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Microsoft's New What-Dog-Is-Your-Face Tool Is Good, Dumb Fun

What do you when it’s Friday and you’re having a hard time focusing? You play with What-Dog.net, the latest silly viral sensation from Microsoft Garage. It’s really fun!


Bring Back The Classic Start Menu In Windows 10

Wasn’t everything just so much better in the old days? Who needs a new Star Wars movie anyway? If you’re feeling nostalgic for the look and feel of the classic Windows Start menu, there’s a way to bring it back — provided you’re willing to shell out a few dollars for a third-party plugin.


10 Tricks That Will Make You An Outlook Master

Outlook on desktop was starting to look outdated, but the colossus of email clients has found new life on mobile and web — and there’s more to the software than you might think. Whether you use the desktop client every day or have been dabbling in the new apps for iOS and Android, here are our favourite tricks for getting more from Outlook.


Microsoft Has Some Wild Ideas About How We're Going To Use HoloLens To Watch Sports

Have you resigned yourself to the fact that in the future, you’ll be required to strap on a headset or facemask of some kind just to enjoy basic entertainment?


Microsoft Is Buying Keyboard Maker Swiftkey

Swiftkey is the most innovative and interesting predictive keyboard maker in the business, and Microsoft is a software giant that’s trying to push its artificial intelligence cred a little higher. It’s a match made in heaven.


Under The Hood: This Week In PC, Component And Software News

Thinking of building a new gaming PC? Struggling with whatever random error your desktop is throwing up this week? Under The Hood gives you a quick and concise run-down of the most important things that happened to the PC master race in the last seven days.


Microsoft Wants To Build Data Centres Underwater

“50% of us live near the coast,” Microsoft says. “Why doesn’t our data?”


Microsoft Edge's Private Mode May Actually Record Your Browsing

If you’ve been using Microsoft Edge and hoping that all your private browsing was actually, you know, private, then think again. Turns out that it may be possible to reconstruct the site history of the browser, whatever mode it’s in.


You Can Now Buy A $4500 Surface Book, If That's Something You Actually Want

Microsoft’s looking to shrug off some of this week’s bad Surface Pro PR by finally releasing its promised crazy-powerful Surface configs, including a $US3,200 ($4,568) Surface Book with 1TB of storage, 16GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7, and a discrete GPU.


This Week's Tech Rumours, Smartphone Edition

As we inch closer and closer to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where we’re expecting smartphones aplenty, the rumour engines are currently cranked to eleven. New small iPhone details? MicroSD-equipped Galaxy?! Surfacephone.com?!?


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