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iFixit Cracks Open the Microsoft Surface Pro, Slowly.

iFixit Cracks Open the Microsoft Surface Pro, Slowly.
Microsoft only launched the Surface Pro tablet a few days ago. It didn’t take long for the guys over at iFixit to get their hands on one of the tablets and proceed to take it apart.

Next-Gen Xbox to Feature Siri-esque Voice Control Tech Says Rumor

Next-Gen Xbox to Feature Siri-esque Voice Control Tech Says Rumor
We’re almost certain that next-generation Xbox and PlayStation game consoles will be launching this year. Rumors continue to point to the first unveil of the consoles sometime before E3 with a launch later this year for both products.
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30 Years Worth of Gaming Products in One Massive Auction: Over 9000-in-1

30 Years Worth of Gaming Products in One Massive Auction: Over 9000-in-1
We’ve featured a handful of videogame collections for sale, but this one takes the cake. eBay member videogames.museum is selling what amounts to uhm, a videogame museum. Hundreds of consoles, thousands of games and hundreds upon hundreds of accessories and promo items.

Microsoft Patent Hints at Google Project Glass Competition

Microsoft Patent Hints at Google Project Glass Competition
In the past, we’ve talked about the interesting and odd project from Google called Project Glass. The technology is basically a small wearable augmented reality system with a display embedded into a pair of glasses. A patent application has surfaced from Microsoft that shows the company is at least considering a competing product.

I Don’t Remember Windows 95 Being This Terrifying

I Don’t Remember Windows 95 Being This Terrifying
Windows 95 is similar to Windows 8 in that both operating systems feature significant changes from its predecessor. For example, before Windows 95, MS-DOS and Windows were separate operating systems. Also, unlike its predecessor Windows 3.1, Windows 95 was programmed to ferry your soul to hell.

Halo 4 Racks up $220 Million in Global Sales in 24 Hours

Halo 4 Racks up $220 Million in Global Sales in 24 Hours
I don’t think it will come as a surprise to anyone out there that Halo 4 is already a major success. Microsoft has announced that the launch of the game is the biggest and most successful launch in the franchise’s history.

Windows 8 Coffee Table: aka Surface OG

Windows 8 Coffee Table: aka Surface OG
The Surface that we have today is quite different from the Surface that Microsoft introduced in 2007. For one thing, the Surface tablets are way smaller than the old Surface, which was supposed to be a tabletop computer.

Microsoft Outlook.com: Hands-On Test Drive

Microsoft Outlook.com: Hands-On Test Drive
I’ve been taking some time away from my Gmail box recently to test drive the newly launched Microsoft Outlook.com, and now that I’ve had the chance to really use it, I have to say that I’m tempted to switch.For starters, the new Outlook.com is a pleasure to look at – it’s clean, minimal and focused just on the task at hand, borrowing design cues from Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone’s UIs.

Microsoft Surface Tablet Gets Torn Down for Posterity

Microsoft Surface Tablet Gets Torn Down for Posterity
We can always count on the geeks over at iFixit to buy the latest and greatest gadgets and then tear them up so we can see what they look like on the inside. It’s nice to see someone else open up their gadgets giving us a glimpse at how things are packaged and how repairable the device might be should we ever need to get into it on our own

Microsoft Surface Windows RT Tablet Price, Release Date and Specs Announced

Microsoft Surface Windows RT Tablet Price, Release Date and Specs Announced
Microsoft today announced the official details on availability and pricing for their hotly-anticipated Surface tablet. The first model available is the Surface RT, which runs Windows RT, and will initially ship in three configurations.

Wrist-mounted Sensor Enables Touchless Multi-touch

Wrist-mounted Sensor Enables Touchless Multi-touch
Microsoft unwittingly kicked off a revolution in multi-touch and 3D tracking when it released the Kinect. It seems the company is still innovating on those fronts, as it has teamed up with researchers from Newcastle University to create a wrist-mounted sensor that tracks the wearer’s hand movements.

HTC 8X: Nokia Lumia 920 Doppelganger?

HTC 8X: Nokia Lumia 920 Doppelganger?
It looks like all the big companies now have got an 8 megapixel camera in their smartphones, and although I’ve had one for almost a year on my iPhone, I am somewhat disappointed that no one has released a smartphone with a better camera, except that PureView craziness Nokia released.

Microsoft Wants You to Play Whack-a-Phone

Microsoft Wants You to Play Whack-a-Phone
Would you whack your phone voluntarily to shut it up? I know I wouldn’t. Just think of all the bumps and scratches whacking might cause to the phone’s exterior. This is just one more reason why I probably won’t be buying any Microsoft phones soon – especially those that incorporate this strange feature.

Kinect Hack Helps Disabled Mom Send Email

Kinect Hack Helps Disabled Mom Send Email
Chad Ruble’s mom has aphasia, a condition she acquired because of a stroke that she had 12 years ago. Like many other people with aphasia, Chad’s mom has a hard time reading and writing, so she can’t use email the way the rest of us do.

Microsoft Cuts Kinect Price by 36%

Microsoft Cuts Kinect Price by 36%
If you’ve been holding out on buying yourself a Kinect for your Xbox 360 because you thought the $150 price was too much, you may want to reach for your wallet now. Microsoft has announced a price cut for the Xbox 360 Kinect of $40.

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse & Keyboard for On-the-go Computing

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse & Keyboard for On-the-go Computing
Microsoft has released details on two new products, the Wedge Touch Mouse and the Wedge Touch Keyboard, which look perfect for when you’re on the go and you get tired of using the touch-based keyboard on your tablet.
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