Microsoft has filed a patent application hinting to their plans for the future of gaming. It uses a sensor like the Xbox Kinect combined with a projection system that projects gameplay beyond your television to the surrounding room.
Atari and Microsoft have announced a relaunch of eight video game classics for the Web and tablets. Asteroids, Pong, Missile Command and more are getting a makeover from existing Flash versions to HTML 5 to showcase the latest Web and tablet technologies. No need to search for quarters though, they are available free in the Atari Arcade.
After 25 years, Microsoft's finally changed its logo. The new, more Helvetica-ish logo reaffirms the company's goals to unify the user experience across its core products. It also indicates the old dog that's been accused of being left behind in Apple and Google's dust still has enough fight left in it.
Microsoft's next major Windows 8 will drop on October 26. Anybody who upgrades between then and January 31, 2013 can get Windows 8 Pro for $40. What about everybody sitting on the fence biting their fingernails until February 1? Surprise! Windows 8 is going to be as expensive as ever.
You have to applaud Microsoft for daring to be different with its upcoming Windows 8-powered Surface tablet. A fresh rumor suggests the Surface could gain Microsoft a foothold in a decidedly tough market dominated by the iPad.
New York City's police department is partnering with Microsoft to develop what's being called the Domain Awareness System (DAS), a law enforcement tool with the goal of not only preventing crime by monitoring public safety data streams, but to also help respond to and follow up on crimes quickly and more efficiently.
Between all the tweeting, liking and text messaging we do, who really wants to look at all the junk in email? Microsoft new Outlook.com email (not the same as its Outlook email app) is a completely rethought take on webmail that cuts the ad bloat of Hotmail and focuses on functionality.
Wouldn't it be great if you could try an app out before buying it? And wouldn't it even generous if had a week to decide whether the app fits into your computing lifestyle? Well, if you're running Windows 8, Microsoft will let you do just that.
Though it looks easy on TV, fighting with a broadsword is an activity knights and other medieval types probably practiced a lot. So how do modern knights get some practice in without cutting their hands off? Microsoft Research is tackling this problem with a new game called SwordFight that enables multi-player dueling with smartphones using hardware localization technology.
Nobody knows for sure what the next Xbox will pack, but with so many clues cropping up, a clearer picture is slowly taking shape. A newly discovered patent reveals that the next Xbox could allow for simple upgrades — PC style.