Just yesterday, I talked about how Microsoft’s future is about a lot more than just Windows. I talked about a few different business sectors that they are involved in such as business productivity, search technology, Xbox and its TV-related ventures, and other similar topics. My point was that Microsoft’s...

OK, the CES 2012 keynote by Steve Ballmer is over and the summary is in progress. Most of you may not remember this, but in January of 2011, we had reported the rumor that Microsoft was developing a version of the Kinect for home use. Now, there is some immediate news. Kinect for Windows is coming on February 1st...

There are many reasons to get excited about Windows 8, from the new touch-friendly Metro interface to its changes that speed up the OS in general. I also feel that one of the greatest parts about the new OS is that it is changing the way we interact with our PCs. Right now most of us have a keyboard and mouse,...

2012 is shaping up to be a rather exciting year for Microsoft with Windows 8 on its way, possibly Windows Phone 8 sometime this year, Kinect for Windows, and the chance of an announcement of a next-generation Xbox (if rumors prove correct). We are gradually seeing a shift away from Microsoft’s core focus as a OS...

In the past I’ve discussed how the world of technology is truly on the verge of massive change. Traditional personal computers are becoming less relevant than they were just a decade earlier as new technologies like tablets, smartphones, and cloud technologies drive things further into a mobile, more flexible...

Microsoft is rolling out some really amazing updates to the Xbox in the next few days. These updates include a new interface that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice. As expected, the new interface has the Metro style look and feel...

There’s a fantastic article on seekingalpha.com by Dana Blankenhorn. He makes the point that Microsoft stock “will always be weighed-down by the volume, and outlook, of Microsoft Windows. The business is too big for it to be otherwise.” His idea is simple and (at this point) makes a lot of sense. The Kinect is...

Yikes, this is bananas! The Xbox 360 just closed the biggest sales week in it’s history selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday. Sales highlights in the U.S. include: Xbox 360 sold more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. alone, with more than 800,000 sold within a period of...

Once again, the Windows 8 gossip mongers have struck and this one is (as usual) pretty interesting. It comes from the same source who predicted a 2nd generation Kinect in detail 11 months ago so who knows at this point. For more details about the source and what he predicted in the past, see this post...

Windows 8 has begun the evolution of user interfaces and input devices thanks to its Metro interface and the push towards alternative input like touch. While Metro clearly looks like it has touch in mind, what about voice and even motion/gesture controls? Recently Microsoft has begun prepping its Xbox Kinect...