Surface Pro 3 scores big for Microsoft in latest results

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, 3 Comments


The last week has been quite a big one for Microsoft. They showed off their first concept for the augmented reality device HoloLens, delved deeper into the new Windows 10 and also unveiled their brand new browser, project Spartan (although the name will likely change before release).

We think there are plenty of good reasons to get excited about where Microsoft is going next, but this week they got extremely excited about what is probably their first major success story when it comes to its own hardware, Nokia excluded. (more…)

Microsoft officially unveils new browser, Spartan

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments


During the past few weeks, we reported on what was rumoured to be Microsoft’s new, stand-alone web browser, Spartan. And now, after the Windows 10 launch event of last week, we can confirm that Spartan is, in fact, real – which surely is good news for all Windows users.

As we’ve said before, Spartan will be a complete separate browser to the long-standing Internet Explorer. However, it will be released in the new Windows 10 update alongside an updated Internet Explorer. (more…)

Microsoft unveils new AR device – the HoloLens

Published by on Jan 23rd, 2015, No Comments

hololensIt hasn’t taken Microsoft too long to jump onto the Virtual Reality band wagon. Although their take on it is decidedly more “mixed reality”. Microsoft is building support for holographic displays into Windows 10, so it only makes sense that the company would make one of those displays, wouldn’t it? 

Meet the HoloLens, an official headset with see-through lenses that merges digital content with the physical. It includes spatial sound so that you can hear things happening behind you in the virtual world, and it even has a dedicated Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) to make sure everything works smoothly.  (more…)

Windows Phone 10 leaks shows new homescreen

Published by on Jan 19th, 2015, No Comments


Alongside the new Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft is launching their new software for smartphones. We’re not yet exactly sure what it will be called yet (the rumoured names are either Windows Phone 10 or Windows 10 for phones), but a leak allegedly shows off the homescreen of the new software. (more…)

Is a new Age of Empires game in the making?

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, 2 Comments


If you get the same nostalgia thinking about the first two Age of Empires games as we do, you grew up a golden age of real time strategy games. We spent countless hours building and destroying walls, decimating enemy armies and gathering those precious resources which made it all possible. (more…)

New Microsoft browser to include Cortana, other features

Published by on Jan 9th, 2015, No Comments


Earlier in the week we reported that Microsoft is allegedly building an entirely new web browser to be launched with the new Windows update, Windows 10.

Apparently, the new browser is specifically designed to be more streamlined and a so-called ‘light-weight’ browser. The browser is supposedly codenamed ‘Spartan’ for now, and will be completely separate from Microsoft’s long-standing flagship browser, Internet Explorer.

Now, reports are stating that ‘Spartan’ will include a whole bunch of new features, some of which haven’t been included in other, rival browsers. This is a big step from Microsoft, considering that Internet Explorer has been lacking behind other browsers for years.

A big step, but one that is no doubt necessary.  (more…)

Microsoft launches the Lumia 215 – the world’s cheapest internet phone

Published by on Jan 6th, 2015, 2 Comments


In a move we have come to expect from Microsoft since acquiring Nokia, they are continuing to focus on affordable devices rather than flashy flagship smartphones. In this case, however, the Lumia 215 is the cheapest of its kind.

Yes, it won’t win any performance awards, but it is aimed at emerging markets where people might be getting the capability of connecting to the internet with a phone for the first time, and of course for very budget-minded folk. (more…)

Report: Microsoft building brand new web browser for Windows 10

Published by on Jan 5th, 2015, No Comments


It’s certainly no secret that Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s long-standing web browser, is, well, kind of a joke. And by joke I mean literally, too, as the countless memes, puns and jokes can attest to.

All jokes aside, it is common knowledge that Internet Explorer is not as powerful as some of its competitors, like Google Chrome for instance. And it seems that finally Microsoft may have caught on to this.

Rumours are running rife that Microsoft is planning to introduce a whole new, completely different web browser alongside the launch of the upcoming Windows 10.

According to various sources, the new browser is currently codenamed ‘Spartan’ and will “look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox.” (more…)