Posts Tagged ‘Xbox’

Microsoft Build 2016 Keynote Summary

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

A concise recap of the goings on at the Microsoft Build 2016 Developer Conference …

Microsoft’s Build 2016 Developer Conference started earlier today with a keynote in which Microsoft revealed new information about Windows 10 and new features that would come to the operating system. While you may have read about one or the other feature already on sites that pushed out news blurbs as soon as Microsoft employees revealed them on stage. Anyway, this article is for those who want a single article that reveals all the important information and tidbits that Microsoft revealed during the keynote.


Why You Should Turn Your Game Consoles Off

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Conserving electricity makes perfect sense … but it will still be a job convincing my teenaged son that it’s a good idea.

I have a Nintendo Wii, a Sony Playstation 3, and a Microsoft Xbox 360 at home, and while I’m not using them that much, I have come to enjoy what the current generation of gaming consoles have to offer. A recent study about game system energy efficiency shows that U.S. households could save 1% of residential electricity consumption if consoles would be turned off or put to standby instead of left idling.


PS3 Hack – What It Means

Friday, January 7th, 2011

If you’re into gaming, then you might want to check this out …

A group of coders claims the PS3 has been hacked, opening the doors to software piracy. We look into the implications


The Bright Spot in Microsoft’s Mobile OS Disaster is …

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Hopefully, this serves as a wake-up call to Microsoft, and that the lesson learned here carries over to other Microsoft products too …

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews

…There’s no place to go but up. But up doesn’t have to be an arduous climb.

That’s the attitude Microsoft product managers and marketers should adopt when launching Windows Phone 7. Microsoft has been humbled by upstarts Apple and Google; from that admission comes a fresh start. Windows Mobile has already lost the major battles of the mobile phone wars. Windows Phone cannot win if Microsoft plays by the rules set by its adversaries. The company must instead engage guerilla tactics, starting by leveraging off core strengths — and Xbox gaming and mobile Office simply aren’t enough. This kind of thinking might yet pull Microsoft out of the mobile OS gutter.


Microsoft to take on iTunes

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

It’s kind of funny that Microsoft named their music service after their less-than-successful Zune player … are they trying to resurrect that product, or hoping that people have already forgotten about it?

Tech giant to launch store and subscription service for Xbox 360, Windows PCs and Windows Phone 7 phones within weeks

Microsoft is to launch an online music and video store and music subscription service to compete with the likes of Apple and Spotify.