Kevin Lynch Q+A: Author of Steve Jobs A Biographic Portrait

Chris Price talks to former Tech Digest contributor Kevin Lynch about his latest book on Apple Founder Steve Jobs... What was the most interesting thing you found out about Steve Jobs while researching this book? That Jobs should primarily be regarded as a design hero rather than perhaps a business hero. So many of the…

Volvo and Microsoft announce voice activated control for your car

Using the Microsoft band, Volvo drivers can now speak to their car! It's over 30 years since our TV screens first showed David Hasselhoff talking to his car KITT in the popular TV show Knight Rider. Now you too could talk to your car (if you really want to) thanks to…

Bling and Bing? Microsoft about to launch smart ring

The Microsoft smart ring patent features voice activation and gesture control According to a patent unearthed by website Patently Apple, Microsoft could be about to launch its first piece of smart jewellery. Earlier this month the US Patent Office published a new Microsoft patent application covering an invention that relates to using…

10 things you need to know about Windows 10 – released July 29th

Microsoft has announced the next generation of its operating system, Windows 10, is due to be released on 29 July. Here are 10 things you need to know about the software giant's latest OS.  1. Customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade to the next-generation OS for FREE 2. Operating across all…

‘How Old Do I Look’ goes viral – Microsoft’s age and gender tool

It seems quite a while since anyone got excited by anything that Microsoft has done. But here's a clever little website that is not surprisingly going viral on social media. Called How Old, it allows you to take a picture from your photo library and 'find out' from the #HowOldRobot how old it thinks you…

Where to get the Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL in the UK

Microsoft has today announced UK availability for its two new Lumia 640 devices - which, as far as we can tell, both support newly launched wifi calling. Here's the details, straight from Microsoft's press release: "Microsoft today announced the UK availability of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. The former is already available to…

Microsoft announces mid-range Surface 3 for the UK

Without much fanfare Microsoft has today announced the Surface 3 tablet - a midrange replacement for the Surface 2, and the slightly stupider younger sibling of the business-focused Surface Pro 3. Spec-wise, the new device has a 10.8" display (in the 3:2 aspect ratio), and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor. Microsoft…

Will you be able to install Windows 10 on to your Android phone?

Now this is intriguing. Microsoft have a problem on mobile: There's millions of phones out there, but not many of them run Windows. So what can the company do? It turns out that the answer could be "let people install Windows on their Android phone", if TechCrunch is to be believed. According to the report,…

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are working together to tackle DDOS attacks

Whilst the three major console manufacturers may be fierce rivals most of the time, there is at least one thing that unites them: Frustration with denial of service attacks, the sort of which took down Xbox Live and PSN over Christmas. Speaking to Game Informer, outgoing Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that he has been…

Windows 10 Universal Apps coming to Xbox One

Over at the Game Devlopers Conference in the States, Xbox head Phil Spencer has announced a bunch of new developments regarding the Xbox One and gaming on Windows. Perhaps most significantly, Spencer confirmed that the Windows 10 "Universal Platform" will be coming to Xbox One when Windows 10 launches later this year. This is a…