Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

XBox 720: News & Rumors

Xbox-720Some call it Durango, some call it Loop; however, we would just stick with plain ole progression of numbers by calling Microsoft's next generation console: Xbox 720. Now in this regard, we did harp about how the console gaming industry is going through a favorable phase, with figures alluding to a $34.7 billion market by end of 2012. And, what's better than to ride upon this commercial crest by releasing a state-of-the-art console system. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

And Laptop And Tablet: is it a Hybrid ? Windows-8 Based.

Chip maker behemoth Intel has shown off prototype of an inventive Windows 8-based hybrid Ultrabook at IDF Beijing. The hybrid Ultrabook dubbed the Letexo, is a device that superbly combines tablet’s features and laptop’s flexibility. Thanks to its sliding full QWERTY keyboard, the Letexo simply transforms to a tablet, which may be bigger and thicker than its mainstream counterparts. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Microsoft sets up new subsidiary, would like to meet open source types

It's been a mixed bag when it comes to Microsoft and open source involvement, but Redmond's now getting all enthused, setting up an Open Technologies subsidiary dedicated to making friends in open source circles. While of other parts of the Redmond behemoth will also continue to work on open source projects, this new team of up to 70 internally-recruited staff members will attempt to engage with open source

Monday, April 9, 2012

Microsoft will stop XP Support

As of today, you have exactly two years left to get support on your Windows XP-powered computers. The same goes for Microsoft Office 2003. Okay, so it’s not exactly time to flip over the sand timer, but it is finally a real milestone that points to the death of an operating system that, for years and years and years, simply would not die. And it means that hordes of companies around the country are finally going to need to upgrade.

Microsoft pays AOL $1.1 billion for 800 patents (and Netscape)

I’m sure a lot of people still associate AOL with free CDs, instant messaging, and being their ISP back in the days before broadband. But while the company is now focused on making money online through portals and content, it has quite the hoard of patents. Or at least it did. 800 of some 1,200 patents the company holds have just been sold to Microsoft.