IoT industry leaders announce open source standard group
Published in News


Aims to accelerate Internet of Things to a single open standard

On Friday, a group of industry leaders making headway in the Internet of Things (IoT) market announced a cross-industry collaboration effort aimed at unlocking the massive opportunities for consumers and business with IoT devices, and ultimately a way to quickly get everyone to adopting a single open standard.

Microsoft investigates modular PC stack
Published in Notebooks


Just stack up the bits you need

Software giant Microsoft has patented a “modular computing device” that would enable people to put together the exact PC components they want.

Microsoft Lumia 650 up for pre-order in Europe
Published in Mobiles


Just a tad over €200

As you know, Microsoft has unveiled its affordable Lumia 650 smartphone earlier today and now it has appeared all around Europe and you can find it available for pre-order.

Microsoft releases Lumia 650
Published in Mobiles


 A good mid-range price

Software giant Microsoft has released its new Windows 10 powered Lumia 650 and Lumia 540 Dual SIM.  Not only is it a phone which plays nice with your PC and corporate networks, it appears to be arriving at a reasonable price. Redmond tells us that you can pick one up for £150 - £160 in the UK

Microsoft Xbox-as-a-Service gathering momentum
Published in Games


Making it like the rest of Microsoft’s business

Software giant Microsoft is planning to get its Xbox business back in gear by making it follow the same sort of business model which worked for it on Microsoft office.

Microsoft culling phone division
Published in Mobiles


Not much hope

Software giant Microsoft is telling dozens of employees in its phone division that they are surplus to requirements and should expect to clean out their desks fairly soon.

Microsoft pre-installs apps into Acer's gear
Published in Mobiles


Embedded in Android

Software king of the world Microsoft will bundle its mobile productivity suite of apps onto Acer’s Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Ballmer agrees with most of Microsoft’s cunning plans
Published in News


So it is almost certainly doomed


The shy and retiring Micrososft CEO Steve “sounds of silence” Ballmer has quietly put forward his modest opinion that Microsoft's hardware—Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox—is "absolutely essential" to its future.

Conspiracy nuts wade into Microsoft’s vote counting app
Published in News


Even if it did its job

There is nothing that Americans love more than a good conspiracy and when Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucus one started to spin out of control. This one involved an Microsoft election app which was supposed to count the votes.

Microsoft flogged six million tablets
Published in Notebooks


Scratching the service


While everyone knew that Microsoft had done rather well with its Surface tablet, actual numbers were thin on the ground.