If you're short, things are about to get worse — if you're into Kinect. A new patent filed by Microsoft suggests it's planning to use Kinect's body detecting powers to guess a user's age and block content when necessary, based on pre-configured parental settings.
Most people are pretty defensive about their smartphone choices, with heavy texters defending the BlackBerry's physical keyboard, while others want something with a bigger screen for multimedia. Microsoft however, sees a future where one phone can be all things to all people, by simply swapping out a module to match the occasion.
Windows 8 is starting to look better and better with each passing day. Long Zheng from iStartedSomething claims that Windows 8 might have the ability to make and receive phone calls, baked directly in. Ready to start calling mom from your huge tablet?
Yahoo's in the crapper right now. After CEO Carol Bartz announced she was fired, Yahoo's been exploring how to remain afloat in today's digital climate. AOL's said to be interested in swallowing them up, but now Microsoft might bid to buy them out again — the second time since 2008.
Microsoft's Windows 8 looks fantastic and everybody's talking about it. It has that sweet Metro UI, it's super fast to boot up and there's Xbox Live integration. What more could you want? How about the cutest, most friendly "Blue Screen of Death" to date? No more lines of coded error messages — just a clean frowny face and a line that regular people can actually understand: Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle, and now it needs to restart. It's so simple and uncluttered, it's almost Apple-like.
Time is money. We've all heard the phrase before, and if you're sitting around waiting for your PC to start up, you're wasting precious time, whether it's for work or play. Microsoft claims Windows 8 start up in eight seconds. Hoorah!
My oh my, Windows 8 is looking to be one multi-faceted operating system. It'll be a tablet OS, a desktop OS, might run Xbox 360 games and now talk of it running Windows Phone 7 apps? Unreal.
Up until last week, there were five major mobile operating systems: Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and webOS. With the wounding of webOS, there are now four. The two top players being Android and iOS. And Microsoft wants at least the bronze medal.
Emulation is the sincerest form of flattery and Microsoft's not afraid to follow in Apple's footsteps. The Mac App Store's success is another home run for Apple and what does that mean for Microsoft's next Windows 8 OS? It's getting an App Store too.
The "premium" ride is officially over. Microsoft's ditching the gloss finish on the Xbox 360 and bringing matte back. Die fingerprints, die!