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Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg wrote today about his difficulties in upgrading existing Windows personal computers to the latest Microsoft MSFT -0.52% operating software, Windows 8. Complications, of course, have advantages from Microsoft and its allies.
As Mossberg’s column indicates, what Microsoft and computer makers such as Hewlett-Packard HPQ +1.45% and Lenovo would really like you to do is buy a new computer with Windows 8. Pretty please.
One perhaps unintentional benefit of complicated Windows 8 upgrades – which cost as little as $40 – is to spur people... (more)
...is so young, and its leaders are struggling for supremacy, just like VHS and Betamax duked it out once upon a time until one fell and left a lot of us holding redundant equipment. But what if the dust settles on perhaps two, or three e-book platforms, like it did in the software industry with Microsoft, Apple and Linux? Then, which one would you buy? Or would you just shrug and go back to buying a trusty old tree-book and let the electronic varieties kill each other off a bit more until only one is left standing (and hopefully not too bruised to also succumb shortly thereafter)?... (more)
In this day of electronic games, computers, social networking, a million cable channels on TV, families find more and more often that they don't spend a lot of "real" time together. While they may be in the same house, they are largely focused on their own activities of choice and spend little time actually doing things together. A lot of people blame it on the advent of computer gaming and gaming systems, but I am here to actually sing the praises of one such system as a family togetherness tool.
My kids got the Kinect system for the X-Box for Christmas. They were very excited for... (more)
...later the inevitable happened; the screen froze again and this time it was accompanied by a full “Red Ring of Death”. Nothing in Xbox Support’s solution arsenal was effective and I had to accept the fact that my old friend was gone.
Ordinarily you can send your console off to Microsoft for repair, but only if you’re still within your warranty period, and as mine was a launch model my warranty had expired years ago. I was forced to submit to the inevitable, to lay my old friend to rest and to visit my local store for a replacement.
As timing would have it, a sexy... (more)
Project Natal, Microsoft’s new addition to the Xbox 360, was announced at E3 2009 last summer and is on track to be released in December 2010. With the tag “you are the controller” the Xbox is launching a direct challenge to Nintendo Wii’s dominance of the gaming interactivity niche.
The demo videos shown on the Xbox website and at YouTube show just how far Microsoft have taken the concept of gamer interactivity. Say goodbye to your controller, games that support Natal will not need them. The device is a sensor that measures approximately nine inches in length and incorporates 3D mapping... (more)
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