Windows 7 message alerts users to the end of security updates

Microsoft really, really wants you to know that Windows 7's security updates will end soon. A newly deployed update will warn users that Microsoft will stop providing security updates for the operating system after January 14th, 2020, with a not-so-...

Leaked memo promises major Xbox streaming news at E3

Google had some major news on the gaming front Tuesday when it announced Stadia, its game-streaming service. Microsoft's Xbox chief Phil Spencer was among those who paid attention to Google's event, and he was quick to remind his team Stadia wasn't t...

House chair asks tech CEOs to speak about New Zealand shooting response

Internet companies say they've been scrambling to remove video of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, but US politicians are concerned they haven't been doing enough. The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Bennie Thomp...

Microsoft Teams beefs up with new features as it turns two

Microsoft Teams, the company's Slack-like workplace collaboration tool, is celebrating its second birthday this week. What better time to unveil new features? Some seem truly innovative, like being able to choose the background you'd like to use duri...

This Microsoft Ultrabook converts into a gaming workstation with the reinforcer dock!

The Microsoft XYV concept beautifully bridges the gap between immensely capable gaming laptops and the conveniently thin media laptops. In the ever-adapting world of laptops, if you want a laptop that carries desktop-level of performance, it’s likely that you will have to compromise on both aesthetics and practicality, which is far from ideal when using the laptop in a more conventional and casual manner, where a thinner laptop would be more suited.

The Microsoft XYV concept is a sleek and compact laptop that is accompanied by its very own graphics-reinforcer dock. This dock provides the thin laptop with superior performance, thanks to the external graphics card and power supply, as well as more efficient operation due to the addition of improved cooling. The laptop sits on the dock in a raised position, providing the user with a more ergonomic position for typing. This is certainly an intriguing concept to anyone who wants to experience the best of both worlds!

Designer: Yonghwan Kim

US conducts criminal investigation into Facebook’s data deals

Investigations into Facebook's data handling keep piling up. The New York Times has learned that federal prosecutors are in the midst of a criminal investigation into the data deals Facebook arranged with tech companies. It's not known when the inv...