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Kinect May Have Just Proven Its Worth Today Kinect May Have Just Proven Its Worth Today

Every Xbox One will ship with a Kinect. It’s a fact that can’t be avoided and has made some people angry. Some are angry over the increased price tag of $500 while others are angry about potential privacy violations. Both …

Microsoft CEO Search Reportedly Narrowed to Five Candidates Microsoft CEO Search Reportedly Narrowed to Five Candidates
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Since Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement back in August, Microsoft’s board has been quickly searching for someone to replace him by the end of the year. Several candidates have popped up in the past few months, most notably …

Google Apps Ends Support For Internet Explorer 9 Google Apps Ends Support For Internet Explorer 9

Are you still using Internet Explorer 9? It’s not exactly a dead browser yet as Microsoft still officially supports it, but Google Apps has turned its back on it. In an announcement today on the Google Apps blog, the company …

All Indie Developers On Xbox One Get Free Unity Licenses All Indie Developers On Xbox One Get Free Unity Licenses

In an effort to get indie developers to make Wii U games, Nintendo offered free development tools, like a Unity license, in exchange for games. Now Microsoft’s indie program – ID@Xbox – is offering the same deal. Unity CEO David …

Xbox One And PS4 On Sale This November Xbox One And PS4 On Sale This November
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It’s almost Christmas time again and for gamers that means going to great lengths to get their hands on one of the new must-have, next-gen video game consoles. On Nov. 15, Sony will release the PS4 while Microsoft will release …

CoD: Ghosts Will Run at 720p on XB1 While PS4 Runs 1080p CoD: Ghosts Will Run at 720p on XB1 While PS4 Runs 1080p
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Call of Duty has done it again, at least in terms of causing controversy. Unlike previous controversies of the next-generation consoles, one of which involved Microsoft’s crazy DRM policies and the feud with the retail/resale market while another cited NSA-like …

Ryse: Son Of Rome To Get Season Pass Ryse: Son Of Rome To Get Season Pass

The online pass is all but dead. Long live the season pass. That seems to be the rallying cry of the games industry these days as more and more publishers abandon the much maligned online pass in favor of something …

Bing Has An Amazing Halloween Homepage Bing Has An Amazing Halloween Homepage

For major holidays, the Google Doodle usually outshines whatever Bing does it for its homepage. For Halloween this year, Google certainly impressed with a witchy doodle, but Bing is the definitive winner this year. For this year, Bing outfitted its …

Bing Hero Ads: Microsoft’s Answer To Those New Google Branded Search Ads? Bing Hero Ads: Microsoft’s Answer To Those New Google Branded Search Ads?

Last week, there was a lot of talk about a new ad format Google is testing that essentially places a banner-like graphic near the top of a search results page when the user searches for that brand. While Google indicated …

Halo: Spartan Assault is Coming to Xbox Consoles Halo: Spartan Assault is Coming to Xbox Consoles

Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted a Halo-branded top-down shooter called Halo: Spartan Assault. The game was designed primarily with tablets and smartphones in mind, and Microsoft tried to used the game to sell Windows Phone 8 smartphones and the Windows …

Here’s How Voice Commands Work On The Xbox One 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 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 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 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 …