Super Bowl is serious business, and marketing at the event is even more so. With the going price of $4.5 million for a 30 second slot, many companies release some of their best commercials for the event. And just like other large technology companies out there, Microsoft, too, has tried to make the most of this ad...

Microsoft, and many would say, Nokia are not companies that are overly eager to go in on a specifications race. Instead both emphasize on features, design and the overall experience. But with Update 3 for Windows Phone 8, Redmond’s mobile platform is more than ready to play with the big boys of the Android world. Not...

It was not all that long ago that text-to-speech technology made its debut. And over the years, the technology has improved by a country mile. Bill Gates and a group of inventors, however, are currently working on something that is a lot more innovative than that. According to a new report, Microsoft co-founder Bill...

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...

The Microsoft Research unit has had a fairly busy year. And SIGGRAPH 2013, the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technique, has provided the company to showcase what it has been working on. One brand new technology that Microsoft Research is working on allows users to...

There were times when Microsoft was more interested in plain old software development, but the past few years, Redmond has increased its focus on research manifold. The result is that the company is now on the forefront of several innovative technologies. One such technology is 3D printing, and Microsoft Research is...

Have you ever experienced losing something that seemed impossible to lose? You don’t have any idea how it could have disappeared because you don’t even remember doing anything that could lead to such an occurrence. Like finding out one day that your savings vanished into thin air, only to find out that it was a due to...

Very fascinating discussion with Ari Emmanuel at the All Things D conference. At this week’s All Things D conference — D10, which marked a decade of these retreats — Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher were gracious enough to invite Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel on stage to talk about the changing entertainment market as it...

For a while now we’ve talked about how Microsoft Kinect could find its way into many of today’s computers, regardless of whether they are laptops or PCs. We’ve also talked about the potential of Kinect in tablets. The idea of being able to wave your hand around and make things change in the way they work sounds...

I saw this interesting Infographic about the truth about technology that I wanted to share. If you’re like most Americans, you probably own a cell phone, computer and at least one television. The question no one is asking is where do these gadgets come from? The infographic gives some interesting answers… Created by:...