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Microsoft announces Windows version of Alcatel Idol 4S Android phone

Microsoft announces Windows version of Alcatel Idol 4S Android phone To prove it, Microsoft has gotten a mid-tier Android phone maker to create a Windows 10 version of its latest device.Starting next week, you’ll be able to get a Windows version of the Alcatel Idol 4S from T-Mobile in the US.

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or Windows 8.Technically, most versions of Windows 7 were pulled off the market two years ago, but Windows 7 Professional was still cleared for sale until October 31, as were all of the flavors of Windows 8.

Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers

Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry In the five years since Steve Jobs died, I’ve generally resisted the urge to compare his tenure at Apple with Tim Cook’s.The late-2013 revised Mac Pro kicked off the trend.

Don't buy the Windows Store version of Infinite Warfare if you want to play with other people

Don't buy the Windows Store version of Infinite Warfare if you want to play with other people Right now, Call of Duty: Infinite Remake Warfare is significantly discounted on the Windows Store compared with the Steam version.In this case, telling people not to buy the Windows Store variant seems a bit unfair, since (for once) it’s not problems with Microsoft’s platform causing an issue.

Who are 2016’s top tech billionaires? Don't worry, they're all men

Who are 2016’s top tech billionaires? Don't worry, they're all men While 2016 has been a tumultuous year for lots of companies, tech billionaires continue to dominate the ranks of the world’s wealthiest people.Irish IT solutions firm ERS Computer Solutions takes a look at who and what makes up the Rich List of Tech.

Microsoft starts showing ads for Edge browser in Windows 10

Microsoft starts showing ads for Edge browser in Windows 10 It seems that Microsoft has not learned its lesson, and is now pushing what are essentially ads for its browser to some Windows users.The Edge ad is part of Microsoft’s tips and tricks.

Sony PS4 Pro review roundup: A great console, but not without its caveats

Sony PS4 Pro review roundup: A great console, but not without its caveats After months of hype and online discussion, the PS4 Pro debuted this morning.(The PS4 Pro does use more power than the PS4 Slim released earlier this year, however).

Satya Nadella reveals Microsoft's 'mpletely new world'

Satya Nadella reveals Microsoft's 'mpletely new world' ” The CEO explains that Microsoft’s world view is shaped by the fact that every business going forward is going to be more and more of a digital business.They’re increasingly going to have digital content,” says Nadella.

Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation Now, Microsoft announced it was joining the Linux Foundation.That’s not a completely unprecedented move, given that Microsoft has been getting steadily chummier with open source software over the last few years.

Stereolabs Linq aims to be the world's first true 'mixed-reality' headset

Stereolabs Linq aims to be the world's first true 'mixed-reality' headset Mixed reality solutions combine the capability to present augmented reality (AR, or computer-generated objects overlaid on the native field of vision) with VR.The most well-known of those efforts, Magic Leap, HoloLens, and Meta, all aim to do this by using a transparent headset with projectors of some type.

Microsoft Surface Studio review round-up: Creatives love it

Microsoft Surface Studio review round-up: Creatives love it Reviews of Microsoft’s Surface Studio popped up today, and the general consensus from the Internet is that this is one sharp piece of hardware.The Surface Studio is being universally acclaimed as an impressive piece of technology, but not necessarily one with universal appeal.

Satya Nadella visits Kiwi school, sees Microsoft mputer science grant in action

Satya Nadella visits Kiwi school, sees Microsoft mputer science grant in action A New Zealand-designed school programme for developing computational thinking skills has just been given a grant by Microsoft NZ.The Computer Science Unplugged project is a collection of free learning activities that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles.

4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it

4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it In the past, we’ve covered Netflix’s 4K streaming limitations and how the platform was limited to handful of televisions, even though PCs are easily capable of handling 4K.To view 4K Netflix, you’ll need a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft Edge, and a seventh-generation processor from Intel.

Ultimate Xbox One holiday gift guide

Ultimate Xbox One holiday gift guide This has been an incredible year for the Xbox team.There’s new hardware on store shelves, cross-platform play is going strong, and the Xbox 360 backwards compatible catalog continues to grow.

x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10

x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10 Ever since Microsoft released the Surface RT, people have wondered whether the company would build an x86 emulator to allow ARM chips to run x86 Win32 applications.Decades of legacy x86 support had made Windows and x86 synonymous in many people’s minds, and a Windows tablet that couldn’t actually run what people thought of as “Windows” software wasn’t terribly useful.

Microsoft is developing its own quantum computer hardware

Microsoft is developing its own quantum computer hardware Now, Microsoft is publicly throwing its own hat into the ring with a new quantum computing initiative — and a new type of system known as a topological quantum computer.As with much of quantum computing, it’s not clear when or if these efforts will bear fruit.

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming After Nvidia’s record-breaking quarter earlier this month, it was clear that the overall gaming market had to be in fairly good shape.No matter where you look, overall gaming shipments are up — but the gains from those improvements aren’t being spread equally between AMD and Nvidia.

New teardown reveals Surface Studio packs ARM CPU core, upgradable storage

New teardown reveals Surface Studio packs ARM CPU core, upgradable storage iFixit’s recent teardown of the Surface Studio found some expected downsides, but a few intriguing details and user-friendly options as well.The cooling solution appears quite robust — Microsoft is using a multi-heatpipe system with dual fans, one for the CPU and one for the GPU.

Final Fantasy XV compromises visual quality differently in every version

Final Fantasy XV compromises visual quality differently in every version Similarly, the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XV currently holds an 84/100 on Metacritic based on 35 reviews.Sadly, the Xbox One version hasn’t been widely reviewed yet, so there’s not a great apples-to-apples comparison available.

Gears of War 4 competitive cross-play being tested this weekend between PC, Xbox One owners

Gears of War 4 competitive cross-play being tested this weekend between PC, Xbox One owners If you’re still playing Gears of War 4’s multiplayer, this weekend has something special on offer.The Coalition team has decided to enable competitive cross-play for this weekend in hopes of gathering data on what it’s like for Xbox One and PC gamers to go head-to-head.