Microsoft

Microsoft is the company behind software like Windows, Microsoft Office and hardware like the Xbox and Kinect. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. MS-DOS was the product that propelled Microsoft towards success, but it is Windows and Office that made it what it is today. Microsoft is currently engaged in a number of projects, including Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox, Office and the Azure cloud computing platform. the large majority of desktop computers run on Windows.

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Xbox Handheld Concept Goes Viral On TikTok
While Sony used to dabble in handheld consoles, Microsoft on the other hand has pretty much held out from doing so, although we suppose if they had managed to acquire Nintendo, that would be a very different story. However, what if Microsoft were to launch a handheld console, what might it look like?

Microsoft Patents A Laptop Display That Automatically Adjusts Based On The User’s Gaze
The problem with laptop screens is that it forces us to look down. Also, given their size, there are a lot of times when we find ourselves having to adjust the angle of the screen to suit our sitting position. However, Microsoft is hoping to change that by creating a laptop display that can adjust itself automatically.

M1 Compatible Microsoft Edge Now In Beta
Thanks to the Rosetta 2 translation software, Apple’s M1-powered Macs can run x86 based software. Obviously having native software would be ideal, but at the same time, we suppose we’ll have to give developers more time to create native M1 apps. That being said, it seems that some are wasting no time in doing so.

How To Disable The Windows 10 Login Screen
If you want to disable the Windows 10 login screen so that you can startup your computer faster, here’s what you need to do.

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How to Change Your Monitor’s Refresh Rate on Windows 10
Monitors come in varying refresh rates and they’re usually set to a particular refresh rate by default, but did you know that you can actually increase or decrease your monitor’s refresh rate?

Microsoft Shows Off A Denim-Clad Xbox Series X Controller That You Can’t Buy
Over the years, we’ve seen Microsoft release different themes and variations of the Xbox controller, but we think that they might have outdone themselves this time around. In a tweet by the Xbox Canada account, the company has shown off a one-of-a-kind denim-clad Xbox Series X controller.

Board by Klaxoon: Next-gen Virtual Workspace For Effective Visual Collaboration
 French company Klaxoon, a pioneer of visual collaboration that won four CES Innovation Awards since 2016 (2016, 2017, 2020), is back for the 6th time at the show with Board. Board is an impressive new virtual collaboration application that integrates a user-friendly online visual workspace with built-in video conferencing.Packed with Klaxoon’s award-winning know-how, Board delivers a complete visual workspace in one place: an intuitive user interface that is compatible with […]

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7+ Is Aimed At Business Users
If you’ve been waiting for an upgrade to Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup, then you might be interested to learn that the company has since announced the Surface Pro 7+, although unfortunately there is a good chance that you won’t be able to get your hands on it unless you work in the education or business sector.

IKEA Creates PS5, Xbox Series X Mockups To Help Shoppers Choose Furniture
When buying furniture, it helps if you know what you plan to put in it. For example, if you want to buy a TV console unit, you might want to take into account the size of other gadgets that you’ll be fitting in it, like the size of your soundbar, maybe an amplifier, your set-top box, and so on. Of course, you will need to know the sizes beforehand, but […]

Microsoft Reveals That They Once Tried To Acquire Nintendo
In the console space, there pretty much exists three main companies that are competing against each other. This includes Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. However, it seems that about two decades ago, Microsoft attempted to reduce that number to just two by trying to acquire Nintendo.

Microsoft Will Shutdown ‘Minecraft Earth’ On June 30
Back in 2019, Microsoft launched Minecraft Earth. For those who are unfamiliar, Minecraft Earth is basically the augmented reality version of Minecraft, where users can create Minecraft worlds in their backyard using augmented reality. It seemed like a pretty fun idea and good use of the technology.

Nintendo Switch Expected To Outsell PS5, Xbox Series X In 2021
Nintendo certainly turned things around for themselves following the debacle that was the Wii U. The Switch has managed to captivate gamers around the world, thanks to its fun family games, strong first-party titles, and also its hybrid nature that allows gamers to play it on the game or on a TV at home.

Microsoft Job Listing Hints At Major Windows Redesign
With every iteration of Windows, Microsoft has made changes to its UI to improve on the experience. However, with Windows 8, the company kind of fumbled which resulted in users choosing to stick with Windows 7 instead of upgrading. The company finally turned things around with Windows 10, which offered modest improvements over the drastic changes in Windows 8.

Microsoft Is Developing A Universal Outlook Web App For Windows And Mac
While having more operating systems to choose from is a good thing as it encourages competition and offers up a variety, it can also be difficult and tricky for developers as they will need to develop apps that are similar across different platforms. Microsoft is hoping to solve this, at least with Outlook, by developing a universal Outlook web app that will work across both Windows and Mac.

Microsoft Is Working To Build Xbox Series X/S Faster
If you’re hoping to get your hands on a brand new Microsoft Xbox Series X or Series S and want to avoid paying scalpers, there’s a good chance that you’re going to have to wait. However, this doesn’t mean that Microsoft isn’t trying to do their best to try and build as many consoles as quickly as possible.

Microsoft Wants To Make A Chatbot That Could Let Us ‘Talk’ To Dead Loved Ones
The way AI learns is similar to how humans learn – feed it information and it will take that information and make decisions based on it. It’s useful because computers can work faster than humans and be more objective when presented with information, but it’s also a bit scary when you think about what else it can be used for.

Microsoft’s Flight Simulator Is Now Available In VR
Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is one of the most detailed and realistic flight simulation games we’ve seen. However, the problem with the game is that despite the attention to detail and the high-res graphics, it still doesn’t quite feel like you’re flying an airplane, but the good news is that you’ll get the chance to now.

Microsoft Could Follow In Apple’s Footsteps And Design Their Own Chipset
As far as computer manufacturers are concerned, Apple is the only company that makes their own chipsets with the M1 that was launched a few months ago. While some have expressed skepticism about Apple’s plans to transition away from Intel, who is more or less the default choice when it comes to computer processors, early reviews have painted Apple’s efforts in a very favorable light.

Parallels Preview Now Available For Apple’s M1 Macs
Shortly after Apple’s announcement of their M1 Mac computers, Parallels announced that they will be working on an M1 compatible version of their software. The good news is that Parallels has since reached out to customers informing them that the latest version of the app that is compatible with the M1 chipset is now available through the Mac Technical Preview Program.

PS5, Xbox Series X Scalpers Have Made Close To $50 Million So Far
Due to the popularity of the PlayStation and Xbox brand, it’s not surprising that when the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles were released there was a rush to buy them. As it would be understandably impossible for Sony and Microsoft to meet this onslaught of demand, naturally this would result in temporary shortages.