Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass service
Published in Games
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 21:33

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass service


Bringing Netflix-style subscription to Xbox One

Microsoft has just made the Xbox One console a bit more interesting by announcing a new subscription service called the Xbox Game Pass, which will give access to over 100 games for US $9.99 a month, when it launches later this spring.

Windows 10 use continues to grow
Published in News
Friday, 24 February 2017 11:50

Windows 10 use continues to grow

But Windows 7 is still king

NetMarketShare’s monthly OS usage figures show that Windows 10 use is growing but it is still a long way behind the aging and insecure Windows 7.

Google turns over datacentre GPUs
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:20

Google turns over datacentre GPUs


If you need a bit of heavy number crunching

The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:48

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update


This year


Software King of the World Microsoft said that it was going to have two big Windows 10 updates this year, but it hasn't shared timing details for its second update.

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:52

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens


Working on Version three instead 

Microsoft appears to be getting cold feet over its HoloLens and is not going to release a second version of the gear.

US tech jobs axed last year
Published in News
Friday, 17 February 2017 12:13

US tech jobs axed last year


96,017 jobs cut in 2016

Layoffs at computer, electronics, and telecommunications companies rose by 21 percent last year.

Judge sides with Microsoft over gagging orders
Published in News

DoJ can’t stop case going ahead

A judge has sided with Microsoft and allowed a court battle against government gag orders to go ahead.

Apple arrives late and claims to take over 3D web graphics
Published in Graphics


Surrender Direct3D 12, Vulkan and Open GL


The Tame Apple Press has been running a yarn which claims that Apple has invented 3D web graphics and its “Metal” software will be the basis of the new 3D graphics standard for the web.

Microsoft offers Azure customers anti-troll protection
Published in News


Will stick magical wand up their nose


Software King of the World Microsoft will offer customers protection against patent trolling, using its rather impressive collection of cloudy legal patents.

Epic games boss slams Windows 10 Cloud plans
Published in Games
Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:59

Epic games boss slams Windows 10 Cloud plans


Calls it Crush Steam Edition

Epic Games founder has slammed Microsoft over its rumoured move to build a version of Windows 10 that can only install apps from the Windows Store.