Items tagged with Microsoft

I've been pretty critical of Microsoft's advertising campaigns, including the ones featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates several years ago. They lacked the wit and amusement of Apple's "Mac vs PC"... Read...
The Xbox One reached the one-year milestone this weekend, and to celebrate its first anniversary, Microsoft is sending just about ever owner of its console a gift package containing several digital goodies. This applies to customers who purchased an... Read...
The 1980s taught us many things, one of them being that robot guards don't mess around. Remember the ED-209 Enforcement Droid in RoboCop? That's a prime example of why we don't want armed robots in charge of keeping the peace. But what about unarmed... Read...
In any other universe, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial would be a long forgotten game at this point. Not just because it came out for what's now an ancient game console -- the Atari 2600 -- but also because it was such a terrible game. And not just... Read...
Stuck inside this weekend because of the snow and/or cold weather? Or simply looking for something to occupy your time? Good news, at least for you folks who own an Xbox One console and are... Read...
Little Ayan Qureshi is now six years old and embarking on his first year as a student at Clifford Bridge Primary School in the United Kingdom. However, he's not like most other classmates. He's an IT genius, a designation he earned by passing... Read...
In a couple of recent Microsoft-related posts I've written, I've highlighted fact that the company's been doing quite well - and making some excellent changes - ever since Satya Nadella came on as CEO, Simply put, there have been way too many... Read...
It seems like we can't go a single month without seeing a major change happen at Microsoft that wouldn't have likely happened had the company still been under the rule of Steve Ballmer. Today, another such change is tossed on the pile, and it's a... Read...
If you thought you'd seen the last of the Nokia brand stamped onto handsets, think again. The Finnish company is reportedly looking to re-license the Nokia brand to mobile device makers, even though Microsoft negotiated a deal to use the Nokia name... Read...
One of the few places you can go to pick up motor oil, baby diapers, shotguns, and fresh fruit in a single trip is Walmart. It's also where you'll find a bunch of Black Friday deals, provided you're willing to fight the unruly crowd. If so, here's a... Read...
Microsoft's been changing quite a bit - for the better - since Satya Nadella stepped in as company CEO, and I don't think that's a coincidence. In the latest major move, the company has announced that it will soon be open sourcing its .NET Core... Read...
It looks like a Nokia, and it smells like a Nokia... it must be a Nokia, right? Not so fast. Now that Microsoft has swallowed up Nokia's devices division, it's putting that fabled name to pasture. The Lumia branding remains, but there's no Nokia... Read...
The Xbox One might not be the best selling console of the modern generation -- that honor belongs to Sony's PlayStation 4 -- but give Microsoft credit for continually improving the experience with... Read...
A new era in the smartphone business is about to begin. Come next Tuesday, Microsoft will fully unveil its first Lumia handset without the Nokia brand attached, a decision the company made by choice rather than being forced into due to any legal... Read...
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