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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Bang & Olufsen Gets Into Gaming With The Beoplay Portal Headphones
Bang & Olufsen is no stranger when it comes to consumer headphones and audio products. The company has been making them for years where they are usually marketed and styled as lifestyle products. However, it seems that the company is now exploring a new market segment with its first pair of headphones designed for gaming.

Microsoft Reportedly In ‘Exclusive’ Talks To Acquire Discord
When it comes to communications apps, Microsoft is no stranger to that space. The company has attempted its own messenger platforms like Skype and Teams, but recently we heard that the Redmond tech giant could be interested in acquiring a new communications platform in the form of Discord.

Microsoft Testing Allowing Free Online Gameplay For Free-To-Play Games
With Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, if you want to play online games with your friends, you would need to subscribe to their online gaming service. This means additional fees that gamers have to pay. However, the good news is that Microsoft could change it by removing the requirement to pay for their online services.

Microsoft Could Acquire Discord For $10 Billion
When it comes to communication amongst gamers while in-game, Discord seems to be the most popular app of choice. This is because the app features all kinds of nifty voice communication tools, plus the ability to setup private servers makes it easy to manage your conversations.

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Microsoft’s Windows 10X Expected In The Second Half Of 2021
So we know that Microsoft is developing a new version of Windows 10 in the form of Windows 10X. This variant was originally designed with the intention that it would provide dual screen devices, like the Microsoft Surface Neo, a more optimized Windows experience, although Microsoft did recently shift its focus back to single screen devices.

Microsoft Introduces New Tool That Lets You Practice PowerPoint Presentations
Making a presentation is easy, but making a good presentation takes skill and practice. This is important because it might be a presentation to convince your university about your thesis, it might be a presentation to pitch an idea to a client, pitch an idea for a product to your company’s executives, and so on.

Xbox Testing ‘Suspend’ Feature That Will Boost Download Speeds
There are many things that can affect the latency of our internet connection and the subsequent download speeds. It could be that there is a technical issue with the ISP, or maybe the server you’re connected to is having some difficulties, or there are too many people using the internet at the same time.

Microsoft Promises Edge Browser Will Receive Frequent Updates
To help themselves stay relevant and to continuously offer up new and improved features and better security, Google has promised that they will update its Chrome browser every four weeks. However, it seems that Microsoft is also going to follow in Google’s footsteps and have announced a similar schedule for its Edge browser.

Microsoft Ends Support For Legacy Edge, Will Replace It Next Month
When Microsoft first launched Windows 10, they also introduced a new browser in the form of Edge, a departure from Internet Explorer that has been the staple of Windows for years. However, Edge did not live a very long and fruitful life, or at least that particular variant because not too long after, Microsoft rebuilt Edge using Chromium which replaced the original version.

Future Bethesda Games Could Be Exclusive To The Xbox Game Pass
With Microsoft acquiring Bethesda, many are undoubtedly wondering what this could mean for the future of Bethesda games. Could it all be made an exclusive to Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox platforms? Turns out the answer is kind of yes and no. During a Bethesda and Xbox roundtable event, Xbox boss Phil Spencer laid out the company’s plans for the future.

Surface Laptop 4 Could Sport AMD Processors Across The Board
Intel processors are found on pretty much the majority of laptops out there, but when it comes to AMD, your choices are considerably less. However, that could change with Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Laptop 4 computers, at least that’s according to a report from WinFuture who have leaked the alleged specs of the laptops.

Microsoft Testing Its Edge Browser On Xbox Consoles
If you truly want the most feature-rich experience of a browser, then you probably need to use the one on your computer. This is because even on mobile, certain features available on desktop aren’t supported, like extensions, for example. This gets progressively worse on other devices such as consoles, in which browsers are there for the basic stuff.

Microsoft Testing 1080p Streaming For Xbox Game Pass
Due to the fact that games contain a lot of textures and elements, streaming them would require you to have a pretty decent internet connection as the transfer of data might be quite large. This is why for the most part, game streaming services tend to stream at lower resolutions to help ensure a smoother experience.

Microsoft Office 2021 Will Be Launching Later This Year
Right now, Microsoft sells its Office productivity suites in two ways: a one-time purchase or a subscription to Microsoft 365. The subscription would be cheaper for the short-term, but in the long-run, it could be more expensive. However, the idea is that the subscription will ensure users will always have access to the latest features.

Microsoft Edge Will Get Smarter At Handling Website Notifications
We’re sure that you’ve come across many websites that prompt you whether or not you want to receive notifications. This is a useful feature if there are websites that you follow and want to get updates from, but at the same time, it can be annoying to see that request popup everytime you visit a website.

Microsoft Just Launched A Pair Of Xbox Branded Wireless Headphones
When it comes to headphones, Microsoft might seem like an odd brand to think about, but over the years, the company has launched several audio products such as headphones and wireless earbuds. Now it looks like they’re back with a new pair of headphones, except that these have been designed for gaming in mind.

Microsoft Edge Gets A New Kids Mode
With there being so much content on the internet, we totally get it if parents are a bit wary and skeptical about having their kids surf the web without any kind of supervision. However, if you’re a parent and want to better protect your kid from the darker corners of the web, Microsoft’s Edge browser could be worth looking into.

Google And Microsoft Reportedly Oppose NVIDIA’s Acquisition Of ARM As Well
Last year, NVIDIA made waves when they announced that they would be acquiring ARM from SoftBank. Given that NVIDIA’s chipset efforts have kind of been limited to its own products as of late, acquiring ARM would allow them to get back into the semiconducting business in a huge way.

Microsoft’s Unified Office App Now Available For iPad
Microsoft’s Office has been available on the iPad for quite a while now as individual apps, but as some of you might have noticed, Microsoft has started to unify those apps into a singular app that more or less does the same thing except that users won’t need to download and launch separate apps for different tasks.

Microsoft Starts Internal Testing Of Xbox Cloud Gaming On PCs
Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate comes with a feature that allows gamers to stream Xbox games onto devices like Android phones or tablets. Oddly enough, this option was not given to those on PC, even though Microsoft also owns the Windows operating system, but there is some good news on that front.