Following that old saying, 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em', Microsoft might be kicking its Edge browser to the curb and replacing it with a Chromium-based browser.This would be a huge shift in strategy, and it's basically a done deal, according to Windows Central and the anonymous sources it spoke with. We reached out to Microsoft for comment, and of course were stonewalled."Microsoft does not comment on rumors and speculation and does not have a comment on this topic," the company told us.It wouldn't shock us if this happened, though. Despite shipping as the default browser in Windows 10, Edge has never been able to capture a large share of the market. According to data culled by Net Applications, Chrome is the dominant browser in terms of usage with a 63.6 percent share of the market, followed by Internet Explorer and Firefox at 11.19 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Only 4.34 percent of desktop and laptop users turn to Edge to browse the web.Initially, Edge represented … [Read more...] about Microsoft rumored to replace Edge in Windows 10 with a Chromium-based browser
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The Museum of the Moving Image is a personal favorite for many at Polygon. The space in Queens, New York, is dedicated to the past, present, and future of film, television and digital media. MoMI has opened an exhibit on video genres in the time of YouTube — and when MoMI approached us about helping out with the exhibit, we were very happy to contribute. “The New Genres: Video in the Internet Age” runs April 27 through Sept. 2, and will focus on how modern platforms and technology have vastly changed not only how we watch, make, and share videos, but what kinds of videos those are. At a time when direct-to-camera vloggers are the new celebrities, and hundreds of thousands of people log on to watch someone play Fortnite, taking a moment to reflect on this cultural shift feels important. As part of the exhibition, Polygon created a series of videos breaking down the biggest video topics, including ASMR, unboxing, explainers, Let’s Play, reaction videos and … [Read more...] about Check out the Museum of the Moving Image’s exhibit on internet video — featuring Polygon!
The life cycle of a game isn't easy to predict. Some start strong and burn out quickly, others endure for years before slowly fading away. Some crash and burn on day one while others are kept alive by players, modders, and community creators long after they might have otherwise slipped away.A few games, however, have lived on for decades, kept alive not just by passionate fans but by developers who have never thrown in the towel or dusted off their hands and said "done." These games have, against all odds, managed to withstand the test of time. They're still being worked on after 20 and even 30 years, and all of them have had updates in 2018. We've focused on games from the 80s and 90s with interesting histories, but this is hardly a complete list (shout out to Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, and plenty of other games from 1999-2001 that are still running).Here are the oldest PC games that are still being maintained today.NetHackReleased: July 1987 | Latest update: April 27, 2018Trace … [Read more...] about The 80s and 90s PC games still unbelievably being updated today
Jake Paul, a Vine star turned YouTube mogul, wants to be YouTube’s Kris Jenner and raise a household of money-making Kardashian-like celebrities. Recent developments suggest he might be running into his own family problems. It’s been a rough week for Paul: Multiple members of his vlogging incubator, Team 10, have announced their departure from the organization; flurries of rumors surrounding a potential merger between Jake’s company and brother, Logan Paul’s, company are picking up; reports indicate that the Paul brothers’ father, Greg Paul, is handling their companies and firing employees. Jake’s been quiet throughout all of this, sticking to his regular schedule, and going about his business. Attached to each new bit of breaking news raises a dire question for the prolific YouTuber: What’s next for Jake Paul’s vlogging empire? What is Team 10? To understand the fall of Jake Paul, you have to understand Team 10. The creative … [Read more...] about Jake Paul’s Team 10 YouTube empire might be imploding
Microsoft intends to stick with Windows 10 as a service-based operating system, what it means is that there will be no new version of Windows other than 10 and Windows 10 will receive new updates and different versions from time-to-time. Now a new report has made its way on the internet suggesting that Microsoft is working on a new version of Windows 10 codenamed “Polaris”. According to the report from Windows Central, Polaris is not the next iteration of Windows but is a brand new version of Windows 10 for desktop PCs. This new version of Windows 10 is built upon the UWP which makes it “Microsoft’s first truly modern Windows OS for the traditional PC form factor”. Furthermore, Polaris will feature “CShell, Microsoft’s upcoming universal shell” that will be shared across devices. “The Polaris composer will offer the traditional desktop environment that PC users are already accustomed to. The current Windows Shell is one of the major … [Read more...] about Report: Microsoft Working On “Polaris”, A New Version Of Windows 10 For Desktops