Microsoft gets a Beam for its X-Box
Published in Games


Interactive game streaming

Microsoft’s Xbox group has written a cheque for the interactive game streaming service Beam so it can take on Amazon’s Twitch.

Microsoft flip-flops on Skylake support again
Published in Processors


Should it stay or should it go?

Microsoft seems to be having trouble making up its mind about Skylake support for older versions of Windows.

Xbox One S is gain with no pain
Published in Games


Tear-down experts say slighht cost increase but much better features

Beancounters at IHS claim that the new Xbox One S delivers for consumers in terms of improved performance and features for very little extra cost.

Microsoft plans three new Surfaces
Published in Notebooks


Expect more expensive Apple clones to follow

Software king of the world Microsoft is expected to release three new flavours of Surface three in one desktops later this year.

Microsoft warns of two Windows mega-updates next year
Published in News


Brace yourself

We only just fixed our PC after the Windows 10's Anniversary Update borked our DNS settings, but the software giant is already talking about its future updates for the operating system.

IFixit tears down new Xbox One S
Published in Games


Priced at $399

iFixit has voided its Xbox one warranty to see what is under the bonnet of the new games console and found all sorts of surprises.

Microsoft releases Hololens development kit
Published in Wearables


If you have a spare $3,000

Software King of the World Microsoft is flogging its HoloLens development kit for $3,000 a pop in a move to expand the community of developers building apps for the beastie.

Microsoft calls in the axeman again
Published in News


More cost cutting coming

Software King of the world Microsoft is planning to lay off 2,850 more employees in the next year, according to a filing it just made with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Microsoft slashes Xbox One price again
Published in Games


You can pick one up for $249

Software giant Microsoft is continuing to cut the price of its Xbox One console. You can pick one up for $249 which is the third price cut in less than two months.

Has Microsoft given up on Windows?
Published in News

In some ways it sure looks like it

As we reported earlier today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proclaimed the virtues of its cloud computing platform.