Google turns over datacentre GPUs
Published in Graphics


If you need a bit of heavy number crunching

The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update
Published in News


This year


Software King of the World Microsoft said that it was going to have two big Windows 10 updates this year, but it hasn't shared timing details for its second update.

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens
Published in Wearables


Working on Version three instead 

Microsoft appears to be getting cold feet over its HoloLens and is not going to release a second version of the gear.

US tech jobs axed last year
Published in News


96,017 jobs cut in 2016

Layoffs at computer, electronics, and telecommunications companies rose by 21 percent last year.

Judge sides with Microsoft over gagging orders
Published in News

DoJ can’t stop case going ahead

A judge has sided with Microsoft and allowed a court battle against government gag orders to go ahead.

Apple arrives late and claims to take over 3D web graphics
Published in Graphics


Surrender Direct3D 12, Vulkan and Open GL


The Tame Apple Press has been running a yarn which claims that Apple has invented 3D web graphics and its “Metal” software will be the basis of the new 3D graphics standard for the web.

Microsoft offers Azure customers anti-troll protection
Published in News


Will stick magical wand up their nose


Software King of the World Microsoft will offer customers protection against patent trolling, using its rather impressive collection of cloudy legal patents.

Epic games boss slams Windows 10 Cloud plans
Published in Games


Calls it Crush Steam Edition

Epic Games founder has slammed Microsoft over its rumoured move to build a version of Windows 10 that can only install apps from the Windows Store.

Oracle doubles its Amazon and Azure cloud licencing
Published in News


Why follow the Herd?


While Amazon and Microsoft have reduced the price of their cloud based operations, Oracle has decided to double the price, just to show everyone how it is done.

Microsoft is worth $500 billion
Published in News


Nadella’s turnaround is working while Cook's is not 


While the reign of the shy and retiring Steve “I never threw a chair at anyone” Ballmer was one of the best times for Microsoft news, the company has been having a bit of snooze for ages.