Why did Microsoft rename Win Holographic to "Windows Mixed Reality"?
Published in Wearables


First developer kits arriving later this month


Last week Microsoft decided to make a brand name change to the Windows Holographic platform that will ship with an upcoming version of Windows and enable a variety of apps and programs to run on new head-mounted display units arriving this spring.

Windows 10 will stop randomly re-booting on updates
Published in News


Changes to updates


Software King of the World, Microsoft, is finally making some changes to the way Windows Updates are applied to Windows 10 PCs.

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass service
Published in Games


Bringing Netflix-style subscription to Xbox One

Microsoft has just made the Xbox One console a bit more interesting by announcing a new subscription service called the Xbox Game Pass, which will give access to over 100 games for US $9.99 a month, when it launches later this spring.

Windows 10 use continues to grow
Published in News

But Windows 7 is still king

NetMarketShare’s monthly OS usage figures show that Windows 10 use is growing but it is still a long way behind the aging and insecure Windows 7.

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
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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
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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
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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.