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I didn't even realize this was a thing, but accessory maker Allsop has computer monitor stands that cater to whichever side you favor in the PC wars. The company makes fancy stands in both Redmond and Cupertino flavors. There's no functional difference between the two, so it's all about aesthetics...

May 22nd 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft will reveal the next Xbox on May 21.The event will have a global stream on Xbox.com, Xbox Live and Spike TV (US and Canada). No word yet if the Xbox 360 Pizza Hut app will also stream the event."On that day, we'll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 1...

April 24th 2013 at 1:07pm 0 Comments
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eBay's money-exchanging service has brought its payments platform to Windows Phone 7.5 handsets. PayPal's new app lets you send and request cash and check your account details (hopefully while laughing maniacally at your own affluence). A "local" feature will also direct you toward vendors who acc...

September 7th 2012 at 1:38pm 0 Comments
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Kinect for Windows will arrive in style to China and other new markets starting October 8th, sporting a brand new SDK. The new developer kit will add features like color camera settings and extended depth data, as well as more tools and samples like a UI demo based on Kinect's so-called human inte...

September 5th 2012 at 5:03am 0 Comments
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Following all the Office news from Redmond in the last 24 hours, Microsoft's managed to take a quick breath before revealing some new dev tools and a cloud-based app model for its online iteration, Office 365. Apps made inside the model can be inserted directly into spreadsheets, as task panes, an...

July 17th 2012 at 11:43am 0 Comments
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Microsoft's Gavin Kim was a high-profile capture for Redmond, as it poached the former Samsung and Motorola exec to bolster its Windows Phone marketing team. Now, just five months into the job, he's departing after marshaling the "Smoked by Windows Phone" campaign into the world. The company would...

April 18th 2012 at 10:52am 0 Comments
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It's been a mixed bag when it comes to Microsoft and open source involvement, but Redmond's now getting all enthused, setting up an Open Technologies subsidiary dedicated to making friends in open source circles. While of other parts of the Redmond behemoth will also continue to work on open sourc...

April 13th 2012 at 7:38am 0 Comments
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What you see before you is a single image purporting to be Microsoft's new Office app for iOS. We can certainly believe such an app exists, and according to The Daily, the UI is similar to OneNote with an added dash of Metro. You'll be able to produce and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files loca...

February 21st 2012 at 11:51am 0 Comments
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There's some more corporate reshuffling going on in the Windows Phone universe this week, now that Brandon Watson has confirmed his departure from Microsoft. Watson, who served as head of the WP Developer Experience, announced the news on his Twitter page Friday, and later told ZDNet that he's hea...

February 5th 2012 at 12:34am 0 Comments