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Microsoft is bringing Intel’s Spectre fixes to its Windows update catalog

Microsoft is planning to distribute Intel’s firmware updates to protect Windows 10 systems against the Spectre CPU vulnerability. While Microsoft typically distributes its own firmware updates for Surface devices, the software maker usually leaves it up to PC makers to issue their own firmware updates. Microsoft is now planning to list the Intel firmware updates […]

Microsoft Surface Book video review

THE SURFACE BOOK is Microsoft’s first proper laptop, and sees the firm setting its sights firmly on Apple’s MacBook. Prices start at £1,299, hefty when considering the devices often, er, interesting design choices and niggling software bugs. However, the Surface Book also offers, a dazzling display, up-to-scratch performance and a beefy battery with plenty of […]

Microsoft is bringing player-created e-sports tournaments to Xbox Live next year

Microsoft is expanding its Arena platform by letting players create their own competitive gaming tournaments. First launched in preview back in October, Arena is an e-sports platform that lets players compete in organized tournaments through Xbox Live. Previously Arena tournaments were organized by Microsoft, game developers, and e-sports organizations, but today’s news means that eventually […]

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