amazon
Jeff Bezos Surges Ahead of Bill Gates to Become World’s Richest Rich Guy

Last night, Amazon share prices surged and Microsoft shares dipped, allowing Jeff Bezos to surpass Bill Gates in new worth, dethroning Emperor Clippy to become the king of the rich nerds for the first time. Read More >>

microsoft
Just How Dead Is Microsoft Paint?

This morning, Windows users woke to terrible news: Microsoft was reportedly axing its beloved Microsoft Paint. The program, which has been annotating our memes, creating our webcomics, and teaching us how to art since 1985, is on Microsoft’s list of Windows features to be removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Read More >>

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Microsoft Paint is About to be Killed Off

Microsoft's popular and also unpopular Paint software -- pre-loaded within Windows for decades -- looks like it's about to be ditched from future versions of the desktop software. Read More >>

microsoft
Apparently Microsoft is Still Working on That Halo TV Show Everyone’s Forgotten

Microsoft's Halo TV series is still a thing! Um... hooray? First announced back at the Redmond giant's E3 press conference in 2013, news on the small screen project has been rarer than a shot of Master Chief's unmasked mug over the last couple of years. Yet thanks to some intrepid sleuthing by website  AR12Gaming, Microsoft has finally given an update on the project. Read More >>

politics
The Microsoft Font That Has Scandalised Pakistan’s First Family

Back in April, the family of Pakistan’s scandal-plagued prime minister landed in the crosshairs of an investigation relating to the leaked Panama Papers. This week, the team handling the investigation concluded that documents signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family were fraudulent due to the fact that they were purportedly from 2006 but used Microsoft’s Calibri font, which wasn’t publicly released until 2007. Read More >>

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windows phone
Microsoft Has Killed Off Windows Phone

Windows Phone was great. You don't have to agree with that, and it certainly wasn't the right choice for a lot of people, but the phones that ran Microsoft's OS offered something to people who wanted simple and easy phones to use. Cheaper than an iPhone and clearer than Android, Windows Phone 8 was actually what the world needed, but now it's dead, dead, dead. Read More >>

internet
Microsoft’s Plan to Beam Internet Over TV Frequencies Is So Crazy It Might Work

In the same hotel where Alexander Graham Bell once demoed coast-to-coast telephone calls, Microsoft will announce plans for a new white space internet service on Tuesday. This ludicrous technology sends broadband internet wirelessly over the unused channels of the television spectrum. It’s also ingenious. Read More >>

money
PSA: Check Your App Subscriptions So You Don’t Get Stung

Thanks to the helter-skelter pace of modern living it can be all too easy to sign up for a free trial or a month’s worth of a particular service, and then before you know it, you’re getting billed for a ton of apps you’re not using and don’t really need. Checking up on your subscriptions could save you a serious chunk of change—here’s how to do it. Read More >>

microsoft
Thousands Of Jobs Will Be Axed At Microsoft This Week, Apparently

In a worldwide "reorganisation" of Microsoft's sales team, the tech giant is reportedly laying off thousands of staff - with the official announcement coming later this week. Read More >>

gaming
The Casual Gamer’s Guide to Video Gaming in 2017

The new consoles have finally been announced, the dust is beginning to settle, and now there are a lot of choices for anyone wanting to make their way back into gaming or starting from scratch. Maybe you don’t know one PS4 SKU from another or have any idea who Nathan Drake is—and that’s okay. Not everyone has the time or the motivation to be a gaming enthusiast, and so this guide is for the rest of you: explaining the consoles, the games, and the technologies you need to know about to hold up a reasonably detailed conversation about video gaming in 2017. Read More >>

windows
I’m Glad Microsoft Cancelled This Surface Mini

Look at that chunky monkey above. You might be inclined to think that’s a photoshopped iPad Mini in a really thick case. But you are wrong. The photo above is supposedly a picture of Microsoft’s Surface Mini—a Windows tablet that Microsoft reportedly axed just days before its expected announcement in 2014. Read More >>

crime
“Microsoft” Scam Callers Arrested After Years of Terrorising the Technically Challenged

Those shameless scammers that cold-call people pretending to be from Microsoft and demanding money after walking users through supposed problems with their computers? They're going down, it seems, with four people arrested in the UK for enabling the rip-off. Read More >>

windows
Leak of Windows 10 Source Code Raises Security Concerns

Microsoft has confirmed that a significant chunk of its source code for Windows 10 was posted to a repository called BetaArchive. The exact size of the leak has been disputed, but the data reportedly comes from the Shared Source Kit that Microsoft distributes to trusted partners. Read More >>

windows
Windows 10 S Doesn’t Appear to Be as Invulnerable to Ransomware as Microsoft Claims

Microsoft’s tall claim that “no known ransomware” will run on its Windows 10 S operating system has been weighed, measured, and found wanting. Read More >>

gaming
Playing Super Mario Bros. in Real Life is How Video Games Will Finally Get You Off Your Ass

If Microsoft wants a guaranteed way to sell a million Hololens augmented reality headsets, it should listen to Abhishek Singh and pitch the hardware as the ultimate way to get in shape by playing the first level of Super Mario Bros. in real life. Unlike the Wii’s balance board accessory, this might actually help you shed a few pounds. Read More >>