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.
Building on what little we already know about the Xbox 360's successor, IGN claims that Microsoft's next game console will be six times more powerful than the current gen and will best out this year's Wii U by 20 percent.
Please, let this be true. For years, consumers have been annoyed at Microsoft's insistence on using "Microsoft Points" in place of actual dollars to buy their digital wares. A little rumor says Microsoft might finally change its habits by the end of this year.
One of the major questions everybody's been asking about Windows Phone 7 is, when will it get Skype? After all, Microsoft did buy out the VoIP company for $8.5 billion in cash last October. Microsoft says it's "coming soon."
You may think your boss is a bit of a blowhard, but when was the last time you threatened suicide over the way s/he treats you? Well, that's exactly what 300 employees of Foxconn, the Taiwan-based contract manufacturing partner to many of the world's tech giants including Microsoft and Apple, did on Jan. 2.
This new holographic display from Microsoft, called Vermeer, is certainly not the first "touchable" hologram that we've seen. But every other system places the holograms themselves behind glass, while with Vermeer, it's hanging out right there in the open, Princess Leia style.