The Leap Motion controller is supposed to change the way we use computers. After seeing this video of the Leap controlling Windows 8, I’m starting to believe them:
Microsoft designed Windows 8 to be used with touch — that’s why so many PC manufacturers are now shoving touch screens into their computers, with both good and bad results.…Read More »
After several months of leaks and rumors, Microsoft officially announced the successor to the Xbox 360 at an event in their Redmond headquarters today. All signs pointed to the name, “Xbox Infinity,” but Microsoft amazingly kept its true name under wraps until the official reveal: the Xbox One.…Read More »
Klingons from Star Trek prefer a pain stick over using a “Microsoft operating system”.Read More »
Finally. If you’re an Xbox owner, you’re well aware of the problem. Instead of simply using real world currency to price things on its online marketplace, Microsoft uses, Microsoft Points. 1600 Microsoft Points is $20 and 4000 points is $50. Fun?…Read More »
Google has not built an official YouTube app for Windows Phone. Why? We don’t really know but my guess is because Windows Phone is not that popular and Google doesn’t give a rat’s @$$ about the platform. However, Microsoft does care about the platform and they want people to use it.…Read More »
In his keynote at Google’s 2013 I/O developer conference, Larry Page had a few words to say.
Page started off by commenting about how the tech industry shouldn’t be so negative because “being negative is not how we make progress”:
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Every story I read about Google is us versus some other company or some stupid thing.
Microsoft has completed the move away from Hotmail to Outlook.com for its free web-based email service. As expected, many people are outraged that they are being forced to ditch Hotmail for Outlook.com. I’ve personally read many people pledging to leave Hotmail/Outlook.com because they preferred the old Hotmail to the new Outlook.com.…Read More »
At a conference in Boston, Microsoft’s Tami Reller confirmed that the upcoming update to Windows 8, that has been codenamed Windows Blue, will officially be called Windows 8.1 when it releases. She also brought some good news for Windows 8 users, announcing that it will come as a free update to Windows 8 and it will be delivered through the Windows Store.…Read More »
Today Nokia officially announced its newest flagship phone, the Lumia 925. If it looks familiar, that’s because the phone is “a new interpretation” of the Lumia 920 — it’s slimmer at 8.5mm and lighter at 135 grams. Perhaps its most noticeable aesthetic change is that it’s now made of aluminum.…Read More »
When I first saw an image of Tatsuo Horiuchi’s work, I was certain that he either painted it or used some well-known program like Illustrator. Then I discovered that he actually uses Microsoft Excel to make everything come to life and it made the whole thing even more impressive than it already is.…Read More »
Three Windows 8 ads by Microsoft have been discovered on the internet after they were mistakenly posted on the company’s general YouTube Channel. The ads, which you’ll see very soon were meant for Asian markets.
The three 30-second spots highlight different strengths of Windows 8 by replacing them with other non-related objects — like a watermelon, for example.…Read More »
Google I/O is fast approaching (next week!), and some details of what’s gonna be at the conference are now trickling out. We now have heard that there will be… skydiving in Google Maps?
Developed in collaboration with Instrument, Map Diving is an installation that will be available for I/O attendees to get their virtual skydiving on.…Read More »
Internal documents obtained by TechCrunch have revealed that Microsoft may be planning to buy Nook for $1 billion. More specifically, they’d like to purchase the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, which would include the entire ebook and device ecosystem.
According to the report, this move makes sense for Microsoft and is highly likely considering the fact that the company already invested $300 million in Nook Media back in 2012 when it spun off from Barnes & Noble.…Read More »
Corporate Vice President for Windows, Julie Larson-Green, spoke at the Wired Business Conference and reiterated on previous comments by Microsoft regarding their approach to improving Windows 8 and incorporating user feedback. But she also confirmed that you’ll be able to try those improvements yourself when Microsoft releases a public preview build for Windows 8.1:
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As part of the continuing journey for Windows 8, we have an update planned due out later this year codenamed “Windows Blue.” Julie unveiled that at BUILD at the end of June, we’ll be releasing a public preview of Windows Blue for folks to check out.
Microsoft officially confirms Windows Blue, announces that 100 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold
It’s an interesting thing hearing all the complaints and disregard towards Windows 8, then finding out that Microsoft has already sold 100 million licenses since its debut back in October of last year. That puts it at around 6 months before reaching the 100 million mark.…Read More »
An internal email that was sent to employees that are currently working on Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation Xbox has revealed something that will cause gamers worldwide to breathe a sigh of relief: The console will not require a constant online connection to function.…Read More »
Since the debut of Windows Phone, people have been predicting the only way for Windows Phone to gain a foothold is to target the low-end market. In other words, price the competition — notably Android — out of the game. For the most part Microsoft and Nokia, the premier Windows Phone manufacturer, have been playing a double game: a mix of high-end plus medium/low-end modestly priced Windows Phone Lumias to try to capture the market.…Read More »
Microsoft’s Surface tablet wasn’t exactly a huge hit. But the company’s first forray into tablets showed some huge potential, which led many people looking forward to what the company might bring in a second-generation of the device. Now, a report out of Digitimes is claiming that according to sources from ”the upstream supply chain,” we’re not too far off from seeing this device officially announced.…Read More »
Microsoft reveals details about their awesome IllumiRoom, the unique next-generation entertainment room technology
What if, while watching TV or playing a video game, your display didn’t stop at the edge of your TV screen but instead expanded to the rest of the room? Visual effects and additional animation would immerse you even more so into the content you’re watching or playing.…Read More »
Microsoft’s latest attempt to get more users on their platform is an interesting one. The company has released an app called Switch to Windows Phone on the Google Play Store — and it’s of course designed to make switching, a little easier.…Read More »
It’s Apple fans versus Samsung fans at a wedding fight in Microsoft’s hilarious new Windows Phone ad [Video]
Everybody knows about the ongoing war between Apple fanboys and Samsung fanboys. It’s inevitable when the two manufacturers constantly rank as the top smartphone vendors in the industry. But doesn’t get a little tiring sometimes? What if you could just switch to a different kind of phone and watch while everyone argues?…Read More »
Microsoft’s $8.5 billion purchase of Skype is slowly starting to take shape. The next step for integration into Microsoft’s services is here — and now you can make Skype video calls straight from your Outlook.com inbox.
The company officially announced that they are rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, starting today with the UK.…Read More »
At Design Day 2013 in Norway, a presentation called “The Re-Imagining of Microsoft” was held. In it, Windows Phone design studio general manager Albert Shum talked with Wolff Olins creative director Todd Simmons about Microsoft’s new direction in terms of design, branding and marketing approach.…Read More »
The rising popularity of smartphones has made snapping a panoramic photo a breeze; simply download a panorama-supported camera app for your smartphone and you can easily snap a panorama of whatever you want. However, sometimes it isn’t possible to take a panorama with a smartphone.…Read More »
Next Xbox will have ability to be “always online” but game developers have the choice to use it or not [Rumor]
There are quite a few rumors floating around about the next Xbox, but most of them are just that- rumors. We don’t actually know what features the next Xbox will have, nor do we know much about the internal hardware. We do know one thing for sure, Microsoft is going to unveil the new console during the live event on May 21st.…Read More »
Looks like those rumors were just one month off, as Microsoft has officially announced an event called “A New Generation Revealed”, which is will reveal details about the next Xbox (popularly expected to be Xbox 720). The event will be held at the company’s Redmond headquarters on May 21st, at 10am.…Read More »
24% of PCs worldwide are vulnerable to viruses and cyber attacks, because people don’t update their antivirus
According to the most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, an average of 24 percent of computers worldwide are vulnerable to viruses and cyber attacks. The reason? Simple — the lack of up-to-date antivirus software.
The report says that some people may not realize the importance of installing and maintaining (keeping up-to-date) an antivirus program on their computers.…Read More »
This is getting even more ridiculous. First, we heard that Apple was working on their very own smart watch. Then we heard rumblings and eventually a confirmation from Samsung that they too were working on a smart watch device. Then Google and LG joined in.…Read More »
Microsoft says recent Windows 7 security update is faulty, tells everyone to uninstall update (before it’s too late)
Every second Tuesday of every month Microsoft issues a bunch of patches for its products, including Windows. This is known as Patch Tuesday. For this this recent Patch Tuesday Microsoft issued a Windows Update for Windows 7, security update 2823324, that “addresses a moderate-level vulnerability that requires an attacker to have physical computer access to exploit”.…Read More »
Last week Adam Orth, Microsoft Studios Creative Director, took to the web to express his viewpoint about the next Xbox’s rumored “always on” requirement (aka the Xbox needing to be always connected to the Internet) and how people are reacting to it.…Read More »
Rumors regarding how Microsoft is going to make Xbox 720 “always online” (aka must always be connected to the Internet, may be even to play games) have been flying for a while. Microsoft has yet to officially comment on the rumor but that hasn’t stopped a Microsoft employee from taking to Twitter to help address the issue.…Read More »
Last week we heard murmurs about Windows Blue being shown off to the public by Microsoft this June. Now a screenshot by an anonymous user going by the name ‘Kacper.K’ indicates Windows Blue may actually be Windows 8.1.
Check out the screenshot above.…Read More »
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