Tag: Microsoft

  • Microsoft announces 1TB Halo-branded Xbox One bundle

    Microsoft announces 1TB Halo-branded Xbox One bundle

    Halo fans have something to feed on here. This cool Xbox One bundle comes themed with all the fineries that the game had to offer. The announcement was made at Microsoft’s Gamescon 2015. Both, the controller and the base station, are accented with metallic blue and military insignia. The designs are inspired by the Spartan…

  • Lumia 730’s 5MP front cam clicks world’s largest selfie with 1,151 people

    Lumia 730’s 5MP front cam clicks world’s largest selfie with 1,151 people

    This image is really something but the three pretty faces in front take the cake for sure. Yet again, we see the classic selfie being a shared affair with no more bathroom shutterbugs trying their hand at courtship opportunities, instead, a rather massive horde consuming screen space. This happened miles away in Bangladesh where the…

  • Lumia 535 by Microsoft is the first Lumia without the Nokia name

    Lumia 535 by Microsoft is the first Lumia without the Nokia name

    After a few leaks, the new Lumia 535 has been launched and this will be the first device to ostracize the Nokia name, as now it’s been made by Microsoft. Unlike other smartphone companies who enter the market with a premium flagship smartphone, Microsoft has chosen the fail-safe formula that all earlier Lumia smartphones adopted.…

  • Microsoft introduces activity-tracking Fitness Smart Band wristband

    Microsoft introduces activity-tracking Fitness Smart Band wristband

    Microsoft have entered their very own Fitness Smart Band wearable wristband that tracks sleep patterns and fitness data. This has the company join Samsung and Apple in the wearable healthcare gizmo market. It’s also (simply) called the Microsoft Band and is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The cool color display has Windows all…

  • Microsoft announces a Halo-themed limited edition wireless mouse

    Microsoft announces a Halo-themed limited edition wireless mouse

    If it’s limited edition, it’s bound to be good. And if you’ve spent the better half of your life watching sci-fi movies, collecting action figures and gaming away to glory, you probably think so too. This is just why you shouldn’t miss Microsoft’s latest announcement, the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master…

  • Microsoft’s next flagship Windows smartphone to come with Kinect-like 3D gesture control

    Microsoft’s next flagship Windows smartphone to  come with Kinect-like 3D gesture control

    Gesture control technology is going to be the next big thing in the smartphone world and it is believed that all the major smartphone makers across the world are busy developing the technology to commercially use it in their future launches. According to leaks, Amazon’s soon to be launched smartphone will use gesture controls in…

  • Microsoft to unveil Cortana, the new voice-activated assistant for Windows Phone

    Microsoft to unveil Cortana, the new voice-activated assistant for Windows Phone

    If Androids and iOS devices come with a personal digital assistant, so must a Windows Phone! Microsoft recently announced its own version of a talkative and know-it-all assistant for phones running Windows. The new Windows Phone 8.1 update will come packed with the new service called Cortana. This will replace the current built-in Bing search…

  • Microsoft Research develops smart elevator that proves how predictable you are

    Microsoft Research develops smart elevator that proves how predictable you are

    In a pretty impressive breakthrough, Microsoft Research has introduced a smart elevator that uses sorcery of sorts to deduce where you are headed. Like most artificial intelligence systems, this elevator makes use of a learning algorithm that studies a person’s personal habits and traits, thereby correctly recognizing a series of patterns that help it identify…

  • Google vs Bing – You judge for yourself

    Google vs Bing – You judge for yourself

    Microsoft has not been necessarily pro-active in identifying new opportunities and its resulting late entry has seen its share of hits and misses, with the list of the latter being unusually longer. Bing is very prominent in that list, the Microsoft search engine has nowhere been close to Google in delivering quality search results, it…

  • Microsoft tries to lure Gmail users by accusing Google of snooping emails for profit

    Microsoft tries to lure Gmail users by accusing Google of snooping emails for profit

    The ultra-competitive technology industry sometimes becomes the breeding ground to historic rivalries. Some of these rivalries spawn amazing marketing campaigns like the recent ‘thanks for copying us’ twitter meme created by Nokia mocking Apple iPhone 5C. But at times things go overboard and rivalries get nasty with bad-mouthing each other, running attack ads and filing…