By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Spotting silly vanity license plates is always a fun activity, especially double-innuendo or borderline-obscene ones. But some of the best still come from those who show their geek pride on their bumpers. Kudos to the clever Flickr photographers who make a hobby of spotting geeky license plates! And of […]
In this new Laptop Hunters ad, Lauren and her mom are looking for a fast laptop with portability and a long battery life. As can be expected (hey, this is a MS ad, after all), their choice doesn’t end up on a Mac but on an XPS 13 laptop.
It’s that time again… If you have been reading [GaS], or any other blogs for that matter, you know that there will soon be a new version of the Microsoft operating system. Now are you curious if your faithful machine can handle Windows Seven? You are? Then we have a little application for you!
Tech site Endgadget is reporting that Microsoft plans to launch a gadget for the Xbox 360 which extends the Wii-style motion control to cover the entire body. According to the site’s source, which has the somewhat lightweight description of “someone who purports to be in the know”, the system would not involve controllers. Instead there […]
Microsoft has agreed to extended the warranty on the Xbox 360 to cover the ‘E74′ error. This bug is different to the much-publicized ‘red ring of death’. It’s indicated by one quadrant of the power indicator glowing, and an on-screen message displaying the error code E74 and informing users to contact Xbox customer support. Once […]
In the following Laptop Hunters ad spoof, homeless Frank has a budget of $1,000 to find his perfect laptop. Will he succeed in his quest? Check out the video to find out!
Microsoft has accompanied the third of its anti-Apple commercials with a creative document detailing what it calls the ‘Apple Tax’. The latest ad follows the same theme: ‘ordinary’ shoppers (this time a mother and son) head out with a $1,500 budget and wind up choosing a PC over a Mac. This time the requirements are […]
Microsoft has revealed that almost all e-mails sent today are spam – though the figure fell slightly with the disconnection of a hosting provider which numbered a major spam network among its customers. The figures only relate to e-mails sent to customers of the Microsoft Forefront Online Security for Exchange service (FOSE) rather than the […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Microsoft is 0 for 2 today with legal skirmishes in other countries. The good news is, they only have to pay $11.9 million to Germany, for an illegal competition fine that stemmed from the company pressing a German retailer to sell Office 2007 software at a certain price. They […]
I’m not sure if Bill Gates actually has a Facebook page, but if he does, it probably looks similar to this one. [via PCworld]
Microsoft has launched another commercial attacking Apple products – and this time it’s gone straight for the jugular. Last week’s initial ad featured a shopper who said they couldn’t find a Mac to meet their budget and mocked the cool image the firm has among shoppers. The follow-up is even more to the point. This […]
With the Conficker virus set to go through a currently uncertain change tomorrow (April 1), here are seven ways to be sure you’ve protected your machine against the fallout. Don’t panic: The chances are the April Fool’s Day deadline has been overhyped. All that’s known for certain is that the number of potential website addresses […]