Microsoft to Netflix: These big tech companies laid off hundreds of employees

The tech industry is going through a tough time. Some of the big tech companies are either cutting spending by pausing the hiring process or laying off hundreds of employees. In fact, Tesla also shut down its San Mateo, California office and laid off hundreds of employees from its Autopilot department recently.…

CES 2022 will go on even as Google, Microsoft become latest to pull out

Google, Microsoft and other big tech companies have pulled out of the CES 2022. However, the association remains unfazed by the dropping out of major attendees, the team intact has no plans to cancel the event or host it virtually. Previously, tech companies including Twitter, Amazon and Pinterest had pulled out of the…

Microsoft was once ready to bring Xbox-exclusive games as apps to iPhone, including AAA titles

Microsoft jumped on the cloud gaming bandwagon with Project xCloud shortly after Google Stadia arrived. The cloud gaming service is meant to work on any device with minimum hardware requirements, be it a PC, a Mac, an Android phone, and even an iPhone. But the road to reaching the iPhones was not easy. Private emails…

Windows 11 could soon make changing your default browser much easier

Windows 11 is set to make changing your default web browser easier. Microsoft is reportedly going back on some recent changes made to Windows 11 that made changing your default browsers, which should be a relatively simple task, a longer process. Twitter user Rafael Rivera (via) has pointed out that Windows 11 build…

Microsoft now sends unwanted prompts to stop you from downloading Google Chrome on Windows 11

If you have been using Windows 10, you may be familiar with Microsoft’s ways of stopping you from changing the default browser to Google Chrome. That is because Microsoft just does not like people using the Chrome browser on its operating system, even more now, because the Edge browser more or less uses the same…

Microsoft to let you boot Windows 11 out of box on your brand-new PC

Windows 11 is now available for you to download on your eligible Windows 10 PC for free. And if you do not have one, you can go buy a new PC from the market. Most newer PCs, including desktops, all-in-ones, and laptops, come pre-installed with Windows 11, but there is still a large range of PCs that have Windows 10…

Microsoft Surface event today: Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2, Surface Book expected, how to watch live stream

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s Surface hardware event starts at 8:30 pm IST. The company will be live streaming the event on its dedicated event page. Microsoft Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2, Surface Book 4, and other Surface devices will likely launch at the hardware event. Microsoft’s Surface event is here, and we…

Following Google and Facebook, Microsoft will now require employees to be vaccinated before rejoining office

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft has pushed back its return-to-office date for US offices to October 4 and beyond. The company will require all employees and visitors to have proof of being vaccinated against Covid-19. It will exempt those with a medical condition or who have any such reason for not getting vaccinated from the…

Microsoft says new breach discovered in probe of suspected SolarWinds hackers

After commenting on a broader phishing campaign that it said had compromised a small number of entities, Microsoft said it had also found the breach of its own agent, who it said had limited powers. Microsoft said it had warned the affected customers. (Reuters photo) Microsoft said on Friday an attacker had won access…

Microsoft names CEO Satya Nadella as chairman

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday named Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella as its new chairman, in place of John Thompson. Nadella, who took over as CEO in 2014 from Steve Ballmer, has been instrumental in scaling up its business including billion-dollar acquisitions like LinkedIn, Nuance Communications and ZeniMax. The…