Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft Officially Announces Sept. 30 Windows Event
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Microsoft Officially Announces Sept. 30 Windows Event

We’ve been hearing about this since last month: Microsoft would be unveiling a preview version of Windows Threshold (aka Windows 9) at an event on September 30. Amid many leaks discussing, and then showing, how Windows … [Read more...]

Microsoft to Acquire Minecraft for $2.5B
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Microsoft to Acquire Minecraft for $2.5B

Confirming rumors from last week, today Microsoft announced it was buying Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind Minecraft. The cost of the acquisition is $2.5 billion, a purchase that Microsoft says will “break … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Unveils New Products; Microsoft May Purchase Minecraft
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Unveils New Products; Microsoft May Purchase Minecraft

Happy Sunday, folks! We're here, as usual, catching you up on the big tech stories from the past week. We saw quite a bit from Apple this week, but Microsoft and Twitter made some news, as well. Let's get to … [Read more...]

New Video Leaks Show Windows 9 in Action
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New Video Leaks Show Windows 9 in Action

Okay – it seems highly unlikely that these two new videos posted by German tech site WinFuture are fakes. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s bevy of screenshots, we’ve got some new evidence of Windows 9 in motion – … [Read more...]

Take a Look at These Alleged Windows 9 Screens
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Take a Look at These Alleged Windows 9 Screens

September 30 is supposed to be the day that Microsoft will unveil a preview of its next operating system, alternately referred to as Windows Threshold or Windows 9. Over on Neowin today, a post boasts a few slick looking … [Read more...]

Will Microsoft Buy Mojang for $2 Billion?
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Will Microsoft Buy Mojang for $2 Billion?

It seems that Microsoft is in a spending mood; a new report from the Wall Street Journal yesterday says that Microsoft “is in serious discussions” to buy Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind the megahit … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Celebrity Photos are Hacked; Sony Unveils Xperia Z3
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Celebrity Photos are Hacked; Sony Unveils Xperia Z3

Happy Sunday, folks! Football is back, but before we get lost in all the action on the gridiron, let's take a look at some of the big tech stories from the past week. Ready? Let's go. Celebrity Photos Hacked, … [Read more...]

Report: Windows 9 to Feature Notification Center
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Report: Windows 9 to Feature Notification Center

One of the things I love most about my Android smartphone is its dropdown notification center. If I get an email, or miss a call, an app needs updating, or the Mets score, I’ll know about it via small icons on the top … [Read more...]

DEAL: Free Game With the Purchase of an Xbox One, from Sept. 7-13
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DEAL: Free Game With the Purchase of an Xbox One, from Sept. 7-13

Have you been holding out for a great Xbox One deal? With Madden 15 just released and Destiny coming on September 9, the deals may not get any better than this one. From September 7-13, anyone who purchases an Xbox … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Cortana Improvements & Lumia Denim at IFA
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Microsoft Announces Cortana Improvements & Lumia Denim at IFA

Yesterday at IFA in Berlin, we heard a whole bunch about new products coming from Samsung and Sony, to name only two. Microsoft took the time to make some announcements of its own at the European electronics expo, … [Read more...]