When Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7's "Metro UI" featuring flat square "tiles" we fell in love with it. That's why it's not shocking to see Windows 8's touchscreen UI heavily inspired by it. For once, the entire Windows experience looks new and refreshing again.
Microsoft has just unveiled Mango, the codename for Windows Phone 7.1. This is the first major update to Microsoft's mobile platform, and it's got a host of new features for people to fiddle around with.
If you've ever wondered about Microsoft's acquisitions and investments, this infographic was made for you. And not only is it informative, but Robin Richards designed it as a subway map — a convoluted mess of lines that look pretty darn...
Heard the good news? Microsoft just bought out everybody's favorite VoIP and video chat service Skype for a cool $8.5 billion — in cash. (The company's largest ever purchase, actually.) The next step for Skype? Integrating it into every single Microsoft nook as quickly as possible.
Nintendo has already said that it'll be announcing its next console this summer, but both Microsoft and Sony claim to be far off from making any such announcement. But at least in Microsoft's case, they may be closer to unveiling a new console than they're letting on. (Updated with new information from Electronic Arts.)
Microsoft Home is a private testing ground for their researchers to try out new concepts. And some of them are pretty wild!
Dying to know what Microsoft's got up its sleeve for Windows 8? Well, a very early build of it has leaked to the internet, and it sure looks a lot like Windows 7.
Professor X's chair is real — almost. At Microsoft's recent MIX11 event, the Redmond-based giant took the wraps off its official Kinect PC SDK. With the tools, developers can program Kinect to do awesome things like this custom-built armchair that moves and reacts to your hand gestures.
Normally, creating a 3D model of an object is time consuming work that requires an expert hand. Not so with this new trick developed by Microsoft's Interactive Visual Media Group. With this, all you need is a handful of casual photos.
Good news, haters of spam: Microsoft just took down the massive botnet known as Rustock, and with it, 39% of global spam. Holy moly.