Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

Firefox overtakes Microsoft’s IE and Edge browsers, but Chrome continues to dominate

firefox mug Microsoft may have built a new web browser that is befitting of today’s Internet, but its decision to develop Edge and deprioritize Internet Explorer might be benefitting its rivals. Read More

firefox mug Microsoft may have built a new web browser that is befitting of today’s Internet, but its decision to develop Edge and deprioritize Internet Explorer might be benefitting its rivals. Read More

The first ‘Gears of War 4’ trailer is sad (and sounds like it)

We saw Gears of War 4 gameplay footage back at E3 2015, but (in time to hype the game before this year’s game show), here’s a short trailer that’s a bit of a downer. Setting the scene for the son of the main protagonist from all the previous games, 2…

We saw Gears of War 4 gameplay footage back at E3 2015, but (in time to hype the game before this year's game show), here's a short trailer that's a bit of a downer. Setting the scene for the son of the main protagonist from all the previous games, 2…

Sorry, Oculus, but HoloLens gets my money

holo-bw The battle between headsets you strap to your heads is being brought to a rolling boil this week, as Microsoft’s HoloLens Dev Kit and Oculus Rift both start shipping to customers. Being a lover of cutting-edge tech, you’d expect I’d be in lust with both technologies, but no. HoloLens did something to me that Oculus never managed: It made me think I was leaping into the… Read More

holo-bw The battle between headsets you strap to your heads is being brought to a rolling boil this week, as Microsoft’s HoloLens Dev Kit and Oculus Rift both start shipping to customers. Being a lover of cutting-edge tech, you’d expect I’d be in lust with both technologies, but no. HoloLens did something to me that Oculus never managed: It made me think I was leaping into the… Read More

MIT mods a Kinect camera to take reflection-free photos

Photos taken through glass, say of the skyscrapers surrounding the one you’re in, are often ruined by glare. That’s why MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Group is researching for ways to make a camera that can shoot clear photos through windows. The tea…

Photos taken through glass, say of the skyscrapers surrounding the one you're in, are often ruined by glare. That's why MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture Group is researching for ways to make a camera that can shoot clear photos through windows. The tea…

Students finally get their hands on the BBC’s Micro:bit computer

The BBC has begun delivering its tiny Micro:bit programmable computers to students today, with every Year 7 in the UK due to receive theirs over the next few weeks. The spiritual successor to the BBC Micro, which introduced a whole generation …

The BBC has begun delivering its tiny Micro:bit programmable computers to students today, with every Year 7 in the UK due to receive theirs over the next few weeks. The spiritual successor to the BBC Micro, which introduced a whole generation to comp…

Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30

 When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the company. But it was clearly more than that and starting today, Micro…

MSHoloLens_GroupShot_wAcc_WhtBG_V2_RGB When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the company. But it was clearly more than that and starting today, Microsoft will start taking pre-orders from developers who have applied for a unit. Developers who get an invite will be able to buy a unit for $3,000.… Read More

Microsoft, Samsung and Intel form smart home alliance

The connected home has a huge problem. Very little few of the devices actually talk to one another. Thanks to competing communication protocols and companies creating proprietary ecosystems that only let their products talk to one another, use…

The connected home has a huge problem. Very little few of the devices actually talk to one another. Thanks to competing communication protocols and companies creating proprietary ecosystems that only let their products talk to one another, users are…