Microsoft focuses on speed in the new Xbox One update
Published in Games


All about simplicity


Microsoft has released the next big "Fall" update for the Xbox One with speed improvements and chances to make the home page simpler.

Edge better at handling malware
Published in News
Monday, 16 October 2017 12:03

Edge better at handling malware


Google and Mozilla not as good as living on the edge 

Microsoft's Edge easily beat rival browsers from Google and Mozilla in third party tests of the behind the scenes services which power anti-malware warnings and malicious website-blocking.

Russians still buying lots of Microsoft software
Published in News


Desktop Linux can't even get in even when laws and sanctions favour it

While the Russians have made it clear they don't want American software which might be a backdoor to the CIA, it would appear that desktop Linux is not getting the thumbs up, despite official backing and the fact that sanctions prevent Microsoft bringing its software into the country.

Microsoft might charge an arm and leg for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Published in News


Changes to licences

Software King of the World, Microsoft, is adding a new edition of Windows 10 to its lineup, but with it comes some licensing changes which could see price increases.

Microsoft kills Windows Media Player
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:38

Microsoft kills Windows Media Player


Update removes it from Windows 10

Windows Media Player has been removed from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft’s mixed reality expected this Christmas
Published in Wearables

 
Samsung already announces display

Software king of the world Microsoft has been talking up its latest mixed reality options,

Star Trek’s Federation will still use Windows XP
Published in News


Coders have a look at Discovery code

Star Trek fans with HD have been looking at the code used in the new Star Trek: Discovery show and found that the Federation’s latest starship appears to be using Windows XP.

Firefox gives up on XP and Vista
Published in News
Thursday, 05 October 2017 10:00

Firefox gives up on XP and Vista


Not worth the effort

Big Cheeses at the Mozorella Foundation have announced today plans to stop all support for the Firefox browser on Windows XP and Vista in June 2018.

Moore's Law is murdered, claims Nvidia boss
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:07

Moore's Law is murdered, claims Nvidia boss


GPU computing did it in the library with the candlestick

Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang has said that GPU computing following the decline of the CPU era has killed off Moore's Law.

Microsoft spins its quantum plans
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:42

Microsoft spins its quantum plans


Written a language for a computer which does not exist

Microsoft is trying to be prepared for the new breed of quantum computers, even though a true quantum PC does not exist yet.