MICROSOFT should compensate long-suffering Windows 10 users bogged down by technical issues after being forced into updating to its latest software, says Which? Though the tech giant hasn't committed to a payout, it did recently fork up £150 to a user who had all his files wiped out by the operating system – with the firm's customer support unable to find a fix. Which? is urging it to issue similar payments to its wider user base. A recent survey of 1,100 Windows 10 users carried out by the consumer publication found that half had experienced some kind of problem with the operating system. The most common complaints (21%) were software compatibility issues such as programs not working properly, or at all. In many cases, Windows 10 had caused computer slowdown or complete PC failure. "Of those in our survey who experienced this, 46% told us they had paid someone to fix it, at an average cost of £67," said Which? Microsoft's newest operating system turns three years old … [Read more...] about Microsoft should pay you for switching to ‘frustrating’ Windows 10 update, says Which?
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11 June 2018 • 8:32pm We are well into E3 2018 now. EA kicked off the week with their conference on Saturday, Microsoft and Bethesda both put on strong shows yesterday, and earlier today we had a less than impressive conference from Square Enix. Now, it's Ubisoft's turn. The Ubisoft conference starts at 9pm BST. So what are we expecting? Well, Ubisoft have already confirmed we'll be seeing more of Assassin's Creed Odyssey (especially considering it was leaked ahead of E3), but we're also likely to see more on Beyond Good and Evil 2, Tom Clancy's The Division 2, and probably a few surprises. We'll be keeping you updated on everything as it happens. Auto update On Off 8:32PM Welcome to our live Ubisoft blog It's day three of E3 2018 and we're still riding that adrenaline high. Ubisoft's show kicks off at 9pm BST and we'll be keeping you updated on everything as it happens. So what do you want to see from Ubi tonight? Some more on Tom Clancy's The … [Read more...] about E3 2018 Ubisoft conference: Live updates on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and The Division 2
10 June 2018 • 7:14pm E3 2018 is officially underway. Electronic Arts kicked off the gaming industry's biggest show in earnest yesterday, showcasing games like Anthem, Battlefield V and FIFA 19, and there is plenty more to come. From today, it is the platform-holders turn to showcase their wares, with the Xbox and PlayStation conferences the best place for the biggest announcements. Microsoft hosts its press conference at 9pm BST today, where it is expected to unveil a fresh slate of titles for PC and its Xbox console, including Halo, Gears of War and Forza Horizon. Microsoft has turned around the fortunes of Xbox since the release of its excellent Xbox One X upgrade, but now needs games to showcase that console's power. Join us as we find out if the US giant has the titles it needs to fire momentum for its home console. Auto update On Off 7:14PM What do YOU want, dear reader? We have heard the rumours of Halo, Gears and Fable, of course, but what … [Read more...] about E3 2018 Microsoft Xbox conference: Will we see a new Halo, Gears of War or Forza? All the news and build-up here
GOOGLE and Bing are providing disgusting auto-suggestions including "Trump should be shot" and "Trump should be killed". All you have to do is type in 13 letters for the curated search predictions to pop up on Microsoft's Bing. Just enter "Trump should be" and the search engine will do the rest, according to Indivigital. On the other hand, the results for Barack Obama appear to have been more carefully curated. Enter "Obama should be" on Bing and only two auto-complete suggestions will pop up: “Obama should be quiet” and “Obama should be allowed to Royal Wedding” – neither of which are comparably as offensive. Google's auto-suggestions also surface plenty of derogatory automated suggestions that span the entire political spectrum. Type in "black conservatives are" and you'll be shown "black conservatives uncle tom's", a term traditionally used against black people to suggest they were subservient to whites. The full range of search predictions … [Read more...] about Google and Bing searches for ‘Trump’ and ‘conservatives’ offer DISGUSTING auto-suggestions
Microsoft (MSFT) has never been so great with Windows naming. Over the decades, it’s waffled between using version numbers (Windows 3, 7, 8, 10), year numbers (Windows 95, 98, 2000), and lofty nouns (Vista, Millennium, Creators). Now there’s a new version, which might as well be called the No Brain Cells Left for Thinking Up Clever Names edition. OK, OK. Its actual name is the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Well, as long as the company put its actual energy into making Windows 10 steadily better, I’m OK with that. And that’s exactly what the April 2018 Update shows. It’s a mass of random improvements, scattered all over its 50 million lines of code. Some, you’ll never even notice; some you’ll stumble on every few months; and some will bring you satisfaction every day. None of it, I’m pleased to say, makes anything worse. The Timeline Windows 10 already had Task View: You click an icon on the taskbar (or press Windows key+Tab) to view … [Read more...] about The Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Terrible name, sweet upgrade