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Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

James O'Malley Gaming, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Tablet Leave a Comment

Getting rid of physical buttons on our gadgets has been a massive advantage for phones and tablets - but for gaming... it makes things more difficult. Luckily though, it appears that Microsoft could be working on an interesting solution. Patently Apple has dug up some diagrams filed by Microsoft with the US patent office that…

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WATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Smartphones Leave a Comment

There is no love lost between Apple and Microsoft, and in a new TV ad for its Halo-inspired Cortana virtual assistant, Microsoft pokes a bit of fun at Apple's Siri. Bringing back memories of Apple's Mac vs PC campaigns, the advert presents a series of commands which Cortana is able to intelligently process, while Siri…

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Greenpeace and Amazon in war of words over clean power

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Cloud, Internet Leave a Comment

Greenpeace does not appear to be a big fan of Amazon, or its Amazon Web Services In a recent Green Internet report, Greenpeace praised companies such as Microsoft, Google  and Apple for their green credentials, while claiming that AWS had the "dirtiest" cloud. "AWS has dropped further and further behind its competitors in building an…

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“One OS on all platforms” strategy to remain despite massive changes at Microsoft

James O'Malley Microsoft, Windows Leave a Comment

Don't expect your Microsoft desktops, tablets or phones to start looking any different any time soon. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that having all platforms run the same operating system is still Microsoft's overall goal. As spotted by WPCentral, Nadella is quoted in a rather dull financial press release as saying the plan is…

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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, PlayStation 4, Retail, Samsung, Software, TVs, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

It's something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and…

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Xbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

Stuart O'Connor Gaming, Kinect, Microsoft, PlayStation 4, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

In news that will surprise nobody, it seems that forcing people to buy a peripheral they do not want does not make good business sense. Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog is reporting that Xbox One sales have doubled in the US since the launch of the non-Kinect bundle. "Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong…

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