Microsoft unveils Xbox in China as it faces probe
Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14 years ago, even as it faces a Chinese government probe over business practices.
Obama hooks up new school broadband plan
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a new government partnership with the private sector worth nearly three billion dollars to hook up an extra 20 million school kids to high speed Internet.
Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One
Tech titan Microsoft—which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4—is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named "Titanfall."
Tech Tips: A guide to upgrading, using XP computer
Microsoft retires its 12-year-old Windows XP operating system on Tuesday. Even so, there are still millions of XP computers out there. Here's what to do if you own one of them: ...
All-in-One Media Keyboard offers navigation from the couch
PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales
Sony's PlayStation 4 led a surge in console sales that lifted the US video game market in April, said figures released Thursday by market research firm NPD Group.
Online pirates thrive on legitimate ad dollars (Update)
Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's.
Serious cyber-attack threat compounded by lack of individuals' online security
The major computer virus that could give hackers access to sensitive information is a serious threat, as hundreds of thousands of people have little or no security software, according to the Institution of Engineering and ...
Crime data show iPhone 'kill switch' cuts thefts
New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.
Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut (Update)
Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company t ...
Microsoft to take over Nokia HQ in 2014 after deal
Nokia says its headquarters near the Finnish capital will be taken over by Microsoft on completion of the sale of its cellphone and services division to the U.S. software company, expected in early 2014.
New consoles, online games to keep market soaring to 2017
The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and ...
Researchers develop new expert-finding technique for online forums
Online discussion forums have become a popular means for seeking and sharing knowledge, but they vary in their effectiveness in identifying specific expertise for problem solving.
Syrian group hacks Skype
The Syrian Electronic Army hacker group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts Wednesday to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data.