Microsoft challenges Google in new power struggle

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 […]

IE8: O.M.G.I.G.P.

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, […]

The Truth About Life at Microsoft

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.

Bing Rapidly Overtakes Yahoo Search (For Now)

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 […]

Microsoft Releases 3 New Bing Ads: Search Overload

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 […]

Microsoft Announces Official Consumer Launch of Windows 7

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Yesterday, Microsoft tweeted, and for once, the internet listened.  That’s because their tweet went something like this: “Here it is, the *official word* on Windows 7 general availability: In stores starting October 22nd! Details at http://bit.ly/ccSyd ^MS” That’s right, after much speculation and an initial launch date of January […]

Microsoft Releases First Bing TV Ad: It’s Time to Bing and Decide

Yesterday, Microsoft released its first Bing TV commercial, and even though the search engine is still in beta, Redmond has started advertising it anyways. We’ve embedded the video below, for your viewing pleasure. Am I only one who thinks that “Bing” is a silly name for a search engine? But then again, when Google first […]

Microsoft Bing: The Decision Engine

Did you know that Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, went live this morning? Redmond dubs its new service as a decision engine, and after using it for an hour, I have to agree with them. I decided that I liked Google more… for now. What I find really strange is that everything Bing does, it […]