Microsoft will soon unveil the Surface Pro 4, a high-end next-generation Windows 10 laptop/tablet hybrid, and a new report indicates the device will gate an insanely cool display feature that will allow Microsoft to increase the tablet’s screen size without increasing the overall size of the device. More →
Despite the fact that the Xbox One is arguably the best console on the market, Microsoft still can’t catch up with Sony when it comes to sales. That’s not to say the Xbox One is floundering, but it became abundantly clear that the company is dedicated to growing its share of the market when it announced six (6) new console bundles this week.
Rather than cover each individual bundle throughout the week, we decided to wait until today to look back at all of the announcements and rank the six bundles based on the order we’d buy them in. More →
Microsoft is not irrelevant by any stretch of the imagination. However, it’s also not the dominating, omnipotent colossus that it was 10 years ago, when it was impossible to imagine personal computers running on anything other than Windows. Nowadays, of course, personal computing is more than desktop and laptop PCs — it’s also smartphones, tablets and even wearable computers. Andreessen Horowitz analyst Benedict Evans on Friday posted a chart on Twitter that shows us exactly when Microsoft’s time as the tech industry’s dominant player came to an end. More →
You may not remember them, but Nokia’s Treasure Tags were some of the coolest smartphone accessories we saw all last year. For those of you who need a reminder, Treasure Tags are matchbox-sized tags that you can attach to your keys, wallet and other important items to make sure they never get lost. The tags’ main feature was to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and NFC and then issue an alarm if you try to leave your house without your tagged items. More →
Ever since Windows 10 launched back in July, one topic of conversation has overshadowed everything the new operating system does right: privacy concerns. Everyone with a Windows device is (rightfully) terrified that Microsoft is monitoring everything they do, so on Monday, Microsoft decided to finally issue an official response in order to clear the air. More →
It’s been ages since an entry in the Halo series lured me in with its multiplayer. I played Halo 2 obsessively with friends a decade ago, and custom modes in Halo: Reach’s Forge ate up several weeks of my life, but I’ve never had any real interest in playing Halo competitively for months after release.
After spending two hours with the Halo 5: Guardians campaign, I have a pretty good grasp on how the series has improved and what could have been done better. This is not an attempt to extrapolate a review out of my exceptionally limited time with the game, just an observation of what’s working and what’s not. More →
After spending several hours with the Arena multiplayer beta at the beginning of the year and going hands-on with the new Warzone mode at E3, Halo 5: Guardians has quickly become one of my most anticipated games of 2015.
Earlier this month, I had a chance to play through two missions of the campaign for the very first time, giving me a chance to see the final (and possibly most vital) piece of the Halo 5 puzzle. So how does single-player hold up?
Microsoft has been promoting the New Xbox One Experience for months now, but this weekend, preview program members are finally going to get a chance to take the updated software for a spin.
For all the praise that we’ve bestowed upon Windows 10 since it launched at the end of July, there are plenty of outstanding issues that Microsoft has yet to address. The privacy concerns certainly take precedence, but the lack of patch notes following mandatory updates is by far the most maddening change in the latest operating system. More →
No matter the product, it’s always risky demoing software up on stage in front of a live audience. Software might work great during testing, but once you’re up on stage showcasing it to the world, Murphy’s Law has a strange way of sneaking up and rearing its ugly head. And if you’re so bold as to try and tempt fate by demoing voice recognition software in front of a large crowd, well, may the force be with you.
Unfortunately, and hilariously, this is a lesson that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had to learn the hard way this week. While presenting a keynote speech at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference, Nadella decided to show the crowd what Cortana, Microsoft’s version of Siri, was capable of.