Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade for New Buyers

Quite a few people aim to buy new computers in the spring and summer for upcoming classes in the fall or just to have with them as a graduation gift. Well, oftentimes those people fall victim to “old” technology once fall comes, as typically the large companies do their upgrade cycle in August and September. […]

Microsoft is Going Green

Microsoft will be launching a new green energy initiative, starting with the summer of 2012, in which all of the company’s direct operations, “including data centers, software development labs, air travel, and office buildings,” will go carbon neutral. Their program will begin in July, which is the beginning of Microsoft’s 2013 fiscal year. It will […]

Microsoft Invests in Nook

Microsoft is ready and willing to invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Microsoft announced yesterday. They will have a 17.6% stake in the newly formed subsidiary that will handle Barnes & Noble’s digital and college bookstore businesses, and the partnership will result in a Nook application for Windows 8. Barnes & Noble announced […]

Touch Hardware Talk for Windows 8

If you didn’t know by now, all touch screens are different. Screens that use the same technology will behave differently depending on the controllers used and other details. Windows 8 will have to deal with a bunch of touch implementations, and the Building Windows 8 blog has a new post, which describes some of the […]

Xbox 720 Probably Not Coming in 2012

Usually, a new generation of console is released every six to seven years. This has been true with Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft for the most part since the start. The Xbox 360 was released in 2005, so one would think that it is up for its next version. Rumors have been flying about it coming […]

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