Microsoft has launched a new TV ad campaign in the UK to promote its Nokia Lumia smartphones, using stop motion animation and the voice of comedian David Mitchell.
Microsoft has released a new update to its Skype app for the Xbox One, which finally allows it to be used in Snap video chat mode while a person is also playing a game.
In a new article on plans to launch Steam Machine PCs based on Valve's SteamOS, an executive at Dell's Alienware unit claims its product will be the "least profitable system we ever sell."
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated in a new interview its delayed Broadwell processors will be inside new PCs in time for the 2014 holiday shopping season but will likely miss the back-to-school period.
The Chinese government has announced it has banned the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS from the country's government PCs, claiming that the decision was to ensure computer security.
Law enforcement authorities said today that over 90 people around the world have been arrested as part of a global raid involving the "Blackshades" software tool which hijacks PCs via remote access.
A new report, citing a number of unnamed sources, claims Microsoft won't be revealing a smaller Surface mini tablet on Tuesday after all, but it could be a smokescreen designed to find internal leaks.
Sony has announced that it will expand the private beta for its upcoming PlayStation Now game cloud streaming service to a few PlayStation 4 owners starting on Tuesday.
In the latest Major Nelson podcast, Microsoft's Larry Hryb claims that the company will do something during E3 2014 that has never been done before in the history of the gaming expo.
Verizon has announced it has turned on what it calls XLTE in 44 states in the U.S. The devices that support XLTE, which uses the AWS spectrum, should give users access to double the bandwidth.
A new report claims that Microsoft Mobile is already developing the next generation versions of its Nokia X Android handsets, and that they will feature a home button for the first time.
Microsoft has announced a new partnership with business-based software company SAP that will allow several of its application to run on Azure cloud servers by the end of June.
A new report also claims that not only will game streaming video service Twitch will be bought by Google-owned YouTube for $1 billion but that it had rejected a similar offer from Microsoft.
Variety is reporting, via unnamed sources, that YouTube has bought the gaming-themed streaming video service Twitch for $1 billion in cash in a deal which will be revealed soon.
Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer gave some more hints about the company's E3 2014 plans and hinted strongly that we could see a new real time strategy console game for the Xbox One.
Confirming the rumors, AT&T has announced it will acquire the satellite TV provider DirecTV for a total of $48.5 billion in a combination of cash and stock. The deal is supposed to close in 12 months.
Microsoft will release a limited edition version of its Xbox 360 wireless controller in June with an "arctic camouflage" design. The gamepad will be sold for $54.99.
Microsoft started rolling out the latest system update for the Xbox One console earlier this morning to all of its owners, which adds some new audio options and more improvements.
An accident at Emory University in Atlanta this week resulted in a server at the school sending out a reformat request to all of its Windows 7 PCs, including the server itself.
Quest Visual, the company behind the Word Lens photo translation app for iOS and Android, has announced they have been acquired by Google. Specific financial details were not announced.
Microsoft has announced that users of Bing can now see information about specific food and drugs in the website's Bing Snapshot box, including facts about a drug's chemical information.
Apple and Motorola Mobility, which is still owned by Google, have jointly announced their long running smartphone patent court fight has been settled, but without a cross-licensing agreement.
Microsoft Research has launched Code Hunt, a new web browser game that's designed to not only entertain but to help teach people about the world of computer programming.
Google has released a new plugin for Microsoft Outlook users that will allow them to join, start or schedule a Google Hangout video session directly from Outlook Mail or Calendar.
Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has announced that he will become the new Global Product Marketing head for the company's Xbox first and third party games, along with Xbox Entertainment Studios.
Owners of Windows Phone devices like the Lumia Icon, 1020 and 1520 with high megapixel cameras will now be able to upload the high-res images to OneDrive with Windows Phone 8.1.
Google announced this week it will extend its minimal support for devices that run ChromeOS, like Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, another year, giving them a total of five years of updates.
Microsoft's 343 Industries has released the first public piece of concept art for the newly revealed Halo 5: Guardians, and also stated that the Xbox One game is being built on a new graphics engine.
The security firm Kaspersky Lab discovered a number of fake apps in Microsoft's Windows Phone Store uploaded by the same publisher, including another version of the now infamous "Virus Shield".
Microsoft Xbox leader Phil Spencer says their UK-based developer Rare, which has made Kinect exclusive titles for the past few years, is "evaluating what they want to do next".
Microsoft has announced that it has added the Tell Me feature to the user interface to its free PowerPoint Online app, after adding the feature to Word Online and Excel Online earlier this year.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to create new rules designed to cover Internet speeds for ISPs in the U.S. but could still allow for them to create "fast lanes" for net access.
Insteon has announced a new partnership with Microsoft that will bring Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps as well as Microsoft-branded devices for connected home and business use.
Microsoft is holding its annual CEO summit this week in Redmond, Washington, but the already highly exclusive gathering of business executives is even more private than has been in the past.
A new rumor from "evleaks" seems to suggest that Microsoft's Nokia division is working on something called "Roadrunner" but specific details have yet to be revealed.
Microsoft's corporate PR head Frank X. Shaw has confirmed in a blog post that the company will hold TechEd North America in 2015, despite rumors that this year's event would be the last.
A new report reveals Microsoft commissioned a secret 128 page book, with some impressive production values and illustrations, to be created and given to the company's many new team members from Nokia.
The security firm Qualys claims that the market share of PCs that still use Windows XP among enterprise customers has dropped below 10 percent for the first time.
Minnesota has become the first state in the U.S. to approve a law that will require all mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones and tablets to have some kind of anti-theft "kill switch" software.
Mozilla has announced it will add the W3C EME specifications to its Firefox browser to run DRM protected content on sites like Netflix, but the company makes it clear it is not happy with this move.