Stories by Blair Hanley Frank

Microsoft finally gets real about HoloLens's field of view

The early reception for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headgear has been cautiously optimistic, save for one persistent bugbear: the device's field of view. Up until Wednesday, Microsoft hadn't shown that limitation in its promotional videos, but new footage demonstrates what it's like to look through a HoloLens.

Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just unveiled the latest of the "tough choices" Microsoft is making to streamline its business, and it's a doozy: the company is significantly cutting back its smartphone ambitions almost two years after announcing it would acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business in an attempt to play a greater role in this market.