Microsoft announces Windows 10 S

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S

  Microsoft has launched a new version of Windows 10. Called Windows 10 S, it is aimed primarily at budget PCs for the education sector. Windows 10 S has been streamlined to be able to run on low-end computers with lower hardware requirements and smaller install size. It is also designed to work faster, with the login process now taking only about 15 seconds from boot, which is quicker than Windows 10 Pro on the same hardware. Schools will also be able to configure multiple machines with a USB drive. Using preconfigured options, simply plugging in the drive in a Windows 10…

Xbox One S the answer to PS4 Pro

Xbox One S the answer to PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro In case you missed the news yesterday, Sony announced the PS4 Pro. The shiny new console builds upon the original PS4 architecture, adding 4K resolution gaming, optimized specs for PlayStation VR, and smoother performance for past and future PS4 games. The announcement of the PS4 Pro also marks the beginning of a new breed of console generation – one where companies make more iterative upgrades to their consoles

Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens

Design, comfort, software and our early verdict We’ve overhauled the “Latest developments” section with all of the major HoloLens announcements since Build 2016. HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality (AR) viewer, feels like the future of computing. Being upfront, the headgear that I tried at Build 2015 was “early development hardware,” and it definitely felt that way. But the potential, and how

Microsoft Surface 3 Production In December

Microsoft Surface 3 Production In December

File this under “I’m not shocked” but Microsoft has confirmed today that the Surface 3 tablet will cease production by the end of December. The Surface 3 first launched way back in the spring of 2015, and after its review it quickly jumped to the top of the stack in the Windows tablet space. The design, excellent display, and 3:2 aspect ratio still makes it one of the best sub-$500

Microsoft Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Microsoft Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Today at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has lifted the lid on their new Xbox One console design. The Xbox One is part of the eighth generation of consoles, and was originally released in November 2013. The new Xbox One S is assumed to have similar hardware inside, however the design is taking up 40% less volume. Typically when a device changes in volume this

Microsoft Lumia 650: Review

Microsoft Lumia 650: Review

Introduction and features ‘Premium’ is a word that’s bandied about a lot in the smartphone world these days, especially by PRs and marketing types. And manufacturers, eager to justify the increasing prices of their most highly-specced models, are now in something of an arms race to present each new product as the most ‘premium’. Microsoft hasn’t always been on the ball when it comes to build quality, however, with

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Updates

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Updates

Introduction and design Update: Sure, everyone is fawning over theSurface Pro 4these days. (And rightly so – it’s pretty stellar.) But, considering what you might need from a PC, you might not have to plunk down a huge wad of cash for Microsoft’s best yet. In our bout ofSurface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3, you’ll be surprised by just how close in performance the two devices are. Meanwhile, surely you’ve seen how we’ve

Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2

Introduction and display Update: The Microsoft Band 2 has only been out for a handful of months, but it’s doing well to hold onto its crown as one of the most fully-featured fitness trackers around. Microsoft announced at CES 2016 that the Band 2 will soon be able communicate with select Volvo vehicles and the functionality sounds awesome. Right from the Band 2, you’ll be able to set the navigation, start the heater,

Microsoft Lumia 550: Review

Microsoft Lumia 550: Review

Introduction and features The Christmas period wasn’t kind to Windows 10 Mobile. With the Lumia 950 and 950 XL being the first flagship smartphones to come bearing the new operating system, they also came bearing the weight of expectation. Unfortunately, despite significant efforts on the part of Microsoft, their arrival was heralded by persistent software bugs and lukewarm reviews. Things have gone rather

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

Introduction, design and display Lumia flagships are a rare breed these days, not just in terms of new models, but on the street as well. Over three years have passed since the line began, and a lot has happened in that time – not least the evaporation of Windows Phone’s already paltry market share. The Nokia Lumia 930, nominally the last flagship-class device in the series, was released in the UK on July 17 2014.