1. Zarathustra[H]

    Windows Snooping Patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978 are Back Again

    Remember those pesky patches for Windows 7 and 8.1 that seemingly do nothing but trigger a scheduled process named "DoScheduledTelemetryRun"? Well, they're back, again. They could just be for innocent user statistics and crash data information to help Microsoft developers, but it is suspicious...
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Windows 10 Parental Controls?

    So, I have decided my stepson needs some additional oversight when it comes to his computer usage. In Windows 7 and 8 there were built in parental controls I could use to prevent use outside of hours I disapproved of. This was a great feature. Apparently now, you need to have several...
  3. cageymaru

    AI Learns to Write Its Own Code by Stealing from Other Programs

    Microsoft and University of Cambridge have developed a machine learning system called DeepCoder that can steal code from other programs and use it to create it's own program. This A.I. will eventually be able to create a program from the suggestions of a person who doesn't know how to code...
  4. cageymaru

    Microsoft Returns to Healthcare With Technology

    Microsoft tried and failed to compete in healthcare with General Electric as a partner. Microsoft has decided that it is once again bringing back it's prowess with artificial-intelligence and cloud services to the healthcare system. Rather than compete this time, Microsoft is ready to partner...
  5. cageymaru

    Microsoft Shares Open Source System for Training Drones and Other Gadgets

    Microsoft has started an open source project for creating smarter drone A.I.. These open source A.I. routines will make it so that anyone can assist in testing the software within a simulator; and then implement it into their own drones. The goal of the project is to get drones to be able to...
  6. Zarathustra[H]

    Why are All Windows Drivers Dated June 21, 2006?

    I can't say I ever asked myself this question, or even noticed that all generic drivers had the same date, but once pointed out I have to admit I was curious. The Old New Thing has a brief write-up keeping us in the know, and the answer makes plenty of sense when you think about it. The more...
  7. Zarathustra[H]

    Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails

    Fortune ran a story over the weekend about how Google has been ordered by a U.S judge to comply with search warrants requiring them to provide customer emails stored on servers abroad. This after we reported in July of last year that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Microsoft...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    Google Sales Poised to Overtake Microsoft in Changing of the Guard

    The Financial Times is reporting that Google's revenues are on track to exceed $100bn this year, and that this will likely be sufficient for the company to surpass Microsoft's revenues for the year. They cite an upswing in ad revenue as a large part of the cause, also pointing out that the...
  9. Zarathustra[H]

    Microsoft's DirectX Shader Compiler Now Open Source

    Looks like Microsoft today made their compiler for DX12 shaders open source. It makes me wonder why it would be in their interest to do such a thing. They claim it is to foster greater adoption resulting in the "faster creation of more complex shaders in apps and games," but I would think that...
  10. M

    Avoid Running Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 for Now

    A recent cumulative update for Exchange 2016 was intended to add support for Windows Server 2016. But, after numerous reported issues, Microsoft has acknowledged a problem exists. According to the release notes… If you attempt to run Microsoft Exchange 2016 CU3 on Windows Server 2016, you will...
  11. MavericK

    Microsoft VR headsets for Windows 10 - starting at $299

    Interesting...doesn't sound as robust as the Vive/Rift/PSVR solutions but the price seems right. Microsoft announces new VR headsets for Windows 10, starting at $299
  12. Format _C:

    Windows 7 Will not activate after installing Windows 10 and reverting back

    I had a computer emergency (thanks to the windows 10 update replacing the Windows.old with the windows 10 update) and I am wondering what happened and why (All is fine for now) I installed Windows 10 using my "Digital Entitlement" (Which worked fine) and I was going to try it out knowing...
  13. modi123

    MS Hololens is now open to everyone..

    The Hololens Dev Edition is now opened up to everyone.. HoloLens Development Edition Updates It also details the 'hololense commerical suite' features.. The $3k store link: Microsoft HoloLens Time to start shining the light on the budget to see if this can fit in this year!
  14. rezerekted

    Question about explorer.exe

    Why does explorer.exe have a TCP connection to Microsoft (
  15. rezerekted

    Perfect example of why Win10 forced updates is just plain bad

    No gamer in their right mind wants to deal with BS like this! WARNING!! Very important to G27 Logitech wheel users :: DiRT Rally General Chat WARNING!! Very important to G27 Logitech wheel users I have a G27 with Profiler 5.10 and LGS 8.83.85 ( for my KB and Mouse ) installed. Theres a...
  16. AltTabbins

    Question for people who don't want to upgrade to Windows 10.

    Lets create this hypothetical situation. In this situation, we go back to the original launch of the "upgrade for free" campaign. Instead of Microsoft pushing Windows 10 through a notification icon, it put it somewhere out of view where it was completely optional to upgrade. For sake of this...
  17. cageymaru

    The Power of DX12

    The Power of DX12 video from Microsoft showcases a smattering of DX12 titles set to launch onto the PC. All Future Forza Games To Be Developed For PC & Xbox One
  18. FrgMstr

    Measuring the Performance of Each Game will Necessitate...

    I was just reading what Ryan wrote over at PCPer yesterday and the following statement very much got my attention. PC Gaming Shakeup: Ashes of the Singularity, DX12 and the Microsoft Store | PC Perspective I have to say that deep down, one part of me would love to see this happen...