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.
Microsoft will hold //Publish/, a two day Windows app development event, on May 16-17 in 60 cities located in 38 countries around the world that's designed to help creators launch their apps.
Microsoft Research has released a new app for Windows Phone called Time Of My Life, designed to keep track of where a person goes every day and how much time they spend at each location.
Sony will adapt the newly published book No Place to Hide, which focuses on the Edward Snowden data privacy story, into a movie that will be produced by the people behind the James Bond movie series.
Microsoft will set up a live stream for people around the world to watch its upcoming Surface related press conference, to be held in New York City on Tuesday, May 20th
Oculus VR has hired Kenneth Scott, formerly the Art Director at Microsoft's 343 Industries on Halo 4, to fill out its first party game content team for its virtual reality helmet.
Microsoft has released the first update for the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, which fixes some bugs and makes some improvements to help the battery life in devices.
Microsoft will offer refunds for people who subscribe to Xbox Live Gold if they used its just to stream apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 console.
Sony is giving advance notice to analysts that it doesn't expect to make any money in its current fiscal year, projecting a loss of 50 billion yen ($489.5 million) for the time period.
The idea to bundle the Kinect sensor with every Xbox One console was a strategy that ultimately didn't work and Microsoft's move to fix that also removes the legacy of Don Mattrick's poor decision.
Just in case it wasn't clear on April 8th, Microsoft has posted a reminder on its Windows blog today that it no longer supports Windows XP and won't issue any more public patches for the OS.
Microsoft has announced it has added some new features to the beta version of its Windows App Studio service, and also revealed it has reached the 1 million user mark.
Microsoft has updated the web experience for OneDrive for Business users, adding in features such as Simple Controls for faster and better access to files and more.
Microsoft's Xbox marketing lead Yusuf Mehdi said in a new interview future updates for the Xbox One will help users navigate on the console better with the controller and without the Kinect sensor.
Microsoft has updated the user interface for the Windows Store in Windows 8 and 8.1, adding in features such as a persistent navigation bar on top with catagories, app sales charts and more.
Microsoft has decided not to release new firmware updates for its Surface tablets for a second straight month on "Patch Tuesday", one week before the rumored reveal of new Surface products.
The first images of the debut Windows Phone device made by new OEM Prestigio's have been leaked, showing a mid-range smartphone with a rather thin case design.
Confirming the rumors, Microsoft has announced many of its Xbox 360 and Xbox One media apps, including Netflix and HBO GO, will no longer require Xbox Live Gold membership to access starting in June.
Microsoft has announced that its Games For Gold program, which offers free games every month for Xbox 360 Xbox Live Gold members, will expand to the Xbox One in June.
AT&T will reportedly buy the DirecTV satellite TV provider for a price tag of $50 billion, with one report claiming the deal is still over a week away from completion.
A new report claims that the National Security Agency intercepts and installs survellience hardware inside some U.S.-made routers that are scheduled to be shipped overseas.
Microsoft has added support for running its business-themed Lynch messaging app for Android on tablet devices, along with a number of other new features and improvements.
A programmer from Bungie is helping to create an update for the Halo PC port that will allow its users to continue to play online past May 31st, when its GameSpy server is expected to shut down.
Neowin community member FaiKee has posted up a screenshot of what looks like a Microsoft employee's Facebook account that shows something called "Windows 365", listed as based on Windows Core.
Twitter has officially added a new feature that will let users "mute" posts that they receive from other accounts, although those muted users can still see, reply and retweet posts.
Microsoft has released the final version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, which adds a number of new features such as support for making universal Windows apps and more.
A new report claims Microsoft is working to add a song storage locker service, allowing users to store tracks on the company's OneDrive cloud drive that can be played on Xbox Music.
NVIDIA has confirmed that it has now released Android versions of both "Portal" and "Half-Life 2" exclusively for its Shield portable game console, priced at $9.99 each.
Blizzard has announced "Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition," which contains the content of both the main game and its recent PC expansion. It's out Aug. 19 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4 and PS3.
Microsoft announced some new enterprise-based services and products today as part of its TechEd North America 2014 conference as it moves on its combo "mobile-first/cloud-first" strategy.
Microsoft has released a new beta system update for its selected testers, which offers some fixes for the console's Game DVR feature along with other improvements.