Items tagged with Microsoft

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on an Xbox One update set to drop sometime this month that could enable the console's game-streaming capabilities, first detailed at Microsoft's action-packed January 21 event. At this point in time, though, such... Read more...
Since we began covering Windows 10, we've pored over a lot on what it's going to bring to the table, and also what's going to make it potentially the best Windows OS since 7. We're talking Project Spartan - ahem, Edge - Cortana, Continuum... Read more...
Windows 10 is shaping up to a spectacular mobile operating system release for Microsoft. With features like Continuum which allows smartphones into functioning desktops and support for ported Android and iOS apps, Microsoft is throwing everything... Read more...
Microsoft had a ton of new products and technologies to talk about at this past week's Build conference, but one area we haven't touched on up to this point is with the company's Azure cloud platform. While end-users are likely to be unaware of what... Read more...
If it wasn't obvious before, it should be now: Microsoft is serious about the stylus. Ahem - "pen". While numbers haven't been confirmed, Microsoft earlier this year acquired a company called N-trig, makers of some advanced (and great-looking) pens... Read more...
If you’re becoming bored to death with Microsoft’s steady cavalcade of budget Lumia Windows Phone releases, you’ll be glad to know that new flagship will soon be upon us. Instead of boring us to... Read more...
The latest builds of Windows 10 look promising and Microsoft is assuring customers that the anticipated OS is on track for a summer 2015 release. It’s enough to make you think that Microsoft has its act together. There are some caveats to... Read more...
Computer generated graphics have come a long way in the past several years and are starting to blur the line between animation and real actors. One of the more difficult tasks for CG artists is to recreate human emotions, especially crying, though... Read more...
A mere week after Microsoft rolled out build 10061 of its Windows 10 Preview comes a brand-new one: 10074. This build is a bit special in that it's the first in a while to be delivered to those on the "Slow" ring - so if you're currently running an... Read more...
Microsoft is bringing togetherness to the forefront with Windows 10. Microsoft promoted unity with the universal apps, which allows developers to create rich applications using the same codebase across tablet, smartphone, and PC form-factors. The... Read more...
At its ongoing Build conference, Microsoft has given us the long-awaited final name for its Project Spartan Web browser: Microsoft Edge. It's simple, and it might seem familiar: EdgeHTML is the name of the rendering engine the browser will be using... Read more...
When Microsoft told us that Windows 10 would run universal apps, we got the gist of what it meant. Developers would be able to create apps that ran on desktop, tablet, and smartphone version of Windows 10 with the same codebase. It makes for a... Read more...
Nokia’s mobile phone woes continue, but now they are Microsoft’s woes, thanks to the company’s $7.2-billion acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone business early last year. Microsoft recently filed a 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission... Read more...
That was fast. Less than a week after Re/code broke so-called news out of China that Nokia was returning to the phone manufacturing fold via its patent licensing division Nokia Technologies, the Finland-based company has issued a statement via their... Read more...
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