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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Bids Tearful Farewell

David Smothers October 3, 2013

After 33 years of entertaining Microsoft fans and critics alike with his onstage antics, company CEO Steve Ballmer is finally stepping down. While Ballmer isn’t due to officially leave Microsoft for months, his farewell to staffers has been captured in a video that reveals the passion and love he seems to have for the Redmond,… Continue Reading »

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FLASH: Bill Gates Reportedly Asked To Step Down As Microsoft’s Chairman

David Smothers October 1, 2013

It wasn’t too long ago that Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, gave his farewell speech to Microsoft employees as he enters into his retirement which will be taking place over the course of the next 12 months, and now it seems that some of the top investors in Microsoft are now lobbying the board of directors… Continue Reading »

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Microsoft’s Siri Is Based on Cortana, Halo’s Sexy AI Character

David Smothers September 12, 2013

Microsoft is next in line to build a mobile personal assistant, one that’s more than more than a robotic voice that obeys spoken commands. The feature will tie together all Microsoft products. So it’s probably appropriate that it’ll be named Cortana after the artificially intelligent character in Halo. Clues of Cortana’s existence have been popping… Continue Reading »

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 leaks with Intel Haswell and Windows 8.1

David Smothers September 6, 2013

TABLET UPSTART Microsoft’s first Surface Pro tablets didn’t set the world alight, but the firm reportedly plans to release an upgraded version of its tablet PC that’s designed to run the PC version of Windows 8.1 along with Microsoft Office. That’s according to Neowin, which has managed to get hold of some details about Microsoft’s… Continue Reading »

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Microsoft buys Nokia Cell Phone Devision: Look Out Competition

David Smothers September 2, 2013

Forget open systems, an Android-powered world, and possibly the entire concept of hardware partners. Microsoft just subscribed wholeheartedly to the Apple model of vertically integrated software and hardware. So is end-to-end the end of platforms? Remember when Apple lived and died by vertically integrated software and hardware, while Google and Microsoft stood their philosophical ground… Continue Reading »

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The New Head of Xbox is a WOMAN. Everyone REMAIN CALM.

David Smothers July 12, 2013

Yesterday, Microsoft announced some shocking news: they’re promoting Julie Larson-Green, who is a FEMALE HUMAN BEING, to the head of Xbox. The online gaming community is shocked. Reddit is shocked. The guy from “Red Dead Redemption” is shocked. As has been extensively documented by the denizens of the web, having a penis is a prerequisite… Continue Reading »

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Xbox Live Gold Is Still One of the Biggest Ripoffs in Tech

David Smothers June 13, 2013

A lot of mud has been slung Microsoft’s way this week, much of it deserved. Used game restrictions, mandatory internet check-ins; these new impositions don’t sit well. But they also distract from the single worst thing about the Xbox One, which was also the single worst thing about Xbox 360: The tyranny of Xbox Live… Continue Reading »

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Leaked Windows 8.1 Screenshot: Oh, Hello, Start Button

David Smothers May 29, 2013

Remember those rumors about the Start Button making its triumphant return in Windows 8.1? Well, seeing is believing, and thanks to Paul Thurrott, we’ve got a sneak peak at that little guy in all its glory. We missed you. Over on the Windows SuperSite, Thurott has dumped a few, choice screenshots from the upcoming, free update to… Continue Reading »

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Watch Microsoft’s New Xbox Reveal Right Here at 1PM EDT/10AM PDT

David Smothers May 21, 2013

Microsoft today is set to unveil its next-gen Xbox, rumored to be called the Xbox 720. The software giant will host an event at its Redmond headquarters, which kicks off at 1 p.m. Eastern. The company will live-stream the event via Xbox.com, and has provided the embed code to PCMag, which will go live at 1… Continue Reading »

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Rumor: Microsoft tapping Xbox team to build smartwatch

David Smothers April 21, 2013

As hard as it may be to admit, Microsoft’s lost the smartphone and tablet battle to Android and iOS. That’s okay, because technology keeps improving and it’s important to anticipate what’s going to be the next big revolution. Lately, it’s been rumored that many big-name electronics companies are working on smartwatches to combat Apple’s rumored… Continue Reading »

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