The hype train is expecting Microsoft to show a prototype for the next Xbox at next year's E3 video game expo and a rumored release to follow in late 2013. A new insider report claims the next Xbox is codenamed "Loop" and will run a modified version of Windows 9 (not Windows 8, but 9).
Microsoft kicked off a huge marketing blitz in New York City's Herald Square today to hype Windows Phone 7 and it did so by erecting a huge six-story tall Windows Phone 7 fit for a giant. The awesomeness didn't end there. Read on to find out what they were doing inside the phone!
Microsoft has had its Touch Mouse out for a little while now, and I guess it's feeling like people aren't taking enough advantage of its gestureliciousness. The big M donated an entire colony of touch mice and a handy development API to a student contest and told them to get creative, and here are the results.
Bill Gates is often credited for inventing the tablet and predicting its ubiquity 10 years before Apple released the iPad. That's why it's extremely saddening to finally find out that it was Gates himself that killed the amazing dual-screen Courier concept tablet that Microsoft was planning.
Kinect might have started out as a Minority Report dream come true, inspiring all sorts of cool hacks, but it's kind of obvious that the games coming out for it are still of the "casual" genre. Microsoft's bigger vision for the Kinect is for it to revolutionize businesses.
Microsoft has been on a user interface kick this week, what with their new OmniTouch and trans-fabric interfaces. But the HoloDesk project might be the coolest demo of all, at least for those of us who lie awake at night fantasizing about our very own holodeck.
Despite the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 having been out for longer than previous generations' lifespans, they've still got some life in them yet. A new report states that Microsoft is planning a next-generation console launch for sometime in 2013.
Xbox 360 games on my console, smartphone, tablet or TV? Yes, please! Microsoft is said to be planning a "universal gaming portal" that'll let you start and finish your Xbox 360 games (full ones) on any device of your choice by next year.
No new Xbox 360 announcement...yet, but it's rumored that a few developers are already shifting game development to Microsoft's next console.
Wait a minute, I thought the Zune already died in March. Apparently it didn't, because after Microsoft prematurely scrubbed its existence from the Zune site, then said it was an accident, it now says the Zune hardware is officially not dead. Long live Zune software!