Microsoft Xbox 720 (Next): No gameplay without Internet

A number of reports indicate Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) console will be saddled with an "always on, always connected design" that supposedly allows users to "quickly and easily enjoy their connected entertainment experiences, with no waiting for the console to restart or install updates."

Microsoft wants to take on Google Glass

Google's Glass has yet to hit the streets, but the folks at Redmond are already thinking about how best to compete against the futuristic device.

Microsoft's Xbox 720 is "aligned" with Sony's Playstation 4

A prominent French-Canadian video game designer has confirmed that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) will be "aligned with what Sony announced."

Xbox 720 controller remains the same

Sony may have redesigned its flagship controller for the upcoming Playstation 4 (PS4), but it seems as if Microsoft has chosen to leave its Xbox 360 controller mostly untouched.

Windows RT prices slump

Prices of Windows RT devices have started falling and according to Techworld it is because suppliers are trying desperately to ditch them.

Microsoft puts more beef into Surface

Microsoft is once again trying to ensure that Surface does as well as it possibly can.

Windows Phone grows at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian

In the smartphone world, the Windows Phone operating system has traditionally been in third place in many countries.

Dell faces some unpleasant home truths

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Might, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.  Ozymandias, Shelley

Report: Windows 8-powered iPad Mini rival may be imminent

Redmond has been offering its own tablets under a Microsoft Surface brand for several months now.

Dell battle of succession resembles Shakespearian tragedy

Opinion Tin-box shifter Michael Dell has found himself in the middle of a three-way proxy war for control of his company and might go out like Richard III screaming for a horse and ending up under a carpark.

Windows 8 under attack from open software advocates

Software giant Microsoft is under attack again – this time by a Spanish group of open source users who have bitterly complained about the Redmond company to the European Commission.

Microsoft poaches Oracle man to lead North American push

Software giant Microsoft has appointed Judson Althoff to head up its sales and marketing efforts in the USA and Canada.

Windows Blue images leaks online

Windows 8 has only been on the market officially for about six months after launching to much fanfare in late October.

Apple under investigation by Eurocrats in Brussels

Investigators at the headquarters of the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium, are looking into allegations that Apple’s terms and conditions to sell its iPhone in Europe breach anticompetitive rules.

Bill Gates offers reward for modern condom

Part time tech evangelist and full time philanthropist Bill Gates is offering a $100,000 prize through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to anyone who can come up with a condom design for the 21st century.

Apple blames Big Content

Apple has explained that the reason Australians have to pay more for their music content than the rest of the world is not its fault.

Microsoft, Avnet renew efforts to grab Chinese markets

US companies are looking further into China in a bid to boost business.

Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next): Always online, no second-hand games

Screenshots culled from a Durango software development kit (SDK) appear to validate earlier claims that Microsoft's 720 (Next) console will require a persistent Internet connection and block second-hand games.

Microsoft Surface subject to bulk buy

Microsoft’s Surface tablets are off to a rather unimpressive start, but Redmond now believes that it can woo more business users by selling its gear in bulk. The new service allows business users to place volume orders for Surface tablets. We are, however, not convinced it will help Microsoft’s cause.

Microsoft probed over bribery allegations

The Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Equities Commission (SEC) have initiated allegations that Microsoft, and certain resellers paid money to bureaucrats to win software contracts.