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New speed boost means maybe it’s time to try Firefox again – CNET

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A new version of Mozilla‘s Firefox browser catches up partway to Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Microsoft Edge when it comes to speed and stability. It’s through a technology called Electrolysis, which Mozilla started working on years ago but mostly put on hold in 2011 because of technical difficulties. Electrolysis splits different computing tasks into different processes using separate memory compartments, an approach that isolates problems that otherwise can slow…

New speed boost means maybe it’s time to try Firefox again – CNET

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A new version of Mozilla‘s Firefox browser catches up partway to Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Microsoft Edge when it comes to speed and stability. It’s through a technology called Electrolysis, which Mozilla started working on years ago but mostly put on hold in 2011 because of technical difficulties. Electrolysis splits different computing tasks into different processes using separate memory compartments, an approach that isolates problems that otherwise can slow…

Microsoft Explains Why Xbox One X Is Worth $100 Premium – Fortune

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Microsoft has come under fire from some critics who worry the company’s new Xbox One X is overpriced. And now it’s responding. In an interview with gaming news site Eurogamer on Tuesday, Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that his company’s decision to price the Xbox One X at $499—$100 more expensive than its closest competitor, the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro—is based on a slate of features its challenger doesn’t…

Microsoft is really scared of Chromebooks in businesses and schools – The Verge

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Microsoft first revealed its concerns over Chromebooks in an attack on Google’s laptops more than three years ago. While Chromebooks haven’t become best-sellers for consumers just yet, they have started to become popular with students in the US and slowly with some businesses. Microsoft is now revealing it’s worried about this threat with two new videos on its Windows YouTube channel today. The first promises that Windows 10 “outshines” Chrome…

What Microsoft got right and wrong at E3 2017 – The Verge

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Microsoft’s press conference at this year’s E3 was always going to be the early highlight of the show. Going in, we knew the company was planning on unveiling the final consumer version of Project Scorpio alongside a slate of new games and other announcements. Right away, Microsoft gave us a name, Xbox One X, alongside pricing ($499) and a release date (November 7th). That alone was enough to satisfy a…

Sony Beats Microsoft At E3 Once Again By Doing What It Does Best – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Credit: Sony God of War. Every year at E3 it’s that head to head match that grabs the most attention. Sony vs Microsoft, PlayStation vs Xbox. All the other companies can freely gun for attention on their own merits, but those two will always be locked in a mortal combat by virtue of two barely differentiated platforms, with only one emerging victorious each year. This year, Microsoft walked in with…

Microsoft can’t explain why its 4K is $100 better than Sony’s – The Verge

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

From Microsoft’s perspective, the Xbox One X, the new console built to take advantage of the rapid growth of 4K televisions, is a luxury item. Its diminutive shell contains an abundance of RAM, teraflops, and other expensive bits. For that reason, $499 is a logical price for Microsoft to go with, but it isn’t a competitive one. As my colleague Tom Warren noted in our original story, the Xbox One…

Microsoft X Console, EA ‘Star Wars’ Game Grab Early E3 Buzz – Investor’s Business Daily

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Electronic Arts (EA) and Microsoft (MSFT) captured early buzz heading into the E3 video game convention, which starts Tuesday, with weekend announcements about new products. XAutoplay: On | OffElectronic Arts wowed gamers with footage from its upcoming “Star Wars Battlefront 2” game at a company event Saturday in Hollywood. It also revealed details of a version of its “FIFA 18” soccer game for Nintendo‘s (NTDOY) Switch game console. Plus, it previewed…

Microsoft Monday: Xbox One X, Xbox One S Price Drop, Docs.com Shutting Down, New Windows 10 Build – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about the Xbox One X, a Xbox One S price drop, Minecraft updates, Windows 10 updates, the shutdown of Docs.com and much more! Microsoft Announces Xbox One X Microsoft originally announced plans for Project Scorpio a year ago at E3. And now it is official: Microsoft announced Xbox One X…

Xbox One X is Microsoft’s powerful new game console – CNNMoney

Monday, June 12, 2017

Xbox fans already know what’s on their holiday wish lists. Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) has announced its next game console, Xbox One X. Touted as “the most powerful console ever made,” the system will go on sale around the world on November 7 and cost $499. The Xbox One X — which was code-named Project Scorpio — looks strikingly similar to its 4K-capable predecessor, the XBox One S. It’s a bit…

Microsoft can’t explain why its 4K is $100 better than Sony’s – The Verge

Monday, June 12, 2017

From Microsoft’s perspective, the Xbox One X, the new console built to take advantage of the rapid growth of 4K televisions, is a luxury item. Its diminutive shell contains an abundance of RAM, teraflops, and other expensive bits. For that reason, $499 is a logical price for Microsoft to go with, but it isn’t a competitive one. As my colleague Tom Warren noted in our original story, the Xbox One…

US bank bosses succumb to email hoaxer – CNBC

Monday, June 12, 2017

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How do Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants kill time without phones, internet, music, or TV? – The Verge

Monday, June 12, 2017

Anyone who has watched even isolated clips from The Bachelor or The Bachelorette can glean that it is an environment that makes otherwise normal people behave very strangely. The more savvy, dedicated viewer can identify week six as the usual tipping point where contestants go from having fun to crying at the slightest provocation, or threatening to punch someone at the slightest provocation, or doing bad karaoke, or getting naked,…

This Baker Makes Internet Trolls Eat Their Words — Literally – NPR

Monday, June 12, 2017

The social media world is heavily populated by trolls — you know, those people who write nasty, mean comments online. Sometimes it can be tempting to respond back, but what if there’s a better alternative? Like sending them a cake…. with their words written on it. New York City baker Kat Thek does just that. She’s the founder of Troll Cakes, a bakery and detective agency. The process is simple….

Microsoft can’t explain why its 4K is $100 better than Sony’s – The Verge

Monday, June 12, 2017

From Microsoft’s perspective, the Xbox One X, the new console built to take advantage of the rapid growth of 4K televisions, is a luxury item. Its diminutive shell contains an abundance of RAM, teraflops, and other expensive bits. For that reason, $499 is a logical price for Microsoft to go with, but it isn’t a competitive one. As my colleague Tom Warren noted in our original story, the Xbox One…

Fighting Reality, The Chosen Battlegrounds Of Apple And Microsoft – Forbes

Monday, June 12, 2017

Augmented Reality has been talked about by futurologists as ‘the next big thing’ for some time. Tthe major players are ready to make 2017 the year where AR breaks through. Microsoft, Google and Facebook are already hard at work promoting their systems. Now the elephant in the room has decided to join the game. Let’s look at Apple’s approach and compare it to one of its established rivals in the…

Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab custom controllers are now available in Europe – The Verge

Monday, June 12, 2017

Microsoft is bringing its colorful custom Xbox controllers to Europe today. The expansion means Xbox One owners in the UK, France, and Germany can now order custom controllers from the Xbox Design Lab. Custom designs are available in the UK starting at £69.99 or 79.99 euro in France and Germany, with free shipping. Microsoft says its Xbox Design Lab will arrive in more European countries this summer. Microsoft first launched…

Schools Tap Secret Spectrum to Beam Free Internet to Students – WIRED

Monday, June 12, 2017

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I give the kids access to all the tools pretty much right off the bat,” said Eric Bredder, with a sweeping gesture taking in the computer workstations, 3-D printers, laser cutters and milling machines, plus a bevy of wood and…

Microsoft shutters Docs.com, pushes users to SlideShare and OneDrive – Fox News

Monday, June 12, 2017

Every now and then, a company will make a product or service that arrives on the market, is ignored by most people, and then is shut down without warning — and very few people actually care. Such seems to be the case with Microsoft’s Docs.com document sharing service, which is being shut down after a little more than two years. Docs.com was intended to serve as a place to…

Microsoft prices next Xbox at $499 with November release date seen – CNBC

Monday, June 12, 2017

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