Microsoft buys Bethesda Softworks
Published in Gaming


It has money in its pocket

While Microsoft is readying updates to its Xbox gaming platform, it has opened its wallet and bought a company with a raft of games.

Microsoft’s MetaOS plans uncovered
Published in News


ZDNET finds some details

ZDNET has uncovered some details about  Microsoft's "MetaOS" which was first leaked last year.

TikTok chooses Oracle over Microsoft
Published in News


Your 15 year old can expect a comprehensive licencing agreement

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the US.

Russian hackers attacking Biden’s main advisors
Published in News


Microsoft warns

Software King of the World Microsoft has warned one of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s main election campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers.

Microsoft working on a cheaper 12.5-inch Surface
Published in Mobiles


Filling the gap between Surface Go and Surface Pro

According to the latest rumors, it appears that Microsoft is working on a new 12.5-inch Surface laptop that will cost less.

Microsoft announces Xbox Series S
Published in Gaming


Looks like a turntable claims magazine which has never seen one

Software King of the World Microsoft has announced a smaller Xbox Series S retailing for $300, and one tech mag claims it looks like a turntable.

Microsoft releases "deep fake" detection tool
Published in News


Just in time for the US election

Software King of the World Microsoft is releasing new technology to fight "deepfakes" that can be used to spread false information ahead of the US election.

Microsoft Flight Simulator turns players into stormchasers
Published in Gaming


So realistic players are flying into Hurricane Laura

Microsoft Flight Simulator players have turned into virtual stormchasers this week, flying their aircraft into Hurricane Laura as it approached the US Gulf Coast.

Microsoft was not particularly interested in TikTok
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It only wanted to buy enough to take the outfit off Google's Cloud

Software King of the World Microsoft was not particularly interested in TikTok until President Donald Trump made it part of his trade war with China, after Tik Tok users embarrassed him by stuffing up one of his election rallies.

Microsoft steps into Apple and Epic Games spat
Published in Gaming


Stop this, it is too silly

Software King of the World Microsoft, and one time saviour of Apple, has stepped into the spat between the Fruity Cargo cult and Epic Games.