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Microsoft's CEO Has Come Up With His Own AI Safety Rules

One side effect of talking about the risk of killer robots so much is that everyone is now rushing to assure us exactly how they would prevent this. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is the latest to reassure us, in an extremely vague way.


Game Of Thrones And Xbox Just Had An Ugly Baby

This Xbox abomination comes from France, thoroughly demolishing the French reputation for design and art.


Microsoft Wants Your Hands To Join You In VR Worlds

Your job has the potential to be a lot cooler once everyone has a pair of VR goggles strapped to their face — unless Microsoft has something to say about it. The company is working towards bringing hand motions and gestures into virtual worlds, with the goal of having you press buttons and pull levers just like your boring nine-to-five has you doing right now.


Woman Wins $13,000 From Microsoft After Unwanted Windows 10 Upgrade

A California woman has won a $US10,000 ($13,383) judgement from Microsoft after the company dropped its appeal in a case in which she alleged that her work computer became slow and unreliable after automatically upgrading itself to Windows 10.


Xbox 'Project Scorpio': Here's What We Know So Far

In 2017, Microsoft will be significantly upgrading the Xbox One via a new hardware release. Codenamed “Project Scorpio”, it is being billed as the most powerful console ever created. Here’s everything we know so far.


4 Ways To Help Your Laptop Enjoy A Longer Life

If you’re shelling out hard-earned cash on a laptop, then you want to make sure you get years of service out of it. Some wear and tear (both physical and digital) is inevitable along the way, but if you take good care of your machine you can keep it running smoothly for longer — just like a well-maintained car or bicycle.


How To Unlock Secret Settings In Windows 10

The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you’re doing, you can don your tweaking and customise Windows in a variety of ways. Here’s how to get started.


Who Made The Rifle Emoji Disappear?

Unicode 9.0, which will be out June 21, is one of the most highly anticipated releases in emoji history. Finally you will avail yourself of the need to type out the letters for avocado, bacon, selfie, face palm, and pregnant. But last month, one controversial emoji was removed from the lineup: Rifle.


Microsoft Is Offering Weed Management Software Now

Legal weed is happening, and Microsoft wants in on some of the money generated by those clouds of smoke. The famously stodgy company is partnering with a weed startup and becoming the first big corporation that will touch the weed business with a 3.05m pole.


Why I'll Be Picking Up An Xbox One S This Year

In just a couple of months, Microsoft will be launching a new Xbox One console. No, not the suped-up Project Scorpio; that’s coming in 2017. First up, we’re getting the stop-gap Xbox One S which is essentially the same console in a much smaller package. To some, this hardware release might seem like a complete waste of time — who’s going to buy an Xbox One S when the Scorpio is just around the corner? Well, for starters it will be the first Xbox console ever to come without a brick-sized PSU. It also supports 4K Blu-rays, boasts a new and improved controller and is pretty cheap into the bargain.


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