• BURN MEDIA
    • Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!

All posts tagged "Microsoft"

  • Watch: Windows 10 running on Snapdragon 820 processor

    We've already covered Microsoft's announcement that it's working on Windows 10 for ARM chips, but the company has now shown footage of the combination in action. In a video uploaded to YouTube, Microsoft showed off Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, running on a device equipped with a Snapdragon 820 processor. The footage shows what appears to be a full-fledged Windows 10 in action, including the ability to join domains, view the task manager, view system properties and more. The system properties menu confirms that the Snapdragon 820 is in use. Microsoft's video also shows a few snippets of various legacy apps in action, namely...

  • Windows 10 to get ARM version with legacy apps

    Microsoft's Windows is no stranger to ARM-based processors, with Windows RT running on Nvidia Tegra hardware instead of x86-based Intel and AMD chips. Now, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be supporting ARM-based chips next year. The company used the WinHEC 2016 event to announce that it will be teaming up with Qualcomm for Windows 10 on ARM hardware. For the uninitiated, ARM-based chips are used in the vast majority of smartphones (from Apple to ZTE) and are generally more power-efficient than x86 chips (used in Windows and Mac laptops). "...to deliver on our customers' growing needs to create on the go,...

  • Xbox One price dropped to R3999 until holiday season’s end

    Microsoft South Africa has announced that the Xbox One will retain its Black Friday discount price until the end of the festive season. In partnership with distributor Prima Interactive, the Xbox One 500GB will be priced at R3999. That's R1000 off its current price. The 500GB bundle may also include either FIFA 17, Gears of War 4 or Battlefield 1 as a free bonus title. The 1TB model will also retail for R4999, down from its standard R5799 price. The 500GB Xbox One bundle will retail for R3999 for the duration of the holiday season According to Colin Baumgart, Xbox consumer and devices...

  • Windows: Microsoft bringing x86 emulation to ARM?

    Microsoft's Continuum for Phones feature seems cool on paper, allowing you to run your phone's universal Windows apps on a big screen to give a computer-like experience. The biggest issue is that legacy Windows apps simply don't work via this feature, leaving a big gap then. However, it seems like Microsoft is working on a solution, ZDNet reports, claiming a "fall 2017" launch date. The website's sources say the feature will be coming to Windows 10 as part of the Redstone 3 update next year. So what does the tech entail then? Full fledged Windows apps might make their way to mobile platforms...

  • 5 of the best live gig smartphones you should consider

    The LG V20 has been making quite a few waves thanks to its audio-recording capabilities, offering some unprecedented options for consumers. Between the HD audio recorder, HiFi Audio in videos and a wealth of settings, it certainly makes a case for being one of the best live gig smartphones. Still, there are quite a few phones that perform admirably in this situation (well, as admirably as a smartphone can), so we picked a few other handsets to keep in mind. Don't see your pick on the list? Then let us know in the comments section! Nokia Lumia 1020 Nokia's beastly handset might be lumbering...

  • Surface Studio: Microsoft makes a pricey desktop PC

    Microsoft's 27 October event was rather subdued compared to last year's edition, but it still had something interesting in the form of the Surface Studio. The company revealed an all-in-one desktop PC yesterday, being aimed at "creatives" and other professional types. So what kind of specs are you getting then? Users have a choice between an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, as well as the choice between 2GB GeForce GTX965M and 4GB GeForce GTX980M graphics. Other notable specs include between 8GB and 32GB of RAM, 1TB or 2TB storage and four USB 3.0 ports. In addition to some decent grunt, the Surface...

  • Backwards compatibility: 5 consoles that will play your old games

    Unlike PCs, backwards compatibility isn't a guarantee when buying a new video game console. Fortunately, there have been quite a few consoles packing the ability to play older games out of the box. We looked at a few of the more prominent examples. PlayStation 2 Easily the most popular example, the PlayStation 2's ability to play PS1 games was a huge feather in its cap back when it launched in 2000/2001. The console's emulation wasn't 100% perfect at launch though, as Final Fantasy Anthology, Fighter Maker, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Jet Moto 2 and about half a dozen other games weren't compatible. Later versions...

  • ReCore review [Xbox One]: more like ReBore

    Microsoft’s latest "Windows 10 and Xbox One" exclusive, ReCore, is a title that not only showed promise, but one that had gamers salivating when it first appeared at E3 2015. The final product is anything but a steaming pile of garbage. ReCore’s story stars Joule -- a clever pun for the game -- who wakes up to find that she’s the only person on a desert planet. Well, it may be a desert, but it’s not deserted. The world is inhabited by all sorts of robots who were supposed to be terraforming the land to make it, basically, the next Earth. Our...

  • These are the new features coming to Windows 10 Mobile

    Microsoft has been accused by some of neglecting Windows 10 Mobile, but the company has done a half-decent job of issuing a steady stream of updates since launch. Now, the Redmond company has used its Ignite 2016 conference to detail some more features coming to Windows 10 Mobile, NeoWin reported. Several features are improvements to Microsoft's Continuum experience, such as the ability to put your phone to sleep while using Continuum and Proximity Connect functionality. The latter sees you being able to activate Continuum mode while your phone is stowed away in your bag or pocket. The new Windows 10 Mobile update will include...

  • Xbox Games with Gold: October picks are meh

    Microsoft has announced October's Games with Gold lineup, but those expecting AAA blockbusters might be a tad disappointed. Got an Xbox 360? Then you'll be receiving motocross title MX vs ATV Reflex from 1-15 October. From 16-31 October, Xbox 360 gamers can download Ubisoft's polarising survival title I Am Alive. Of course, these titles will also work on the Xbox One. Speaking of Microsoft's newer console, the two Xbox One picks are Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and jailbreak title The Escapists. The latter will be available from 16 October to 15 November while the former is available throughout October. Last month's picks were far more...