With Build 2019 this week, Microsoft has a load of sessions and news in store for developers. Today, the company started off by introducing several tools meant to help developers build "people-centric experiences using the Microsoft 365 platform."
Among these tools, there's the preview of the Ink Recognizer Cognitive Service, which can be used across Android, iOS, and the web to ensure accurate digital ink recognition.
Today also marks the launch of a preview of the new Windows Terminal, with tabs, themes, extensions, and much more. Alongside the new Windows Terminal, Microsoft has announced that the second iteration of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL 2) will launch in preview later this year, built on the Linux 4.19 kernel with improved performance and compatibility.
Finally, Microsoft touched on its new Visual Studio Code Remote extension, which is available today and allows remote development in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, containers, and virtual machines.
Cheap PC accessories we love
Take a gander at these awesome PC accessories, all of which will enhance your Windows experience.
Anker 4 port USB 3.0 hub ($10 at Amazon)
Whether on a desktop or laptop PC, you always need more ports to connect things to. This hub gives you an additional four USB 3.0 Type A ports.
Ikea Fixa Cable Management System ($11 at Amazon)
This IKEA cable management kit is your ticket to a clean setup. It's simple and functional.
NZXT Puck ($20 at Amazon)
This clever little accessory has powerful magnets on the rear to make it stick to any of the metal panels on your PC case or anything else. It's great for hanging accessories like headsets.
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The first two Snapdragon 7c PCs are here, and they start at $299 with LTE
Along with a slew of announcements for the education market this week, Microsoft debuted the first two PCs to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c platform. Both are targeted at the education market, and they bring LTE for as little as $299.
Need a laptop with a Thunderbolt 3 port? Every PC here deserves a look.
Looking for a new laptop that has Thunderbolt 3 ports? Well, you're in luck, as we've rounded up what we think are the best Thunderbolt 3 enabled laptops available to buy today.
Windows 10 build 19546 arrives for Fast ring with graphing calculator
Microsoft pushed out another new Windows 10 Preview build for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring today. This build brings the build number up to 19546, and it includes a new graphing mode for the Calculator app.
Best Xbox Game Pass Co-op Games (Online and Local)
Xbox Game Pass is a glorious service giving access to a couple of a hundred games for a modest monthly fee. And hey, you can bring a friend as well.