Xbox One S is gain with no pain
Published in Games
Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:23

Xbox One S is gain with no pain


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
Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:36

Microsoft plans three new Surfaces


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
Thursday, 04 August 2016 11:37

IFixit tears down new Xbox One S


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
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:02

Microsoft releases Hololens development kit


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
Friday, 29 July 2016 11:21

Microsoft calls in the axeman again


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
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:51

Microsoft slashes Xbox One price again


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
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 16:52

Has Microsoft given up on Windows?

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.

Microsoft to improve its networking
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:52

Microsoft to improve its networking


Will put BitTorrent tech to work

Software King of the World Microsoft is about to tweak the TCP stack on its Windows 10 Anniversary update and Windows Server 2016 including some torrenting technology.

Microsoft making a bomb on the cloud
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:13

Microsoft making a bomb on the cloud


Office 360 doing well too

Microsoft has done better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted, thanks mostly to making rather a lot of dosh on the back of its commercial cloud business.