Apple's former boss leaves in search of intelligence
Published in AI

Joins Microsoft's AI unit

Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple's Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly a decade to join Microsoft's artificial intelligence division.

Microsoft throttles Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2
Published in PC Hardware

As fast as a Pentium 2

Software King of the World Microsoft appears to be throttling its Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 down to 400 MHz – which is about the speed of an old Pentium 2.

Big hole found in Microsoft protocol
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:46

Big hole found in Microsoft protocol

Been there since Windows XP

A little known Microsoft protocol, which has been used by all Windows operating systems since Windows XP is insecure and a doodle to exploit.

Microsoft provides tools to find holes in Azure
Published in News

Boosts bug bounties

Software King of the World, Microsoft has released Azure Security Lab, a sandbox-like environment for security researchers to test its cloud security. The company also doubled the top Azure bug bounty to $40,000.

LinkedIn is moving to Microsoft’s Azure public cloud
Published in Cloud

Expected after the buy-out

LinkedIn said it’s finally migrating computing workloads from its own equipment to the Azure public cloud and giving Microsoft its critical data.

Microsoft invests a billion in OpenAI
Published in AI
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:02

Microsoft invests a billion in OpenAI

Will develop tech for Azure

Microsoft today announced that it would invest $1 billion in OpenAI, the San Francisco-based AI research firm cofounded by CTO Greg Brockman, chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, with backing from luminaries like LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and former Y Combinator president Sam Altman.

Microsoft pays $25 million to make a bribery charge go away
Published in News

A little ironic -- don't cha think?

Software king of the world Microsoft has agreed to pay $25 million to settle US government investigations into what now must be called "alleged" bribery by former employees in Hungary.

A fifth of big corporations are still on Windows 7
Published in News

Hackers rub paws with glee

With just six months until Microsoft officially ends support for its nine year old operating system Windows 7, almost a fifth of large enterprises still haven’t migrated to Windows 10.

Microsoft has not killed off its dedicated streaming Scarlett
Published in Gaming

Still working on it

Microsoft is still making a dedicated streaming device to complement its next-gen Scarlett console offering.

Microsoft "bug" was a feature
Published in News
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:24

Microsoft "bug" was a feature

Vole doesn't think you need to back up your registry

Microsoft has issued a warning to all Windows 10 users that a serious and long-running bug in the platform was “by design”.