Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Brad Wardell Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Brad Wardell en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 The Amazon Kindles of 2019: The full lineup reviewed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Over the past year Amazon has refreshed its entire line of popular e-readers. With the recent release of the Kindle Oasis 2019 edition, we are ready to give you Neowin&#039;s verdict on the devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Mon, 12 Aug 2019 19:24:01 +0000 Comparison: Surface Pro 6 vs. iPad Pro 2018 as a productivity device <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Surface Pro and the iPad Pro often compete for the same user. Each has a lot of overlapping features but very different philosophies. We look at both to see which one is right for you. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 31 Jul 2019 02:12:01 +0000 Neowin February 2018: Engagement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>What are your favorite types of articles to read on Neowin? What would you like more of? Less of? Let us know in the comments. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:46:01 +0000 Vulkan support added to massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Stardock has released a new update to its popular real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity to add new features, maps and support for the new graphics API, Vulkan. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Thu, 24 Aug 2017 19:06:02 +0000 Tesla firmware update improves Autopilot, range estimation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tesla improves its Autopilot in the latest firmware (17.32) update along with other notable improvements. We take the latest for a test spin to see how much it has improved. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:29:51 +0000 New Intel drivers appear to solve Surface Pro 4 sleep power consumption issue <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel recently released new video drivers for its Skylake processors. Our testing indicates that they solve the widely-reported power consumption problems in sleep mode on the Surface Pro 4. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:16:01 +0000 Is Microsoft serious about selling media? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With Windows 10 and the Surface line, Microsoft has shown they have what it takes to make good products. But their store experience shows they have a long way to go. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:42:42 +0000 Four ways to improve Surface Pro 4 battery life <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Chances are that if you have a Surface Pro 4, you have noted that the battery may not get you through an entire day. Check out these tips to help you increase your battery life on the device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:48:01 +0000 Surface Pro 4 excites but leaves room for improvement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4 today, a major update to its popular tablet/laptop hybrid. The specs are impressive with room for further improvement. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:14:01 +0000 A better Internet involves tolerance towards all points of view, not just ones you agree with <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Internet is growing up, becoming more diverse and that means we must learn to tolerate other points of view. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:27:23 +0000 DirectX 12: A game changer for Xbox One <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft demonstrates DirectX 12 doubling the framerate of games at Build 2014 which will help push the Xbox One deeper into next generation gaming and will enhance the user experience. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:16:19 +0000 Build Day 2: Start menus, DirectX, Cortana and Microsoft's return to relevance <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is at a turning point and the ways of the old are being phased out and new life is being brought back into the comapny but there are still a lot of questions the company needs to answer. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:39:55 +0000 Microsoft Build Day 1 presents a new Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/105667651b.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft unveils universal Windows apps, a return of the Start menu and a coherent vision at Build 2014 that starts to paint a new picture of the technology giant. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:06:50 +0000 Happy New Year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews-new.gif" alt="" /></div>On behalf of everyone here at Neowin, Happy New Year!... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 01 Jan 2010 05:03:49 +0000 Your top 10 games of the decade <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_choice.gif" alt="" /></div>At the end of every year people always talk about what their top 10 favorite games were of the year. Unlike most years, this year marks the end of the decade. I posted... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 01 Jan 2010 01:10:37 +0000 Does Windows 7 return customization to the forefront? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1180437783purple.jpg" alt="" /></div>For years it seemed like every new application and operating system was touting its &quot;skinning&quot; capabilities. Then, abruptly, this trend stopped with the release of Windows Vista as developers began to return to providing a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:32:07 +0000 10 Ways Vista is more annoying with Windows 7 available <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>We all know Windows Vista got a bit of a bum rap. Its biggest sin was that it shipped earlier than it should and its reputation has never recovered. However, with Windows 7 now out,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Thu, 05 Nov 2009 02:43:15 +0000 Brad's PAX 2009 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>Greetings. I just got back from the 2009 Penny Arcade Expo. It was great meeting some Neowiners there this year. For those of you who couldn't go, this quickie photo album should help... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:02:30 +0000 Live from GDC: Day 1 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>Day 1 of GDC is about the summits. The show floor isn't open yet. I mostly spent the day meeting with other game developers and the media and exchanging ideas. I did a session... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:04:21 +0000 CES Day 3 Live Blogging <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>Another busy day at CES. The purpose of this article is to talk about the kinds of things you probably won't hear about at other news sources. Bushnell is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Sun, 11 Jan 2009 04:47:50 +0000 CES 2009 Day 1 - Blogger Highlights <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Neowin team scoured the floor of CES yesterday. Me and the Stardock gang tried to visit the parts of CES that don't generally get as much attention. One doesn't need to attend... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 09 Jan 2009 16:46:23 +0000 Setting up to cover CES in detail <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Neowin news team is at CES. In addition, myself, Alexandra, and Kristen have also arrived to help cover the show and keep the Neowin news staff from getting too sober during the trip!... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 21:55:24 +0000 Top 10 best selling PC games of 2008 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1508429798The_Sims_Logo.png" alt="" /></div>IGN has released the 10 best selling PC games of 2008. They were: Spore (Electronic Arts) Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Funcom) Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (Electronic Arts) The Sims 2 FreeTime... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:18:14 +0000 GUI Championship voting: Animated wallpaper <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews.gif" alt="" /></div>The semi-annual GUI design contest, GUI Championships has begun user voting on the best entries for animated wallpapers. Animated wallpapers are quite a challenge to design properly. A good one should use little CPU,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 25 Nov 2008 18:11:45 +0000 Intel Core i7 Ships <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/728627821in.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today Intel's next-generation Core i7 shipped. The new 64-bit CPU includes 4 cores, each with 2 threads, brings the memory controller onto the die and significantly increases performance over Intel's existing CPU line. Dell... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:59:48 +0000 Intel Core i7 hits the streets on Monday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/728627821in.jpg" alt="" /></div>This Monday Intel is scheduled to release its next generation processor, the Intel Core i7. While we have long since moved away from names like Pentium 4 and such it seems, there seems to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:46:06 +0000 Windows 7 hits milestone 3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>Mary-Jo Foley's blog reports some of the new things in Microsoft's internally released Windows 7 milestone. The successor to Windows Vista is only about a year away and scheduled to go into beta next month.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 16 Sep 2008 23:46:20 +0000 Neowin: The Next Generation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1180437783purple.jpg" alt="" /></div>Neowin Editor-In-Chief Steve Parker (Neobond) has put a call out to features users would like to see on coming up. Neowin is in the process of going through its next major development... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Sun, 08 Jun 2008 18:13:09 +0000 Global warming : Whose tech should we believe in? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews.gif" alt="" /></div>The Register has an explosive in-depth look at global warming using NASAs own numbers. The conclusion is that depending on which publicly available readings one uses, you could predict either catastrophic global warming or alarming... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Sun, 08 Jun 2008 17:36:56 +0000 Windows UX Taskforce <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>Long Zheng over at IStartedSomething has begun a taskforce to document the most significant failings of the Windows Vista user experience. Everything from the ancient fonts dialog to the IE download animation are being documented.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Sat, 07 Jun 2008 19:59:55 +0000 USB 3.0 battle heats up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/983872949release_notes_banner.png" alt="" /></div>nVidia and AMD are looking to wrest control from Intel over the specification for USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is the next-generation high-speed connection standard due out next year that is expected to offer 10 times... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Sat, 07 Jun 2008 03:00:20 +0000 Windows Live Messenger and Youtube <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As originally reported on the Neowin forums, Windows Live Messenger blocks sending YouTube links to other Windows IM users. Speculation has grown throughout the web as to why this is. Monopolistic practices on Microsoft's... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Sun, 11 May 2008 02:39:53 +0000 February retail sales charts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>NPD has released the top 10 best selling PC games for February. Here are the results: February 2008 Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision) Sins Of A Solar Empire (Stardock) World Of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Mon, 17 Mar 2008 01:45:12 +0000 The State of Skinning <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tweaking and customizing Windows is a major element of what people do with their PC.'s own sidebar has an entire section dedicated to Customization websites. There are about 50,000 posts on Neowin just... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Mon, 03 Mar 2008 22:44:06 +0000 Top Games of 2007 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With 2007 over, the best of the year lists are flying. What about games? compiles their lists based on the average review scores of major game publications. You can check out the top 10... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Thu, 31 Jan 2008 20:58:06 +0000 Sins of a Solar Empire has gone gold! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Stardock's much anticipated 4X real-time strategy game has gone gold and is expected to debut at most retail outlets in North America next week. It'll also be available for digital download directly from via... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 30 Jan 2008 01:05:36 +0000 Our 5 minute iPod Touch update review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>So Apple updated the iPhone and the iPod Touch to have some new features including a quasi-GPS like capability. So how good is it? Well, for you guys, I sacrificed and bought the $20 update... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 16 Jan 2008 04:27:04 +0000 Sins of a Solar Empire nears gold <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sins of a Solar Empire, the upcoming strategy game that combines real-time strategy with 4X depth is heading towards going gold. Sins has been described as a cross between Homeworld and Civilization. As a game,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Thu, 10 Jan 2008 21:02:43 +0000 Comcast: 160 megabit downloads coming soon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Comcast announced at CES this week that they are going to begin rolling out DOCSIS 3.0 this year. This updated Broadband service is expected to result in massive increases in bandwidth availability for cable modem... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 09 Jan 2008 05:00:16 +0000 Garmin announces slew of new GPS devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Garmin announced a slew of new GPS products at CES this week. For those of you who like to geocache or simply want to know where you are and how to get to a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 09 Jan 2008 01:00:49 +0000