Innovation in battery technologies is a mixed bag. While we’ve seen some amazing discoveries, they rarely make it to the market. Result being, manufacturers are still stuck in a limbo. Currently, the batteries on most mobile devices are good enough for 500 charge cycles. Meaning, they become pretty much useless after...

The prestigious Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 kicked off yesterday in Washington, and in case you have been wondering, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did not take part in the event. Instead he attended Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference to highlight the efforts Microsoft is making in key areas, including research....

This week started with some tall rumors about Windows 8.1 Update 2, Windows 9, and some measures Microsoft have taken to prevent leaks, but by the end of the week, it was all about Windows Phone 8.1, including the imminent launch of the mobile OS, and new smartphones from several local OEMs. Here is a rundown of some...

Yes, you heard that right, folks, 30 seconds! Flat. Or even less. This is the promise of a new breed of chargers that could potentially revolutionize the way smartphones, tablets, and laptops are used. Then again, battery and charging improvements for mobile devices are long overdue. As this report over at the Wall...

The Finnish telecom giant has carved a nice little niche for itself with its colorful smartphone designs, and though its might have handed over its devices and services business to Microsoft, it still actively researches and developers new technologies. And speaking of active, it appears that the company has patented...

Considering just how big a company Microsoft is, some circles criticize it for not innovating enough. But it’s hard to truly innovate when you have so much catching up to do. Regardless, Redmond has made several important leaps in these past couple of years. And at the same time, the technology titan is readily...

Microsoft is ready to bring support for Windows XP to an end in just a couple of months. And this means a substantial amount of users and businesses are scurrying around to plan and implement their upgrades before the April 8 cut off dates. And while one would expect most of them to consider Windows 8.1, Windows 7,...

If you are asked to name one thing Microsoft has done absolutely right in its modern operating systems, chances are your answer would be the security. This is one area where no one can fault the Windows team, surely no one. From the dark days of Windows 98 and then XP, to the watertight security of Windows 7 and now...

You’d have to think really hard to find a technology company that is more engaged (and trying to innovate) on multiple fronts than Microsoft. It is competing with Google, Apple and other market leaders in various fields. And while not everyone recognizes this, Redmond is actually winning the battle. This new research...

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...