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Microsoft: Some Xbox One Games Won’t Be Running At Native 1080p Microsoft: Some Xbox One Games Won’t Be Running At Native 1080p

The Xbox 360 and PS3 introduced the world to high definition gaming, but rarely did any of the game actually display in full 1080p. In fact, some games were built in sub-HD resolutions, and then upscaled to 720p. We assumed …

Bing Gets A New Logo, Revamped Interface Bing Gets A New Logo, Revamped Interface
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Before the launch of Windows 8 last year, Microsoft moved to rebrand all of its products and services with new logos as part of its “One Microsoft” campaign. At the time, Bing wasn’t one of the services to get a …

Google Analytics Is About To Stop Supporting Your Outdated Browser Google Analytics Is About To Stop Supporting Your Outdated Browser

Google announced on Monday that Google Analytics will no longer support IE8 after the end of this year as it keeps its focus on modern browsers. In a post on the Google Analytics blog, the company said: To focus on …

Microsoft Shares, Then Pulls, Ads Mocking The iPhone 5S/5C Microsoft Shares, Then Pulls, Ads Mocking The iPhone 5S/5C

The iPhone 5S and 5C were only announced on Tuesday, and the competition is already pouncing on them. Nokia took the first swipe on Twitter on Tuesday, and now Microsoft has created seven new videos mocking the various design decisions …

Microsoft Offering $200 For Old iPads Microsoft Offering $200 For Old iPads

Last fall, Microsoft announced its Surface lineup of tablets. The company had hoped that the Windows 8 devices would be able to challenge Apple’s iPad in the full-sized tablet market. Like Windows 8 itself, however, the Surface (particularly the Surface …

Microsoft Details SmartGlass For Xbox One Microsoft Details SmartGlass For Xbox One

At E3 2012, Microsoft announced SmartGlass for the Xbox 360. The technology provided a second-screen experience on Xbox 360 games and apps that allowed users to access certain information about said games and apps from a tablet or smartphone. It …

Microsoft Announces Office 365 For Nonprofits Microsoft Announces Office 365 For Nonprofits

Are you a nonprofit looking for an easy way to help your organization collaborate on the Web? You could always use Google Apps for Nonprofits, but Microsoft thinks you might like its service more. Microsoft announced this morning that it’s …

Microsoft Backtracks On Windows 8.1 Availability, Developers Can Get It Now Microsoft Backtracks On Windows 8.1 Availability, Developers Can Get It Now

In late August, Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 was shipping out to OEMs. In the same announcement, Microsoft said that subscribers to its MSDN or TechNet services would not get early copies of Windows 8.1. As we learned from the …

Next Surface RT To Be Called Surface 2 [Rumor] Next Surface RT To Be Called Surface 2 [Rumor]

It’s fair at this point to say the Surface RT was a failure. Microsoft’s first attempt at a tablet was designed well enough, but the limited Surface RT OS just wasn’t as desirable as the full Windows 8 experience available …

Xbox Music Comes To iOS And Android, Goes Free On The Web Xbox Music Comes To iOS And Android, Goes Free On The Web

Spotify changed the music industry forever by bringing free ad-supported music to users on the Web. Microsoft tried to imitate that success with Xbox Music, but still required a subscription to even stream on the Web. That might not have …

Bing News Gets New Look, Trending Topics From Facebook, Twitter Bing News Gets New Look, Trending Topics From Facebook, Twitter
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Microsoft continues its Bing redesign spree with a new look for Bing News. Here’s the before and after. Before After The design adapts to fit your browser width, so it looks good regardless of what device you’re using. It also …

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Tech Won’t Be Coming To The Xbox One Anytime Soon Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Tech Won’t Be Coming To The Xbox One Anytime Soon

Remember IllumiRoom? It was a concept Microsoft showed off earlier this year that would project the environment from a game beyond the TV display and onto the walls around it. It was incredibly cool and there was even talk of …

Bing Redesigns Video Search From Ground Up Bing Redesigns Video Search From Ground Up

Bing just announced a big redesign of its video search feature, which it says has been redesigned from the ground up. Changes include navigational improvements, video overlays, pop-out previews, bigger thumbnails and new filters. “Rather than making you travel to …

Xbox One To Launch On November 22 Xbox One To Launch On November 22

At Gamescom, Sony announced that the PS4 would launch on November 15 in North America. We were hoping for a similar announcement from Microsoft at Gamescom, but nothing came. Instead, Microsoft chose today as the time to unravel the final …

Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe

Though the announcement that Microsoft will be buying Nokia’s devices and services unit was not surprising, the move is now placing pressure on other smartphone manufacturers. It is expected that Windows Phone will become an exclusive Microsoft platform, changing little …

Xbox One To Lack Support For External Storage At Launch Xbox One To Lack Support For External Storage At Launch

The Xbox 360 launched with memory cards, but soon ditched those in favor of standardized external memory. Unfortunately, the Xbox One won’t have support for the latter at launch. During a PAX podcast, Major Nelson revealed that the Xbox One …

Microsoft Explains The Rationale Behind Its Nokia Purchase Microsoft Explains The Rationale Behind Its Nokia Purchase

By now, it’s no secret that Microsoft is purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services business. With the purchase, Microsoft will integrate Nokia’s hardware business into its own to help push Windows Phone 8 forward. The market isn’t being too kind on …

Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR] Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR]

Microsoft decided not to take the long holiday weekend off, ironing out a deal to buy Nokia’s devices and services division for upwards of $5 billion. The acquisition makes sense due to the tight relationship the two companies have had …

Microsoft’s Nokia Purchase Is Causing Another Organizational Shuffle Microsoft’s Nokia Purchase Is Causing Another Organizational Shuffle
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Early this morning, Microsoft announced its intention to purchase Nokia’s Devices and Services business for $5 billion. It also paid $2.18 billion to license Nokia’s patents. It’s a deal that many are surprised didn’t come sooner, but Microsoft may have …

Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Phones Unit, Brings Elop Back Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Phones Unit, Brings Elop Back

Microsoft and Nokia announced that the former will acquire the latter’s devices and services business for 3.79 billion Euros ($5 billion), and will pay 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, bringing the total transaction price to 5.44 …

Microsoft Says The Government Isn’t Doing Enough To Promote Transparency Microsoft Says The Government Isn’t Doing Enough To Promote Transparency

In late June, Google and Microsoft both filed suit with the FISA court demanding that the government let them publish the number of federal data requests they receive. The companies had hoped to work out a deal with the government …