Protect your tech:Get an Upsie warranty & save up to 70%

Windows

Kinect has a life outside of gaming - videos showcase a new world of retail

Kinect has a life outside of gaming - videos showcase a new world of retail

Michael Archambault 40

When the majority of us think about Kinect, we think about shouting “Xbox, Play” to get our Netflix movie rolling or we picture ourselves waddling around the living room trying to get our groove on with games like Dance Central. If we step outside the world of gaming, we can see how the Kinect for Windows SDK can be used in retail. To help us imagine the world for Kinect outside of...

Belfiore will lead a team focused on phones, tablets, and PCs as Microsoft's reorganization becomes clearer

Belfiore will lead a team focused on phones, tablets, and PCs as Microsoft's reorganization becomes clearer

Michael Archambault 95

It is no surprise that Microsoft has been pushing the Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows PC divisions closer together within the Windows unit. Today, AllThingsD has reported a new leadership structure within the unit that showcases a collection of new posts for longtime Microsoft employees. The first name to go around is Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone lead, Terry Myerson, who...

Lenovo goes behind Microsoft's back – preinstalls "Pokki Start Menu" software

Lenovo goes behind Microsoft's back – preinstalls "Pokki Start Menu" software

Michael Archambault 127

The disappearance of a Start button and traditional Start Menu from Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, has been controversial. Many users who have been using the software for years feel discombobulated when trying to find their list of installed applications in the new OS. While most OEMs are hoping Windows 8.1’s decision to reintegrate a Start button will clam user...

PuTTY Windows Phone port currently in development, bringing the SSH client to the small screen

PuTTY Windows Phone port currently in development, bringing the SSH client to the small screen

Rich Edmonds 63

PuTTY (www.greenend.org.uk) is a popular telnet/SSH client for Windows, enabling those with remote access to servers and devices to connect and perform an array of tasks through the terminal or command line interface. A developer has taken to Reddit to announce that he's currently at work on porting the PuTTY Windows client to Windows Phone. While numerous apps are already available for...

Sony announces new ruby red coloring for select Windows laptops - Duo, Pro, and Fit

Sony announces new ruby red coloring for select Windows laptops - Duo, Pro, and Fit

Michael Archambault 30

If you are a Windows Phone fan, there is a good chance you are a fan of vibrant colors. I myself am a lover of the color red and keep my vibrant Nokia Lumia 920 on me at all times. Today, Sony has announced a new addition of ruby red Windows PCs. For those wondering, the brightly colored machines are not a part of the (RED) ™ charity. Sony has announced three models in the high gloss...

Microsoft's "On the Whiteboard" takes us to a top secret medieval torture chamber

Microsoft's "On the Whiteboard" takes us to a top secret medieval torture chamber

Michael Archambault 20

Microsoft’s “On the Whiteboard” video series is beginning to show us how terrifying the Redmond campus actually is. Last week our host, Pamela Woon, took us on a tour to a place where no one can hear you scream. This week we are touring a building that is described by Surface team member, Ben Reed, as “a medieval dungeon where each room has a device that is a torture chamber.” The top...

Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

Michael Archambault 30

Microsoft has launched a new web series, “On the Whiteboard”, to take you behind the scenes of where and how technology mixes with culture. The first episode follows our host, Pamela Woon, speaking to Oscar winner, Randy Thom, about the importance of sound in technology. Randy Thom has contributed to famous films including The Incredibles, Return of the Jedi, and Forest Gump. Randy...

Microsoft won’t give up on Kinect for Windows; next iteration coming 2014

Microsoft won’t give up on Kinect for Windows; next iteration coming 2014

Michael Archambault 44

At Tuesday’s reveal of the Xbox One, Microsoft showed off their next generation Kinect sensor. Our friends up in Redmond don’t want you to forget that the new Kinect unit will also be heading to Windows. Microsoft released the original software development kit (SDK) in the spring of 2011 for Windows 7. The goal of the program was to expand Kinect’s usage scenario through 3rd party and...

Samsung groups all its Windows products under the ATIV brand, but still shows lack of support

Samsung groups all its Windows products under the ATIV brand, but still shows lack of support

Rich Edmonds 42

Samsung has announced that its expanding the ATIV brand to include its Windows based PC products. Originally used for its Windows Phone 8 hardware, Samsung states it will use the brand to represent the convergence of PC and mobile technologies. This will essentially unite all Samsung Windows products under a single umbrella. If you're now looking at Samsung ATIV hardware, it's running a...

Microsoft to bring the start button back in Windows 8.1, but not as we know it Jim

Microsoft to bring the start button back in Windows 8.1, but not as we know it Jim

Rich Edmonds 285

Microsoft is set to reintroduce the famous Windows start button in Windows 8, according to sources familiar with company plans. A report over on The Verge points at Windows 8.1 (aka "Blue") as to when consumers will be able to see a start button in desktop mode without utilising third-party software. The only downside is it's noted the button will simply take the user back to the start...