The Inauguration – Digital Style

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Since the last national swearing-in ceremony, America has become a much more net-centric country.  Obama’s inauguration was not only watched by a large portion of the US, but by millions (perhaps billions?) in countries all over the world.  For this reason, the people on the scene wielding the tech were […]

Microsoft Songsmith Lets you Create Elevator Music on the Fly!

Have you ever noticed that about half of all the ads Microsoft releases on the Web sound like a joke or a crappy infomercial? I mean, check the following ones out and don’t tell me they didn’t make you feel like crying: Microsoft Hires Boy Band to Promote Windows 7 and PDC 2008 Internal Microsoft […]

30GB Zunes simultaneously fail

Beginning around midnight last night Pacific time (2008-12-31), 30GB Zunes everywhere started freezing at their boot screens, with the progress bars ironically at 100%.  Zunes that were in use at that time spontaneously rebooted in order to get to that frozen state.  Obviously, this was due to a disturbance in the force, emanating from Cupertino. […]

Patently ridiculous

While most of us think of this time of year as the season of giving, corporations seem preoccupied with keeping, or even taking — via outrageous patents. One current trend in graphical user interfaces these days is the use of live icons to indicate files, where the icon represents a mini-preview or thumbnail of the document […]

What to expect from Vista SP2

For those of you who are interested, ZDNet’s Mary-Jo Foley has posted a fairly detailed list of the upcoming changes that will be included with Windows Vista SP2. In addition to all previously released security updates, the new service pack will add some additional features to Vista such as native Blu-Ray support and a new […]

Microsoft raises money to fix Vista by selling cupcakes

Sigh… I wonder when Apple will get tired about producing these ads? I have to admit that this one is funnier than the two previous ones though.

Microsoft debuts touchless touchscreen

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] At this week’s User Interface Software and Technology conference, Microsoft is presenting a new idea for touchscreen interface that doesn’t involve touching the screen.  It’s called SideSight, and it uses infrared reflection to detect finger movement in the proximity of the device — up to 10 centimeters away.  […]

MAC vs. PC Musical Features Epic Fight, Gore, and Love Story

All those Mac vs. PC ads are really starting to get tiresome. I mean, how long has this been going on? Two years? Even Mac people can’t stand them anymore. Like it or not, computers are computers; they’re tools, and each have their own unique uses. So when I stumbled on this awesome MAC vs. […]

A Keyboard… How Quaint

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] CNET News reports that this week’s ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology could reveal some interesting new developments in the area of computer interfaces. But is it time to abandon the mouse and keyboard for Star Trek levels of speech input technology? Maybe not just yet. According […]

Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” Dude Interviewed

In the following video, Microsoft engineer Sean Siler explains how he came to be the real “PC” guy inside Microsoft’s latest advertising campaign. Seeing him like that goes to show that yes, Apple does indeed try to make people think that PC users look like a stereotype.

Microsoft Hires Boy Band to Promote Windows 7 and PDC 2008

To promote the upcoming Professional Developer Conference (PDC 2008) and announce that attendees will get a free Windows 7 pre-loaded 160GB hard drive, Microsoft has filmed the following clip, that, shall we say, will leave you with a really bad taste in the mouth. Lyrics after the jump.

Steve “The Clown” Ballmer is a PC

Now that you’ve all seen the new “I’m a PC” ad from Microsoft, I’m sure that we can all agree that this commercial was much more efficient in driving its point across compared to the “Seinfeld and Gates” joke. Even though part of the ad was made using a Mac, it’s no secret that PCs […]