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Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large — Mashable

Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, tech expert, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

Facebook rolls out Messenger, Instagram for Windows 10 — Fresh off its stellar earnings report, which owed much to its remarkable mobile performance, Facebook is giving a little focus back to the desktop. On Thursday, Facebook unveiled its first Facebook Messenger app for Windows 10 desktop, along with an updated Facebook app for Windows 10 and, yes, in a nod to Microsoft's struggling mobile efforts, a fresh Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile.

Amazon Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader - but, oh, the price — It was fun handing Amazon's new Kindle Oasis e-readers to unsuspecting coworkers. "Ooh, it's so thin. It's so light. Is it too small? It might be too small," one coworker told me. "Too small?" I asked. "I'm worried it might fly out of my hand," she said. She was not alone.

Apple needs a new killer product, and it can't be another iPhone — Okay, that was a bad quarter, Apple. I know, Apple is held to a higher standard. The company makes $50 billion and there's panic in the streets. I don't think there's cause for panic, but concern - even alarm - is warranted.

Dyson made a hair dryer and it's kind of stunning ... and expensive — The hair dryer is not a work of art, but it does hold a sort of iconic place in our cultural landscape. It's recognizable at a distance and has been blowing and burning follicles in pretty much the same way since the 1970s.

Microsoft is finally cleaning up Windows 10: A hands-on preview — Windows 10 is getting even better. Now that Microsoft has successful undone the damage wrought by Windows 8 and delivered Windows 10 to at least 270 million systems, it's time for the company to start ever-so-gingerly moving forward again. Last month at Microsoft's Build developers conference, the company unveiled the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Twitter makes it easier to report abusive tweetstorms — When people attack on Twitter, they usually take more than one tweet to do it. Now, Twitter will finally let you report not just the first or last abusive tweet, but up to five of them, giving Twitter real context and, perhaps, a better avenue to action.

Makerbot stops making its own 3D printers — Well, that didn't go as planned. Makerbot's efforts to ride the wave of global consumer 3D printer demand crashed unceremoniously on the shores of Brooklyn and, somehow, washed up in St. Petersburg, Florida. The once-hot startup announced on Monday that it would cease production of its own 3D printers, instead outsourcing to electronics manufacturing partner, Florida-based Jabil.

MacBook versus Surface Pro 4: Battle of the ultra-lights — It's funny, and a little humbling, to realize you've been doing it wrong. I mean, all this time, I was comparing the Surface Pro 4 to Apple's giant iPad Pro. It made intuitive sense. Both have touch screens, both have detachable keyboards. Both are super thin and light. Both have multi-tasking.

Microsoft earnings decline, but blame accounting — Here's the good news: Microsoft's office subscription business continues to grow and it's stanching the bleeding on the Windows computer manufacturing side. Here's the bad news: The company's earnings took a 6% year-over-year dip and Microsoft's phone business could be on life-support.

Prince had a legendary love/hate relationship with technology — Prince was not a luddite. As the world mourns the purple Prince of Funk, who was found dead in his home on Thursday, some may be moved to recall his sometimes-rocky relationship with the Internet - and surmise that he never really got it, or much of technology at all.
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Apr 28, 2016

I should probably stop reading on this Amazon Kindle Oasis while we're recording our latest @mash_talk podcast.

Apr 28, 2016

I couldn't get my children to participate in Take Your Basically Adult and Disinterested Teen to Work Day. #TakeYourKidToWorkDay

Apr 28, 2016

@JamesGunn What a classic, Dawn of the Computer Age, name. Probably better than using RAM.

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