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Microsoft introduces a brand new web browser with Windows 10. The Edge browser is fast, has a simple user interface, and support for some unusual features, such as writing “web notes” on the pages you visit.
But one thing Edge doesn’t support? Third-party extensions.
Microsoft has said it’s working on adding support for extensions that can change the way the web browser behaves. And it looks like the company might be getting ready to flip the switch soon, because Microsoft accidentally published a web page proclaiming “extensions are here!” this week before taking that page offline.
Here’s a roundup of some recent tech stories. You can keep up on the latest headlines by following Liliputing on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
- Microsoft Edge web browser will likely get support for extensions soon
Some of the first extensions are expected to include Pinterest and Reddit Enhancement Suite. [Thurrott]
- InFocus M640 seems to be a dual-screen smartphone
Benchmark results for this unannounced phone suggest it’ll have two screens, one bigger than other. Perhaps its another Yotaphone-like device with a color display on one side and an E Ink screen on the other? [GizChina]
- Microsoft Band gains support for controlling music playback on your phone
It also tracks fitness stats and burns a $250 hole in you wallet. [Microsoft]
- Pine A64 Kickstarter campaign is now live: 64-bit single-board computer for $15 and up
Pledge $15 for a model with 512MB of RAM or $19 for a 1GB model. Want a T-shirt? That costs $16… yep. The computer itself is cheaper than a shirt. [Kickstarter]
- This is what Microsoft’s canceled Lumia “McLaren” smartphone would have looked like
This is reportedly the phone Microsoft was working on before it decided to scrap the plan and shift gears to launch the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL instead. [WMPoweruser]
- Android Studio 2.0 preview includes a new Android Emulato
Google says its new emulator is faster, has a new user interface, and should generally make it easier for developers to test their Android apps on a PC. [Android Developers]