Microsoft: The Copilot key is not required for Windows 11 device certification

Microsoft has confirmed that device manufacturers do not need to replace one of the Win buttons on keyboards with a button to launch the Copilot AI assistant in order to be officially certified for Windows 11. The location of the Copilot key may vary by manufacturer, but it is typically found to the right of the space bar opposite the Win key.

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Microsoft-branded mice and keyboards will now be produced by Incase

In January 2024, Incase made an announcement regarding their partnership with Microsoft. They stated that various Microsoft-branded accessories such as wireless and wired ergonomic mice, keyboards, webcams, speakers, headsets, and more will continue to be marketed under the Incase Designed brand. This collaboration benefits both companies.

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Microsoft revealed a hardware Copilot button for keyboards coming in 2024

In an announcement, Microsoft revealed the introduction of a significant keyboard modification for Windows PCs, marking the first such change in thirty years. Beginning next month, all newly released Windows devices will have a dedicated hardware key for Copilot. Devices that already have the new key will be showcased at CES 2024, scheduled for next week. Continue reading "Microsoft revealed a hardware Copilot button for keyboards coming in 2024"

In 2024, Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 may get ARM chips and new design

Major updates are being made by Microsoft to its Surface Pro and Surface Laptop lines, including enhanced designs, new features, and next-generation technology.

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

Microsoft introduced two own AI chips for Azure to compete with NVIDIA

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. Continue reading "Microsoft introduced two own AI chips for Azure to compete with NVIDIA"

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.
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NVIDIA and AMD may be preparing ARM chips for Windows on ARM devices

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. Continue reading "NVIDIA and AMD may be preparing ARM chips for Windows on ARM devices"

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