Microsoft steps up Surface RT tablet efforts

Sales of Microsoft's Windows 8 RT tablet may be less-than-stellar, but Redmond remains determined to promote its flagship tablet in mainstream retail stores.

Crysis 3 to max out current-gen consoles

The current console cycle may be coming to an end, but that hasn't stopped Crytek from squeezing every last drop of horsepower from the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Is Nintendo's Wii U already irrelevant?

Nintendo's Wii U console is currently flying off the shelves, but outspoken Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter doesn't believe the system is ultimately capable of competing against Sony's PS4 or Microsoft's Xbox 720.

$900+ Microsoft Surface Pro is short on battery life

Microsoft's Intel x86 Windows 8 Surface Pro tablet apparently boasts only half the battery life of the less expensive Surface RT which is powered by Nvidia's power-conscience (ARM) Tegra chip.

Demand for tablets has never been higher

A strong competitive market - including surging Android tablet shipments and robust demand for Apple's iPad mini - has prompted analysts at IDC to revise their 2012 projection for the worldwide tablet market.

WinTel tablet paradigm stalls

A joint effort by Microsoft and Intel to challenge Apple's wildly popular iPad in the highly lucrative tablet market seems to have gotten off to a very slow start.

Microsoft wants yet more Surface tablets

Lackluster demand may have prompted Microsoft to significantly slash orders of its Surface RT tablet, but that hasn't stopped Redmond from planning additional mobile hardware.

Report: Little demand for Microsoft's Surface RT tablet

Lackluster demand has reportedly prompted Microsoft to slash orders of its Surface RT tablet from 4 million to 2 million units. 

Report: Xbox 720 to debut a year after Nintendo's Wii U

Nintendo may have recently rolled out its next-gen Wii U console, but it will be a year until Microsoft launches its long-awaited Xbox 720 in time for 2013 holiday season.

Microsoft Surface Pro hits $999 for 128GB

Microsoft has confirmed pricing for its Intel x86-powered Surface tablet: $899 for the 64GB standalone iteration and $999 for the 128GB standalone version. Both will be available in January 2013.

Does an extended console cycle damage the gaming industry?

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot isn't at all pleased with the current state of aging consoles from both Sony (PS3) and Microsoft (Xbox 360).

Microsoft eyes augmented reality glasses

Microsoft appears to be working on an augmented reality headset of its own, similar to Google's Project Glass.

Microsoft 'planning Xbox set-top box'

Microsoft's tipped to be working on an Xbox set-top box, lower-cost than the standard console and offering movies, TV programs and casual games.

Is Microsoft prepping an Xbox set-top box?

Microsoft is reportedly prepping an Xbox set-top box that could potentially be positioned as a low-cost alternative to Redmond's flagship console.

Split screen ESPN app hits Xbox Live

If you're an avid sports fan, odds are you spend a lot of  TV time watching ESPN.

Analyst slams "disappointing" Windows 8 UI

Nielsen says he's not a Microsoft hater, yet rips into "disappointing" Windows 8 user interface (UI).

Report: Windows 8 sales are less-than-stellar

Sales of Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system are reportedly hovering "well below" Redmond's internal projections.

Is Surface a prelude to more Microsoft hardware?

It's no surprise that Redmond is aggressively promoting Microsoft-branded hardware in several markets.

Microsoft sued over Surface storage

A California lawyer is suing Microsoft, claiming that the Surface tablet he bought has only half the advertised amount of storage.

Microsoft says DirectX 11.1 is only for Windows 8

Microsoft says DirectX 11.1 will be a Windows 8 exclusive. Does it matter?