Warner Brothers will launch a new technology in New Zealand when it releases the first part of The Hobbit on DVD and Blu-ray on May 1. The technology, called UltraViolet, will allow buyers to log in on a computer and watch the film from the cloud via an internet portal such as Flixster.com.
Microsoft unveiled its brand new tablet, called Surface, during what the company promised would be a “major” media event on Monday evening at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California. Microsoft proudly gave consumers a look at two models of their new devises: one running Windows RT and built around an ARM […]
What’s next for Microsoft Windows?
In 11th grade, Allante Rhodes spent 50 minutes a day in a Microsoft Word class at Anacostia Senior High School in Washington. He was determined to go to college, and he figured that knowing Word was a prerequisite.
Steve Jobs was still running Apple Computer from his father’s garage in Los Altos, Calif., in 1976 when he got his first call from Microsoft–offering to sell him a version of the BASIC computer language for the prototype Apple I. No thanks, Jobs said.
Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a very rich, very clever man
First, a disclaimer: unlike some of my tech-pundit peers, I don’t claim to be uncannily prescient.
Microsoft’s Push Into Gesture Technology Prepare for Windows 8: Minority Report Edition. Microsoft said on Friday that it was buying Canesta, a small Silicon Valley company that specializes in gesture-recognition technology. Interest in this technology has surged because it lets people control computers and other devices through hand movements and other bodily gyrations, in similar […]
Sales of Video Game and Flagship Software Lift Microsoft Microsoft’s profit engine is humming along nicely, even if most investors remain unimpressed and the software giant’s stock price is stagnant. Microsoft reported strong gains on Thursday in its first-quarter profit and revenue because of robust sales in its mainstay business of selling personal computer software […]
Massive Fail for Microsoft With In-Game Ads? Microsoft appears poised to shut its Massive in-game advertising division. If so, it would be a huge failure for Massive, which Microsoft had high hopes for when it acquired the company for $200 – $400 million in 2006. Mediaweek reported that the software giant will shut down the […]