05/13/2014, 12:05 pm
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that consumers will soon be able to purchase a cheaper, Kinect-less Xbox One bundle and won't be forced to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold in order to use media services like Netflix or MLB.TV on their consoles, bending to price pressure from Sony's PlayStation 4 and streaming boxes such as the Apple TV.
03/03/2014, 05:03 pm
Microsoft's Xbox Live social gaming service is set to go cross-platform, reaching beyond the Xbox consoles and Windows devices to Apple's iOS, and also Google's Android.
12/02/2013, 01:12 pm
Microsoft plans to continue to blur the lines between its traditional Windows PC platform, its Windows Phone mobile platform, and its Xbox One game console operating system with a forthcoming update codenamed "Threshold," according to a new report.
07/01/2013, 01:07 pm
Microsoft hopes to take a dominant role in the living room this fall with the launch of the Xbox One, but Don Mattrick, the executive who recently introduced the new game console and media center to the world, has reportedly left the company ahead of that launch for a position at Zynga.
06/04/2013, 03:06 pm
In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.
05/21/2013, 01:05 pm
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its next-generation home game console dubbed the "Xbox One," a device that aims to go beyond gaming and become the center of a consumer's living room entertainment experience.
04/24/2013, 05:04 pm
The set-top box segment occupied by Apple TV and others may get a lot more crowded in the coming weeks, as Microsoft has announced a date for the unveiling of its next generation Xbox console, while Amazon is rumored to be pondering a step into the TV arena as well.
04/23/2013, 02:04 pm
Just as is the case with digital music downloads, iTunes' early-mover advantage in video downloads has secured it a massive lead over its competitors in the sector, according to new findings.
01/09/2013, 01:01 pm
Samsung's day-two keynote at CES was full of surprises, including new bendable screen technology called "Youm," as well as an appearance by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
11/21/2012, 03:11 pm
Microsoft may compete more directly with the Apple TV next year with a new low-cost set-top box that will access the company's Xbox entertainment services.
11/06/2012, 03:11 pm
Microsoft reportedly plans to take on Apple's new iPad mini with its own smaller 7-inch tablet designed primarily for playing games.
10/15/2012, 08:10 am
This week, Microsoft will step up its competition with Apple's iTunes with the launch of Xbox Music, a new service that offers unlimited streaming to Microsoft devices, including PCs running Windows 8.
08/23/2012, 10:08 am
For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft has updated its logo, with a tiled symbol that evokes the logo for its Windows operating system, as well as the new tile-driven Metro interface being pushed by the company.
07/17/2012, 03:07 am
In an update to its Xbox LIVE iOS app on Tuesday, Microsoft added support for the iPad bringing remote control capabilities first seen in the app's iPhone version to Apple's tablet.
06/13/2012, 03:06 pm
Microsoft on Wednesday updated its iOS My Xbox Live application with a new feature that allows users to navigate their Xbox 360 over Wi-Fi with their iPhone.
06/04/2012, 01:06 pm
Microsoft on Monday unveiled a competitor to Apple's AirPlay: SmartGlass, a new feature tied to its Xbox 360 game console that connect to Apple's iPhone and iPad to enhance content watching and game playing.
01/27/2012, 10:01 am
An exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that has made iPhone "jailbreaking" legal is set to expire, and a digital rights advocacy group hopes the U.S. government will renew and expand that exemption.
12/13/2011, 03:12 pm
Microsoft on Tuesday released a pair of new applications for the iPhone, with "Kinectimals" representing the first iOS game from the company, and SkyDrive offering users the ability to access their cloud storage.
12/08/2011, 09:12 am
Apple has shown interest in an entirely new way for users to interact with and control their Mac, with a new system allowing users to perform gestures with their hands in a three-dimensional space.
11/17/2011, 01:11 pm
The iPad is the most-wanted gift among U.S. kids ages 6 through 12, a new survey has found, while the iPod touch ranks second and the iPhone comes in third.