Technology giants Microsoft and Google have today announced they are opening their wallets and donating large amounts of money to the Haiti earthquake victims. Google announced plans to donate $1 million and have made a splash page promoting different organisations people from around the world can donate to, while Microsoft has one-upped that offer and will give $1.25 million in money and gifts as well as match employee donations of up to $12,000. Google’s YouTube has been flooded [...]
In today’s CES keynote, Robbie Bach, President of entertainment and devices devision at Microsoft announced ‘Project Natal’ will begin shipping in late 2010, in time for the holiday season. “Project Natal” is a technology that uses a 3D camera to watch body movements and control games – no controller is required and the system bends to suit the players needs, not the other way around. The device evaluates trillions of body configurations every frame, 30 times [...]
Just a reminder that you can catch our live blog of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doing his keynote opening speech at CES 2010 here. The keynote is sure to be packed with some goodies, as rumours predict Ballmer will unveil a new tablet (possibly the Courier first spotted mid-last year) that has supposedly been built in partnership with HP. Starting 1.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time or 6.30pm PST today, we’ll answer all your questions as [...]
Bing today suffered an outage for half an hour – with Microsoft blaming a ‘configuration change’ that saw ‘unfortunate and unintended consequences.’ Just one day after the unveiling of the Fall version of Bing, users for half an hour attempting to search on Bing were being greeted with a timeout error and queries that managed to get through were displaying only portions of the search results. “We strive to maintain a high standard of operational [...]
Microsoft have announced that support for the 2004 version of Office for Mac will be extended until the 10th January 2012.
By now you’ve probably heard that Windows Mobile 6.5 launched last week. Since then, it has had good reviews and bad reviews, ultimately leaving Microsoft in a bit of a pickle as to how to continue.
Microsoft today announced WebsiteSpark, the latest addition to its growing Spark family, along with the release of Web Platform 2.0.
Apparently slipping under the radar, Microsoft Australia’s “Ten Grand is Buried Here” competition has drawn to a close.
Microsoft has announced that the next iteration of its mobile phone operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5, will launch worldwide on October 6.
Though unlikely to actually halt the sale of Word and affect sales of the software anytime soon, the ruling will come at a cost to Microsoft, who have been ordered to pay $240 million in damage to the patent’s owner i4i.