The news agency reports that people familiar with the tablet's specs say the device will go on sale without any mobile-phone network connection, but will come with a short-range Wi-Fi connection. This could change in later models.Continue »
(CNET) In the world of making apps and games, going multi-platform is serious business. It adds cost, complexity, and can extend the amount of time developers need to push out finished products.
Microsoft wants to change that calculus - especially when it comes to developing on its own two computing platforms that share the same name.Continue »
The Verge reports, a 56-page document from 2010 that was posted online suggests Microsoft's next gaming console, which has been nicknamed the "Xbox 720," might feature a Blu-ray player, 3D output, SmartGlass, Metro dashboard, Xbox TV apps and a price point of $299 when bundled with Kinect 2.
(CNET) Microsoft threw a surprise hail mary in Los Angeles today with the unveiling of its new line of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablet-laptop hybrids dubbed simply "Surface." But some big questions remain, like -- when? how much? and who is this for?
Surface is a bit larger than an iPad with an HD display, full-size USB port, Microsoft's next-generation operating system, a built-in kickstand, and a detachable cover that doubles as a flat keyboard and touch pad. That's what we know from today's unveiling, but there's much more that we don't know.Continue »
Updated June 19, 2012 9:10 a.m. ET
(CBS News) Microsoft announced the Surface tablet computer Monday at an event in Los Angeles. Chief executive officer Steve Ballmer took the stage at Milk Studios to show off the company's new tablet.
The Microsoft Surface features a 10.6-inch display, a full version of the Windows 8 operating system, Gorilla Glass, a built in kickstand and a tactile multi-touch keyboard.
"We wanted to give Windows 8 its own hardware innovation. Something new, different, a whole new family of computing devices from Microsoft," said Ballmer.Continue »
According to All Things D, Microsoft will launch its own Windows 8 tablet computer, which is said to be in direct competition with the Apple iPad. Supporting those claims, the entertainment blog The Wrap reports that the software giant will make its first big entry into the hardware business with a "Microsoft-manufactured tablet."Continue »
(CNET) A 23-year-old man jumped to his death from his apartment building in Chengdu, China Foxconn announced Thursday.
Foxconn manufactures over 50 percent of the world's electronics. The factory's client list includes corporations like Apple, Microsoft and Samsung.
According to the manufacturer, the man had only been working at Foxconn for one month until his death. The apartment facility is outside of Foxconn's Chengdu plant. Reuters was first to report on the news.Continue »
In a recent talk at the Toronto Public Library's Appel Salon, Gladwell said that Jobs, the late Apple co-founder, will likely be forgotten for his contributions to the technology industry. The author suggests that entrepreneurs, like Jobs, aren't worth being idolized.Continue »
No, it's not a physical type of glass. Xbox SmartGlass is an application that can run on computers, tablets, smartphones or the Xbox 360 video game console. It's meant to work as a companion for watching television via the Xbox 360, with the app providing additional information in accordance with the users' interests.Continue »
Behind the "Flame" malware spying on Mideast computers (FAQ)
Specifically, the virus tapped into rogue certificates for Microsoft's Terminal Server that appeared to be signed by the company and were therefore seen as legitimate. In response, Microsoft has taken several measures, including the release of a Windows patch to fix the security hole in Terminal Server, a feature that allows for remote desktop connections. The company detailed the discovery in a blog posted yesterday.Continue »
(AP) Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher laws against online piracy.Continue »
Ballmer, who was speaking at a forum in Seoul, South Korea, also expects Windows 7 to hit the 350 million device milestone later this year.Continue »