While many students would surely like to own a 48-inch multi-touch screen, most don’t have the cash to buy a Microsoft Surface device. But a group of engineering students at the University of Waterloo in Ontario didn’t see that as a problem: they just built their own. Their device does not strictly work on touch, […]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Taking a page out of Pepsi’s anti-marketing marketing playbook, Microsoft Developer Evangelist Michael Kordahi has created a blind taste test for the search engines Google, Bing, and Yahoo! Enter your search query, and the results from each of these three are shown sans branding: You may then vote […]
Just a quick post to remind you guys that today is the last day you can take advantage of the 50% off pre-order deal on Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional If you were planning to upgrade to the new operating system in October, why not take advantage of this amazing offer now?
Yeah, that’s Office 2010, as in Microsoft Office 2010. Enjoy! [Via TechEblog]
Microsoft has begun to add some messages from Twitter to results from the Bing search engine. It comes as Microsoft celebrates a clear – though minute – growth in Bing’s usage. While Twitter’s audience is still relatively small in comparison to the web as a whole, it’s become a useful way to find information which […]
Apparently Microsoft isn’t content battling Google on your monitor screen: it wants to do battle at the mains socket as well. The firm has launched a beta test of an online application designed to give customized advice on how to save energy in your home. The idea is that users then give feedback on the […]
O.M.G.I.G.P. stands for “Oh My God I’m Gonna Puke.” Some of you will think that this acronym should be used as an Anti-IE acronym, but in the case of the following video, no, it’s to promote IE8’s new InPrivate mode. Warning: Video is a bit gross. Oh, and before anyone mentions it, yeah, we know, […]
If you’ve ever wondered about what a typical day in the life of a Microsoft employee is like, you’ll find all your questions answered in the following video featuring Tina Wood and part of the Channel 10 crew.
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] We’ve been reporting quite a bit on Bing and it’s recent ad campaign. Why? Well first of all, a web-based product from Microsoft that isn’t simply trying to copy everything already out there (See Live.com) is somewhat notable. Second, Bing seems to be part of the new trend: semantic […]
Yesterday, Microsoft released 3 new Bing commercials trying to sell the idea that the new search engine is there to prevent search overload syndrome by making sure you find the answers you need to the questions you ask. Google already does that just fine as far as I’m concerned, and while Bing returns relevant results […]