The EU antitrust commission recently gave their okay for Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s hardware and services business, meaning Redmond can now complete the transaction early next year. But Nokia will continue to service as a separate company — and although it will no longer market its own devices, it will license...

Nokia shareholders approved the Microsoft acquisition deal earlier this week, and now attention is shifting towards other pressing matters. Like what to do with the company’s classic headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The building has always held a special place in hearts and minds. And it is now set to become a...

Mobile was long hyped up as a bold new frontier for computing. While some companies understood this early and ran away with success others realized this too late into the game and are now on the back foot with declining sales and decreasing shipment numbers. Now with wearable computing touted as the new direction, PC...

Since the invention of the internet, technology has evolved tremendously from static simple file sharing to dynamic file sharing capabilities such as online applications. One of the technologies that have emerged from internet evolution is VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol. It refers to phone services, which are...

We know precious little about Microsoft’s smart watch project, but several insider sources close to the matter have recently hinted that the device may be equipped with a touch-enabled 1.5-inch display. And well, a cut down variant of Windows is a necessary possibility for the operating system. But while this...

The battle of smart watches is about to heat up. While Google has been focused on the Google Glass project, other technology titans have shifted their attention to smart watches. You know, technology titans like Apple, Samsung, and – wait for it – Microsoft. Redmond already has a pretty vibrant mobile ecosystem...

Redmond seems ready and raring to take the wearable computing fight to competitors like Apple and Samsung to another level, with insiders suggesting that the company is working on a Windows smart watch device. This would be a perfect extension to the concept of a devices and services company that CEO Steve Ballmer...

If there is one thing Microsoft is overly keen on these days, its innovation. While some may say that the software titan has been slow to react to phenomena like the Internet and mobile computing, both are things of the past. Redmond has, in fact, made its mark on the Internet front, and is now knee-deep in the mobile...

Both fans and critiques of Microsoft do admit one thing. Redmond spares no expense when it comes to research and development. The company continues to invest a fortune in R&D. And according to a new report that fortune is large enough for the third largest research budget in the world. Impressive, impressive! A report...

Acer does a lot of things right, but one area where the hardware vendor is weak is the field of research and development. Even the company itself feels that there is room for improvement on this front. And according to a new report over at Digitimes, the company has now decided to drastically increase its spending on...