Microsoft preps Silverlight SoC demo for NAB 2010

Microsoft has announced that it is working with Intel and Broadcom to design a Silverlight platform for set-top boxes, connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and other devices.

Microsoft plans security patch blitzkrieg

The Redmond-based behemoth known as Microsoft has confirmed that it will be issuing 11 security bulletins on Patch Tuesday to fix a whopping 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and Exchange.

Report: Microsoft eyes cloud computing shift

Microsoft's recent decision to end its support for Intel's Itanium architecture may indicate a paradigm business shift towards cloud computing and virtualization.

Girls just want to have fun...with Glo!?

Yes, like Cyndi Lauper once said, girls just want to have fun! But do they need Glo to do it?

Making stuff going out of fashion

Why is there so much coverage devoted to Apple and its products? Because, everyone else has stopped making stuff.

Microsoft updates Xbox 360 with USB memory support

Microsoft has released a mandatory system update for its popular Xbox 360 console that offers support for external USB memory devices.

Microsoft to announce Project Pink phones next week

Microsoft is set to unveil its Project Pink phones as early as next week, with the products on sale just a month later.

Microsoft ditches support for Itanium architecture

Microsoft will be halting support for Intel's Itanium architecture on its upcoming Windows Server, SQL Server and Visual Studio 2010 platforms.

Microsoft founders honor 'inventor of PC' Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts, the creator of the world's first personal computer and mentor to Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, has died aged 68.

Microsoft sues UK company over Xbox 360 controller

Datel Design's third-party Xbox 360 controllers, which are stocked at thousands of stores in the US, may be infringing on a whole bunch of Microsoft copyrights.

PrimeSense confirms Project Natal involvement

Microsoft and PrimeSense have confirmed the latter company’s involvement in developing 3D-sensing technology for use in Project Natal.

Prefab system 'makes all software open source'

A University of Washington team has developed a system it says makes all software effectively open source, allowing users to add custom features to any program.

Google and Microsoft call for greater limits on government snooping

Companies including Google, Microsoft and AT&T have launched a campaign group calling for restrictions on the government's access to private data.

Xbox 360 "Game Room" arcade to be stale until May

Microsoft launched its virtual arcade room on the Xbox 360 earlier this month, but it won't be adding any new games to the space until late next month.

OMG! Major Nelson falls victim to Xbox Live hack attack

OMG! Microsoft's Major Nelson (aka Larry Hyrb) has reportedly fallen victim to a rather amusing Xbox Live hacking attack.

Microsoft confirms USB memory support for Xbox 360

Major Nelson (aka Larry Hryb) has confirmed that Microsoft is slated to release a system update on April 6th which will allow the Xbox 360 to use USB flash drives for storing game saves, demos and other content.

Microsoft wants OS redesign for multicore processors

A Microsoft kernel expert has proposed that developers "rethink" the basic architecture of current operating systems to fully exploit the benefits of multicore chips.

Developer unlocks Windows Phone 7 emulator

An intrepid developer has managed to successfully unlock Microsoft's recently released Windows Phone 7 emulator. 

Opera downloads double following new Choice Screen

Opera says it's more than doubled its browser downloads following Microsoft's forced introduction of the Choice Screen in Europe.

Bing hits all-time high

Microsoft's Bing search engine took 12.5% of all search engine requests across the globe in February, a new record for the "decision engine."