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Microsoft Unveils New Surface Tablet

Microsoft Unveils New Surface TabletMicrosoft (LOS ANGELES) -- After a long build up about Microsoft's mystery announcement, CEO Steve Ballmer showed off the company's new Windows 8 tablet, called "Microsoft Surface," Monday night in Los Angeles. The Surface is just 9.3mm thick, has a sc...

Is Microsoft’s ‘Major Announcement’ a New Tablet?

Is Microsoft’s ‘Major Announcement’ a New Tablet?Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The most serious challenge to Apple's iPad could come on Monday.Microsoft is widely expected to unveil its own tablet computer, which might include a smaller screen than the iPad, in response to growing cons...

Microsoft to Make ‘Major Announcement’ Monday

Microsoft to Make ‘Major Announcement’ MondayJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Microsoft has just invited press to a media event in Los Angeles June 18 for a “major announcement.”Microsoft recently demonstrated a near-final version of its next operating system Windows 8, wh...

Matt Stone, Trey Parker Want You To Star in Next ‘South Park’ Game

Matt Stone, Trey Parker Want You To Star in Next ‘South Park’ GameStephen Lovekin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Plenty of rehashes and sequels were on display at XBox’s E3 Media Briefing Monday, but only one game had everyone laughing out loud.That game was South Park: The Stick of Truth.In a break from Micro...

Microsoft Announces XBox SmartGlass for Tablets, Phones at E3

Microsoft Announces XBox SmartGlass for Tablets, Phones at E3Microsoft(LOS ANGELES) -- Microsoft’s XBox is jumping into this year’s big gaming shift, using touch screen devices to interact with and control media through your game console and then display content on your TV, Windows 8 PC or portable d...

‘Flame’ Compromises Key Microsoft Security System

‘Flame’ Compromises Key Microsoft Security SystemiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The cyber espionage super bug Flame compromised a key Microsoft security system, the company has now revealed, prompting Microsoft to issue an emergency patch to its millions of customers because of fears of what one...

Microsoft’s Kinect Technology in Trial Use for Surgery

Microsoft’s Kinect Technology in Trial Use for SurgeryMicrosoft(LONDON) -- A video gaming device could change the way surgical procedures are performed. Surgeons at London’s St. Thomas Hospital have been using Microsoft's Kinect technology, which operates by motion sensors, in a trial period to see ...

Windows 8: Microsoft Makes Preview Available for Download

Windows 8: Microsoft Makes Preview Available for DownloadMicrosoft(NEW YORK) -- Windows 8 -- the new operating system Microsoft has designed for tablets and touch screens as well as laptops and desktop computers -- is inching closer to reality with an improved preview version now available for download. Back...

Xbox 360 for Only $99?

Xbox 360 for Only $99?Microsoft(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft’s rumored Xbox 360 for only $99 has just become real. Naturally though, with a drastic price reduction there are a few catches. For $99, you’ll get a 4GB console along with the Kinect motion-capture sensor. ...

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft in E-Book Venture

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft in E-Book VentureJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft and Barnes & Noble are very much the eBook underdogs with Amazon and Apple’s iBooks store for the iPad dominating the market.   But Barnes & Noble announced on Monday plans to ...

Facebook to Buy $550M in Patents from Microsoft

Facebook to Buy $550M in Patents from MicrosoftPeter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Facebook is purchasing $550 million in patents from Microsoft, the companies announced Monday in a joint press release. The patents to be transferred were part of a larger acquisition Microsoft mad...

James Cameron, Google Executives, Billionaires to Mine for Asteroids?

James Cameron, Google Executives, Billionaires to Mine for Asteroids?Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Film director James Cameron, Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, X Prize founder Peter Diamandis and billionaire Ross Perot Jr. along with a number of other incredible minds plan to take on outer space. "If you ...
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