Changes, features and enhancements we expect to see in Windows 10 in 2019

Two new feature updates for Windows 10 on desktop and an entirely new version of Windows built from the ground up for light computing are in the cards for 2019.

The year 2019 is upon us, which means it’s time to look ahead and see what we have in store for Windows 10. We know Microsoft has planned two new feature updates for Windows 10 this year, but there are rumors of an entirely new version of Windows on the horizon that will coexist alongside the current version of Windows 10. “Windows Lite,” a lightweight version of Windows for light computing devices, could be announced this year too.

This is everything you need to know about Windows updates in 2019.

Windows 10 ’19H1′ update expected April 2019

The year 2019’s first major Windows 10 update is currently in development and is in testing with Microsoft’s Insider Preview program under the codename “19H1.” This feature update is expected to launch in the spring of this year, likely sometime in April if Microsoft is able to keep to its internal schedule. The 19H1 update brings with it several noteworthy new changes and additions to Windows 10, most of which are cosmetic or improve upon already existing features.

Related: The difference between Windows ‘feature updates’ and ‘quality updates’

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Microsoft announces press event at MWC, HoloLens vNext launch imminent

Microsoft today sent out invites for its press event at MWC 2019 which is happening next month in Barcelona, Spain. The pre-conference press event will have Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman. Microsoft’s press event is scheduled for 5PM CET, Feb 24, 2019. Alex Kipman’s presence indicates that it will […]

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Microsoft brings We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and more to Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft today announced four new games that will be available as part of Xbox Game Pass in the next two weeks. The four new titles are: We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The LEGO Movie Videogame and Saints Row: The Third. Read about these titles below: We Happy Few (January 17) – Xbox One […]

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Motorola Razr is making a comeback as a foldable smartphone

Motorola is planning to revive it’s Razr brand which once sat on the throne for one of the most iconic and stylish phones in the market. The start of Razr brand dates back to more than a decade, the time when Nokia ruled the market, Motorola was one brand that managed to survive and sell […]

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Untether with Aukey’s discounted Latitude Lite Bluetooth Earbuds for $17

These Bluetooth headphones can last for eight hours on a single charge.

As wireless earbuds become more and more commonplace, their prices continue to drop as well. Aukey’s well-reviewed Latitude Lite Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds are already an affordable pick at their regular price of $26, though today you can score a pair for just $16.89 by entering promo code AUKEY4EP during checkout.

These noise isolating headphones feature Bluetooth 4.1 so you can listen to various devices wirelessly. They have integrated 8mm drivers protected in a sealed casing and internal nano coating. That keeps them water-resistant and sweat-resistant, making them a viable choice for your workouts. There’s an in-line remote and a built-in microphone that can activate Siri or Google Assistant, too.

The Latitude Lite headphones are capable of lasting for up to eight hours on a single charge and come with various sized ear-tip and ear-hooks so you can find your perfect fit. Aukey includes a 2-year product replacement warranty with your purchase as well. Just under 75 customers at Amazon left a review for these headphones resulting in a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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Love Game of Thrones? You’ll want to check out these PC games

Game of Thrones season 8 is just around the corner and fans of the TV series are struggling to sit through the wait. Luckily, there are numerous options available if you own a gaming PC to hold you over, whether you like medieval RPGs or strategy games. Better still, some of these options are good enough that if you’re a fan of the TV series and books, you’ll likely continue playing after the story comes to an end.

Political intrigue

Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II is a massive strategy game from Paradox Interactive, allowing you to take control of kings, lords, or create your very own family tree as you wrestle with others for power and dominance. There’s politics, religion, events, relationships, dynasties, and so much more that makes Crusader Kings II the perfect game for somebody with a Game of Thrones itch — and luckily, there’s a Game of Thrones community mod that’s just as good as the base game.

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Mount & Blade Warband

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Xbox Game Pass complete games list for January 2019

Check out a complete list of all the Xbox games currently offered by Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Pass is a Netflix-style subscription service for games, offering access to more than 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games at $9.99 per month. However, unlike traditional streaming services, you’ll be downloading games to your hard drive without the risk of losing visual fidelity.

We’ve brought together a full A-to-Z list of all the games available with an Xbox Game Pass subscription in 2019. We’ll be updating this article as games are added and removed from the program going forward, so make sure to check back regularly for your favorite titles.

Note: Newly added titles are highlighted in bold.

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Forza Horizon 4 removes ‘The Carlton’ and ‘Floss’ dances

Those were some popular emotes.

Ever since Fortnite became a cultural phenomenon, many gamers have been asking Epic Games to add special dances and other forms of expression to the experience. While the company has obliged, it seems like certain moves are the property of certain celebrities. Who knew you could launch lawsuits over dance moves?

Two of the most popular emotes in Fortnite are “The Carlton” and “Floss” dance. If you’ve seen The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you may remember Alfonso Ribeiro’s iconic moves. Floss is a little more obscure as it was initially performed by Instagram’s Russell Horning.

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Record night or day with Vantrue’s 1080p LCD dash cam on sale for $50

Has modes for parking, driving at night, and more.

The Vantrue 1080p LCD dash cam is down to $49.99 with code QSOEJDYF on Amazon. The code takes $20 off the current price, and this dash cam has mostly sold for around $86 recently.

The Vantrue records in 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 fps, has HDR, and includes night vision so it can record day or night. The 170-degree viewing angles can capture four lanes of traffic. The dash cam has a Parking Mode, which is a setting that lets the cam start automatically recording when the motion detector is triggered by people or things coming too close to the car. You’ll automatically turn the cam on when you start your car, and the cam’s G-sensor will save important video segments before and after an impact so you never miss a thing.

Other features include loop overwriting of older footage, the LCD automatically turning off, and a GPS module to track route and speed. It also comes with an 18-month warranty. Speaking of microSD cards, the dash cam supports up to 64GB so you’ll want to invest in at least one or two cards to keep footage recorded.

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Galaxy S9 and Note 9 users in 16 countries can now upgrade to Android Pie

After months of continuous testing, Samsung finally rolled out Android Pie update to Galaxy S9 and Note 9 users. However, the rollout was staged, which meant that not every country got the update at the same time. That said, Samsung is adding more countries to make sure everyone gets the update as soon as possible. The […]

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