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Today Microsoft is hosting a developer day, and one of the highlights they are showcasing is a new API called WinML. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are two of the biggest trends in computing these days, but much of that compute is done in cloud datacenters, where custom servers have specialized hardware to improve the performance and lower the energy consumption. But as with everything in computing, the landscape is cyclical, and we’re once again looking at moving some of that compute back to the edge devices, such as PCs, tablets, and IoT. WinML is a new set of APIs which will let developers harness the complete capabilities of any Windows 10 device to use pre-trained machine learning models, allowing AI tasks to be offloaded...

Microsoft Announces Q2 FY 2018 Earnings

This afternoon, Microsoft announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2018 fiscal year. The company had revenues of $28.9 billion for the quarter, which is up 12%...

6 by Brett Howse on 1/31/2018

NVIDIA Launches GeForce NOW Game-streaming Service PC Beta

LAS VEGAS, NV — Today at CES 2018, NVIDIA announced PC availability of the GeForce NOW, their cloud-based game-streaming service, as a free closed beta. Not to be confused...

5 by Nate Oh on 1/8/2018

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 On ARM: Always Connected PCs

This morning at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Microsoft’s EVP of Windows and Devices, Terry Myerson, is announcing the introduction of the first Windows 10 PCs to be...

59 by Brett Howse on 12/5/2017

HEVC and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU) came with a host of welcome changes. One of the aspects that didn't get much coverage in the tech press was the...

37 by Ganesh T S on 11/30/2017

Futuremark To Release VRMark Cyan Room on November 22: A DX12 VR Benchmark

This week, Futuremark announced that their new Cyan Room DX12 test will be released for VRMark next Wednesday (November 22). This comes around a year after VRMark’s original release...

2 by Nate Oh on 11/17/2017

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Feature Focus

Windows 10 has finally settled into a groove. We are just over two years from the initial release of Windows 10. Part of the promise of Windows 10 was...

95 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2017

Evening Reading: Kaspersky Lab, Spying, & the Risks of Telemetry

In a little bit of cross-site synergy for the evening, Paul Wagenseil from our sister site Tom’s Guide has put together an interesting report discussing the recent developments surrounding...

61 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2017

Microsoft Announces Fall Creators Update SDK Availability And Is Accepting App Submissions

This morning, Microsoft is live-streaming their Windows Developer Day, where they are showcasing some of the new APIs and features coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, due...

13 by Brett Howse on 10/10/2017

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...

73 by Brett Howse 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...

69 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2017

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

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Comes To The Windows Store

The Windows Store is Microsoft’s big bet, combining software purchases, updates, and installs into a single place. Although it continues to grow, it still doesn’t offer anywhere near the...

55 by Brett Howse on 11/25/2016

Examining Windows 10 Anniversary Update's Driver Signing Enforcement Policy

Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out at the beginning of August, with plenty of new user-facing features. There were also plenty of changes under the hood as well, including...

85 by Brett Howse on 10/14/2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launching August 2nd

While certainly not as big of an update as the original launch of Windows 10, the next major update now has a release date. August 2nd will be the...

35 by Brett Howse on 6/30/2016

Microsoft Announces Q3 FY 2016 Results: Lower Revenue But Strong Cloud Growth

Today Microsoft also announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2016 fiscal year. Revenue, income and earnings were all down compared to Q3 2015, with revenue for...

16 by Brett Howse on 4/22/2016

Vivaldi Web Browser Launches With Version 1.0: Built For Power Users Of The Web

Today, Vivaldi has gone from a beta project to a production web browser with the official launch of version 1.0. After more than a year in public development, the...

55 by Brett Howse on 4/6/2016

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