Microsoft executives, including CEO Steve Ballmer have been quick to hype up the new direction for Redmond as a devices and services company, and in fact, have matched it with several new hardware devices that have made their way to the market. But this much is sure that the technology titan is going through a major...

Microsoft’s patent for the Metro UI, filed under “Visual motion for user interface feedback”, has been approved by the USPTO. This patent was originally filed in early 2010 but finally approved on August 18th. The official patent number is still pending as it takes a few days to be listed. From the application...