Category Archives: Technology

The future of Windows: Linux and a built-in Xbox?

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how Windows could move to a Linux kernel, as a cost-saving strategy for Microsoft. Windows would be rebuilt as a custom GUI layer and set of services that runs on top … Continue reading

Why Windows will move to a Linux kernel

For the past few months I’ve been thinking over an idea that initially sounded crazy, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. The idea is that Windows will become a GUI layer and set of … Continue reading

What I would do to fix Twitter

Twitter’s lack of progress in delivering new features and business models is astonishing. It’s not hard to see why there’s regular talk of bad financial results and a buyout. But at the same time, it’s an essential service for journalists … Continue reading

Technology that changed gaming #1: The Sony Playstation

It’s hard to imagine today, but there was a time when Sony wasn’t a part of the gaming industry. The company had launched a series of MSX computers in the late 1980’s, but that was about it. The situation changed … Continue reading

A guide to Android

The Android ecosystem is an unforgiving place. Buying a phone that offers the same ownership experience you get with an iPhone is difficult and requires a lot of luck or some serious research on your part. Many owners end up … Continue reading

Technology that changed gaming #2: The Commodore Amiga

The Commodore Amiga is one of the gaming’s most iconic and affectionately remembered systems, and was a landmark computer in every respect. When it arrived in 1985 it was so far ahead of the competition that it appeared to be from … Continue reading

Has Microsoft turned a corner?

Showing off the Windows Phone product range Spend time using the Windows Phone OS and it can be hard to comprehend that it’s a Microsoft product. Not only is it a break from the past, it’s a break from anything else … Continue reading