Microsoft late on Saturday sent a notice to Xbox 360 gamers that it would push a required Dashboard update to systems on November 1. While not made explicit, it's possible if not likely the update will represent the upgrade to Kinect and many of the other features promised earlier this year, such as a refined interface with support for Kinect navigation, better parental controls, Video Kinect chats and Zune Pass music support. A new layout, new fonts and new colors are part of the changes, Microsoft said...
Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin considered hiring Apple CEO Steve Jobs as the company's
Ben Rudolph: Ever since Apple announced the new MacBook Air last week, I've been getting a lot of questions about ultraportable PCs. Mostly folks are intrigued by the trend toward small, sleek laptops - but don’t want to pay Apple prices or jump ship from Windows 7 to Mac OS X. Evidently the TechCrunch gang has been hearing the same thing, which is probably why they published today’s blog post titled "The Top 5 PC Alternatives to the MacBook Air". Matt Burns hits on 5 excellent PCs – the groundbreaking Dell Adamo XPS, the stupefyingly light Sony VAIO X, the battery-lasts-forever ASUS UL30 (the same one I named as one of my top 7 PCs from the last year), the crazy thin MSI x360 X-Slim, and the value-conscious Acer 3810 Timeline (another PC I reviewed).
Those are all great choices, but I wanted to offer up my recommendations as well. All of the PCs I list here run Windows 7 extremely well and will give you more power, more choice, and more personality than a MacBook Air. Take a look...
Microsoft is buying a chip company that specializes in gesture recognition technology, which allows
Dong Ngo: So you've gotten yourself the sleek new MacBook Air and your first thought is to install Windows 7 on it. OK, that's my first thought. The problem is the laptop has no optical drive, meaning you'll probably have to buy an accessory that costs around $80 to do the job.
Well, unless you're reading this. Yes, it's totally possible to install Windows 7 (or Vista) on the MacBook Air without a DVD drive. All you'll need is a computer running Windows 7 (that has a DVD drive), a 4GB or larger USB thumbdrive, a Windows 7 installation DVD, and about an hour of free time...
Microsoft is banking on its relationship with developers to help the company win in the cloud space,
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Microsoft during the call discussing its latest fiscal results claimed that the iPad wasn't having an effect on computer sales. Investor relations GM Bill Koefoed dodged around mentioning Apple by name but said Microsoft had "not seen a shift" from notebooks towards tablets. He didn't say how Microsoft could prove this but saw overall PC sales up between nine and 11 percent in the summer, with work PCs up about 15 percent.
The company was "enthusiastic" about tablets and was confident that, in tablets, Microsoft could provide "choice and value" across devices...
Microsoft's first quarter handily topped expectations as the company continued to ride an upgrade cy
Everyone knows Pixar, the studio that makes fantastic computer-graphics movies. Most people probably
As smartphones and iPad-like devices become the preferred media for accessing information, antivirus
Even though its Flash technology is used as a punching bag by Web standards fans, Adobe has been building tools that embrace HTML5. The company recently released its own HTML5 video player, and Adobe Illustrator and Dreamweaver CS5 now contain a number of new HTML5 export tools.
Now it seems Flash might be joining the party. At Adobe's MAX conference this week, Adobe engineer Rik Cabanier showed of a demo of tool that converts Flash animations to HTML5 (well, technically it looks like a combination of HTML5, CSS and images)...
Erwin Visser: As we celebrate Windows 7’s first birthday, we want to acknowledge the companies that
An animated Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this morning made his pitch to software developers to make a
Today at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft Corp. showcased how devel
For the first time, Microsoft has made product activation mandatory for users of Office for the Mac.
Ryan Gavin: Today, at the Professional Developers Conference