The good folks at Winbeta took a hands on approach and made a video showing about 20 minutes of video from the upcoming Windows 8 update – Windows 8.1. In this video, they walk through some of the highlights from the Operating Systems refresh and show some of the new stuff you can expect with this update. Windows 8.1...

Windows RT 8.1 leaked a little while ago and the folks from Winbeta did a rough test drive. Some of their observations: Changes between RT 8.1 and 8.1 on desktop, remain small, but changes are there. For example, the desktop app is no longer pinned to the Start Screen by default. This move doesn’t suprise us, as most...

The big news is out. Steve Ballmer is leaving Microsoft and everyone has an opinion. Mary Jo Foley, Tom Merritt, and Paul Thurrott discuss this in lots of detail for TWIT and it’s a really good and important discussion about the future of one of the largest software companies in the world. This episode is very...

The good folks at Winbeta.org have done a preliminary sneak peek at Windows 8.1 Build 9471 video. The video is a little rushed but the screen quality isn’t half bad. The author gives a little walkthrough around the new Windows 8.1 build and you get to see more of Windows 8.1. I’m curious to see what you guys all think...

The founder and chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates recently gave a very interesting keynote speech at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2013, talking about all things technology, from software to wearable computing. In the Q&A session, he was asked about patents and their influence on technology. Talking about the...

In its bid to get ever closer to end users, Microsoft has put up several avenues from Internet video channels to official blogs and everything in between. Now the company has launched a new YouTube channel that goes by the name of SparkedTV. This new YouTube channel is going to be used to advertise some of the most...

Microsoft seems to have scored one ahead of its search engine rival, at least when it comes to video ads. The software titan launched a parody ad of Google Chrome a couple of weeks back. Launched is a word used light here — it is said to be a leaked internal video. The video is a parody of the “Chrome: Now Everywhere”...

Microsoft probably has only two gears when it comes to video commercials, the first gear and the fifth. Some of the ads that the company has put up recently have been totally unassuming, though. But mostly Redmond pulls them off good, and several of its ads are notably great. File this one under the great column. This...

That Stephen Elop fellow is one funny guy. In fact, he’s almost the technology world’s version of a superhero. The man in charge of pulling Nokia out of the rut is a bona fide multitasker. I mean, there are not many that can throw away an iPhone while steadfastly dodging questions about one’s upcoming smartphone — and...

Microsoft is close to enhancing the Kinect with hand gesture recognition. The Kinect’s hand detection will soon allow app developers to implement features such as pinch-to-zoom in apps thanks to a new handgrip detecting capabilities. An updated SDK, due in the coming weeks, will open this functionality up to pave the...