There was a ‘USB Cart of Death’ at Microsoft to debug early Windows versions

Raymond Chen, a developer at Microsoft, provided an explanation of how the "death cart" was utilized to test and improve early versions of Windows by causing the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) with USB devices.
The cart, resembling a mail cart, consisted of over 60 USB devices connected in a daisy-chain configuration. Each device had different types and functions, and when connected to a PC, it would trigger the BSoD.

Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon X Elite, an Apple M2 Max competitor

Qualcomm unveiled the highly anticipated Snapdragon X Elite desktop processor designed for devices operating on Windows with ARM. The company asserts that in tasks that require single-threaded performance, this new product outperforms Apple's M2 Max and Intel Core i9-13980HX. Furthermore, it is touted as being one of the most power-efficient processors available for PCs.

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon X processors for devices with Windows on ARM

Snapdragon X, the latest line of desktop ARM processors, has been unveiled by Qualcomm. These processors are notable for being built upon the cutting-edge Oryon cores, which Qualcomm acquired through its takeover of Nuvia earlier this year. An intriguing detail is that Nuvia was established by ex-Apple engineers who played a pivotal role in developing the highly acclaimed A-series processors used in iPhones and iPads.

A leak reveals an updated Xbox Series X device code named “Brooklin”

The FTC's antitrust case against Microsoft and Activision Blizzard has resulted in more internal documents leaking online, revealing confidential information. One leaked document is about the updated Xbox Series X console, code-named "Brooklin," which will have a cylindrical design.

Microsoft has ended support for the first-generation Surface Duo

Microsoft has officially ended support for the first-generation Surface Duo foldable smartphone, marking the conclusion of updates and security patches for the device. During its three-year lifespan, the Surface Duo received just two major operating system updates, which is notably fewer than what most flagship Android smartphones typically receive.

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