Microsoft targets Gmail with Outlook.com

Forget about Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail - Redmond wants to be a real email contender with Outlook.com.



Surface will debut day-and-date with Windows 8

Microsoft wants to drive home the point that the future of its software business exists across multiple devices.

Twitter goes down on eve of Olympics

Twitter says that an outage yesterday wasn't, as rumored, caused by an overload from Olympic traffic.

Valve's Gabe Newell: Windows 8 is a "catastrophe"

Valve chief Gabe Newell has some tough words for Microsoft's new operating system.

Americans turned off by targeted political ads

Americans hate tailored political advertising - so much so that it's likely to put them off politicians they already support.

Pearltrees iPhone app goes live

Pearltrees is routinely used to embed data related to a particular topic in a way that is easy to navigate.



Official Olympics social presence increases

This year, the Olympics will be all about social media.

Washington state allows Facebook voter registration

Social media is a huge part of the political process these days, so this was only a matter of time.

Windows 8 will launch on October 26

Microsoft has announced the official release date of its new Windows operating system.

YouTube protects activists with new face-blurring feature

With YouTube increasingly the tool of choice for activists around the world, the company's launching a face-blurring feature to protect users' anonymity.

Has Facebook started its inevitable decline?



A recent report published by analysts at Capstone has confirmed that US users of Facebook declined approximately 1.1 percent over the past 6 months.



Nook eBooks are now Web friendly



Barnes & Noble has rolled out Nook for the Web, a free cloud-based service that allows customers to access their e-books on any PC or Mac browser.

Microsoft Office floats into the cloud

Microsoft's unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, which it's redesigned to make the most of touch screens, social networking and the cloud.

Microsoft revamps Office for Windows 8

A customer preview of Microsoft's new Office suite has gone live just a few months before Redmond officially launches its flagship Windows 8 operating system. 



MIT designs 'intelligent co-pilot' for cars

MIT engineers have developed a semi-autonomous vehicle safety system that takes over if the driver does something stupid.

Are Apple's clean energy promises just hot air?

In its latest report, Greenpeace has upgraded Apple's marks on clean energy, but says the company's still being vague about how it plans to move away from coal-fired power.

Facebook launches calendar view for events

Facebook does a lot of things right, but the way it keeps track of upcoming events has always been wrong.

Microsoft claims Surface tablet is "just a design point"



Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is attempting to reassure jittery vendors that Redmond's recently unveiled Windows 8 Surface tablet is simply a "design point" - rather than a competing device.



Microsoft Windows 8 launches in October 2012



Microsoft has officially confirmed that its flagship Windows 8 operating system will roll out to manufacturers the first week of August and hit store shelves for the masses in late October 2012.

Software can 'identify online predators'

Researchers have developed a free software app that they say can help detect pedophiles and criminals online.