Are you still clinging on to your legacy Windows 95/98/XP install? Maybe your netbook is running one of Microsoft's old OSes? Screw Windows Phone 7 and its colorful flat tiles, because now you can install the full desktop copy of Microsoft's operating systems on your Android smartphone.
Kinect's a cool piece of kit that's received a lot of hacking love and Microsoft is pushing it as a platform for businesses next year. But Kinect works best at six to eight feet. We sit at computers that are two feet away. See the problem?
Researchers in South Korea may have found a way to design "smart windows" that could work wonders in making the average home far more efficient. In the usual spirit of a breakthrough, their approach takes something that wasn't feasible yesterday and promises to be stable and inexpensive tomorrow.
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.
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.
Most tablets coming out these days are based in a cellphone operating system such as Android, as they're designed to be used with a touchscreen. But not HP! If this video is real, it shows their upcoming Slate running Windows 7. And man, it looks awful.
As of yesterday, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP service pack 2. (And Windows 2000, but no one cares.) Weird thing is, the company also says that 74% of Windows businesses still use XP, and a lot of us must, too. Why? The company's handling of OS upgrades sucks.
Everyone knows the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, even if they've never used a Windows computer. It's basically the universal symbol for a crashed computer. So of course, you'll want that on a belt buckle. Too nerdy for you? There's...
Good news for fans of Microsoft's in-house browser (but bad news for folks who still use XP): the next iteration of Internet Explorer adds a slew of attractive features, and gets ready for a more attractive web overall. The good...
Today Microsoft unveiled Phone 7, the latest version of their Windows Mobile platform, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. Microsoft may have been making operating systems for portable devices since long before they actually had phones in them,...