China shanghais the smartphone business
Published in Mobiles


Goodnight US and Korea

Chinese companies are swamping the top of the pops of smartphone makers and while Samsung and Apple are the main brand leaders, companies based behind the Great Wall take up the rest of the spots.

Microsoft buys Linkedin
Published in News


Business social networking 

Microsoft has bought the business social notworking site LinkedIn.

Microsoft's next-gen, 6-teraflop Xbox arrives in Q4 2017
Published in Games


“Project Scorpio” will be VR-ready, built by AMD


At the end of next year, Microsoft is expected to announce the sequel to its Xbox One console which originally launched in November 2013, marking just a short four-year lifespan for the company’s eighth-generation video game console.

Microsoft announces Xbox One S console
Published in Games


4K output, Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, starts at $299


On Monday during its E3 press conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced a redesigned, smaller version of its Xbox One console that will go by the name Xbox One S. The refreshed console is 40 percent smaller than the original and features a much-needed Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, support for 4K (3840x2160p) video output over HDMI 2.0a and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).

XBox will not get digital video recorder
Published in Games


Redmond flip-flops

Software king of the world Microsoft has flip-flopped on its earlier decision to turn the Xbox One into a digital video recorder sometime this year.

Microsoft to delay Surface Pro 5
Published in Mobiles


Wants to get Kaby Lake

It is beginning to look like the technology industry has written off 2016 as an annus horribilis and is only thinking about 2017. Microsoft has decided to delay its Surface Pro 5 from late 2016 to 2017 possibly so that it is not cursed.

Microsoft writes off England’s Euro 2016 chances
Published in News


Something everyone else knew already

Microsoft’s Bing has been given a divination algorithm and predicted the scores for the Euro 2106 football championship.

Microsoft might turn your PC into an Xbox
Published in Games


Helix is a PC/console combo

Microsoft has started to focus on combining PC gaming with its Xbox One console.

Super Gates takes on AI
Published in News


When he is not fighting evil mosquitoes

When he is not battling the evil mosquito, Sir William Gates III is apparently working on AI in his secret lab.

Microsoft plans to take control of VR without making a headset
Published in Wearables


Windows Holographic devices coming 'in months'


While many had expected Microsoft’s mixed reality devices to be years away, Redmond is telling the world that the first gear should be in the shops in a few months.