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Microsoft promises Windows 9 convergence for universal apps on Windows Phone, Xbox and PC

Microsoft promises Windows 9 convergence for universal apps on Windows Phone, Xbox and PC

By 23 July 2014

The "Holy Grail" of operating systems could arrive in Windows 9. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has promised that Windows 9 will be one OS that works with universal apps across all devices. Nadella said, on a call to analysts: "We will streamline the next... >>

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

By 14 July 2014

Those of you want to buy cheap computers for your kids will have more options to consider beyond Google's Chromebook lineup this Christmas, it's claimed. Microsoft shined a spotlight on several new Windows-powered laptops and PCs at its partner conference... >>

Popcorn Time adds Chromecast support, stream torrents directly to your TV

Popcorn Time adds Chromecast support, stream torrents directly to your TV

By 8 July 2014

Popcorn Time, the Netflix for torrent movies, has just added new features including the ability to fling directly to a TV with Chromecast. Owners of a Chromecast dongle and Windows PC will be able to stream torrented movies directly on their TV if they... >>

New Microsoft drivers let your Xbox One controller work with a Windows PC

New Microsoft drivers let your Xbox One controller work with a Windows PC

By 5 June 2014

Windows PC gamers can now use the "best controller ever made", according to Microsoft's Larry Hyrb. Hyrb, who is more commonly known by his gamertag Major Nelson, has announced that the Xbox One controller can now work as a game controller for your Windows... >>

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review
4 out of 5

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review

By 21 May 2014

Just shy of a year ago the original Surface RT landed in Pocket-lint towers. And we were rather taken with its ambition. A tablet looking to steal the crown from laptops - a great idea. But an idea that, as we were acutely aware then, carried with it... >>

Group video calling made free for Skype on desktop and Xbox One, coming for all soon

Group video calling made free for Skype on desktop and Xbox One, coming for all soon

By 28 April 2014

Skype is now a little more compelling for those of you who love to video chat with multiple friends but don't have much cash to spare. There's no shortage of video-calling services these days, and that means companies like Microsoft-owned Skype need to... >>

'Xbox Originals' announced as exclusive shows for Microsoft devices

'Xbox Originals' announced as exclusive shows for Microsoft devices

By 28 April 2014

Microsoft has announced it will develop 12 new shows that can only be viewed exclusively on its devices. Rumours of Microsoft's bid to create shows, other than the already-announced Halo series, were doing the rounds a few weeks ago. Now it's official.... >>

Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within Xbox One, PS4 trailer shows it could be more terrifying than his Resident Evil ever was

Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within Xbox One, PS4 trailer shows it could be more terrifying than his Resident Evil ever was

By 9 April 2014

A trailer for The Evil Within has just been released showing former Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has still got the terrifying touch. The game, published by Bethesda and developed by Tango Gameworks, looks like a true horror title. It's as if Silent... >>

Farewell to XP, hello to charge of the hack attacks?

Farewell to XP, hello to charge of the hack attacks?

By 8 April 2014

On the same day Microsoft releases a much-requested update for Windows 8.1, it will also cease support for Windows XP. Today's shut-down might not affect you and may even cause an audible "meh" when mentioned, but is a far bigger deal than many consumers... >>

Microsoft talks Kinect v2 for Windows at Build 2014, will include 1080p sensor and more

Microsoft talks Kinect v2 for Windows at Build 2014, will include 1080p sensor and more

By 2 April 2014

Microsoft's Build developer conference is now underway, and it has detailed what's in store for the next-generation Kinect (or Kinect v2). Starting with Windows compatibility, Microsoft said it would update its platform for using the Kinect motion controller... >>