Articles tagged microsoft

Ghosts of Presents Past: The 2000s

Here’s a look at gifts from the previous decade.

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10 Nov 2010 // 9:00 AM

Microsoft phone ads’ unusual message: Put down that phone

SEATTLE — Microsoft’s advertising campaign for its new mobile phone is neither app-crazy nor a snowman robot. In a massive marketing campaign that will cost

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8 Jul 2010 // 9:00 AM

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft is the undisputed king of operating systems — except for the ones you hold in your hand. The company, whose Windows software dominates

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8 Jan 2010 // 9:00 AM

LAS VEGAS — Aiming to fend off competitors in a bid to expand Microsoft’s consumer reach, CEO Steve Ballmer announced a new slate computer Wednesday

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18 Oct 2009 // 4:47 AM

For music buffs, Zune HD strikes right tune

In the two years I’ve been reviewing gadgets, I’ve never tested Microsoft’s digital music and video player, called the Zune. The device

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1 Oct 2009 // 7:51 AM

SEATTLE — Apple fans can’t sneer at the Zune anymore. The new Zune HD is the latest evidence that Microsoft can design and produce lovely

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30 Jul 2009 // 5:14 AM

What’s to become of Microsoft’s answer to the iPod?

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp.‘s quarterly earnings report last week featured a number of grim statistics, including a relatively overlooked, albeit steep decline related to

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10 Jul 2009 // 3:45 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Google’s dramatic announcement that it is developing its own operating system seems designed to target Microsoft squarely in its Achilles’ heel:

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4 Jun 2009 // 2:47 AM

Bing won’t replace Google as the world’s default search engine, but it does a few things well. Well enough that Microsoft’s new

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4 Jun 2009 // 2:44 AM

LOS ANGELES — The days when video game playing required mastering a complex controller may soon be a thing of the past, if Microsoft has its

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20 Feb 2009 // 1:00 AM

Microsoft’s mobile efforts are facing a critical stretch. After a lull in activity, the company this week formally announced a marketplace for mobile applications,

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10 Feb 2009 // 8:00 PM

The Maw

The only major problem with The Maw is the pacing and speed of gameplay. Unfortunately, it's a crippling sort of problem.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Soon after he was named chief executive of Yahoo, Jerry Yang turned to Steve Jobs for advice. On stage before several hundred

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17 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 is a sequel with nearly perfect gameplay sullied by silly, derivative and downright ridiculous story and dialogue.

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25 Nov 2008 // 8:00 PM

Fable II

Fable II is, perhaps, the most seductive game world ever created.

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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

The chief lure of the Viva Piñata series is the ability to witness the E-rated mating rituals of the piñatas themselves.

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14 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Too Human

Too Human is more or less a Diablo clone.

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24 Sep 2008 // 4:16 AM

New crop of MP3 players hits the market

Just in time for late back-to-school or early holiday shopping, Apple, Microsoft and others have unveiled a new crop of digital media players. Some have

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9 Sep 2008 // 4:57 AM

Microsoft takes another stab at Apple’s iPod

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. has released the latest versions of its portable media player, designed for the daunting task of challenging Apple Inc.‘s

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This week’s price cuts on the Xbox 360 console are a smart move by Microsoft. Overdue, but smart. In case you missed the announcement, here’

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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