ASUS does a Windows/Android hybrid contortionist thingy

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs in PC and tablet mode and can switch between Android and Windows. The question is why?

Sears gets into data center business

Sears has decided that one of the best things to do with all those stores it had to close after the US ran out of money was to convert them into data centers.

The console wars have started

Earlier this week, Microsoft debuted its long-awaited Xbox One console. Although little was said about the processors in the new Xbox One, veteran industry analyst Jon Peddie says he believes the silicon is a custom version of AMD’s newest APU with 8 Jaguar core CPUs and a big multi-core GPU.

Microsoft touts next-gen Xbox One as 360 successor

Microsoft unveiled its long-awaited Xbox One today at an event in Redmond, Washington. The successor of the stalwart 360 is expected to act as a hub for games, movies, TV, Internet browsing, music streaming and Skype.

Google's Page turns on Microsoft

Google CEO Larry Page is either an arch-manipulator of public opinion or one of the least self-aware people in human history.

Intel Ultrabooks continue to flag

Chipzilla's efforts to push into the mobile arena are paying off, but the fashion bag maker is still in a holding pattern waiting for Ultrabooks to take off, according to an analyst from Morgan Stanley.

Google asks Microsoft to kill its app

Google wants Microsoft to kill its homebrew YouTube app for Windows Phone 8. T

Microsoft Windows Blue to be free

Microsoft has announced that its coming Windows Blue, or Windows 8.1, will be delivered as a free update through the operating system's app store.

Microsoft alleged to read Skype messages

A security outfit claims it has evidence that Microsoft is reading user Skype messages.

Microsoft is lagging Linux

Microsoft's kernel is falling behind Linux because of a cultural problem at the Volehill of Redmond, claims one of its developers.

Apple loses dominance with iPhone

More figures are proving to a shell shocked Apple loving press that the overly hyped iPhone is slowly dying and is set to fall behind Microsoft.

Microsoft fights back over Windows 8

Software giant Microsoft appears to have finally lost its rag over the large number of critics bashing its flagship Windows 8.

Windows 8 to become cheaper

The PC market is in the middle of its worst slump ever, but there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. PC makers believe prices of Windows 8 devices will fall dramatically in the not so distant future. 

Hotmail is history

Microsoft has completed the move from Hotmail to the new Outlook.com, which now boasts more than 400 million accounts.

IE8 security bug forces users to move

Microsoft wants people to upgrade to IE10 but is having a job because IE8 is still fairly popular.

Windows 8 does better than expected

While the world and its dog does seem to be writing Windows 8 off with the same gusto that it did with Vista, it appears to be a fallacy.

Windows RT "dead as a dodo"

Windows RT could be about to go the way of the dodo, at least if pessimistic analysts are to be believed. Redmond’s tablet OS managed to grab a meager 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter of the year and  IDC estimates a total of 200,000 Windows RT units were shipped in the quarter. 

Microsoft has a hit with low end phone

While software giant Microsoft has been touting its software at the top end of smartphone land, it is actually Steve Ballmers' considerable bottom end where the money is likely to be made.

Android starts to hog the tablet space

Worldwide tablet sales continued to surge, growing 142.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

Microsoft has another stab at Surface tabs

While Microsoft’s Surface tablets proved completely underwhelming, a report suggests that the company might have another bash at the platform.