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Microsoft Publishes Sexist Form Letter To Help Dudes Convince Women To Let Them Buy An Xbox One

<i>Update: According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has slightly edited the letter following complaint. Good on them for doing so.</i><p>Today Microsoft released a form letter essentially created for men to send to women, encouraging their partners to let them buy an Xbox One console, as the new …

China's Third Plenum: Xi Jinping consolidates power

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, emerges from a key Communist party meeting with a stronger mandate and new powers to sidestep his own government<p>Xi Jinping, the <b>Chinese</b> president, has tightened his control over the Communist party, emerging from a key four-day meeting with new powers to sidestep …

Russian Cosmonauts Occasionally Infect the ISS with Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky says the International Space Station was infected by …

Internet Explorer 11 Launches On Windows 7

Internet Explorer 11, the default browser of Windows 8.1, is now also available on Windows 7. Microsoft previously launched a number of beta versions and always said that IE11 would arrive on its older operating system shortly after the launch of Windows 8.1, so today’s launch isn’t exactly a major …

Associated Press News

Microsoft Giving Unity To Indie Developers For Free

There’s a small arms race going on between Xbox One and PS4 in fostering indie games development, which means that both gamers and developers are unequivocally winning. Microsoft just announced that the add-on for powerful game creation tool Unity will be free to any developers registered in the …

Microsoft’s Hardware Team Went Through Nearly 200 Controller Designs For Its New Xbox One Console

Microsoft’s forthcoming Xbox One console is the company’s vision for living room entertainment for the next half decade. Today at GigaOm’s Roadmap conference in San Francisco, Carl Ledbetter, who led the industrial design of the console, discussed how it came to fruition.<p>The design of the new …

Report: Microsoft Wants To Sell 16 Million Windows Tablets This Holiday Season

The company wants to sell 16 million Windows tablets during the season, reports Paul Thurrott at the Supersite for Windows blog, quoting unnamed sources.<p>That actually seems doable, if we're talking about the whole fourth quarter and all Windows tablet vendors. That's about how many tablets Apple …

Microsoft clarifies what Xbox One and Kinect do with your stored data

Ever since Microsoft revealed a Kinect 2.0 is included with each Xbox One sold, rumors have flown over what the company can and/or will do with the information its sensors pick up. The software giant's overarching privacy statement makes its case that you shouldn't have anything to worry about. …

Bill Gates: Prioritizing Worldwide Internet Access Over Malaria Research Is A 'Joke'

Technology is "amazing," Bill Gates told the Financial Times in a recent interview, but it's not going to save the world.<p>Speaking with the Times' Richard Waters about what it's going to take the make the planet a better place, the Microsoft co-founder said that though improvements in technology may …

Report: Windows Phone Overtakes iOS In Italy, Progresses In Europe

There’s good news for Microsoft’s mobile efforts, as according to a latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showing data for the three months to September 2013, Windows Phone has overtaken iOS in Italy and now makes up one in 10 smartphone sales across five major European markets — the UK, …

Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy to power its San Antonio data center

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Microsoft (s MSFT) is buying clean energy to help power a data center for the first time. On Monday morning the tech giant …

Nokia Had A Stunning Q3 In North America, With Device Volume Up 367% From Last Year

According to its most recent earnings report, Nokia appears to have finally found market traction in North America for its Lumia line of Windows Phone-based smartphones. This bears well for the platform itself, and Microsoft, who is buying Nokia’s device business for more than $7 billion.<p>Nokia’s …

Microsoft's Profit Up 17 Percent, But Not Thanks To Windows

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 17 percent, helped by strong sales of its Office and server software to businesses, offsetting weakness in its flagship Windows system.<p>The world's largest software company, which is shifting its focus to …

Xbox One launch ad nails Microsoft's next-gen vision

All it took was zombies, Spock, supercars, and sports stars<p>Microsoft is kicking off its Xbox One advertising in a big way today. The software giant may have struggled with messaging and confusing policy reversals at its unveiling earlier this year, but it’s wasting no time trying to correct the …

Microsoft Snaps Its Fingers, And Presto! Nokia Is Making Tablets

Microsoft can always count on Nokia as the linchpin of devices and services strategy—good thing, too, since Microsoft is spending more than$7 billion to acquireits stalwart ally. The latest sign of the companies’ emerging codependence: Nokia’s belated entry into the market for tablets.<p>Tablets?<p>Today …

Microsoft reportedly testing its own Google Glass-like eyewear

Microsoft may be preparing to launch its own glasses.<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the software giant is testing prototypes for what it describes as “internet-connected eyewear” that’s similar to Google Glass. There’s little details on how the glasses would work in reality, but the eyewear …

Nokia tablet: new Lumia 2520 joins 1520 phablet

Nokia has launched a new Windows-based tablet, the 2520, and 1520 'phablet', which it hopes will steal market share from rivals Apple and Samsung, even as Microsoft edges closer to completing its purchase of the Finnish company's devices arm.<p>Nokia has unveiled its first Windows-based tablet, the …

Mobile Technology

Nokia Reportedly Sells Record Number of Smartphones

Nokia is gearing up to launch a slew of new devices at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi this week, and it seems that the company’s flagship Lumia smartphone series is gaining momentum after the Wall Street Journal reported that sales hit a record of “at least eight million” units between June and September.<p>…

Nokia eyes possible smartwatch launch, patent application suggests

Apple and Samsung aren't the only major companies getting into the smartwatch business, a new patent applications hints.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday published a patent application for a "multi-segment wearable accessory" filed in August 2012. The application covers a …

Wearable Tech

Microsoft's new iOS and Android Remote Desktop apps let you control a PC from a phone

Microsoft is providing a new way for iOS and Android users to access their Windows PCs today. A new Remote Desktop app is now available for both operating systems, letting you simply connect to a Windows PC and control it. While a number of third-party solutions have existed previously, including …

Microsoft Confirms It’s Working On Books, And Other Key Bits From Its Windows 8.1 Reddit AMA

Windows 8.1 day rolls along, and, while I assume that you have already updated if you were a Windows 8 user, Microsoft is continuing to speak out about its new software. The company has again taken to Reddit to answer questions from its community.<p>The full discussion is here, but since you are busy, …

Apple multitouch patent upheld by US Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has upheld a key Apple multitouch patent in a move that could have real ramifications for companies like Samsung and Motorola moving forward. The USPTO issued a certificate on September 4th confirming the patentability of all 20 claims of US patent …

Microsoft’s Scroogled Ad Campaign Appears To Be Working

The Scroogled advertising campaign undertaken by Microsoft to ding and scuff its rival Google appears to be an effective effort, according to statistics recently published by AdAge. That publication’s report details data collected for Microsoft by Answers Research indicating that, following a visit …

Surface 2 video reveals new Type Cover colors and keyboard gestures

Microsoft is preparing to launch its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets on October 22nd, and the company is offering a brief look at the making of the devices ahead of their debut. A new video posted to Microsoft's Surface YouTube channel details some of the design changes and updates to the …

Microsoft tops Apple as America’s most inspiring company; Google 7th, Amazon 8th

Is it Bill Gates and his foundation? The company’s corporate giving program? Or maybe it’s just Steve Ballmer’s passion-packed speeches.<p>Whatever the …

Microsoft's Panos Panay says Surfaces with 'multiple aspect ratios and sizes,' LTE are on the way

It's not the first time we've heard that Surface tablets would be coming in multiple sizes, but Microsoft's Panos Panay offered the clearest indication yet that the line could soon be expanding at a Microsoft Store event in Seattle last night. As <i>GeekWire</i> reports, while Panay didn't get <i>too</i> specific, …

Microsoft demonstrates 'Halo 4' streaming from the cloud to Windows and Windows Phones

Microsoft is building its own cloud gaming service. Company officials demonstrated a prototype of the service during an internal company meeting today. Sources familiar with the meeting revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that Microsoft demonstrated Halo 4 running on a Windows Phone and PC, both streaming the …

Intel, Microsoft Also Eyeing Wearable Device Market

It’s fair to say that everyone who is anyone in tech is trying to find a place in the budding market for wearable technology.<p>Google has its Glass …

Microsoft Surface 2 due today with Full HD, but still RT

Microsoft is set to take the wraps off a new generation of Windows-powered Surface tablets today -- and it'll be desperately hoping they're more of a …