Microsoft out of touch with Touch

It is starting to look like Microsoft might have realised that the reason people are not moving to Windows 8 is because of its idiotic interface.

Why the Xbox 720 (Next) will win the console wars

Although official hardware specs have yet to be published by Microsoft, the Xbox 720 (Next) and Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) are likely to be somewhat evenly matched in terms of hardware. As such, the battle for supremacy will likely center on other aspects besides raw horsepower.

Google Glass specs fail to excite

Google has released its policies for its "internet for four eyes" project – Google Glass.

Dell stands by Windows RT

Although Windows RT is starting to look like a massive flop, Dell doesn’t appear to be ready to jump ship just yet. The company is still working on future generations of Windows RT gear, namely its XPS 10 tablet.

Intel, Microsoft exhibiting dinosaur traits

Opinion It was Jerry Sanders III who first coined the phrase that, together with Intel and Microsoft, AMD and the other two were the “Holy Trinity”.

Microsoft watch seems to be on the cards

As wearable electronics are set to emerge as a new  trend - with recent reports that Apple and Samsung are working on their own watches - it seems Microsoft may be about to have another pop at an interactive wristwatch.

PC industry now faces major challenges

Opinion There is no other way of saying it, PC makers are in a world of trouble. The slump is getting worse and many punters now believe that we might see two subsequent quarters of double digit decline. The trouble is, they can’t do much about it, at least not in the short term. 

Microsoft-Google war goes thermonuclear

Software giant Microsoft has kicked off a nasty marketing war directly against Google and ended any pretence of niceness between the pair. The Vole has released a series of attack ads in the US which have upped the ante considerably in its trade war against Google which began five months ago.

Microsoft's Xbox 720 will interact with your cable box

Microsoft has spared little effort in transforming its flagship Xbox 360 into a versatile entertainment hub, making the system much more than a gaming console.

Now Microsoft wants 7-inch Windows 8 tablets

Sales of Microsoft's Surface tablets - both Windows RT and 8 - have been considerably less-than-stellar. Nevertheless, Redmond is said to be designing a new lineup of devices, including a 7-inch tablet which could kick off mass production in late 2013.

Windows 8 blamed for poor PC sales

The first quarter of 2013 was the worst for PC sales since 1994, IDC said.

Office for iOS, Android delayed

Microsoft has apparently been forced to delay the rollout of Microsoft Office for iOS and Android by almost a year.

No backwards compatibility for the Xbox 720 (Next)

The industry has long suspected that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) would not be offering backwards compatibility with older 360 game titles.

Microsoft falls foul of Chinese warranty rules

Microsoft is regretting copying Apple's warranty  tactics in China just as the fruity toymaker falls foul of the authorities.

You just don't have to upgrade from Windows XP

Opinion News that Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows XP in a year from now is bound to cause some dismay for quite a few people.

Google competitors complain about, er, Google

European regulators have received yet another complaint about Google’s business practices, and this time it comes from Fairsearch Europe, a coalition of Google competitors.

Claim: Xbox 720 (Next) won't be cheap

Paul Thurrott - a blogger with extensive industry connections - says Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) will be priced at $300-$500.

Sony Playstation 4 wins praise from game developers

The Playstation 3 may have offered gamers plenty of raw horsepower, but the last-gen console was notoriously difficult for coding devs.

Microsoft pleads for people to upgrade from XP

Microsoft is kindly asking users of Windows XP to upgrade to something a bit less ancient, again. XP has been around for a decade and it is still used on 15 to 20 percent of PCs, depending on who you ask. 

Atari founder in Playstation 4 (PS4) smackdown

Outspoken Atari founder Nolan Bushnell believes Microsoft will triumph over Sony in the upcoming console wars that will pit the Xbox 720 (Next) against the Playstation 4.