PS5 and Xbox Scarlett May Use Samsung's NVMe SSDs
Bart Swiatek, 26 November 2019, 10:58
Samsung will probably be responsible for the production of very fast NVMe SSDs, which will be used in the 9th generation consoles - PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. This is suggested by one of the slides from a presentation that was shown at the Samsung SSD Forum 2019 event in Tokyo.
Age of Empires 4 Without Microtransactions
Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2019, 10:23
Creative director of Age of Empires 4 stated that the game will not have any microtransaction system. It is possible, however, that we will get some expansions - what is interesting, also the previous installments of the series may get new content.
Xbox Scarlett Bets on Power, Price and Backward Compatibility
Jacob Blazewicz, 15 November 2019, 11:52
Phil Spencer and Aaron Greenberg from Microsoft commented on the Xbox Scarlett console. They did not reveal any specifics, but assured us that the company had learned from Xbox One's debut and that the new platform would be able to hold its ground in terms of both power and price.
The Witcher 3 and Yakuza in Xbox Game Pass. Three Months for $1
Bart Swiatek, 14 November 2019, 22:34
Microsoft has announced the expansion of the Xbox Game Pass catalogue. More than fifty new titles, including such hits as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Rage 2 or Yakuza 0, will be included. Additionally, the three-month subscription can be purchased at a really big discount.
Project xCloud Coming to PC and Other Devices
Bart Swiatek, 14 November 2019, 21:53
Microsoft is planning intensive development of the Project xCloud streaming platform. The test version of the service will feature several dozen new games. Next year, the platform will also be available to PC owners with Windows 10. It will be possible to play the game with the use of various wireless controllers.
Everwild - New Franchise from Devs of Sea of Thieves and Banjo-Kazooie
Bart Swiatek, 14 November 2019, 21:24
Studio Rare, known from Perfect Dark series, Banjo-Kazooie and pirate game Sea of Thieves, announced its next title. The game is called Everwild and has a beautiful visuals.
Age of Empires 4 Gameplay and New Games from Rare and Obsidian Tonight on XO19
Milosz Szubert, 14 November 2019, 13:40
The X019 event will start in London today at 2 PM ET. Its first accent will be a special episode of Inside Xbox, during which we will most likely see new games from Rare and Obsidian, as well as gameplay from Age of Empires IV.
Windows 10 November 2019 Update is Here; Performance Improvements?
Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 11:10
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 owners can now download the new Windows 10 November 2019 Update. The patch is designed to improve several important features, such as a calendar or file browser, and also to improve performance - especially on some processors.
Bill Gates: Windows Mobile Was Brought Down by the U.S. Government
Laty, 09 November 2019, 23:26
Bill Gates believes that everyone would now be using Windows Mobile on their smartphones, not Android, if nt for US Department of Justice, which distracted him when it opened an antitrust investigation against Microsoft.
Microsoft Still Thinks of Returning to Age of Mythology
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 November 2019, 12:56
Adam Isgreen from Microsoft once again spoke about the possible return of Age of Mythology. The mythological spin-off of the Age of Empires series may well be refreshed in the form of a definitive edition, get a reboot or become a completely new project.
Microsoft Invents an Alternative to Discs and Hard Drives
Laty, 07 November 2019, 13:33
We are probably witnessing the start of a new era of data storing. The engineers from the „Silica” project in cooperation with Warner Bros. managed to write a copy of „Superman” from 1978 on a quartz glass tile. Interestingly, the tile is extremely durable, and its size is only 75 x 75 and 2 mm thick.
Shorter Work Time is Better for Everyone - Microsoft Japan's Experiment
Bebop, 05 November 2019, 15:03
The Japanese branch of Microsoft conducted an experiment to reduce working time to four days a week. This not only reduced power consumption, but also improved staff satisfaction and productivity.
Also King Gothalion Abandons Twitch for Mixer
Bart Swiatek, 28 October 2019, 10:42
Cory „King Gothalion” Michael, the organizer of the GuardianCon Convention, known to the fans of Destiny, informed that from tomorrow he will be streaming exclusively for Mixer. It's another popular streamer that abandoned Twitch in favour of Microsoft's platform.
Xbox One Consoles are Earning Less and Less Money for Microsoft
Adrian Werner, 24 October 2019, 12:35
Microsoft's financial report contained information about a significant drop in revenues from the gaming division. The decreasing interest in the company's hardware is responsible for this, but games and services are doing well.
Windows 10: Game Bar Gets FPS Counter
Konrad Serafinski, 24 October 2019, 11:52
Microsoft has made a few improvements to the Game Bar. After the October update, the bar will show, among other things, the frame rate counter and Xbox achievements.
Xbox Scarlett Will Support Xbox One Controllers
Paul Wozniak, 22 October 2019, 10:31
James Shields confirmed the information about the compatibility of Xbox Scarlett with current generation controllers. This means that if you have any gamepad that works with Xbox One, you won't be forced to buy another one when you switch to the next-gen console.
Microsoft Sues Store With Cheap Windows and Office Licence Keys
Laty, 21 October 2019, 16:09
Microsoft has taken legal action against Cologne-based Lizengo, which sells Windows and Office licence keys through gift cards in Edeka, one of the largest supermarket chains in Germany. Prices of the cards have raised suspicions about the origin of the keys.
Not Just Windows 7 - Microsoft Ends Support for Office 2010
Laty, 17 October 2019, 14:04
Each Microsoft product has a specific support cycle during which the company implements new features, fixes errors, and ensures user safety. For Office 2010 this support will end on October 13, 2020.
End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; OS is Targeted by Hackers
Bart Swiatek, 16 October 2019, 11:50
According to Webroot experts' analysis, Windows 7 is becoming a target for hackers more than twice as often as the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.
Microsoft Denies Rumors About 4K Camera in Xbox Scarlett
Agnes Adamus, 06 October 2019, 21:09
A few days ago there were rumors that Xbox Scarlett will be equipped with a 4K camera for streaming content. Microsoft decided to deny these reports. The spokesman for the company informed that no such technology is currently being developed.
Microsoft Surface Duo - Smartphone That Looks Like Nintendo DS
Bart Swiatek, 03 October 2019, 22:23
Microsoft announced Surface Duo - a smartphone-like device equipped with dual-screen and a gadget that will run on Android OS.
Microsoft Announces Windows 10X
Konrad Serafinski, 03 October 2019, 11:43
On the occasion of the presentation of Surface Neo tablet, Microsoft announced a new version of its flagship operating system. Windows 10X, as the OS is called, is dedicated to devices equipped with two screens.
Watch the Beautiful World of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Bart Swiatek, 27 September 2019, 10:49
Microsoft presented a new teaser for the next installment of the Flight Simulator series. The material is an introduction to the first part of the series of longer cinematics and is devoted to the world of the game.
Former Microsoft Employee Explains Why Windows 10 Has so Many Errors
Barth Faryna, 25 September 2019, 17:46
A former Microsoft employee, Jerry Berg, published a video in which he explains why there are more and more bugs in Windows 10 with each subsequent update, and explains the reasons for this.
Microsoft and Xbox Go Carbon Neutral
Barth Faryna, 24 September 2019, 19:17
Microsoft joins the fight for a better future for our planet and becomes part of the „Playing for the Planet” initiative. In addition, the company announces the creation of the first consoles completely neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions.
The List of Problems Caused by Windows Update Grows
Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 18:11
Another patch for Windows 10 introduces several new problems instead of fixing the old issues. Users complain about problems with switching on the Action Center and network adapters that are not working.
Microsoft Flight Simulator on New Gameplay; Tech Alpha Approaching
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 September 2019, 13:57
New recordings from Microsoft Flight Simulator have been made available in Windows Insider program. In addition, registration for technical alpha tests have started, and soon we will learn the first details about them.
More Than Half of PC Users are Already Using Windows 10
Paul Wozniak, 05 September 2019, 17:50
According to the latest data, more than half of all PC users are already using Windows 10. Compared to the previous month, this is a 2% increase.
Windows 10 Slows Down After New Update KB4512941
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 September 2019, 22:02
Windows 10 has recently received an optional update. Unfortunately, it brought a serious error that slows down the computer considerably.
Forza Horizon 4 With 12 Million Players and Impressive Monthly Result
Adrian Werner, 29 August 2019, 00:39
Microsoft and Playground Games have announced that more than 12 million people have already played Forza Horizon 4, and more than 4 million people play the title each month.
Microsoft Eavesdropped on Xbox Users for Years and Sees No Problem
Barth Faryna, 23 August 2019, 17:34
First Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon, and now it's time for Microsoft. The Redmond giant openly admitted that it eavesdropped on Xbox users and then shared these recordings with third parties. The best part, however, is that the company sees nothing wrong with it.
Open Beta-tests of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Have Started
Barth Faryna, 22 August 2019, 19:21
Tests of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge began in April this year, but only now did it enter official open beta-tests, and can be downloaded from the developer's website.
Xbox Game Pass – $2 for First Two Months; August Game List
Paul Wozniak, 19 August 2019, 19:01
Microsoft has presented a full list of games that will be added to the Xbox Game Pass in August, and informed about the ongoing promotion – $2 for the first two months of subscription.
Microsoft Shared Skype and Cortana Recordings With Third Parties
Conrad Hazi, 16 August 2019, 14:00
Microsoft Will Show New Episode of Inside Xbox on Gamescom 2019
Agnes Adamus, 15 August 2019, 16:20
Next Monday the next edition of Gamescom will start. Micorsoft is among this year's exhibitors. The Redmond giant will present a new episode of Inside Xbox at the fair, showing materials from games such as Gears 5, Metro Exodus and Blair Witch. The event will take place on August 19 at 8 a.m. PST.
Windows 10 20H1 - New Notification System and Other Changes
Bart Swiatek, 12 August 2019, 22:24
Microsoft presented a number of changes that will appear in Windows 10 with another large update, which should debut in the first quarter of 2020.
Windows Defender is One of the Best Antivirus Software in the World
Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2019, 15:41
According to independent tests, Windows Defender is one of the best antivirus software in the world. In the test it obtained excellent results and blocked all samples of malware.
Unofficial: Ninja Got $50 Million for Abandoning Twitch
Konrad Serafinski, 04 August 2019, 20:21
Tom Warren, editor of The Verge, announced through Twitter that Microsoft had paid around $50 million to a streamer about the Ninja nickname for switching from Twitch to Mixer. However, these are not official reports.
Almost Half of PCs on the Market Use Windows 10
Frozen, 02 August 2019, 16:27
Microsoft has reasons to be satisfied. According to the latest data, the share of Windows 10 among the operating systems available on the market is almost 50%.
Mac Book Recommends Microsoft Surface - Corporate Level Trolling
Barth Faryna, 02 August 2019, 16:01
Microsoft has reached the heights of creativity and in its latest advertisement decided to troll Apple in a very sophisticated way. Mac Book itself recommends Microsoft Surface laptops.
Microsoft CEO: It Was Sony Who Offered us Cooperation
Bart Swiatek, 30 July 2019, 13:50
Microsoft's CEO commented on an agreement between Microsoft and Sony under which the two companies would enter into cooperation in certain gaming related areas. According to Satya Nadelli, the agreement will be beneficial for both partners.
Microsoft Accidentally Reveals New Appearance of Windows 10 Start Menu
Bart Swiatek, 26 July 2019, 13:06
Microsoft mistakenly made an early version of Windows 10 available to testers. It contains a completely redesigned Start menu that is not based on Microsoft Live Tiles.
AMD Flute Found in Database; Heart of Xbox Scarlett?
Bart Swiatek, 24 July 2019, 13:51
A Twitter user known as Komachi_Ensaka has tracked down AMD Flute in the UserBenchmark database, which will most likely be the heart of the new Xbox.
Windows Defender Will Become Microsoft Defender
Conrad Hazi, 22 July 2019, 11:36
It seems that Microsoft is trying to change the name of Windows Defender. As suggested in the reports, starting with the 20H1 update, it is to be called the same on all platforms - Microsoft Defender.
Xbox Sales in Decline - Microsoft's Financial Report
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 July 2019, 21:20
The Xbox One console is selling worse and worse. This is what Microsoft's latest financial report says. Nevertheless, the company cannot complain about profits earned in the previous fiscal year.
Kinect Used as Airport Security Camera
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 July 2019, 22:58
Passengers using the airport in Newark can now rest easy. The staff decided to use additional assistance to monitor the airport. For this purpose. they've installed a... Kinect camera from an Xbox One.
Microsoft Word Installed on a Billion Android Devices
Barth Faryna, 16 July 2019, 12:38
The mobile version of Microsoft Word, designed for Android devices, has reached another milestone. The application has recently exceeded the threshold of one billion installations.
Microsoft Reduces Period After Which Old User Accounts Get Deleted
Barth Faryna, 11 July 2019, 14:19
Microsoft account activity policy will be updated soon. Until now, the regulations provided for the permanent removal of the user's account after five years. Now the period has been reduced to two years. However, there is a number of exceptions.
Mysterious Windows 1.11 is an App Promoting Stranger Things
Frozen, 09 July 2019, 11:51
The new version of the first ever Windows, which Microsoft recently advertised through social media turned out to be part of the promo campaign for the third season of Netflix's Stranger Things.
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Want to Limit Console Production in China
Konrad Serafinski, 08 July 2019, 10:10
According to the Nikkei Asian Review report, Sony and Microsoft and Nintendo plan to limit their console production in China. All because of the political impasse between the USA and China, which will result in additional duties being imposed on goods from the latter country.