Microsoft Azure tweaked amid huge surge in cloud demand

Microsoft Azure tweaked amid huge surge in cloud demand

Microsoft has revealed a huge increase in the usage of its Azure cloud services as the much of the world continues migrating to working from home. The computing giant says it has seen a surge of 775% in the usage of its cloud services in recent weeks, with Windows...
Microsoft wants to use your brain to mine for cryptocurrency

Microsoft wants to use your brain to mine for cryptocurrency

A recent patent application appears to suggest that Microsoft is working on a proof-of-work algorithm that uses brain waves (and other biometric data) to mine for cryptocurrency. In the patent, titled “Cryptocurrency system using data on body activity”, Microsoft...
AMD Ryzen 4000-powered Microsoft Surface device may be coming soon

AMD Ryzen 4000-powered Microsoft Surface device may be coming soon

Microsoft could be gearing up to launch Surface devices equipped with AMD’s newly-launched Ryzen 4000 APUs. Microsoft launched its first AMD-powered Surface device last year in the form the 15in variant of the Surface Laptop 3, which packs a custom Ryzen 7 CPU with...
Microsoft is closing all of its stores due to the coronavirus outbreak

Microsoft is closing all of its stores due to the coronavirus outbreak

Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores worldwide due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The move, which comes just days Apple shuttered all of its retail locations outside of China and hours after the US government recommended the limiting of social gatherings of 10 or...