Items tagged with Microsoft

If you’re one of the millions of Nokia Lumia smartphone owners out there, you’ll be delighted to hear that Microsoft is officially rolling out the Lumia Denim firmware for Windows 8.1. Microsoft notes that while the rollout has commenced, it’s up to... Read...
After giving us a few ASUS laptop deals, Microsoft’s “12 Days of Deals” promotion is throwing Hewlett-Packard a bone with a $130 discount on the HP Pavilion x2 10-k077nr Signature Edition 2-in-1 PC (sheesh, try saying that three times really fast)... Read...
Ever since Microsoft announced that its Xbox One would have some sort of unspecified cloud streaming capability that would allow it to offload game processing into the cloud, speculation has run rampant over precisely what that capability would look... Read...
Projects like Microsoft’s Skype Translator remind us just how life-changing technology can be. When Microsoft first announced its massive language-translation project earlier this year, the upcoming... Read...
As a consumer, you have to love Microsoft's strategy in the new generation console wars -- price cuts! Here in the U.S., game bundles and promotional discounts bringing the Xbox One to as low as $329 at times have given the system the sales boost it... Read...
Microsoft’s ongoing “12 Days of Deals” promotion is still trucking along and today’s deal markdowns yet another ASUS product. In this case, Microsoft is discounting the ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA by $200 to an attractive $299 price... Read...
Facebook is improving its search functionality, resulting in the addition of some features (like Graph Search beta) and the removal of Web search results. Those search results, which typically appeared when a user searched for something (or someone)... Read...
Rather than debate what's good or bad about Windows 8, let's just all agree that it failed to capture the collective audience that Microsoft hoped it would. Despite big ambitions, it was just last month that Windows 8 and 8.1 combined finally... Read...
Microsoft’s recent price reduction and assorted console bundles paid off for the month of November. According to the NPD Group’s data, Microsoft’s Xbox One passed Sony’s PlayStation 4 in console sales in the US and UK.  "Response to the holiday... Read...
Fall of 2015 is shaping up to be the likely release date for the next version of Windows. Microsoft COO Kevin Turner recently suggested next summer or fall as the likely launch time, but then seemed to clarify that Windows will launch in autumn... Read...
Microsoft has definitely been in the giving spirit for the month of December. The company enticed consumers during its “12 Days of Deals” promotion, most recently offering the $329 ASUS Transformer... Read...
Microsoft is certainly in the holiday spirit. Continuing with its "12 Days of Deals" promotion, today's discounted item is the ASUS Transformer Book Signature Edition (T100TAF-B1-MS), a 2-in-1 hybrid PC with a detachable 10.1-inch HD (1366x768)... Read...
You may not elfin' believe this, but if you missed out on numerous opportunities to pick up an Xbox One console for less than retail -- Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and extended holiday shopping sales -- you have yet another opportunity to bag one... Read...
Well, that didn’t take long. In early November, Microsoft rolled out its new “Work & Play Bundle” that combines a year’s worth of Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Unlimited World + WiFi. Microsoft priced the bundle at... Read...
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