Microsoft Makes Kinect Optional On Xbox One

Microsoft is to release a cheaper version of the Xbox One without the Kinect. It will cost $399, making it more competitive with the PS4. The new version will be available from June 9 and is already available for pre-order at several retailers. The Kinect system itself will be available as a standalone purchase (price […]

Microsoft To Fix XP Bug, But Just This One Time, Honest

Microsoft has changed its mind and decided it will issue a fix for a serious Internet Explorer bug for Windows XP users, despite officially ending support for the system last month. It was the first real test of Microsoft’s resolve to abandon XP, though it seemed inevitable it would face such a dilemma. At first […]

The Wonderful Story Behind XP’s Bliss Wallpaper [Video]

From Microsoft: From today on Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP. The one thing everybody will always remember of Windows XP is desktop image ‘Bliss’, with it’s green rolling hills and bluer than blue sky. Doesn’t the most viewed picture of all times asks for a worthy goodbye? We certainly think so! That’s why […]

Windows 8.1 Coming To 16GB Devices

Microsoft is to make Windows 8.1 available on devices with as little as 16GB of storage. It’ll do so using a compression technique first developed during the making of Vista. The move will allow Windows to be available for even small-capacity devices such as tablets that use a solid state drive. The technique is called […]

Amazon Deal of the Day: Xbox One Console – Titanfall Bundle – $450 + FREE Shipping

Here’s an extra deal for you guys for today! If you order the Xbox One Titanfall Bundle right now from and use “XIAMAZON” as a promo code at checkout, you’ll get $50 off from your order! If you consider the value of the game and the $50 off, this brings the price of the […]

Microsoft & Google Put Kibosh On Dual-System Devices

Plans by ASUS to launch mobile devices running both Windows and Android have been put on hold after objections from Microsoft and Google. It will also mean the end for two existing PC models that use both systems. ASUS first showed off the Transformer Book Duet TD300 in January at the Consumer Electronics Show. It […]

Windows XP Resists Death Sentence

The proportion of people using Windows XP actually rose in January. It may be little more than a statistical quirk, but the underlying story is what happens when Microsoft pulls the plug on support in barely two months. The figures come from NetMarketShare and are based on computers used to visit sites hosted by its […]

The Internet Explorer Anime – Feat. Inori Aizawa [Video]

Look! It’s Sailor Internet Explorer! This video was created by Microsoft Singapore, dedicated to all anime fans worldwide in celebration of Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2013. The dark side of the Internet can be a dangerous and scary place. Will our heroine be able to survive? [Internet Explorer]

Bill Gates As Austin Powers and Steve Ballmer as Doctor Evil [Video]

OMG. So that’s where the idea of Windows 8 comes from! Bill Gates doesn’t make a very good Austin Powers… but Steve Ballmer and his Doctor Evil impersonation totally convinced me! This was uploaded to Youtube back in 2009, so I’m not exactly sure how I could have possibly missed this before. [James Etue]

Apple the “world’s most valuable brand”

Apple has overtaken long-time leader Coca-Cola to become the “world’s most valuable brand” according to an annual report. Google took second spot in a list dominated at the top by tech firms. The report is from Interbrand, which has ranked Coca-Cola at number one for each of the 13 previous times it has carried out […]

Xbox One and PS4 hook-ups on the cards

If you can’t decide between an Xbox One (Pre-Order (Affiliate)) or a PS4, or are just feeling flush, Microsoft has some good news. It’s not going to put a block on hooking the two devices together. One of the most touted features of the next-gen Microsoft console is its HDMI pass-through. The idea is that […]

Microsoft beats Google in latest patent battle: What it means

Microsoft has won the latest installment of the US court system’s smash hit “Patent Games” series. Once again, the verdict could establish a key precedent in the way patents operate. This week’s case was the second in a double header pitting Microsoft against Motorola, now owned by Google. Both involved Microsoft allegedly breaching Motorola patents […]