Software

Making their own contribution to this busy week of GPU and gaming news, this evening Intel took the wraps off of their previously teased new graphics control panel. Dubbed the Intel Graphics Command Center, the new control panel – or to be more technically accurate, the new app – is an effort from Intel to modernize a part of their overall graphics infrastructure, replacing the serviceable (but not necessarily loved) current iteration of the company’s control panel. At the same time however, it’s also the first step in part of a larger process to prepare Intel’s software stack and overall software ecosystem ahead of the company’s ambitious plans to enter the discrete GPU market in 2020. Starting from the top, Intel’s Graphics Command Center is...

Microsoft Brings DirectX 12 To Windows 7

Sometimes things happen that are unexpected – just ask Ned Stark. In a far less fictional event, Microsoft has posted an update on their DirectX Blog announcing that they’ve...

50 by Brett Howse on 3/12/2019

Microsoft Announces Move to Chromium For The Edge Browser

Today Microsoft has officially announced it is going to abandon its EdgeHTML and Chakra scripting engines, and move to Chromium for their first-party web browser, Microsoft Edge. This is...

57 by Brett Howse on 12/6/2018

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809): Let's Try This Again

Back on October 2nd, Microsoft announced general availability for the latest update to Windows 10, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The new naming is improved over what they’d...

88 by Brett Howse on 11/14/2018

Paul Allen, Co-Founder of Microsoft, Passes Away

Paul Allen, the man who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, died on Monday, October 15, 2018. Mr. Allen left Microsoft in 1983, but remained in its Board of Directors...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/15/2018

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now Available

This afternoon at the Microsoft Fall 2018 event, Microsoft announced that the latest Windows 10 Update, version 1809, is now generally available for those that want to download it...

26 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2018

Microsoft Office 365 Home Update: More Users And More Sign-ins

For those that are subscribed to Office 365 Home, Microsoft has announced that they are updating the contract to allow more users to access the subscription, and they’re updating...

36 by Brett Howse on 9/3/2018

BAPCo Publishes SYSmark 2018

One of the bigger consortiums for developing benchmarks is BAPCo. Over the years the company has released a variety of benchmarking tools, such as MobileMark, TabletMark, and SYSmark. This...

9 by Ian Cutress on 8/17/2018

The Windows 10 April Update (1803): The Littlest Big Update

We’re about three years into Windows 10, and we’ve seen a lot of changes to the OS, as well as the servicing model, in those three years. The move...

163 by Brett Howse on 5/25/2018

Microsoft Build 2018: Developing Around Windows

This morning is the kickoff for Microsoft’s annual developer conference, with keynotes highlighting the next year in Microsoft. In the last several years we’ve seen the Redmond based company...

48 by Brett Howse on 5/7/2018

Windows 10 April Update Set For May Rollout

Microsoft has officially made available the Windows 10 April Update today, with a broader rollout to start on May 8th. Originally set to launch a couple of weeks ago...

12 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2018

Microsoft Announces AI Platform for Windows Developers: Machine Learning On The Edge

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...

10 by Brett Howse on 3/7/2018

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...

38 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

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