Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17074 released to the slow ring

Microsoft have pushed Windows 10 Redstone 4 build 17074 to the slow ring for Windows Insiders. The build which was released to the fast ring last week and updated this week has been stable so far on my test machines and includes time line, plenty of Microsoft Edge improvements and…

We have a Blink XT smart home security camera system to giveaway!

Last year Richard reviewed one of the latest smart home security camera systems and we have a system to give away! The Blink XT is a 1080p battery powered smart home camera that is IP65 certified so it can be used outside and has low light level recording mode. Storage is…

Groove Music gains an Equaliser and artist wall paper for Windows Insiders

The latest version of Groove Music for Windows Insiders now includes a Graphic Equaliser. Announced back last year on our podcast Microsoft said an equaliser would be coming to Groove and now it looks like it’s finally arrived. In the meantime Microsoft killed off its streaming service pushing users to…

The 15” Surface Book 2 is now available to pre-order in the UK

Microsoft have opened up pre-orders for the new larger 15 Surface Book 2 in 17 new markets including the UK. The 15″ Surface Book 2 has an 8th generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 processor which would make it ideal for running Windows Mixed Reality and other…

Microsoft releases Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17074

Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17074 to Windows Insiders. The new build part of Windows Server semi-annual release cycle and incudes expanded Storage Spaces and failover clustering. To get started with the server build head over to the download page. Changelog: What’s New in Build 17074 for Windows Server Storage…

Amazon Echo Spot now available to order in the UK

Amazon’s latest Echo is now available to pre-order in the UK. The round screen based Echo Spot will be released January 24th, costs £119.99 and is available in black or white. The Spot is works just like the rest of the Echo device and supports video calls, video playback and…

SteamVR improvements on the way for Windows Mixed Reality

For most parts SteamVR works really well really well with Windows Mixed Reality but there are some issues. Steam and Microsoft are working on improvements for the integration with fixes in the latest SteamVR update and changes to Windows 10 for Windows Insiders. The SteamVR update improves VR performances and…

Not dead yet? Microsoft say Cortana is coming to more places in 2018

With the announcement of Amazon Alexa coming to Windows 10 via OEM’s PC many people including me speculated that it could be the end of the road for Cortana. We haven’t seen the promised Alexa / Cortana Integration yet and we only have a couple of 3rd party devices supporting…

Amazon Alexa coming to Windows 10 PCs this Spring

It looks like Windows 10 will get native Amazon Alexa support in 2018. Last year Microsoft and Amazon announced that there was to be a partnership between the digital assistants but end of 2017 timeframe was missed and this new integration is coming directly from Amazon. The Verge reports that…

Microsoft release updated Windows Mixed Reality Motion drivers

Microsoft have released updated drivers for its Windows Mixed Reality controllers. The update for the motion controllers updates the 3D Motion controller models that should improve the tracking of the controllers. The update will come down via Windows Update or you can update them manually using the instructions below: How…

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