Although Samsung, Apple, Microsoft and Google are working on smartwatches, none have released any smartwatches yet. Lately a rumor is swirling around that Google is all set to launch its smartwatch ‘within week.’
Microsoft’s Kinect is currently considered the most successful commercial motion-tracking hardware. But researchers at MIT have devised a motion-tracking technology that is able to track people through walls and hence may defeat Kinect.
Microsoft has been betting heavy on its Windows 8 platform, having released many PCs and tablets to prop it up. While the platform has had limited success so far, the company aims to change this with Windows 8.1, which is due to arrive tomorrow.
American basic cable and satellite news television channel Fox News Channel (FNC), well known as Fox News is a popular news channel. Now the news channel has adopted Microsoft’s Perceptive Pixel Displays to represent its news.
Since Microsoft released Windows 8.1 to manufacturers, people have been eagerly waiting for the official release of this OS. It’s not unknown now that Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 officially on October 18. And now, Windows 8.1 is available for pre-order.
Remember the Internet Explorer vulnerability reported by Microsoft itself back in September 17th? The vulnerability later used to exploit a wide range of PC running Windows and Internet Explorer. This risk is critical, here we have brought a temporary solution by Microsoft TechNet.
When Microsoft launched Windows 8, a major concern for the users was the sheer absence of the ‘Start’ button in the OS. Apparently, the company has taken a cue from the customer feedback. The new Windows 8.1 ad dished out by Microsoft hints at the return of ‘Start’ on Windows 8 platform.
Xbox One is yet to hit the markets and so far, Microsoft hasn’t shown Xbox One dashboard to the public yet. But a new leaked video now shows off Xbox One console, controller as well as the dashboard screen, giving us the first actual peek at it.
For long, many have speculated that the combination of Nokia’s hardware and Google’s open-source Android would be excellent. While that could never happen with Nokia itself, now a group of ex-Nokia employees have undertaken the task to create an Android handset. The initiative is called ‘Newkia.’
Windows Phone users have been waiting for an update that Microsoft has been readying for a while now. The company is calling it ‘General Distribution Release 3′ but just ahead of its formal release, screenshots posted on the web divulge the features that the update offers.
Ever since Microsoft lifted the curtain off its Windows 8 operating system, many hardware vendors have come out with hybrid laptops which are essentially a mix between a laptop and a tablet. While these machines haven’t gained much traction, Sony hopes to change that with the new Vaio Flip.
In Windows 8, Microsoft has offered Picture Gesture Authentication (PGA) system which lets you manipulate an image to set password. However, researchers have now confirmed that PGA offers very weak security because PGA passwords are really easy to crack.
It has been a while since Microsoft launched Windows 8 amid a lot of fanfare. The OS didn’t exactly spread like wildfire after the launch but new numbers suggest that it is finally beginning to catch up, grabbing 7.41% of the global market share.
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