Items tagged with Microsoft

We thought that the Nokia Lumia 520 hit rock bottom pricing when it was made available for a mere $29 from the Microsoft Store earlier this month. But we were [thankfully] wrong -- Amazon is now offering Microsoft's entry-level smartphone for a... Read...
‘Tis the season of giving. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and his wife Lori recently announced a $1 million donation to non-profit City Year. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation granted $500,000 to CARE in India. Napster founder and former Facebook... Read...
Microsoft has encountered more than a few issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The compilation title launched in November and was fraught with issues, the chief of which was broken multiplayer. Players were subject to long wait times to... Read...
Tech support scammers have been around for a long time and are familiar to just about all of our readers. But last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had issued lawsuits against several culprits responsible for tech support... Read...
Microsoft’s “12 Days of Deals” promotion has given us plenty of great buys during the month of December, but all good things must come to an end. Rather than give us another discount on hardware, like the majority of the deals in the promotion... Read...
If you’re one of the millions of Nokia Lumia smartphone owners out there, you’ll be delighted to hear that Microsoft is officially rolling out the Lumia Denim firmware for Windows 8.1. Microsoft notes that while the rollout has commenced, it’s up to... Read...
After giving us a few ASUS laptop deals, Microsoft’s “12 Days of Deals” promotion is throwing Hewlett-Packard a bone with a $130 discount on the HP Pavilion x2 10-k077nr Signature Edition 2-in-1 PC (sheesh, try saying that three times really fast)... Read...
Ever since Microsoft announced that its Xbox One would have some sort of unspecified cloud streaming capability that would allow it to offload game processing into the cloud, speculation has run rampant over precisely what that capability would look... Read...
Projects like Microsoft’s Skype Translator remind us just how life-changing technology can be. When Microsoft first announced its massive language-translation project earlier this year, the upcoming... Read...
As a consumer, you have to love Microsoft's strategy in the new generation console wars -- price cuts! Here in the U.S., game bundles and promotional discounts bringing the Xbox One to as low as $329 at times have given the system the sales boost it... Read...
Microsoft’s ongoing “12 Days of Deals” promotion is still trucking along and today’s deal markdowns yet another ASUS product. In this case, Microsoft is discounting the ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA by $200 to an attractive $299 price... Read...
Facebook is improving its search functionality, resulting in the addition of some features (like Graph Search beta) and the removal of Web search results. Those search results, which typically appeared when a user searched for something (or someone)... Read...
Rather than debate what's good or bad about Windows 8, let's just all agree that it failed to capture the collective audience that Microsoft hoped it would. Despite big ambitions, it was just last month that Windows 8 and 8.1 combined finally... Read...
Microsoft’s recent price reduction and assorted console bundles paid off for the month of November. According to the NPD Group’s data, Microsoft’s Xbox One passed Sony’s PlayStation 4 in console sales in the US and UK.  "Response to the holiday... Read...
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