Cue the jokes! If you thought Windows Vista and Windows 7's six different editions were too much, wait until you get a load at what Microsoft is planning. According to some registry entries in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, there might be nine versions available at launch.
Just as expected, Microsoft released its Windows 8 Consumer Preview into the wild. It's available, now, so what are you waiting for, go download it now, chop, chop!
The desktop metaphor is dead. Long live the post-PC is all we ever hear these days. What we don't see very often is how computer desktops can be improved with 3D depth. Watch this demo of a transparent OLED display paired with a Kinect sensor and tell me this isn't making you lust for a Minority Report future.
Microsoft has just demoed a Kinect-enabled prototype shopping cart designed to take the guesswork out of your trip to the grocery store. All of the guesswork. In fact, all you are required to do is upload a shopping list and place items in the cart.
Microsoft's quad-colored Windows flag is getting retired. With the complete overhaul of Windows 8 and its Metro UI makeover, Microsoft felt its new operating system needed a new logo — one that looked more like a window. New Windows 8 logo, meet user; user, meet new Windows 8 logo. You're going to be new best buds.
We know gamers are clamoring for some news on the next Xbox. Today's crazy rumor comes from a nugget in Xbox World Magazine that claims Microsoft is prototyping a controller with a touchscreen flanked by traditional 360 analogs, buttons and triggers. If that sounds like the Wii U's controller, you're not alone.
Just so you know, Windows friggin' 8 is coming out this year, and Microsoft just announced it's going to be releasing a "Consumer Preview" (beta) version of it for all to download and test out. Here's what you'll be looking forward to.
Despite some great hardware by Nokia, Windows Phone 7 still feels like a huge dud. It's eating Android and iOS's dust. A exclusive report from Pocketnow claims that Windows Phone 8 will be much more aggressive and pack features like NFC and Windows 8 integration.
A new Kinect is here, sorta. Microsoft is now selling a slightly tweaked (but way more accurate) Kinect sensor for Windows PCs that could revolutionize entire industries, in the same way the iPad has transformed entire industries.
With over 40 million members, Microsoft knows that not all of them own a Windows Phone. In a surprising statement to Forbes, a Microsoft spokesman states that Xbox Live will be headed to non-Microsoft devices. Namely rival devices running iOS and Android.