Microsoft Flight Simulator VR update released in time for holiday break

The update the game was destined for was released today: Microsoft Flight Simulator now works in virtual reality. This update brings the game out a brand new door, allowing users to transport not just a rectangle of their reality into flight, but their entire audio/visual experience. This update works with a wide variety of VR…

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

everybody’s a CPU designer these days — Bloomberg’s unconfirmed report relies on confidential sources within Microsoft. Jim Salter – Dec 18, 2020 11:55 pm UTC 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…

Microsoft Teams’ breakout rooms finally arrive, along with a virtual snow fort

New Together Mode scenes for Microsoft Teams include a virtual Halo background, among others. Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors One of the most critical features of online collaboration has finally hit Microsoft Teams: breakout rooms, along with some holiday-themed Together Mode scenes for…

Microsoft has released three Windows ‘Ugly Sweaters’ for the holidays

Just in time for the holidays (or not quite since they won’t arrive until after December 25th), Microsoft has released three Windows “Ugly Sweaters” with designs based on MS Paint, Windows XP, and Windows 95. I’m not sure why they’re calling them “Ugly Sweaters” though, since they’re all exceptionally beautiful. They cost $69.99 each, but…