What sells hardware? Good design? Good software? Marketing? Honestly, all of this is equally important. With the Microsoft Surface, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8— Microsoft seems to be heading in the right direction with software and hardware design in general. This isn’t that surprising to me. What IS surprising is...

Microsoft Xbox 360 In recent times, it has pretty much become standard practice that whenever you want a new cellphone you head to your carrier or a partner retailer, pick one out, and lock yourself to the device for one or two years in order to get a highly subsidized discount price. Recently, with the evolution of...