Xbox Head Phil Spencer Maintains Bethesda Deal Won’t Necessarily Keep Games Off Of Other Consoles

Following Microsoft’s move to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Game Studios, id Software and Arkane Studios, there was concern that Bethesda’s popular intellectual properties could become Xbox console exclusives going forward. However, Xbox head Phil Spencer maintained in an interview published on Thursday that the purchase wasn’t made in an effort to […]

Microsoft’s ‘Netflix Of Gaming’ Plans Take Shape With Bethesda Softworks Acquisition

Technology giant Microsoft announced its acquisition of video game giant ZeniMax Media in a deal that will cost the Redmond-based company $7.5 billion. While ZeniMax may not be a familiar name to many people, it is the publisher that owns Bethesda Softworks, developer of popular titles like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. In a Microsoft […]

Xbox Series X Price Point Rumored To Be Leaked Through Halo Infinite Giveaway

It’s possible the gaming community got its first solid clue as to what the Microsoft Xbox Series X will cost when it launches later this fall. Tyler Fischer of Comic Book believes he might have cracked a code that was first revealed by Kai Powell of WCCF Tech. If Fischer did indeed crack the code […]

‘State Of Play’ For PlayStation To Take Place August 6, But Won’t Have Preorders, Or Dates

Sony is holding a “State of Play” event on August 6, but PlayStation fans apparently need to temper their enthusiasm. In a post on the company’s official website, organizers did not detail what would be shown, but they did shed some light on what won’t be on display. The focus of this State of Play […]

Microsoft Reportedly Buying ByteDance’s US Stake In TikTok After Donald Trump Orders China To Sell App

Microsoft could soon be the proud owner of the U.S.-based part of TikTok, one of the most popular social media apps in the world. Ashley Stewart of Business Insider wrote on Friday that Microsoft could purchase a stake in China’s ByteDance. ByteDance is expected to be ordered by President Donald Trump to divest itself of […]

‘God Of War’ Director Cory Barlog Blasts Gearbox And CEO Randy Pitchford

Cory Barlog is joining the growing chorus from the gaming community that is far from happy about the way Borderlands 3 developer Gearbox is handling itself of late. The studio and its CEO, Randy Pitchford, are coming under fire this week because several employees are alleging that Gearbox isn’t paying out bonuses it promised. Commenting […]

Microsoft Develops Innovative Voting Technology To Help Americans Trust The Process Again

Microsoft tested a new technology, known as ElectionGuard, at an election this past Tuesday in Fulton, Wisconsin, reported CNN. The voting software is intended to make it harder for hackers to break into the system and tamper with elections. Instead of using paper ballots, the technology requires voters to make their selection on a digital […]

Bill Gates Calls For Taxing The Wealthy: ‘The Rich Should Pay More’

Billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote a blog post on New Year’s Eve in which he reflects on 2019 and expresses his apparent desire for higher taxes on the rich. Gates touched on the time he spent traveling during 2019 as well as his awareness of the “gross inequities” that lie between the “lucky” […]

Hackers Linked To Iran Attempted To Compromise U.S. Presidential Campaign

In a new blog post released October 4, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Tom Burt, who is in charge of customer security and trust, warned Microsoft users to remain active and vigilant when dealing with cybersecurity. The post comes as Microsoft has seen “significant cyber activity” from a group deemed Phosphorus by the tech giant. Burt […]

Microsoft Wants To End Huawei Ban Saying It’s ‘Not A Threat To The United States’

Microsoft president, Brad Smith, has requested an end to the ban on American companies supplying Chinese tech giant Huawei with its latest products, BBC News reported today. Huawei found itself blacklisted by the Trump administration in May this year when it was discovered that the founder was a former People’s Liberation Army technologist. Ren Zhengfei […]

Microsoft Trolls Apple By Hiring Man Named Mac Book To Promote Surface

Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to prove to potential customers that its Surface Laptop 2 is far superior to Apple’s current MacBook lineup. In the company’s latest attempt at demonstrating its supremacy, Microsoft released a new promotional video featuring a man named Mac Book to compare the Surface Laptop 2 to Apple’s MacBook […]

Leaked Images Reveal ‘All-Digital’ Xbox One That Has No Disc Drive

Amidst rumors that Microsoft will be unveiling a new Xbox One console that is said to be entirely digital, Gamespot can report that images leaked online may confirm it as a reality. The new “All-Digital” Xbox will contain no disc drive, according to German website WinFuture, which posted the image showing a console similar to […]

Gaming Consoles Could Soon Be A Thing Of The Past As Google, Microsoft Compete To Revolutionize Gaming

Gamers, tighten your seat belts because the world of gaming is about to change! With an estimated 2 billion gamers around the world today, the gaming industry has come a long way since consoles were first introduced in the last century. Over the last three decades, companies and game developers have treaded new horizons — […]

Nearly Every ‘Halo’ Game Is Coming To PC

Gaming fans around the world, rejoice. Earlier today, Microsoft made two big announcements, which are bound to please Halo and Master Chief fans from all over. As detailed on Xbox Wire (Microsoft’s official blog and website for gaming announcements and news), Brian Jarrard — the community director for 343 Industries — revealed that Halo: The […]

After Announcing End Of Windows 10 Mobile Support, Microsoft Encourages Users To Switch To Android Or iOS

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it would be ending support for its Windows 10 Mobile operating system. With the end of an era beckoning, the tech giant recently announced on its support page for the platform that users of Windows 10-powered phones would be better off switching to an iPhone or an Android device. […]

Amazon Is Most Valuable U.S. Company For First Time After Overtaking Microsoft

Amazon is now officially the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company after its shares rose 3 percent yesterday. This saw it leapfrogging Microsoft to reach the top spot for the first time in its history. At the close of Monday trading, Amazon’s share price stood at $1,629.51, meaning that the e-commerce giant’s market value was […]

Android Phones Easily Broken Into By Using 3D-Printed Face, But iPhone Remained Impenetrable

Facial recognition has been lauded as the future of security, but as a simple experiment from Forbes cybersecurity journalist Thomas Brewster showed, it is quite easy to break into a bunch of Android phones using the feature. Brewster decided to test four Android phones and an iPhone with a 3D-printed likeness of his face. When […]

Apple, Google, Others Face Possible Technology Ban, Here’s How To Have Your Say

There has always been an uneasy relationship between governments and technology – all governments, not just in the U.S. All governments want the most advanced technology working to their advantage while doing their best to keep it away from other nations. In fact, the powers that be would much prefer their own citizens not be […]

App Subscriptions Are Gaining In Popularity

Ulysses is one of the most popular writing apps on iOS and the Mac. One of the reasons is that it has apps for both platforms, and even works well on the iPhone. So no matter what device you are working on, you have all your iCloud synced documents on whatever device you happen to […]

Samaira Mehta, 10-Year-Old Coder, Already Has Google & Microsoft’s Attention

Despite being just 10-years-old, Samaira Mehta has acquired what Business Insider describes as a “cult-like following” thanks to her success as a computer programmer. This young coder is the CEO and founder of a company called CoderBunnyz. Receiving national recognition for her company, Samaira has spoke at more than a dozen conferences across Silicon Valley. […]

Bill Gates Says Paul Allen Gave Him The Courage To Start Microsoft In A Touching Tribute

Following the death of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at the age of 65, Bill Gates wrote a touching tribute to his late colleague and friend in the Wall Street Journal. Allen passed away this week due to complications with his battle against non-Hodgkins lymphoma, as reported in The Inquisitr. Allen was a generous philanthropist and […]

Paul Allen Dead, Microsoft Co-founder & Owner Of Seattle Seahawks & Portland Trailblazers Passed Away At 65

Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, has died. According to a statement from Allen’s family, published on his website, he passed away at 65 from complications related to non-Hodgkins lymphoma. “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as […]

Surface Phone: Microsoft’s Foldable Device Remains Alive And Under Development

Microsoft’s highly-anticipated portable PC, the Surface phone — codenamed Andromeda — has remained elusive for the past few years. Rumors about the device have been proliferate, but whenever it seemed like Microsoft was at the cusp of unveiling the device, the Redmond-based tech giant has abruptly decided to delay its release. Thus, the Surface phone […]

Microsoft Surface Pro And Surface Laptop Might Get Improved Specs, But No Major New Features

Microsoft will be holding its latest Surface hardware launch event on Tuesday, October 2, where the company is expected to unveil a new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. However, reports suggest that the two new products won’t be coming with any so-called “killer features” that could set them apart from the competition, but rather a […]

Twitter Reacts To Sony Backing Down And Allowing Cross-Play On PS4

After a long time, Sony has finally relented. It appears that the Playstation 4 will begin to allow cross-platform play with its rival consoles the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. Cross-play on the Playstation 4 will begin today as a cross-platform beta for Fortnite is released, making the […]

Microsoft’s Edge Browser Interrupts Installation Of Competing Products

Twenty-three years ago, Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer to the world, and began bundling it with its Windows 95 operating system as the default web browser. At the time, a browser called Netscape Navigator was the web standard, but Microsoft wanted a share of the browser market so badly that they actively inhibited use of Navigator […]

Microsoft Seized 6 Russian Domains

Last month, Microsoft announced it had detected ongoing attacks targeting the 2018 midterm elections and now Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit has uncovered six more websites that have ties to a hacking group known as APT28. This group was connected to interfering in the 2016 Presidential election. Microsoft has been granted a court order to take […]

Alexa And Cortana Are Now BFFs As Amazon And Microsoft Integrate The Two Digital Assistants

Almost a year after the two giant tech companies, Amazon and Microsoft, announced their plan for the two assistants, Alexa and Cortana, to be able to communicate with each other, they have finally announced Wednesday that it’s now possible, reports CNBC. The integration is now available as a preview to everyone in the U.S. The […]

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, And Twitter, Join Forces To Simplify Data Transfer

The combined knowledge and resources of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter have joined forces to simplify data transfer between apps. The Data Transfer Project (DTP) will make it easier for users to transfer their data between the four services. The initiative has the goal of creating new tools that allow people to move their data […]

Microsoft Surface Phone: Rumored Foldable Device Might Not Be Launched In 2018 After All

The rumored Microsoft Surface Phone, which, per previous reports, could distinguish itself by being a dual-screen, foldable phone/mini-tablet hybrid, might not be ready for release in 2018 if it is ready for release at all. According to a new report from writer Brad Sams, the “bi-fold piece of hardware” supposedly known behind the scenes […]

Microsoft Urging U.S. Government To Enact Regulation On Facial Recognition, Citing Abuse

They paved the way for facial recognition technology, and now the company itself is telling the government to saddle the innovation with regulations and limits. Why? Brad Smith, the current President over at Microsoft (MSFT), recently stated in a blog post that he believes new laws are entirely necessary, given the technology’s “broad societal ramifications […]

Surface Phone: Microsoft Seems To Have Confirmed Andromeda’s Phone Capabilities, And It Makes Perfect Sense

More and more signs are emerging that Microsoft’s Andromeda device, which is expected to be released sometime later this year, is actually the near-mythical Surface Phone. With the release of Andromeda seemingly getting closer by the day, more information about the upcoming device continues to trickle down in a steady stream. Take the latest information […]

Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold Says NASA ‘Afraid’ To Admit NEOWISE’s Mistakes About Asteroids

Recently, NASA announced an initiative that serves as a contingency plan and a means for America to improve its preparedness in the event of an asteroid strike. However, not everyone is impressed by the space agency’s handling of potential asteroid, or near-Earth object (NEO) impacts, and that includes former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, […]

Shots Fired At Sony With New Cross-Play Trailer For ‘Minecraft’

Earlier today, Nintendo released a brand new trailer for Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, which showcases the game’s new cross-play capabilities. A new update has just been released for the ever-popular open-world game, which grants players the ability to play, craft, and explore with their friends across Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows 10, or mobile platforms. […]

Surface Phone: Microsoft Is Launching 3 Devices This Year, And One Of Them Could Be The Surface Phone

Microsoft’s critically-acclaimed Surface brand is set to receive as many as three new additions this year. If reports and rumors prove true, 2019 might very well be the year when Microsoft would finally unveil a device that would allow it to re-enter the mobile market — the highly-elusive, near-mythical Surface Phone. According to a Forbes […]

E3 2018: Microsoft Shores Up Xbox First-Party By Adding Five Studios, Confirms Next Xbox Console In The Works

Microsoft and the Xbox One have been under fire for a seeming dearth of exclusive games when compared to the PlayStation 4. Phil Spencer came out firing during the company’s Xbox E3 Press Briefing on Sunday by announcing five studios were being brought into Microsoft Studios, plus there were other big announcements concerning the future […]

Microsoft Data Center Submerged Under Water For Up To Five Years — By Design

In a first, Microsoft has submerged its data centers under the sea off the coast of Orkney in Scotland. The tech giant has been working on underwater data centers for a few years under the project called Natick, having conducted their first successful tests in 2016. Two years later, now Microsoft has actually submerged its […]

Microsoft To Acquire Github For $7.5 Billion

Microsoft is growing its software development services even further with will acquisition of GitHub. The 10-year-old code-repository platform is being picked up for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock, the company announced Monday. GitHub was founded as a startup in 2008 to provide a platform where software developers can host and review each other’s code. Usage […]

Facebook Supplied Samsung, Apple & Other Tech Manufacturers With User Data, Denies Privacy Breach

A new investigation by the New York Times reveals that Facebook may have been keeping another big secret: Tech manufacturers like Samsung, Apple, and more could have access to your personal data and to your friends’ personal data. Sound familiar? It’s because companies accessing yours, your friends’, and friends of friends’ personal data are exactly […]

Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant Capabilities Will Be Available Soon For Xbox One

For Xbox One gamers that also enjoy the convenience of digital assistants, there’s some good news: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant capabilities are coming soon. Currently, gamers can access Microsoft Cortana through a Kinect accessory or through headphones. However, Cortana’s abilities are limited, reported the Verge. Many speculate that the new Alexa and Google Assistant […]

Surface Phone: Microsoft’s Foldable Smartphone Might Have Found A Manufacturer

Recent reports appear to be suggesting that the development of Microsoft’s long-awaited re-entry into the smartphone sphere — the Surface Phone — is progressing well. After all these years, Microsoft finally seems to have found a manufacturer that could create its next mobile device. This manufacturer is Dell. According to a recent report from WinFuture, […]

Surface Phone: Microsoft Might Have Just Dropped A Clue During Its Recent Discussion About The Courier

If recent patents about the device are any indication, it appears like the long-rumored Microsoft Surface Phone will be a foldable handset. Just recently, patents emerged stating that Microsoft is looking to develop and create a device that is equipped with not just two, but three displays. If anything, the recent patents about the yet-to-be-named […]

Surface Phone: Microsoft’s New Patent Teases A Third, Revolutionary Display

Just a few months ago, the smartphone community was stunned when Microsoft’s patents outlining a foldable mobile device emerged. The patents suggested that while Microsoft has been out of the smartphone game for a long time, the Redmond-based tech giant is preparing something special for the device it will utilize to re-enter the smartphone market. […]

Microsoft To Replace Surface Pro 4 Units With Unfixable Flickering Screens For Free

Microsoft announced this week that it will be replacing all Surface Pro 4 units with flickering screens, over a year after users first noticed the issue on their devices. The issue started little more than two years ago when Surface Pro 4 users began to notice the screens of their tablets flickering at random. According […]

Surface Phone: The Time Seems To Be Right For Microsoft To Reveal Its Next Mobile Device

For years, rumors of the Surface Phone have littered the rumor mill. From one speculated design to the next, Microsoft’s upcoming re-entry into the mobile industry has captured the attention of the smartphone world, considering that the device is speculated to feature powerful internals and desktop-grade productivity. With the conclusion of the company’s latest conference […]

Surface Phone: Possible Announcement For Foldable Device Might Be Set For Next Month

Microsoft has been incredibly silent about the development of the Surface Phone, with the tech giant not even confirming the existence of the mobile device. Despite the lack of confirmation, however, patents about a mysterious mobile machine have been emerging every so often, suggesting that while Microsoft is silent about its next foray into the […]

Surface Phone: Microsoft’s Rumored Hybrid Tipped For Modular Design, PiP Features, And Killer Camera

Microsoft will not be making a traditional handset for its latest mobile device, but the company is still set to release a machine that is expected to reinvent the smartphone industry. In this light, recent rumors of the Surface Phone, Microsoft’s upcoming re-entry into the competitive smartphone market, have been encouraging so far. Considering that […]

Surface Phone: Microsoft Might Be Working On An Upgraded Surface Pen

Microsoft might have gotten incredibly silent about the development of its future devices like the long-rumored Surface Phone, but details about specific upcoming features continue to be unveiled. Just recently, a patent about an upgraded stylus has emerged, suggesting that the Redmond-based tech giant might be looking into creating a better Surface Pen for its […]

Microsoft Seems To Have Given The Surface Phone Its Official Working Codename

After a few weeks of dormancy, the rumor mill has begun moving once more for the Surface Phone. Recent rumors have emerged stating that Microsoft has decided on an internal codename for its cryptic and mysterious device — Project AND. The codename for the Surface Phone was posted by notable Microsoft leaker group Walking Cat, […]

‘Fortnite Battle Royale’ Available On iOS, Soon On Android, Cross-Platform Play Available Except For PS4

Fortnite Battle Royale is finally available for iOS devices, and although it will take a while before it becomes available on Android, the game will be available to most mobile users soon. Fornite Battle Royale In iOS/Android On March 12, Epic started to open sign-ups for the game’s pilot program for Fortnite Battle Royale. It […]