HoloLens: Microsoft’s New Holographic Head-Set

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a new product, and essentially, a whole new product segment: Microsoft HoloLens. The HoloLens is a head-set that is powered by Windows 10. Though it has the look of a Google Glass Oculus Rift hybrid, the HoloLens is a completely different sort of machine: It is, perhaps, easier to describe the new [...]

Microsoft Building a New, Lightweight, Speedy Browser

According to a new report from ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is preparing a new browser as part of its Windows 10 push. The new browser, dubbed IE Spartan, will look and feel a lot like Chrome and Firefox, supporting plugins and opting for a much lighter build than Internet Explorer. However, according to Foley, this [...]

Microsoft: All Siri Did Was Get Bigger

I've got one of those tree falls in the woods questions, if a smartphone, mobile based digital assistant has better functionality than any other digital assistant on the market, but the smartphones it's in only have 3% of the market, is it really better? That's the question that probably has people in Redmond Washington scratching [...]

Microsoft Launches 1st Phone without Nokia Branding

There have been hints and leaks trickling out that Microsoft would completely dump the Nokia branding - and to a lesser extent all Windows Phone branding. On Monday, these leaks were finally proven true, as Microsoft launched the Lumia 535. The phone itself is hardly worthy of news, as it is one of the lower end [...]

Microsoft Partners With “Small Startup” DropBox

While former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is busy tending to the hardwood courts of the NBA, his successor at Microsoft, Satya Nadella is hard at work making sure that Microsoft stays competitive with the ever evolving landscape of the internet. With that in mind Microsoft is trying to reposition itself in things that it's good [...]

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Microsoft to Drop all Nokia and Windows Phone Branding

Microsoft has been hinting that both the Nokia and WIndows Phone brands may soon disappear. Well, it appears that this is indeed the case. According to Tom Warren, of The Verge: Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place of Nokia for the software maker. The name change follows a slow transition from Nokia.com [...]

Microsoft to Launch a Smartwatch within Weeks

Earlier this summer, we heard reports about an upcoming smartwatch from Microsoft. Now, Forbes is reporting that the device could launch as soon as a few weeks: Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks, Forbes has learned. The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s [...]

LA Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Is Now Professor Ballmer

Fresh on the heels of the news that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer resigned his board seat with Microsoft to focus on his other endeavors, the 58 year old executive, and LA Clippers owner, has accepted a position as a professor at Stanford. According to Geekwire Ballmer has teamed up with Stanford faculty member Susan [...]

New Internet Explorer Not Coming To Android and iOS, Name Change In The Works?

Last week while Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was busy doing his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, members of the Internet Explorer developer team were participating in a reddit "Ask Me Anything". For those completely oblivious a reddit "Ask Me Anything" happens on the popular news/opinion forum and those participating as the askee are asked whatever anyone [...]

And Now Cortana Is Coming To The Next Windows

Just last week we reported on a patent filed by Apple that will most likely lead to Siri coming on the next update of Mac OSX Yosemite. Now it seems that Microsoft is preparing to be a part of that virtual assistant action. In all fairness though, the next version of Windows, which is code [...]

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