Microsoft boasts that it is king of the cloud
Published in News
12 January 2015


Azure can run on Xeon E5 v3 CPUs

Software giant Microsoft has released a new virtual machine type to Azure which can run on up to 32  Xeon E5 v3 cores and 448 GB of RAM.

Layoffs plague Codemasters
Published in Games
12 January 2015


Staff of under 20 working new DiRT title

Racing developer Codemasters has been hit with layoffs. The team responsible for development of the yet to be announced DiRT title has been downsized to less than twenty. Due to the reduction in man power, sources are whispering to us that the planned early access release in February is now unlikely at best.

Microsoft opens Decisive Games
Published in Games
12 January 2015


Is a new Age of Empires coming?

Microsoft has opened a brand new gaming studio that will be focused on strategy games. The studio is said to be working on the next chapter in a beloved strategy games franchise. This information comes from a number of job postings on the company’s web site.

Download confusion cleared up for Xbox One owners
Published in Games
12 January 2015


Digital-purchases remain playable even if removed

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One owners do not have to fear the possibility of their digital purchases disappearing, even if they are pulled from the Xbox Store. Like on the Xbox 360, if a title is pulled from the Xbox Store, those that have purchased it will still be available for the original purchase to download again.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt systems requirements revealed
Published in Games
09 January 2015


Intel Core i5 2500K as the minimum requirement

System requirements for recent games have been slowly rising to new levels and while some games are just unoptimized, there are plenty of game developers that are pushing image quality to a whole new level and, according to CD Projekt, its latest The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game will need quite a rig to get the game rolling smoothly.

Crucial unveils MX200 and BX100 SSDs at CES 2015
Published in Memory
09 January 2015


New SSDs for the new year

Crucial is a well known player in the solid state drive market and it's no wonder that the company came to CES 2015 in Las Vegas with a couple of new consumer SSDs, the MX200 and the BX100 series.

Photo thanks to Mashable
Published in Wearables
09 January 2015

Problem is which is the knock off?

As might be expected, someone in China has projected a cheap and cheerful version of Apple's iWatch – the only problem is that since it has done it before Apple, which is really the knock off?

Selfie stick banned at Arsenal
Published in News
09 January 2015


Fears they can be weaponised

The selfie stick, which enables those without friends to be photographed at historical landmarks, has been banned by the administrators of the Arsenal football team.

UK government runs ancient computer
Published in News
09 January 2015


From the time of Genesis, when it still had Peter Gabriel

 

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is running its operations based on a Fujitsu mainframes using the VME operating system installed in 1974.

EFF claims Apple developer agreement blocks freedom
Published in News
09 January 2015


More oppressive than Saudi

Apple's autocratic Dev Agreement means that the Electronic Foundation Frontier can't put out an iPhone version of its App.