Gates warns that breaking up big tech will not stop them
Published in News


Better to regulate

Software King of the World Microsoft co-founder Sir William Gates III said governments should not waste time trying to break up Big Tech companies as that is unlikely to stop them.

Oracle and VMware reach cloud deal
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:05

Oracle and VMware reach cloud deal


Bury the hatchet

Oracle and VMware announced a deal designed to resolve years of tension over how Oracle handles technical support for VMware users and make it easier for them to move to Oracle’s cloud computing service.

Microsoft new Surface might come with AMD hardware
Published in Mobiles


As well as a 15-inch screen model

Since Microsoft has scheduled a big Surface event for October 2nd, there were plenty of rumors floating around, suggesting that we might see both a larger 15-inch version of the new Surface Laptop, as well as first-ever one based on AMD hardware.

Microsoft's racist twitter bot gets Swift response
Published in News


Claimed it used her name in vain

Apple fangirl Taylor Swift sued Microsoft over a racist AI chatbot which used twitter.

How Microsoft avoids the wrath of the regulators
Published in News


What happened to the “great satan” of software

While Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are targets of government investigations and public outrage, somehow Microsoft is escaping all the wrath.

Microsoft wants Linux to get exFAT
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 29 August 2019 12:24

Microsoft wants Linux to get exFAT


To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations

Software King of the World Microsoft said it is supporting the addition of its exFAT file system to the Linux kernel. To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations”.

Microsoft faces more Windows 10 privacy scrutiny
Published in News


Calling in the Irish

Having already asked Microsoft to make modifications to Windows, the Dutch data protection agency (DPA) called for an investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), Microsoft's lead EU privacy regulator.

Centaurus could be out soon
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 10:17

Centaurus could be out soon

Just don't get it drunk

Microsoft announced it will be holding a Surface hardware event in New York City on 2 October and is expected to unveil its dual-screen Surface laptop/tablet hybrid.

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.