Tech Recap: Fanless PCs, Xbox One controller drivers, Windows 8.1 Start Menu

Start menu for Windows 8.1 in this weekly Tech Recap

This week on tech, Intel shows off new Core M processor based on 14nm technology which will allow thinner, lighter, and fanless Windows computers. 

Microsoft delivers Windows drivers to support Xbox One controller on PCs, but of course you’ll need to connect the controller to the PC via USB cable. 

New information this week reveals that Microsoft won’t be releasing the Start Menu in the next update of Windows 8.1. Instead, it seems that the company will hold off this feature until the release of Threshold — the new version of the operating system, which may or may not be called “Windows 9”. All this and more…

Welcome to Pureinfotech: Tech Recap edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.