Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Variant Release Date Set for December 1: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Surface Pro LTE version tipped to launch next month It is said to go on sale from December 1 It is likely to come in only Core i5 version A new report claims that Microsoft will be launching a new Surface Pro variant with LTE connectivity later this year. Neowin reports that the company in one of its sessions, ... Read More »

Review: Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse – Thinking Different about Mac functionality

I have never been particularly fond of any of Apple’s mice. I appreciate the company’s dedication to simplicity when it comes to their products, but for my uses which include design and gaming, Apple focuses entirely too much on form over functionality. As someone who frequently has multiple apps running at the same time, I find Mission Control (formerly Exposé) ... Read More »

Microsoft Store Black Friday 2017 Ad Deals: All Xbox One And PC Game Sales

The Microsoft Store may not be the first retailer that comes to mind when thinking about Black Friday deals, but Microsoft’s retail branch does frequently have some worthwhile offers. This year is no exception, as the store–like many others–has released its Black Friday ad in advance of the big shopping day. As you’d expect, you won’t find any PS4 or Nintendo Switch discounts here, but those in the ... Read More »

6 ways Microsoft can make more exciting new games

Last week, Microsoft made it clear that it’s finally looking to boost its first-party output. This follows criticism that their roster of top-tier exclusive titles has been relatively bare in recent years, a Forza or two aside. Indeed, the Xbox One Xlaunched last week with only platformer Super Lucky’s Tale, which seems like a huge missed opportunity given that nothing drives interest in consoles better than exclusive ... Read More »

Microsoft to Host Windows Mixed Reality Event on October 3: Report

HIGHLIGHTS The event will be held on October 3 in San Francisco Microsoft will introduce new Mixed Reality headsets These headsets have been made by Acer, HP, Dell, and Lenovo Microsoft appears to be hosting a Windows Mixed Reality event. The tech giant is reported to have sent out press invites for an event on October 3 in San Francisco, giving ... Read More »

Microsoft Announces SteamVR Support for Mixed Reality Headsets; Halo Set for Debut as Well

HIGHLIGHTS The mixed reality headsets will be made available later this year Microsoft announced its partnership for headsets last year The company says its headsets will be affordable as well as portable Last year, Microsoft announced last year that it partnered with leading device makers including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 3Glasses on a wide range of headsets that pair with Windows Mixed Reality-ready ... Read More »

Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at Microsoft stores

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebook has a program that suggests learning gadgets and other resources to help encourage the next generation of coders. Microsoft has now launched a series of ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Microsoft reportedly plans to announce a proposal to tap the unused spaces between television broadcasts to deliver high-speed broadband internet to more than 2 million Americans. The unused channels between TV broadcasts are called white spaces and they’re typically set aside for television channels, but they can also send internet data. Microsoft wants to use these white spaces to enhance broadband access in rural ... Read More »

Microsoft proposing $10B program to bring broadband internet to rural America

Sherry Scott, a schoolteacher in southern Virginia, tests a new broadcast internet system as part of a pilot program by Microsoft and Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities to extend access to more rural students. (Microsoft) In an event scheduled for Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Microsoft plans to propose using technology it helped develop as a cornerstone of an effort to connect the ... Read More »

Microsoft Said to Plan Sales Reorganisation Focused on Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft is planning to announce a reorganisation as early as next week Job cuts are likely to result from the changes There may be other smaller personnel changes in company’s other parts Microsoft Corp. is planning a global sales reorganisation to better focus on selling cloud software, according to people familiar with the matter. The restructuring is scheduled to ... Read More »