The Web Bluetooth support in Chrome 53 makes it possible to control your smart appliances from within a browser rather than relying on a smartphone app.
Many PC game developers have touted future support for SteamOS and Linux, but far too often that support has never arrived. The list of games that failed to make good on that promise may surprise you.
In its 25 years of existence, Linux has taken the world by storm, powering millions of servers, a countless number of embedded devices, and most of the smartphones in the world (thanks to Android).
Microsoft's been showing Linux the love, but don't expect the company to start making much open-source software available to Linux desktop users.
In order for Firefox for Linux to play encrypted HTML5 video, some closed-source code is required, which could rankle open-source purists.
Presently, Bash in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is based on Ubuntu 14.04, but Microsoft is working on support for the newer Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, too.
Vulkan, the cross-platform alternative to DirectX 12, was recently released, but Vulkan Next is already in the works. That’s big news for Steam Machines, Linux, Android, and even Windows gaming PCs.
Microsoft promised to update Skype for Linux Alpha every two weeks, and so far it's following through, promptly adding some new useful features to the client.