Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

Cut! Microsoft closes its TV studio

The big changes at Microsoft are continuing as it has been revealed that one of the things the company is shuttering is Xbox Entertainment Studios, which was responsible for making original TV content for the Xbox platform. According to The Drum, the closure comes only a month after the Studio launched its first show to coincide with the World Cup …

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James O'MalleyCut! Microsoft closes its TV studio

Has Microsoft killed Nokia X?

Its a dramatic day at Microsoft as the company has announced the loss of 18,000 jobs – and it looks as though Nokia’s X series of phones will be killed off too. Earlier this year Microsoft completed its purchase of Nokia’s phone business. Whilst most of the company’s phones run Windows Phone (so no problems there), the X series run …

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James O'MalleyHas Microsoft killed Nokia X?

Xbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

In news that will surprise nobody, it seems that forcing people to buy a peripheral they do not want does not make good business sense. Microsoft’s Xbox Wire blog is reporting that Xbox One sales have doubled in the US since the launch of the non-Kinect bundle. “Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong spike in interest in our …

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Stuart O'ConnorXbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

Microsoft rolls out Nokia Lumia “Cyan” update

Microsoft has announced the start of the roll out of the “Cyan” update for Nokia Lumia phones – which will add and enhance features to the handsets. Cyan is a pretty big update for Lumia smartphones – here’s how Microsoft describe some of the new additions: Cortana. The world’s first virtual personal assistant built around you. Available first in the …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft rolls out Nokia Lumia “Cyan” update

Microsoft rumoured to be planning new round of job cuts

Microsoft is reportedly planning the biggest round of job cuts in five years. Bloomberg reports that the restructuring comes as the software giant integrates the recently-acquired Nokia handset unit into the business. It says that the job losses could be the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 layoffs in 2009. Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile business in a deal worth …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rumoured to be planning new round of job cuts

Is this the new Windows start screen?

A new image that reportedly shows the new Windows Start menu has been doing the rounds. The leaked image comes from the MyDigitalLife forum, which claims the leaked screenshot is legitimate. The revamped interface incorporates the now-familiar Windows 8 Start Screen into the right-hand side of the menu, with the more traditional list of apps shown on the left. The …

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Stuart O'ConnorIs this the new Windows start screen?