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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Microsoft may be developing its own in-house ARM CPU designs

Microsoft may be developing its own in-house ARM CPU designs

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Enlarge / Microsoft has so far neither confirmed nor denied Bloomberg's claims regarding in-house CPU designs. This afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is in the process of developing its own ARM CPU designs, following in the footsteps of Apple's M1 mobile CPU and Amazon's Graviton datacenter CPU. Bloomberg cites off-record conversations with Microsoft employees who didn't…
Microsoft may be developing its own, in-house ARM CPU designs

Microsoft may be developing its own, in-house ARM CPU designs

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Enlarge / Microsoft has so far neither confirmed nor denied Bloomberg's claims regarding in-house CPU designs. This afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is in the process of developing its own ARM CPU designs, following in the footsteps of Apple's M1 mobile CPU and Amazon's Graviton datacenter CPU. Bloomberg cites off-record conversations with Microsoft employees who didn't…
Microsoft is reportedly added to the growing list of victims in SolarWinds hack

Microsoft is reportedly added to the growing list of victims in...

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Microsoft was hacked by the same group that compromised the networks of software maker SolarWinds and multiple federal agencies, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. In response to the report, Microsoft said it had detected a backdoored version of SolarWinds software in its network, but had uncovered no evidence it was used to…
How one developer is sneaking emulators through a hole in the Xbox Store

How one developer is sneaking emulators through a hole in the...

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How the RetroArch menu looks on the Xbox Series X. Finally, a way to load the shareware version of Wolfenstein 3D on my 4K TV. An in-game menu overlay that can be brought up with a user-set combination of buttons. You don't need a Virtual Boy to play this homebrew racing game on your Xbox…
How to turn your Xbox Series X/S into an emulation powerhouse

How to turn your Xbox Series X/S into an emulation powerhouse

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Enlarge / Why play new games on these expensive consoles when you can emulate old ones?Sam Machkovech After a new console is released, it usually takes hackers months or years to find a hole in the console's security that lets them install homebrew software like emulators. So it may come as a surprise that you…
Abusive add-ons aren’t just a Chrome and Firefox problem. Now it’s Edge’s turn

Abusive add-ons aren’t just a Chrome and Firefox problem. Now it’s...

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Microsoft For years, Google and Mozilla have battled to keep abusive or outright malicious browser extensions from infiltrating their official repositories. Now, Microsoft is taking up the fight. Over the past several days, people in website forums have complained of the Google searches being redirected to oksearch[.]com when they use Edge. Often, the searches use…
Bethesda games will likely be “first or better” (not “only”) on Xbox

Bethesda games will likely be “first or better” (not “only”) on...

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A quick tour of some of the Bethesda gaming franchises Microsoft now owns begins with The Elder Scrolls series. The entire lineup of Fallout games, including Fallout 76, are part of the Microsoft family now. Dishonored may only have a couple of games under its belt so far, but it's becoming a beloved franchise among…
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review: Goldilocks and the three SKUs

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review: Goldilocks and the three SKUs

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Enlarge / The Surface Laptop Go is made for those who want a smaller and more affordable Surface PC.Jeff Dunn What is the point of a Surface device? The latest model in Microsoft’s line of Windows PCs, the Surface Laptop Go, forces buyers to confront why they want a Surface machine in the first place.…
Google’s Project Zero discloses Windows 0day that’s been under active exploit

Google’s Project Zero discloses Windows 0day that’s been under active exploit

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Google’s project zero says that hackers have been actively exploiting a Windows zeroday that isn’t likely to be patched until almost two weeks from now. In keeping with long-standing policy, Google’s vulnerability research group gave Microsoft a seven-day deadline to fix the security flaw because it’s under active exploit. Normally, Project Zero discloses vulnerabilities after…
Bethesda exec says an Xbox-exclusive Elder Scrolls is “hard to imagine”

Bethesda exec says an Xbox-exclusive Elder Scrolls is “hard to imagine”

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Enlarge / Seriously, about all we really know about The Elder Scrolls VI at this point is that it will have mountains. It has been over a month now since Microsoft announced it was spending $7.5 billion to purchase Bethesda Softworks via its parent company, Zenimax Media. But gamers and industry-watchers are still left with…

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