Microsoft Android Wear Keyboard App

Video: The best Android Wear app we’ve seen was just released by… Microsoft?

By on October 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM.

Video: The best Android Wear app we’ve seen was just released by… Microsoft?

Wearables are becoming the new type of device that all major companies are developing for consumers, and with new hardware comes new applications. Microsoft has unveiled a new “analog keyboard” for Android Wear that lets you enter text on a smartwatch by drawing letters and numbers with your fingers.

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Windows 10 Technical Preview

Here’s a good sign that people might flock to Windows 10 when it comes out

By on October 13, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Here’s a good sign that people might flock to Windows 10 when it comes out

Late last month, Microsoft threw everyone for a loop with the announcement of Windows 10. We still haven’t gotten a satisfactory answer as to why the company skipped a version, but looks like the gimmick was a success — Microsoft announced via the Windows Blog on Monday that over 1 million users have signed up for the Windows Insider Program. More →

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Apple Fans Vs Microsoft Fans

These are the biggest differences between Apple fans and Microsoft fans

By on October 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

These are the biggest differences between Apple fans and Microsoft fans

There are plenty of classic rivalries in the world of technology, but none run quite as deep as the one between Apple and Microsoft. Perhaps even more contentious than the ongoing battle of these two giants is the scrabble among their fans, constantly bickering back and forth about which company builds better products. More →

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Xbox One Future Updates

Xbox chief explains how future updates will make the console more personal than ever before

By on October 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Xbox chief explains how future updates will make the console more personal than ever before

If there’s one thing that Microsoft has excelled at over the past year, it’s providing the Xbox One with a constant stream of significant updates. After a rocky pre-launch campaign that arguably doomed the Xbox One to fall behind the PlayStation 4 on the sales charts, Microsoft’s console slowly caught up with and eventually surpassed the PS4 in terms of added functionality.

The media player is just the latest example of this, but in an interview with The Inner Circle Podcast, Xbox head Phil Spencer made it clear that there’s still plenty on the way. More →

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Ultrascope Nokia 3D

This amazing 3D-printed automated observatory is the best reason ever to own a Nokia Lumia

By on October 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

This amazing 3D-printed automated observatory is the best reason ever to own a Nokia Lumia

Many grow up looking up to the skies with wonder and amazement. Children dreamed of what it would be like to travel to space to float around and use all that science-fiction inspired technology. Many of us will never get the chance to realize that dream, although this 3D-printed Nokia Lumia-powered automated robotic observatory might be as close as we’ll ever get.

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Is The Microsoft Surface Dead? No

Microsoft refutes ridiculous rumor that it wants to kill the Surface

By on October 9, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

Microsoft refutes ridiculous rumor that it wants to kill the Surface

There are times when Digitimes offers up interesting and accurate information, particularly when it comes to supply chain news. There are other times, however, when it seems as though its writers have spent all week taking part in a $300,000 crack party. That said, between reporting that Apple plans to merge iOS and OS X earlier this week and reporting that Microsoft plans to kill its Surface line of tablets, Digitimes this week has reached a level of insanity that could only be matched by Gene Munster on a bad acid trip. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft reportedly wants to kill its Surface tablet line

By on October 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Microsoft reportedly wants to kill its Surface tablet line

Microsoft’s attempts to convince you that your next computing machine shouldn’t be an iPad or a MacBook Air, or any other tablet or laptop for that matter, apparently aren’t working in the company’s favor, a new report from Digitimes says. The publication says it learned from sources familiar with the upstream supply chain that the Windows maker is already considering discontinuing its Surface tablet line, as Surface Pro 3 demand isn’t as hot as expected. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps Talko

One of the coolest iPhone apps released this week comes from a most unexpected source

By on October 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM.

One of the coolest iPhone apps released this week comes from a most unexpected source

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s form Chief Technical Officer and Chief Software Architect, has unveiled a new iPhone app named Talko, a voice calling app that he has been working on for 2 years and that can actually tell the phone recipient if the person on the other end is walking or driving. This type of app will give the user the information on just how attentive the recipient is and could prevent potential accidents.

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Microsoft RoomAlive Xbox Video

Microsoft’s amazing ‘RoomAlive’ will turn your entire living room into a giant Xbox game

By on October 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft’s amazing ‘RoomAlive’ will turn your entire living room into a giant Xbox game

Have you ever watched Star Trek and wished you could be in the holodeck interacting with exotic simulated environments? Well, Microsoft is making that dream more of a reality with a killer new concept that they’re calling “RoomAlive” for Xbox.

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Sunset Overdrive Streaming Demo

The first hour of the awesome-looking Sunset Overdrive will be live streamed this weekend

By on October 6, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

The first hour of the awesome-looking Sunset Overdrive will be live streamed this weekend

One of the most anticipated Xbox One exclusives of the year isn’t launching until the end of the month, but Microsoft is well aware of how impatient its fans can be. That’s why the console maker is teaming up with Best Buy to offer an exclusive first look at Sunset Overdrive on October 11th during a one-hour livestream of the game on the Xbox Twitch channel. More →

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Microsoft vs Samsung Lawsuit

Samsung’s Galaxy business might be a yearly $1 billion bonanza for Microsoft

By on October 6, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung’s Galaxy business might be a yearly $1 billion bonanza for Microsoft

Just as previous reports suggested, Android might be a golden goose for Microsoft, a company that has licensing deals in place with many top Android device makers. Previous estimates revealed that Android devices sales might bring Microsoft $2 billion a year, although the number was never confirmed. However, documents from a recent Microsoft vs Samsung case found by Re/code have revealed that the Galaxy device maker might be on the hook for $1 billion in licensing fees owed to Microsoft per year. More →

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Windows 10 Privacy Policy

Windows 10 preview lets Microsoft collect private data in frightening ways

By on October 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Windows 10 preview lets Microsoft collect private data in frightening ways

Microsoft’s Insider Program that offers access to the first Windows 10 preview version is already available to interested users, but they should know the company’s privacy policy for Windows 10 contains some strange permissions that allow Microsoft to collect user data in unexpected ways, The Inquirer reports. More →

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PS4 vs Xbox One Sales

PS4 sales continue to crush Xbox One despite price cut

By on October 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

PS4 sales continue to crush Xbox One despite price cut

The official NPD numbers for September haven’t been released yet, but it looks like Sony had another whopping victory last month despite some important moves by Microsoft to try to put the Xbox One back on top. According to VGChartz, Sony sold 178,000 PlayStation 4s globally during the week of September 14th while Microsoft only moved 94,000 Xbox One consoles in that time.

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