hardware

Xbox One’s CPU has the power to dominate – shows off at chip design conference

Xbox One’s CPU has the power to dominate – shows off at chip design conference

Yesterday, Microsoft chip designers spoke about the creation process of the Xbox One’s powerful central processing unit (CPU). The company not only wishes to kick up the power for their latest gaming console, but also wants to ensure failures, like those seen when the Xbox 360 was launched, never happen. When the Xbox 360 was released in 2005 the machine was subject to failure from...

Michael Archambault 128
Microsoft’s “On the Whiteboard” takes us to a place where no one can hear you scream

Microsoft’s “On the Whiteboard” takes us to a place where no one can hear you scream

Last week, Microsoft introduced their new web series, “On the Whiteboard”, to take you behind the scenes at the company and see how our favorite devices and services are brought to life. The first episode had us learn where our favorite Windows sounds come from; this week, we go to a place where silence is king. Our host, Pamela Woon, takes us into an anechoic chamber on the Redmond...

Michael Archambault 26
Rogers reveals Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 excitement through exclusivities and carrier apps

Rogers reveals Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 excitement through exclusivities and carrier apps

Rogers has published a blog post detailing what hardware the carrier will be sporting from Microsoft for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, as well as any exclusivities Rogers will hold on said devices. We're already aware of which Windows Phones the carrier will be taking, but the blog post also touches on carrier apps that will be pre-loaded. The Lumia 920 will be offered in black,...

Rich Edmonds 19