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Microsoft confirms Mango front facing cameras, Skype soon [Updated: Video proof!]

Microsoft confirms Mango front facing cameras, Skype soon [Updated: Video proof!] | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
It has been officially confirmed that new hardware for Windows Phone will bring front facing cameras to the platform, which already support Skype.
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Microsoft promises 'robust' USB 3.0 support in Windows 8

Microsoft promises 'robust' USB 3.0 support in Windows 8 | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
No points for calling this one, but Microsoft confirmed today that Windows 8 will indeed boast support for the USB 3.0 specification, and "robust" support at that.
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Hands on with Microsoft’s slick speech-powered Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 (video) | VentureBeat

Hands on with Microsoft’s slick speech-powered Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 (video) | VentureBeat | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Microsoft is rolling out a whole host of speech recognition features for its Windows Phone 7 devices and Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 consoles in a move to make the gaming experience more immersive.
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Microsoft lists 'App Store' as a Windows 8 feature

Microsoft lists 'App Store' as a Windows 8 feature | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Microsoft President Steven Sinofsky includes the much-rumored feature in a blog identifying the teams working on the next version of Microsoft's operating system. Read this blog post by Steven Musil on Microsoft.
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Windows Phone 'Tango' to be Microsoft's lower price-point operating system? | ZDNet

Windows Phone 'Tango' to be Microsoft's lower price-point operating system? | ZDNet | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Information about Microsoft’s successor to Windows Phone OS Mango (codenamed Tango) is slowly starting to leak.
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R2-D2-themed Xbox 360 is the droid—er, console—you’re looking for (eyes-on) : here’s the thing

R2-D2-themed Xbox 360 is the droid—er, console—you’re looking for (eyes-on) : here’s the thing | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Get help, advice and the bottom line about the latest and greatest in smartphones, HDTVs, e-readers, digital cameras, streaming video and more.
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Microsoft's Tulalip social-search project: Is Socl the new Spindex? | ZDNet

Microsoft's Tulalip social-search project: Is Socl the new Spindex? | ZDNet | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
What is Microsoft’s mystery “Tulalip” social/search app? I’m thinking it could be FUSE Labs’ Spindex. Here’s why.
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Oops: Microsoft accidentally reveals secret social project | VentureBeat

Oops: Microsoft accidentally reveals secret social project | VentureBeat | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Microsoft is working on a social/design project called Tulalip, according to details from a splash page that was accidentally published to Socl.com recently.
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‘We view a tablet as a PC’: Microsoft chooses to repeat history | ZDNet

‘We view a tablet as a PC’: Microsoft chooses to repeat history | ZDNet | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
It is beginning to look like Microsoft is about to repeat the Tablet PC history with Windows 8, and that is not a good thing.
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Microsoft demos new Windows Phone 7 hardware

Microsoft demos new Windows Phone 7 hardware | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Microsoft might know that its Windows Phone 7 platform lacks momentum, but that is not stopping the company from not only pouring cash into the project, but also continuing to hype ...
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Four new Windows Phone 7 handsets revealed « Quick News « MyBroadband Tech and IT News

Four new Windows Phone 7 handsets revealed « Quick News « MyBroadband Tech and IT News | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Microsoft has revealed four new handsets from Samsung, Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE, that will run its Windows Phone 7 mobile OS.
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AppleInsider | Microsoft shoots down Windows Phone 7 tablet hopes, says tablets are PCs

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» New Microsoft patent details dual-screen smartphone » Microsoft

» New Microsoft patent details dual-screen smartphone » Microsoft | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Digging for patents is a bit like using a metal detector on a large patch of grass: Sometimes you just get lucky. Today is such a day.

A new Microsoft patent that has been uncovered ...
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Microsoft unveils file-move changes in Windows 8 • The Register

Microsoft has been throwing out crumbs on forthcoming features for Windows 8, but dodged serving up the main course.

Windows 8 will clean up the system for downloading files to your PC and changing file names, Microsoft has said on its newly launched Building Windows 8 blog.

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Microsoft Windows boss shares more hints on Windows 8 features | ZDNet

Microsoft Windows boss shares more hints on Windows 8 features | ZDNet | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Microsoft has 35 different feature teams building Windows 8.
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Microsoft making big speech bets with Windows 8, Bing | ZDNet

Microsoft making big speech bets with Windows 8, Bing | ZDNet | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
The Microsoft Tellme team is working with the Bing, Windows Phone, Kinect/Xbox, Azure and other Microsoft teams to add new speech-centric capabilities...
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Microsoft GFS Datacenter Tour

This video will provide a deeper look at how Microsoft uses secure, reliable, scalable and efficient best practices to deliver over 200 cloud services to mor...
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Xbox wireless headset to work with mobile phones, console - GeekWire

Xbox wireless headset to work with mobile phones, console - GeekWire | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Microsoft this morning announced plans to release an Xbox 360-branded headset that can be used in conjunction with a PC, mobile phone or the company’s game console.
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Microsoft ‘plans single operating system’ - Telegraph

Microsoft ‘plans single operating system’ - Telegraph | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
PCs, phones, tablets and computers could all share the same interface, Microsoft has susggested...
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Empire Avenue taps Microsoft's Xbox brand to offer virtual goods

Empire Avenue taps Microsoft's Xbox brand to offer virtual goods | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
When we first covered Empire Avenue, it was an obscure, but interesting, game based around the idea of trading visrtual stocks in users' social media presence - Klout crossed with the ...
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The Latest Microsoft Gadgets! in High Definition – G4tv.com

The Latest Microsoft Gadgets! in High Definition – G4tv.com | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
Watch The Latest Microsoft Gadgets!in high definition at G4tv.com...
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» This is what a waterproof Windows Phone 7 handset looks like » Microsoft

» This is what a waterproof Windows Phone 7 handset looks like » Microsoft | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
While Microsoft is busy trying to wow and court their partners, the rest of the technology world is parsing their speeches and staring at their demonstrations, looking for fresh hints ...
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Microsoft’s Android Plan: Evil Genius Or Just Evil? | TechCrunch

Buried in all the intrigue surrounding the Nortel patent auction was an interesting tidbit: Microsoft did not have to bid on the patents, but they did anyway. Why? As far as I can tell, it’s one of two reasons. One is evil. The other is evil genius. Either Microsoft really wants to kill Android. Or, if Android continues to thrive, Microsoft wants to be the ones that make billions of dollars off of its success.
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Microsoft Windows 8 review - PC Advisor

Microsoft Windows 8 review - PC Advisor | Technology and Gadgets | Scoop.it
First-look review of Microsoft Windows 8. Microsoft Windows 8 will have to be good: and the early signs look like it will be exactly that, as it takes the fight to Google Android, Linux, and Apple's Mac OS X and iOS operating systems.
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