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Microsoft tried to flog Bing to Apple but got snubbed
Published in News


It probably wished it had bought it now

Microsoft offered to sell its Bing search engine to Apple in 2018, Google claimed in a court paper this month.

Google blasts Microsoft's cloud 'monopoly'
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 February 2024 10:43

Google blasts Microsoft's cloud 'monopoly'


It is getting in the way of our cloud monopoly 

Google Cloud has slammed Microsoft's cloud computing tactics, saying its rival is after a monopoly that would hurt new technologies like generative AI.

Intel wants to make AMD chips at IFS
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 22 February 2024 19:01

Intel wants to make AMD chips at IFS


For Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Google as well

During the IFS Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, answered a couple of questions from the members of the press, including a rather peculiar one from Tom's Hardware hack, Paul Alcorn, where Intel CEO expressed hope that customers for Intel Foundry Services will include Nvidia, Qualcomm, Google, and even AMD.

Microsoft tinkers with Windows for AMD AI  
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 February 2024 09:58

Microsoft tinkers with Windows for AMD AI  


Preparing Task Manager for the AI onslaught

Software King of the World, Microsoft seems to be gearing up for the inevitable rise of hardware-accelerated local AI tools and is tinkering with Windows software to play nice with AMD’s AI chips.

Microsoft makes Windows 11 a bigger nightmare for old PCs
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Fear the reaper

The software King of the World, Microsoft, has made running Windows 11 on an old PC even harder.

Microsoft vows to keep building Xboxes
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 13 February 2024 11:48

Microsoft vows to keep building Xboxes


Ignore the rumours, Vole wants to reach another level

Microsoft has promised its staff that it has no plans to stop making consoles, amid growing speculation about the future of Xbox, its exclusives, and its status as a hardware maker.

AI takes its toll on Big Tech
Published in AI
Monday, 12 February 2024 10:41

AI takes its toll on Big Tech


Tech giants axe 34,000 jobs

Major tech firms such as Microsoft, Alphabet, PayPal, and eBay have sacked 34,000 workers since the start of 2024 to focus on artificial intelligence (AI), the Financial Times revealed.

Microsoft boss turns company around in 10 years
Published in News


It is worth ten times more

While we might miss the shy and retired former Microsoft CEO Steve [there’s a kind of hush] Ballmer, his replacement has undoubtedly done a lot better with the company.

Microsoft’s AI obsession
Published in News
Friday, 02 February 2024 10:06

Microsoft’s AI obsession


We will use it everywhere

Software King of the World and supreme Vole Satya Nadella has confirmed that his outfit is obsessed with using AI as much as possible.

Microsoft and OpenAI knew about DALL-E 3 problems
Published in AI


Pair allowed pervs to make fake porn of Taylor Swift: claim

A Microsoft AI boss says he found holes in OpenAI's DALL-E 3 image maker in early December that let users make violent and dirty images and that the company stopped him from telling the public.