A new Kinect for Windows sensor which shares many of the same technological underpinnings as the just-announced Kinect for Xbox One sensor, is due out in 2014.
Today NVIDIA has announced an exciting new GPU in their GeForce lineup: the GeForce GTX 780. Graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU are available from a variety of manufacturers starting today, so won’t have to wait to...Show More Summary
Today, we’re announcing two new mice designed specifically for Windows. These are the first mice from Microsoft to include a Windows button on them, giving you quick and easy access to specific features in Windows – and, in the case of the Sculpt Comfort Mouse, more advanced functionality in Windows 8. Show More Summary
The U.S. International Trade commission said Microsoft is free to continue to import Xboxes, after clearing the company of Google's patent violation claims.
This blog post was authored by Matthias Shapiro, a technical evangelist at Microsoft. - Larry The cornerstone app architecture for Windows Phone development is the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) design pattern. In this video, Matthias Shapiro demonstrates the basic structure of a Windows Phone MVVM app. Show More Summary
This blog post was authored by Rohan Thakkar, a Program Manager on the Windows Phone team. - Adam Last year we evangelized the use of the LongListSelector control to provide smooth infinite scrolling scenarios. The LongListSelector control is so useful that we decided to enhance it and move it to the SDK for Windows Phone 8. Show More Summary
The announcement of Xbox One made this a very exciting week for tech enthusiasts. Xbox One will no doubt change the way we think about gaming and entertainment, and I’m eagerly awaiting my opportunity to experience this new technology first-hand. Show More Summary
Microsoft is readying two new mice, both of which feature buttons designed to help Windows 8 users find their way back to the Start screen.
How many times have you rushed out of the house without some important file you needed for work—or wished you had access to your desktop computer’s music or movie library from your hotel room on the beach? Enter Splashtop 2, a popular app designed to provide remote access to your PC or Mac that just arrived in the Windows Phone 8 Store today. Show More Summary
Microsoft's Bing is morphing from a 'mere' search engine into more of a service that will power next-generation devices Windows Blue PCs and tablets, as well as the Xbox One.
The following is a post from Satya Nadella, President of the Server & Tools Business at Microsoft. As the worldwide demand for cloud computing continues to grow, so does Windows Azure. Microsoft is the only at-scale global public cloud...Show More Summary
HP is announcing some new Windows 8 PCs today – including a brand new portable All-in-One PC called the HP ENVY Rove 20. Most if not all these new PCs all come with touchscreens. HP ENVY Rove 20: The HP ENVY Rove 20 is a portable All-in-One PC designed for the entire family. Show More Summary
With everything else it can do, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Windows Phone is still, well, a phone. Looking for ways to call someone a little quicker? Here are a few tap-saving shortcuts I’ve discovered along the way. 1. Call back quickly. Show More Summary
The Microsoft-Google feud continues, with Microsoft meeting some -- but not all -- of Google's terms-of-service demands around the Microsoft's recently developed YouTube app.
ASUS just passed along the note that the Transformer Book TX300 is now available at Amazon, B&H, BestBuy.com, CDW, Excaliber PC, PC Connection, and Tiger Direct starting at $1,499 (U.S.). The Transformer Book TX300 is a laptop with a detachable keyboard “station” so it can be used as a tablet. Show More Summary
MS CRM on your Xbox One? Will any and all Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps be allowed to run on the just-announced Xbox One?
It’s a great week for Xbox games from Electronic Arts, with four titles previously available only to Nokia owners now available to everyone and four new Nokia exclusives hitting the Windows Phone Store. Unless otherwise noted, these titles are available for both Windows Phone 7 and 8. Show More Summary
A new study that measures app usage on Windows 8 PCs finds that Metro style apps are gaining traction slowly. But a surprising result suggests that app developers who deliberately break Microsoft's design guidelines are most likely to win users over.
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. Yesterday was a lot of fun. Watching the Xbox team put the new Xbox One through its paces, hearing the reaction in the room...Show More Summary
Rumbling triggers, infrared night-vision, and a creepy visual heartbeat monitor.