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Past articles by Max:

Kanye West's album performance was interrupted by Apple's email notification sound

Kanye West released his new album, "The Life of Pablo," on Thursday night, and one of his songs was interrupted by the "ding" Macs make after getting an email. → Read More

Netflix has completed its move to the cloud — and it's a big win for Amazon

Netflix, which accounts for around 40% of internet traffic at peak times, has moved to Amazon Web Services. → Read More

Google is reportedly working on a virtual reality headset that doesn't need a smartphone or computer

Google is reportedly working on a standalone virtual reality headset that wouldn't need a PC, smartphone, or games console to work. → Read More

Jeremy Clarkson's new show for Amazon has started filming — here's what to expect

The new show, which features James May and Richard Hammond, will air later this year and is set to take what was great about "Top Gear" to the next level. → Read More

Apple has reportedly decided who will make the iPhone 7's processor — and Samsung is losing out

Apple has reportedly chosen TSMC, a Taiwan-based company, over Samsung to make the iPhone 7's chip, which is a big loss for the company. → Read More

Microsoft's big plan to dominate Android and win mobile is coming together

The company has signed up over 70 smartphone makers who will ship Office on phones, putting Microsoft front-and-centre. → Read More

One developer put a popular iPhone game on Windows in 5 minutes

By using Project Islandwood, a "bridge" that Microsoft has made to move iOS apps onto Windows, the developer did it in 4:54. → Read More

Microsoft has listened to angry customers and will now say exactly what's in Windows 10 updates

Another positive step for the company. → Read More

There's a growing idea that Microsoft should keep Windows 10 upgrades free forever

Two of Microsoft's closest watchers, Ed Bott of ZDNet and Paul Thurrott, think that Microsoft should continue to offer upgrades to Windows 10 for free... → Read More

Microsoft released a popular video game on the Xbox One — and then took it back

Microsoft has been testing backwards compatibility for 'Red Dead Redemption' and accidentally made it available to users. The company then apologised. → Read More

Kickstarter just got its 100,000th funded campaign — here are some crazy stats about them

As a celebration of the 100,000th campaign to get funded on Kickstarter, the company has published some statistics about the projects that made it. → Read More

A top developer said the Apple Watch is a 'confused product' — and lots of people agree

Marco Arment, who helped create Tumblr and then Instapaper, has said that the Apple Watch is a "confused product" that needs to be made simpler. → Read More

Facebook's new tool for talking about sports events failed to keep up with the Super Bowl

Sports Stadium, the tool Facebook built to take on Twitter's live sports chatter, did not work during the Super Bowl. → Read More

Microsoft's virtual assistant 'will get mad' if you 'say things that are particularly a--holeish'

Deborah Harrison, one of the 8 people who write the responses Cortana uses, says the virtual assistant will respond badly to sexism and other bad behaviour. → Read More

Apple's rumoured smaller iPhone might come in bright pink

The iPhone 5se is rumoured to have a 4-inch screen and could come in a shade of pink that is brighter than the current rose gold version of the phone. → Read More

Here's how much the iPhone's software has changed over time

iOS, the software that powers the iPhone, has changed a lot since it launched in 2007, almost 10 years ago. → Read More

Microsoft is carrying out a massive social experiment in China — and almost no one knows about it

Microsoft's Xiaoice, which means "little Bing" in Chinese, has been described as the "largest Turing test in history" by a top researcher at the company. → Read More

Almost everything about Microsoft's rumoured 'last Lumia' smartphone has leaked

The Lumia 650 is said to be the 'last Lumia' handsets Microsoft will make — and we know almost everything about it. → Read More

'Biggest mistake I ever made': The cofounder of a company Microsoft just bought for $250 million sold his stake for a bicycle

Chris Hill-Scott, the co-founder of SwiftKey, sold his stake in the company that Microsoft later bought for $250 million. → Read More

Facebook thinks '6 degrees of separation' is wrong — it's actually 3.57

According to a study published by Facebook, its users are all actually connected by 3.75 degrees of separation which is less than the commonly accepted 6. → Read More