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Microsoft Confirms Edge Is Switching to Chromium, and Coming to Windows 7, Windows 8 as Well as macOS

Microsoft has officially announced that it is bringing Chromium engine to Microsoft Edge. The open-source Web rendering engine is already available to the masses through Google’s Chrome browser. The Redmond-based giant also wants to become a “significant contributor” to the Chromium project. Alongside switching to Chromium engine, Microsoft has revealed that it is expanding its Edge to Apple’s macOS. A ... Read More »

Microsoft to Buy Fallout New Vegas Developer Obsidian: Report

Microsoft is close to acquiring Obsidian Entertainment according to a recent report. Obsidian is responsible for a string of critically acclaimed games such as Fallout New Vegas, Knights of the Old Republic 2, and Alpha Protocol. This marks yet another game studio purchase for Microsoft following its shopping spree earlier in the year that saw it buy Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Compulsion Games, ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter Join Data Transfer Project

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants – Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter – on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the moment, the Data Transfer Project will help users of one service to use ... Read More »

Microsoft Plans to Launch Affordable Surface Tablet, Andromeda Foldable Device This Year: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft has plans to upgrade its existing Surface range There is the low-cost Surface Tablet, codenamed “Libra” The new tablet will debut sometime this year Microsoft is reportedly in plans to upgrade its existing range of Surface computing devices by adding new models. The Redmond company already has its Surface Pro hybrid, Surface Book notebook, and Surface Hub smart screen. But now, it is rumoured that ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro With LTE Advanced to Be Available in December

HIGHLIGHTS New LTE model will be available in December 2017 Its pricing starts at $1,149 Original Surface Pro was launched in May this year Microsoft at its Future Decoded event in London announced its all-new Surface Pro with LTE connectivity. The Redmond giant says that the Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced model will be available to business customers starting ... Read More »

Free Upgrades to Windows 10 to End on December 31, Microsoft Reveals

If you use Microsoft’s accessibility features and want a free upgrade to Windows 10, better hurry up because Microsoft is closing this last deal on December 31. Microsoft mostly stopped offering free upgrades to Windows 10 in July last year but users who use accessibility features, got an extension of that promo, a report in ZDNet said on Saturday. Accessibility features in Windows are ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook Complete the Highest-Capacity Subsea Cable to Cross the Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft, Facebook, Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second Speed delivered by Marea can stream 71 million HD videos simultaneously In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability, Finds Consumer Reports Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Consumer Reports surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners Breakage rate for Surface devices is worse compared to other brands Microsoft devices were found to freeze, unexpectedly shut down The breakage rate for Microsoft’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers’ laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its “recommended” designation for Surface products. The non-profit publication surveyed ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 percent increase over the same period last year – made $188,498 (roughly Rs. 1.2 crores) per employee, according to a report in ReCode. ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook made $188,498 per employee Microsoft made $52,400 and Alphabet Inc $46,610 per employee Twitter lost nearly $36,000 per employee Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 ... Read More »