March 24, 2017 Steven Avery

reader comments 1 Share this story Microsoft’s embrace of open source software continues, with Azure Service Fabric making the first tentative foray into the open world. Today, the SDK was (mostly) published to GitHub under the MIT license. The team behind the move described it as the “beginning stages” of a wider…

February 15, 2017 Steven Avery

The Nintendo Switch, as many Nintendo systems, seeking to innovate on what we see as the traditional video game console. Like the Wii U, it includes a built-in display, and like the Wii, it offers motion-controlled gaming. Both of these features are enhanced on the Switch, though: Unlike the Wii U gamepad, the Switch…

February 15, 2017 Shilpa Lama

Another Brexit bump: Microsoft has increased the cost of its Surface Book laptops for UK consumers. The company had already made changes to certain of its enterprise products following the impact of the UK’s June referendum vote to leave the European Union on pound sterling. But the precipitous fall in the…

February 15, 2017 Nicole Latta

Valentina Palladino reader comments 0 Share this story Outlook users with an Amazon Echo can now make the online retailer’s assistant go to work for them. Amazon quietly updated Alexa to support Outlook calendars, letting you ask the virtual assistant to add and review events on your Outlook.com calendar. Alexa…

February 14, 2017 Nicole Latta

reader comments 46 Share this story Today is the second Tuesday of February, and that means it should be Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. It should be a big Patch Tuesday, too. First, there’s an in-the-wild zero-day flaw in SMB, Microsoft’s file sharing protocol, that at the very least allows systems to…