Microsoft posted the first quarter of its 2021 financial results today, reporting revenue of $37.2 billion and a net income of $13.9 billion. Revenue is up 12 percent, and net income has increased by 30 percent. While the ongoing pandemic continues to force many to work remotely during an economic downturn, Microsoft is benefiting from the shift in the way people are now working, playing games more, and connecting to others through videoconferencing. Cloud services are the biggest boost to Microsoft’s revenues from the pandemic shift in behavior. Both Office
Sony is also lowering the choice of playstation 5s that it intends to promote this yr, way to a mixture of price concerns and COVID-19. The ps 5 is broadly anticipated to price more than its predecessor, with estimates of $499 to $549 now not being uncommon. It’s value noting that the ps FOUR’s $400 launch worth in 2013 is ~$442 in 2020 whilst accounting for inflation. A $500 PS5 wouldn’t in fact be all that much more pricey than the launch worth of the PS4. For comparability, the playstation
Sponsored Links Engadget As another week comes to a close, we’re recapping the deals you can still grab now. A major highlight is Sonos’ sale on a trio of speakers — the Beam, the One, and the One SL — that brings prices down to Black-Friday lows. Gamers can grab a 6-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for $40 at Newegg as well. We also found a number of new deals to round out the week, including a Target video game sale and a discount on Roku TV wireless speakers.
GameStop has told its employees that it considers its own stores “Essential Retail” at the moment and that they should resist any law enforcement efforts to order a store closure. Employees were given flyers with the GameStop corporate number printed on them and instructed to hand them to the cops, should they show up to enforce a necessary public health order. Two days ago, GameStop told its employees to set demo stations back up after they were dismantled to prevent them from being infectious vectors. It also told them they
Sony is in a tricky position with the PlayStation 5. While it heads into the next console generation as the unquestioned winner of the current cycle, it looks as though the PS5 will be markedly less powerful than the Xbox Series X. When Sony unveiled the PS5 last week, Mark Cerny told viewers that the PS5 wouldn’t be at a disadvantage against the XSX because a higher-clocked smaller GPU like the PS5’s could still outperform the wider, slower GPU on the Xbox Series X: About the only downside is that
No, Hackers Didn’t Just Steal the ‘Source Code’ to AMD’s Big Navi or Xbox Series X GPUs – ExtremeTech
Two days ago, we covered news from AMD that the company had suffered an IP breach. We now know more about what was taken from the company and how serious the theft is — or more appropriately, isn’t. At first glance, the news looks bad. The data in question is supposedly for Big Navi and Arden, the codename for the Xbox Series X GPU. Given how important both of these products are to AMD’s future, theft of their underlying core technology would be quite damaging. WCCFTech has published a story