Entries Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Episode 21: The pause.com Entertainment Podcast

Episode 21 of The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is live! NOTE: To subscribe to the pause.com Entertainment Podcast on iTunes Click here to open iTunes to our podcast, then click the SUBSCRIBE button. In this episode: In Video Games, Tony talks about Infamous on for the PS3 as well as the forthcoming Uncharted 2. Lou talks about, um. […]

Microsoft’s Arc Mouse Now In More Colors

Microsoft’s foldy Arc Mouse has been a hit ever since it first surfaced last year. I’ve gotten three of these for various laptops for myself, family and friends. It works well, the transmitter is small and easy to store on the backside of the mouse’s tail before folding it up and slipping it into its […]

Microsoft: The Future is Surfacy…With A ’70s Palette

Microsoft showed this video at the Wharton Business School…a teaser of the possibilities of where technology and computing are going in the next 10 years. What you’ll see are lots of really, really cool surface computing concepts, wall-sized screens, synchronization between handheld and stationary platforms, viewpoint capture and recognition and oodles of flowy, flippy, groovy […]

Microsoft to Open Retail Stores: Finally! Some Exposure for Redmond!

Microsoft put out a press release yesterday indicating that they’re going to be opening some retail stores. Heading up the group is former Dreamworks Animation and Wal-mart exec David Porter. Of course many people will see this as Microsoft competing with Apple more directly in the retail space, but I think that Apple is pretty far down […]

Windows 7: How Will It Run On A Cheapo Frankenstein?

Ever since MS released the limited public Beta of Windows 7, the blogosphere has been abuzz with feature lists, mini reviews and, surprisingly, praise. Of course we wanted to see for ourselves what all the hubbub was over, but who would sacrifice their machine for the Beta? It turns out the answer was “Nobody”. Not […]

Microsoft Has Secret New Blue Tech Up its Collective Sleeve

No, we’re not talking about IE8’s InPrivate mode again, although we can see why you’d be confused, what with the ‘blue’ reference and all. Perv. While you grumble in disappointment, I’ll continue by saying that MS first teased us with an animation on their hardware site. Then, it was spread across the net that Amazon […]

IE8’s InPrivate Mode Confirmed, Dirtbags Rejoice

It was the ‘woot’ heard round the world. The IE Blog confirmed that IE8 will include a mode called InPrivate that prevents IE from saving data about the sites you go to while in that mode. In other words, it lets porn lovers love their porn without having to remember, when the boss walks in […]

Lesson #1: If You Can Get Office 2007 Ultimate for 91%-Off, Get It.

Yes, you lucky students, you. Those of us who’ve already learned everything there is to know don’t have access to this sweet deal, which is Office 2007 Ultimate for just $59.99. In case you never bothered to look, the non-student version is $679.99. That is, in fact, an ultimate steal. Microsoft

Microsoft Still Looking for Zune Killer App, Trying Exclusive Video Content

Zune has been in the news a lot lately, mostly for what it isn’t or hasn’t done. Or what it has done, if you count some creepy dude endlessly showing off his Zune tats and complaining about how momma Zune don’t love him and so he had to hide the tats now. Blech. More after […]

Upcoming Microsoft Arc Mouse is Curvy, May Kill You in Your Sleep

Microsoft is coming out with some new hardware this coming holiday season, including this mouse that looks like it might be a distant cousin of the Droideka. Sure, it looks all swanky and whatnot, especially when compared with a typical mouse, but if you buy one, don’t leave it alone with kids. Or pets. Or […]