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Tomorrow, Microsoft is officially launching Windows 11, the next installment of their operating system which underpins the majority of PCs in use today. Windows 10 has an install base of over 1 billion devices, and Windows 11 comes into existence in a much different place than its predecessor. After the much-maligned Windows 8 there was a sense of urgency and necessity which ushered Windows 10 into the world. Windows 11, on the other hand, comes into a market where most people are happy with Windows 10. So it raises the question: Why now?

PlayStation Plus March 2015 Free Games Preview

Generally, Sony announces the free games near the end of the month, but for this month, they squeaked it into the third day. But luckily they saved some great...

1 by Brett Howse on 3/3/2015

Next Generation OpenGL Becomes Vulkan: Additional Details Released

Continuing this week’s GDC-2015 fueled blitz of graphics API news releases, we have Khronos, the industry consortium behind OpenGL, OpenCL, and other cross-platform compute and graphics APIs. Back in...

44 by Ryan Smith on 3/3/2015

Xbox One Games With Gold March Preview

March is upon us, and the folks over at Microsoft have announced the upcoming Games With Gold titles that will be made available free to anyone with an Xbox...

4 by Brett Howse on 2/28/2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available

Today Gabe Aul (@GabeAul), who runs the Windows Insider program, announced on the Windows Blog that the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones is now available to people who...

18 by Brett Howse on 2/12/2015

Office For Windows 10 Preview Available

Back in January, Microsoft revealed what the next versions of Office will look like. There will be a traditional, full featured desktop client, including the entire suite of Office...

43 by Brett Howse on 2/4/2015

PlayStation Plus February Games Preview

Sony today announced the upcoming games which will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers during the month of February. As has become the norm for Sony, there are two...

7 by Brett Howse on 1/29/2015

Xbox Games With Gold February Preview

February is almost upon us, and with that, we can get a look at the upcoming games for the Xbox Games with Gold program, which provides free games to...

5 by Brett Howse on 1/28/2015

Microsoft Q2 FY 2015 Financial Results: 8% Revenue Gain

Microsoft released their second quarter results from fiscal year 2015 today. The holiday quarter saw an 8% rise in revenue over 2014, coming in at $26.47 billion last quarter...

12 by Brett Howse on 1/26/2015

Internet Explorer Project Spartan Shows Large Performance Gains

With the release of build 9926 of Windows 10, I have had some time to get to know the new build. One of the things discussed at the Windows...

49 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2015

Windows 10 January Build Available For Download

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the upcoming changes to Windows 10. They said that a new build, including many of the announced features (but not everything) would be available within...

66 by Brett Howse on 1/23/2015

Office 2016 And Office Universal Apps Revealed

As if yesterday’s Windows 10 announcements were not enough news out of Redmond this week, the Office 365 team leveraged the Office Blog to detail the upcoming version of...

27 by Brett Howse on 1/22/2015

PlayStation Plus January 2015 Free Games Preview

A new year is now upon us. What better way to start off 2015 than by firing up your console and checking out some new content? Sony has officially...

4 by Brett Howse on 12/31/2014

January 2015 Xbox Games With Gold Free Games Preview

With the holiday season here, Microsoft has announced the January Games with Gold free games preview a bit earlier than normal. They have gotten into a bit of a...

26 by Brett Howse on 12/22/2014

Win7 Driver Issues? Microsoft, AMD Recommend Uninstalling KB3004394

Though we don’t normally report on Windows updates, we’ll make an exception on this one. AMD sends word this evening that they are advising users to remove update KB3004394...

50 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2014

Windows 10: The Next Chapter

Today Microsoft revealed that they will be hosting an event at Redmond to announce the next chapter of Windows 10 on January 21st, 2015. This event should reveal the...

39 by Brett Howse on 12/11/2014

PlayStation Plus Free Games December 2014 Preview And Black Friday Specials

Sony has announced the free games for Playstation Plus members for December, and as is the norm for Sony they have two games available on each of their platforms...

13 by Brett Howse on 11/28/2014

Xbox Games With Gold December Preview and Black Friday Deals

The holiday season is upon us, and Microsoft has announced the last Games with Gold for 2014 along with some Black Friday deals as well. As part of the...

3 by Brett Howse on 11/27/2014

Windows 10 Technical Preview First Impressions: The Return Of The Desktop

Windows 10 is ditching the “One Interface to Rule them All” mentality, and moving to a more user friendly model of a single store across all platforms, and multiple...

200 by Brett Howse on 11/13/2014

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Version Bump And New Features

Just three weeks ago, the Windows 10 Technical Preview got its first new build available to members of the Windows Insider program, and today we are seeing another version...

42 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2014

PlayStation Plus November 2014 Free Games Preview

A couple of days after the Xbox games were announced, Sony has now revealed the free game lineup for PlayStation Plus members. One note about last month’s games though...

5 by Brett Howse on 11/4/2014

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