Strange things are happening within Microsoft. The software giant is fighting multiple fronts: PCs, smartphones, gaming and soon, tablets. There's just one tiny problem: fragmentation and a lack of total synergy between its Windows 7/8, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox platforms. A brand new OS that unifies all of those could be Microsoft's savior.
This is a sad, sad day for loyal fans of Windows XP: exactly 999 days from now, Microsoft will officially end support for the operating system, dragging many of us kicking and screaming over to Windows 7 or Windows 8 whether we like it or not.
After a triumphant announcement at E3 that the Xbox 360 would get the ability to store game save data directly in the cloud and recover the data from any 360 console, Microsoft's finally begun activating the feature for select games.
There's no denying that Kinect is a great sensor for the hacking scene and great for casual gaming on the Xbox 360, but what is this? Is Microsoft's next big gamble for Kinect really interactive advertising?
At long last, developers will no longer need to rely on unofficial open source drivers to create sweet Kinect hacks. Microsoft's official Windows Kinect development kits are available for all to download. Minority Report's future starts now.
Today, only one in ten individuals is a heavy mobile shopper — but that statistic is likely to change soon. This infographic predicts world e-commerce sales (from your very own smart phone) to be $119 billion by 2015. Here Microsoft lays out stats reflecting our current mobile shopping habits and predicting them for the future. Shopaholics, rejoice!
Microsoft has been claiming that the company won't be unveiling the successor to the Xbox 360 for a couple of years, but word from prominent developer Crytek, which most recently put out Crysis 2, has it that it could be unveiled as soon as next summer.
The technology is there to make a portable Xbox 360 (Sony's PS Vita is practically a portable PS3 and the Nintendo 3DS a portable Wii), so why has Microsoft still not challenged Nintendo and Sony in the portable arena? Microsoft's answer: the portable market is hard to crack.
Microsoft unveiled a whole slew of stuff pertaining to its Xbox 360 at E3 in Los Angeles today, not the least of which was the upcoming ability to watch live TV through your console. Hey, neat!
Everyone's favorite green cyborg is back, and this time he has a little jetpack.