Topic: Microsoft

After 15 Years, MSN Messenger Shuts Down For Good
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After 15 Years, MSN Messenger Shuts Down For Good

Last year, Microsoft announced that they would be shutting MSN Messenger down and switching users over to Skype for their communication needs. But the chat/general communication service remained alive in China through a … [Read more...]

Watch this Space: Our Guide to this Fall’s Smartwatches
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Watch this Space: Our Guide to this Fall’s Smartwatches

When Google announced Android Wear earlier this year, it seemed like a confirmation that the smartwatch category would start to seriously heat up – and it has. Just last night, Samsung announced its sixth smartwatch in … [Read more...]

Finally, the Standalone Xbox One Kinect: $149.99, Launches October 7
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Finally, the Standalone Xbox One Kinect: $149.99, Launches October 7

For several months, it seemed like Microsoft was phasing Kinect out entirely. It all started with the introduction of the $399 Xbox One back in June. Microsoft went ahead and began selling a Kinect-less console, even … [Read more...]

More Details about Windows 9 & Modern UI Emerge
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More Details about Windows 9 & Modern UI Emerge

At the end of September, Microsoft will supposedly show off the new version of its flagship operating system – which will either be called Windows Threshold, or Windows 9 – and in the run up to that event, plenty of … [Read more...]

Microsoft to Fix Surface Pro 3 Overheating
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Microsoft to Fix Surface Pro 3 Overheating

If you’ve got a Surface Pro 3, you might want to keep that thing off your lap – at least for a week or two. Apparently, versions of the tablet PC equipped with Intel i7 CPUs have been overheating lately, which … [Read more...]

Xbox One Pre-Ordering and Pre-Loading: A Pretty Painless Experience
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Xbox One Pre-Ordering and Pre-Loading: A Pretty Painless Experience

Last night, I bought Madden 15. $59.99 of Xbox Store credit later, it was downloading to my Xbox One, even though the game didn't officially release until early this morning at 3AM ET. When I checked my console this … [Read more...]

HTC One M8 for Windows Coming to Sprint & T-Mobile
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HTC One M8 for Windows Coming to Sprint & T-Mobile

Last week, we got the first official look at the HTC One M8 for Windows, the latest Windows Phone handset to come from the OEM, and a phone that many believe to represent a turning point for the third-place mobile … [Read more...]

Will Microsoft Unveil its Version of Chromecast on September 4?
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Will Microsoft Unveil its Version of Chromecast on September 4?

For Android fans, Chromecast is pretty incredible. An easy to use HDMI dongle that plugs right into your TV, the latest version of Chromecast allows users to send their Chrome browser tabs to their televisions, mirror … [Read more...]

Windows 9 to be Unveiled on Sept 30
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Windows 9 to be Unveiled on Sept 30

If you’ve been underwhelmed by Microsoft’s work with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, then it looks like the end of September might bring you a small degree of relief: the next iteration of Microsoft’s flagship operating … [Read more...]

HTC Windows Phone to Hit Carriers…in Time for Windows 9 Preview?
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HTC Windows Phone to Hit Carriers…in Time for Windows 9 Preview?

Yesterday, HTC announced a new, high end Windows Phone handset that draws some much-needed heat to the beleaguered mobile platform. The issue, though, is that the HTC One M8 for Windows is exclusive to Verizon Wireless … [Read more...]