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Here’s How Voice Commands Work On The Xbox One

When the Kinect was first revealed, Microsoft made it a point to emphasize that almost every function of the console could be controlled by either motion or voice. That concept is being expanded with the Xbox One, and now Microsoft …

Microsoft Opens A Maker Space On Its Campus Microsoft Opens A Maker Space On Its Campus
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If you have a 3D printer, you can create a maker space. Private entities and public institutions are opening them all over the country to encourage others to express their creativity through 3D printing and other rapid prototyping tools. Now …

Microsoft Launches Massive Xbox One Ad Campaign

The launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One console is now less than one month away, and the company has just announced a massive new advertising campaign for the device. The “invitation”-themed ad campaign will be global and promote the console to …

Microsoft Beats Estimates With $18.5 Billion Quarterly Revenue Microsoft Beats Estimates With $18.5 Billion Quarterly Revenue

Microsoft today announced its first-quarter earnings, beating analyst estimates with revenues of $18.53 billion – a 15.7% increase on its first quarter 2012 revenues. In addition, the company’s earnings per share rose 17% year-on-year. The company’s enterprise revenue was strong, …

PS4 Tops Xbox One in Shopping Survey
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Since before this year’s E3, the biggest story in gaming has been Microsoft’s blunders in promoting its Xbox One console. Though the company eventually reversed course on its planned DRM and no used game policies, it has been battling a …

Ubisoft’s Fighter Within Gets A New Gameplay Trailer

The Xbox One will be launching with not one, but two fighting games on November 22. The first is a reboot of Rare’s classic fighting game franchise Killer Instinct while the other is a motion controlled fighting game from Ubisoft. …

Original Surface Pro Price Dropped To $699 Original Surface Pro Price Dropped To $699

Just this week, Microsoft launched the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 in its attempt to revitalize its tablet brand. We won’t know just how well that effort worked out until next quarter, but it looks like Microsoft is trying …

Microsoft Reportedly Testing Glass-Type Eyewear Microsoft Reportedly Testing Glass-Type Eyewear

Smart watches have already begun to appear, and it doesn’t seem that consumers are as excited for the devices as manufacturers had expected. Already, though, the tech industry is preparing to follow Google into the next unproven gadget market. The …

Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology …

Here’s How Bing Smart Search Works In Windows 8.1 Here’s How Bing Smart Search Works In Windows 8.1
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Windows 8.1 is the first product to be delivered under the “One Microsoft” ideology that outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer referred to when outlining the company’s restructuring plan. In essence, all of the teams at Microsoft contributed to make Windows 8.1 …

Windows 8.1 Is Now Available On The Windows Store Windows 8.1 Is Now Available On The Windows Store
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It’s been almost a year since Windows 8 hit the scene, and what a year it’s been. After getting off to a super slow start, Windows 8 finally managed to overtake the dead-in-the-water Windows Vista. Sure, it’s not much, but …

Bing Talks Up Yahoo Bing Network Ahead Of Yahoo’s Earnings Bing Talks Up Yahoo Bing Network Ahead Of Yahoo’s Earnings

Yahoo will soon release its earnings report for the third quarter. Microsoft is taking the opportunity to provide an update on what’s happening with the Yahoo Bing Network. David Pann, general manager of the Microsoft Advertising Search Group, has written …

Here’s How Multiplayer Is Changing On Xbox One

Xbox Live has been the defining feature on Xbox 360 as millions of players hop online every day to play games with friends and strangers from all over the world. That will remain the same on the Xbox One, but …

Here’s How The Friends App Works On Xbox One

Friends are an important part of any online community, and Xbox Live was one of the first online communities to connect console gamers together. Not a lot has changed since then, even with the move to the Xbox 360, but …

Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets

As Android devices like the Galaxy Note have proven, smartphone consumers love phablets. As Android devices get bigger and bigger, however, iOS and Windows Phone device displays remain below 5-inches. Microsoft will be changing that with its next software update. …

Bing Gets Snapshots From Klout In Search Results Bing Gets Snapshots From Klout In Search Results

Klout announced an extension of its partnership with Bing today with the launch of Klout-verified snapshots in Bing search results. Klout’s Paul Kim and Genevieve Lydstone explain, “From the beginning of Klout, we’ve been focused on helping people better understand …

Internet Explorer 11 Adds Better Accessibility Features For The Blind Internet Explorer 11 Adds Better Accessibility Features For The Blind

The blind and visually impaired are criminally overlooked as technology progresses. There’s been a few improvements to how computers behave to help those with visual impairments, but you could easily argue that not enough is being done to improve accessibility. …

New Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles Announced

Though Microsoft’s efforts are currently on promoting its upcoming Xbox One console, the company still knows the Xbox 360 has years of life left. This holiday season, Microsoft will continue to try to expand the Xbox 360′s large user base …

Luxembourg Authorities Investigating Skype’s Relationship With NSA Luxembourg Authorities Investigating Skype’s Relationship With NSA
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Skype is not spying on you, or at least that’s what it said back in July of last year. That claim is now suspect in the wake of the Snowden leaks, especially one that found Skype had made it easier …

Businesses Avoiding Windows 8, Says Toshiba Businesses Avoiding Windows 8, Says Toshiba

PC shipment estimates for the third quarter are out today, and show that the PC market has declined yet again – for the sixth straight quarter. Though shipments saw a slight pick-up due to the back-to-school season, the worldwide PC …

Microsoft Wants To Replace Ballmer Before The End Of 2013 [Report] Microsoft Wants To Replace Ballmer Before The End Of 2013 [Report]

In late August, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that he would retire within the next 12 months. That gives him until August 2014 to hand the reigns over to somebody else. While that could certainly happen, it seems that Microsoft’s …