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Microsoft Demonstrates Xbox One Kinect QR Code Redemption [Video]

11/07/2013, We learned earlier this year the Xbox One would make it possible to redeem QR codes through the console’s new Kinect thanks to a tweet sent out by Xbox corporate vice president Marc Whitten, which we’re sure many of you who have input the...

Yet Another Analyst Thinks Microsoft Should Sell Off Bing And Xbox

11/06/2013, Remember the other day when we reported that the team who manages Microsoft co-founder’s considerable stock in the company suggested that Microsoft should spin off their Bing search engine and Xbox gaming business? It would seem as though they are not...

Microsoft’s Anime-Inspired Internet Explorer Ad Is Fun To Watch

11/06/2013, While Microsoft’s earlier Windows Phone ads were pretty hilarious, their recent ones weren’t that memorable, and while we’re not sure what their latest Internet Explorer ad has anything to do with the browser, at the very least it is fun to watch....

Xbox One Supports Free Xbox Music Streaming With The Occasional Ad

11/06/2013, November is finally here, the month in which Microsoft releases the hotly anticipated Xbox One console. Gamers who’ve got their pre-orders in would no doubt be crossing off each day on the calendars, while a lot of people are expected to line up...

Stephen Elop And Alan Mulally Reportedly On Microsoft’s Shortlist

11/06/2013, There has been endless speculation about possible candidates who’ll get the top job at Microsoft ever since Steve Ballmer announced back in August that he is going to retire within 12 months. A number of names have surfaced again and again over the...

White Xbox One eBay Auction For Charity Kicks Off

11/05/2013, The Xbox One is yet to be released, gamers around the world are anxiously waiting for the console to ship. Even when it does, they won’t be able to buy a white Xbox One, as these units were exclusively handed out to members of the Xbox team by...

Skype To End Desktop APIs In December

11/04/2013, Microsoft’s Skype messaging and VOIP platform used to be a desktop application, but has since moved on to other platforms, such as mobile, and thanks to Microsoft making the Skype API available, there have been a number of apps and software that allows...

Nokia U.S. Smartphone Share Climbs To 4.1 Percent

11/03/2013, The U.S. smartphone market in particular is largely accounted for by Apple and Samsung. These behemoths have formed a duopoly that exists at the very top, whereas other manufacturers battle it out in lower positions to retain or regain their market...

Xbox One Could Feature Game Gifting In The Future

10/31/2013, There are numerous reasons why Valve’s Steam is so popular, but one of them is probably due to its ease of use, especially when it comes to gifting games to another Steam user. Consoles never had something like this available on their platforms,...

Bing Gets In On The Halloween Spirit With Homepage Horror Homages

10/31/2013, Halloween is today around the world, meaning there are millions of children walking the streets of their neighborhood looking for some free candy in exchange for dressing up in costumes. Halloween is also a time where people appreciate a good scary movie...