The man who arguably inspired the creation of Microsoft has died at the age of 68. Ed Roberts launched the Altair 8800, one of the earliest home computers, and gave Bill Gates his first big break. Roberts and his company Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems marketed a series of electronics kits in the early 1970s, […]
It turns out some users really were open to the ideas of trying browsers other than Internet Explorer: they just needed a nudge in the right direction. Opera reports that downloads of its browser have more than doubled since the introduction of a “ballot screen” in Europe which prompts IE users to consider installing a […]
Remember Sony’s sex toy Move controller we told you about last week? Well folks, the company has just released an ad promoting the “Move”, and unsurprisingly, it takes a jab against Nintendo’s Wiimote and Microsoft’s Project Natal. A few funny quotes from the commercial: “Because real boxers don’t hit like this [flails arms exasperatingly]” “It’s […]
As much as everyone likes to make fun or Mr. Ballmer, you have to admit that the guy comes across as very likable. [Via Engadget]
Well folks, ex-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has finally joined twitter yesterday, and so far, he tweeted 5 times and got over 185,000 followers. Now, let’s see how long he keep this up. If you want to follow him, just hit this link.
Someone at Microsoft just contacted me about a job offer for IT students, so I decided to post it as this could be a great opportunity for some of our readers to gain experience with a key Microsoft product (either Windows Azure or Visual Studio). Not only will this allow you to get free training, […]
So Google’s little browser, Chrome, has knocked Safari out of the third-place position, making up 4.4% marketshare among browsers, just barely eking it out over Safari at 4.37%. Sure, those are small potatoes compared to Internet Explorer and Firefox, but still significant. The jump is mostly due the release last week of Chrome for Mac, […]
A few days ago, there was this. And today, we see this: Simple coincidence? I think not.
A while ago, Microsoft announced that they would team up with Seth MacFarlane to do some Windows 7 / family guy promotional spots. Then a few weeks back, they decided that the family guys characters might not be the best fit for the Windows 7 brand and just axed the whole project. But it seems […]
Yes folks, these are employees from the Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo, California, line dancing to… Black Eyed Peas! How long can you last? :) [Via [H]]
Microsoft has confirmed its banning of players with modified consoles from Xbox Live will be permanent. But while some owners are offloading their consoles on eBay, others may have found a way to circumvent the ban. While some bans from the service (such as those for using threatening language towards other online players) are for […]