Are operating systems losing their bloat?

It seems as if PC operating systems are losing their historic bloat as companies like Microsoft work to streamline endless lines of code.

Microsoft slightly tweaks Windows Phone logo

The official logo for Microsoft's new mobile phone platform has been given a mini-facelift.

Windows XP market share falls below 50%

Though it is still the world's most popular operating system, Windows XP no longer has a majority of the global OS market share.

How to heat your home with a data furnace

Looking for an effective way to reduce heating costs? Well, researchers at Microsoft and the University of Virginia have proposed a novel solution.

WP7 Mango dev tools get updated

Microsoft has just released a new version of the software development kit for the updated version of its Windows Phone software, Mango.

World's first WP7 Mango phone will be in Japan

Toshiba-Fujitsu's IS12T will be the first smartphone in the world to carry Microsoft's updated version of Windows Phone out of the box.

Microsoft signs off on Windows Phone Mango

Microsoft has officially signed off on the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of "Mango" - the latest version of Windows Phone 7.

"F-You Washington" hashtag sparks a Twitter revolution

Blogger Jeff Jarvis seems to have cause quite the uproar on Twitter after sending out a tweet with the hashtag "F***YouWashington."

Microsoft apologizes for tasteless Amy Winehouse tweet

Microsoft's UK Twitter account "@Tweetbox360" committed the ultimate social media faux pas Sunday.

Microsoft confirms record revenue as Windows slips

Microsoft confirmed record Q4 revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2011 - an 8% increase from the same period last year.

LucasArts showcases Xbox 360 Star Wars Kinect bundle

LucasArts is showcasing a limited edition Xbox 360 Star Wars console at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, California.

Fujitsu debuts Windows 7 smartphone

Fujitsu has announced a new smartphone that is capable of running Windows 7.

Microsoft puts $250,000 price on botnet operators' heads

Microsoft's offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to a successful criminal conviction for the Rustock botnet.

Microsoft "accidentally" teases social networking app

On the heels of the recent Google+ launch, Microsoft "accidentally" published a splash page for what looks like a social application called "Tulalip" on, reports Fusible.

Microsoft bans easy-to-guess Hotmail passwords

We all know that we're supposed to pick hard-to-guess passwords - but most of us know all too well that, if we do, we'll forget them ourselves.

Microsoft envisions $100 Windows Phones

Here's another way Microsoft hopes it can compete in the hyper competitive smartphone race - price.

Will Kinect ever appeal to core gamers?

Microsoft's Kinect platform has managed to successfully attract casual gamers and significantly extend the Xbox 360 life cycle.

Microsoft says no to WP7 tablets

A high-ranking Microsoft exec says Windows Phone 7 is a handset-specific operating system and was not designed to power tablets.

Windows Phone Mango to pioneer indoor maps

One of the newest features revealed to be included in Windows Phone Mango is the ability to bring up maps when you're in a mall.

Windows XP will finally, really die in 3 years

No seriously this time...