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Microsoft’s free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means

- Associated Press

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

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Editorials from around New York

- Associated Press

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

Middletown orders inquiry into computer purchase

Associated Press

Middletown's town council has ordered an investigation into potential irregularities in the recent purchase of $1 million worth of computer equipment for the town's schools.

Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'

- Associated Press

Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers - and Hollywood - about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium.

Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup

Associated Press

Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious.

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014 file photo, wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed in Mojave, Calif. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet July 28 to determine what likely caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

- Associated Press

The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.