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.
At the annual Ignite 2023 event, Microsoft introduced its own Azure Maia and Azure Cobalt chips. These chips will be used to improve the artificial intelligence infrastructure on the Azure platform.
From November 12th onwards, Microsoft will enforce a ban on gamers using unofficial gamepads on Xbox. Users have already started receiving warnings about this.
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.
According to sources familiar with the matter, NVIDIA and AMD have plans to launch desktop processors based on ARM architecture for Windows devices. It is anticipated that both companies will introduce their solutions to the market by 2025.
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.
At today's event, Microsoft revealed new and updated devices from the Surface family. Those include Surface Hub 3, Intel N200-powered Surface Go 4, Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3. Here are some details.
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 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.
Intel has revealed some details on its Wi-Fi 7 drivers. They will support the newest hardware on laptops and desktops. However, only devices running the latest operating systems like Windows 11 will be provided with Wi-Fi 7 drivers.