Redmond's overpaid marketing hacks are once again spinning the gilded PR wheel for all it is worth. That's right, Microsoft wants you to forget all about the embarrassing Kin debacle and focus on its newest Savior: Windows Phone 7.
Do you remember downloading 0 day warez on your 14.4k modem while blasting Nine Inch Nails and watching The Crow? Well, OK, nothing will ever compare to those times - but this story may come close.
A mutated Microsoft mouse - which bears a distinct resemblance to Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame - has been spotted scampering around a German online store.
Microsoft aims to make its motion-sensing peripheral a global holiday hit, announcing today that it will bring Kinect across the Atlantic Ocean less than a week after it hits store shelves in the US.
Microsoft's announced the first Xbox Live games to be made available for Windows Phone 7 when the new operating system launches later this year.
Even the most die-hard Microsoft fanboi will admit - in a moment of weakness, of course - that Apple's OS X has a sweet UI.
So, if you want your Windows system to look and feel like a Mac but don't want to shell out the big bucks, you may want to check out the Snow Transformation Pack for Vista/7.
The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) has positively identified a malicious script embedded in image files.
The folks at Redmond want you to know that they are serious about mobile gaming. No, don't snicker - it's true and besides, we can hear you.
Microsoft has released the final preview version of the new Internet Explorer software before it officially goes into beta phase and becomes one step closer to a final reality.
Microsoft and cloud services company Salesforce.com have put an end to a patent infringement lawsuit that was already months in the making.
The first solid details on when we can actually expect a Windows Phone 7 phone to be on the market have finally surface, with Microsoft claiming that the platform will officially launch in October in Europe.
Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band update to patch a critical Windows security vulnerability that is being actively exploited by malware.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer isn't all that impressed with Apple's so-called "magical" iPad.
Microsoft has kicked off a major campaign to promote the benefits of cloud computing, with CEO Steve Ballmer pledging $9.5 billion in related R&D efforts.
Clearly, Apple will fight the recent ruling surrounding opening up phones - but they may do better if they just capitulate.
Hoping to grab some money away from the federal government's current $76 billion per year computing and software budget, Google today announced that it has a special version of its Apps platform for official government use.
No one knows for certain what Microsoft plans on doing with its recently acquired ARM architectural license. However, there are a number of likely possibilities, including a new generation of processors designed for smartphones, tablets and even game consoles.
Yesterday we reported that Microsoft was pimping out free Windows 7 phones to its employees. Today we learned that Redmond expects hard-working MS devs to code Phone apps in their spare time.
Microsoft is reportedly pimping its Windows Phone 7 by handing out free prototypes to every employee.
While there's still shockingly few details about the launch of the Windows Phone 7 platform, Microsoft has now at least revealed a list of manufacturers that will be producing the first set of Phone 7 handsets.