Notebook makers look to servers to make up for lost cash
Published in Notebooks

Non-notebook lines way forward

ODMs are giving up on PCs in favour of non-notebook production lines and servers.

Microsoft Surface phone rumours
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 24 March 2016 14:05

Microsoft Surface phone rumours

Arriving by the end of the year

Details of Microsoft's coming Surface phone have started appearing on online and we did a quick shifty amongst them to find out what was the most likely. 

AI assistant turned fascist sex slave on Twitter
Published in News

You have to be careful what you learn from whom

Microsoft’s had a wizard idea about getting its AI robot to learn about humans from Twitter. The program was so good that it quickly turned into a conspiracy theorist, Hitler-loving, incest sex-promoting Trump supporter.

Microsoft in Skylake U-Turn
Published in News
Monday, 21 March 2016 14:49

Microsoft in Skylake U-Turn

Also broke Windows 10 Mobile promise

Software outfit Microsoft has U-turned over its decision to kill off support for Intel Skylake processors running Windows 7 and 8.1 next year.

Microsoft claims it is not auto upgrading Windows 10
Published in News

The system has not gone rogue

Microsoft has been getting a lot of stick for annoying its existing Windows users with upgrade requires for Windows 10. But some users have been complaining that the OS has gone rogue and started updating itself.

Microsoft knifes security partner and customer
Published in News

The old Microsoft is back

Microsoft seems to be back on form spectacularly knifing one of its long term partners and customers as it seems to be adopting its own rival products.

Microsoft spending a fortune on Quantum computing
Published in News

Is Steve Balmer dead, alive or both?

Software giant Microsoft is focusing a lot of its R&D money on quantum computing.

Microsoft delays Redstone 2 for another year
Published in News

Wants to cash in on the new wave of devices

Software king of the world Microsoft has decided to delay its next incarnation of Windows 10, Redstone 2, for a year.

Microsoft ports SQL Server to Linux
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 10:13

Microsoft ports SQL Server to Linux

Who would have thought that a few years ago?

Microsoft is going to bring its SQL Server to Linux, in a move which would have been unthinkable a few years ago when Redmond dubbed the open source operating system "cancer."

Microsoft releases new video showing DirectX 12 benefits
Published in Graphics

Claims up to 20% more GPU and 50% more CPU performance

Microsoft has released a new teaser video which shows the benefitst of the upcoming DirectX 12 API, including better performance, reduced latency and smoother framerates.