterday 2:40pm

The Clever Chunks of Code That Steal Millions of Credit Card Numbers

The United States is almost ready to join the rest of the world in the chip-and-pin credit card future. But in the meantime hackers have been stealing all our numbers left and right. Wired took a deep dive into the software that lets it happen, and the process is both clever and simple. » 10/01/14 10:16am Yesterday 10:16am

Windows 10 Is What We Deserved All Along

Windows 8 had it rough. It existed for a post-desktop world that (still) hasn't quite materialized, met by a sea of people who weren't asking for something that new and strange. That's why even though it feels like a regression, Windows 10 is still such a marvel. It's a step backwards into what Windows 8 was supposed… » 9/30/14 4:20pm Tuesday 4:20pm

Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory. » 9/30/14 8:53am Tuesday 8:53am

A Clear Shot of What Could Be Motorola's Mammoth Nexus Phone

For months we've been hearing rumors that the next Nexus phone will be a big ol' phablet from Motorola. 5.92 inches! Now a picture from the XDA forums seems to show off codename "Shamu" in its natural habit: Looking enormous next to other phones. » 9/26/14 9:59am Friday 9:59am

11 Tips to Keep iOS 8 From Destroying Your Battery Life

While iOS 8 comes with plenty of advantages, upgrading to a new operating system is never without its drawbacks. Maybe battery life just ain't quite what you'd want it to be, but we've got some tips to squeeze the most out of that sucker and stay juiced all day long. » 9/23/14 10:54am 9/23/14 10:54am

Nexus 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

It's been a long time since we've had a Nexus tablet. 2013's Nexus 7 was a wonderful if underpowered little device, and there hasn't been a bigger version since 2012's Nexus 10. But a newcomer is almost certainly on the way soon, a 9-inch tab that could be the best of both worlds. » 9/22/14 12:08pm 9/22/14 12:08pm

Toshiba Is Getting Out of the Consumer PC Racket in Some Regions…

Earlier this year, Sony walked away from laptops when it sold off its Vaio business. Now Toshiba is following suit. Nothing's getting sold this time around, but the Japanese company has said it's shying away from consumer PCs in certain low-profit regions in favor of beefing up business offerings. » 9/18/14 3:39pm 9/18/14 3:39pm

You Can Buy a OnePlus One Starting Next Month

The OnePlus One is a fantastic phone for a fantastic price. It's borderline unbelievable. It's also damn near impossible to get your hands on. Up until now, you've needed an invite to buy a OnePlus One but that's about to end. Starting in October, you'll be able to straight-up buy one, if you're fast. » 9/18/14 1:57pm 9/18/14 1:57pm