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Intel is retiring its Atom x5-Z8100P SoC that is used inside Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset. With the last units shipped in late October, it looks like the software giant is on track with its next-generation HoloLens that is due to arrive in the coming quarters. Intel asks its customers to place their final orders on the Atom x5-Z8100P SoC (belonging to the Cherry Trail family) by September 30 and says that the final shipments will be made on October 30. Given the fact that Intel seems to have only one customer using the microprocessor, the short amount of time between the announcement of the product discontinuance and the actual EOL was probably negotiated before. Moreover, since we are talking about a semi-custom chip, Microsoft...

Microsoft to Enable Eye Control in Windows 10

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella this past week announced plans to add support for eye tracking to one of the upcoming Windows 10 versions, in a bid to enable disabled...

32 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2017

The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro has undeniably carved out a new segment in the PC space. But what was once a powerful, but heavy, thick, and unwieldly tablet when it...

119 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2017

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio Gets a Launch Date: Xbox One X, $499, November 7th

Over the last several months, Microsoft has been trickling out details about their mid-generation hardware update for the Xbox One console, which has been going under the name Project...

88 by Ryan Smith on 6/11/2017

Best Laptops: Q2 2017

Every quarter we like to take a look at the market and offer a summary for a quick recommendation list of laptops. Although there were no new CPU or...

23 by Brett Howse on 6/2/2017

Qualcomm Announces First OEMs for Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835

Today, as part of Computex 2017, Qualcomm and Microsoft are joint announcing the next steps for their Windows on Snapdragon strategy. As previously reported, Qualcomm and Microsoft have collaborated...

24 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2017

Microsoft Announces The New Surface Pro: Refined with Kaby Lake

This morning in Shanghai, China, Microsoft announced the latest generation of their Surface Pro tablet. The numbering system is gone, and it’s back to just Surface Pro, but the...

84 by Brett Howse on 5/23/2017

The Microsoft Build 2017 Recap: What To Expect When You’re Expecting Windows

Microsoft’s Build conference is one of their most important shows of the year, with a developer focused discussion that provides some guidance on the direction of Microsoft and its...

85 by Brett Howse on 5/19/2017

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 S: RT Redux

Alongside the new Surface Laptop announced today in NYC, Microsoft also unveiled their next play with Windows 10. Windows 10 S launches as a fresh take on an old...

72 by Brett Howse on 5/2/2017

Microsoft Announces The Surface Laptop

In tech years, Surface has been around forever, but in actual Earth years, it’s been less than five years since Microsoft first put their toes into the PC hardware...

128 by Brett Howse on 5/2/2017

Acer Launches TravelMate Spin B1: Apollo Lake Convertible with Windows 10 S for $299

Acer on Tuesday launched its new low-cost PC, the TravelMate Spin B1. The new entry-level mobile computer comes in a convertible form-factor and is powered by Microsoft’s newly-announced Windows...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2017

Microsoft Announces Q3 FY 2017 Results

This week, Microsoft announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. Despite missing some expectations in a few segments, Microsoft’s revenue was up 8% to...

9 by Brett Howse on 4/28/2017

The Windows 10 Creators Update Arrives

Windows 10 launched in July 2015, and on April 11, 2017, Microsoft released the third major update to their latest operating system. First announced in October with the Surface...

68 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2017

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio: More Hardware Details Revealed

This news piece contains speculation, and suggests silicon implementation based on released products and roadmaps. The only elements confirmed for Project Scorpio are the eight x86 cores, 6 TFLOPs...

113 by Ian Cutress on 4/6/2017

Best Tablets: Q1 2017

Unlike the red-hot smartphone market that continues to grow, with new models appearing at a blistering rate, the tablet market is, well….a little boring. Apple still releases a few...

27 by Matt Humrick on 3/31/2017

Microsoft Details Project Olympus Open Compute Standard

Today, at the 2017 Open Compute Project U.S. Summit, Microsoft unveiled some significant announcements around their hyperscale cloud hardware design, which they first announced in November as Project Olympus...

65 by Brett Howse on 3/8/2017

How To Get Ryzen Working on Windows 7 x64

Officially, AMD does not support Ryzen CPUs on Windows 7. Given that Microsoft has essentially ended support for the OS, this is the type of response we expect from...

74 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2017

Microsoft Announces Q2 FY 2017 Results

This afternoon, Microsoft had its earnings announcement for the second quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. The results for this quarter are the first to contain results from their...

6 by Brett Howse on 1/26/2017

Microsoft Readies Game Mode For Windows 10 Creator’s Update

The Windows 10 Creator’s Update was announced in October, at the same event where the Surface Studio was launched. It promises many new features for makers, but when makers...

50 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2017

The Microsoft Surface Studio Review

Microsoft has only been in the PC system game for a few years now, but over the last couple of years they have made a lot of progress rather...

196 by Brett Howse on 1/20/2017

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