Latest Microsoft gadget news

What is Microsoft Health?
What is Microsoft Health? By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has announced its own fitness tracking device, the Microsoft Band, and with it its own version of Apple HealthKit or Google Fit.Health and fitness... Read more

Microsoft ‘Special Projects', run by former Darpa head, to take on Google X
Microsoft ‘Special Projects', run by former Darpa head, to take on Google X By Luke Edwards

Microsoft is aiming to pioneer disruptive technological advances with a new department it calls Special Projects. And it's hired an ex-Darpa head to make... Read more

Microsoft gesture control 'Type-Hover-Swipe' keyboard could be the death of the mouse
Microsoft gesture control 'Type-Hover-Swipe' keyboard could be the death of the mouse By Luke Edwards

The Microsoft research department has been hard at work with a new type of gesture recognising keyboard that could be the death of the mouse. The Type-Hover-Swipe... Read more

Shakeup: Microsoft top execs Tony Bates and Tami Reller out
Shakeup: Microsoft top execs Tony Bates and Tami Reller out By Jake Smith

Microsoft is set to announce the departure of two top executives, Tony Bates and Tami Reller, on Tuesday, according to Recode.Bates, who founded Skype... Read more

Who is Satya Nadella? The new Microsoft CEO
Who is Satya Nadella? The new Microsoft CEO By Jake Smith

Microsoft's CEO search is finally over: Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO starting today.Nadella, who until yesterday served as Microsoft's executive... Read more

Microsoft's next CEO is reportedly Satya Nadella
Microsoft's next CEO is reportedly Satya Nadella By Jake Smith

Microsoft's next CEO is Satya Nadella, currently the chief of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, according to Bloomberg. Nadella is being considered... Read more

Microsoft Q2 earnings: $6.56bn profit, record $24.52bn revenue, better Surface numbers
Microsoft Q2 earnings: $6.56bn profit, record $24.52bn revenue, better Surface numbers By Jake Smith

Microsoft reported its earnings for the fourth quarter on Thursday, revealing the Christmas months yielded a record $24.52 billion in revenue and a $6.56... Read more

Microsoft in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts
Microsoft in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts By Jake Smith

By all counts Microsoft had a huge 2013: it launched the Xbox One, Windows Phone gained ground in the market, the executive level had a "One Microsoft"... Read more

Microsoft won't name a new CEO until early 2014
Microsoft won't name a new CEO until early 2014 By Jake Smith

Microsoft's John Thompson, the man charged with leading the search for the company's new CEO, says the decision for Steve Ballmer's replacement won't come... Read more

Microsoft Q1 earnings look good: $18.53b revenue, $5.24b net income, Surface growth
Microsoft Q1 earnings look good: $18.53b revenue, $5.24b net income, Surface growth By Jake Smith

Microsoft has reported earnings for its fiscal first quarter, beating analyst expectations in the process. The Redmond-based company garnered revenue... Read more

Microsoft releases fix for bricked Surface RT tablets, following faulty Windows 8.1 RT update
Microsoft releases fix for bricked Surface RT tablets, following faulty Windows 8.1 RT update By Jake Smith

Following a faulty Windows RT 8.1 update for some Surface RT users, Microsoft has released a fix for those whose devices bricked. "We have made recovery... Read more

Microsoft announces CEO Steve Ballmer to retire
Microsoft announces CEO Steve Ballmer to retire By Chris Hall

Microsoft announced on Friday that Steve Ballmer, CEO, is to retire. Confirming the news via a press release, the Redmond-based company stated that Ballmer... Read more

3D printing to be made easy with Windows 8.1
3D printing to be made easy with Windows 8.1 By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has big plans for 3D printing and is already embarking on a mission to make the process easier. Using Windows 8.1 the plan is to overcome the... Read more

Microsoft's Surface team now testing translucent aluminium smart watch prototypes?
Microsoft's Surface team now testing translucent aluminium smart watch prototypes? By Elyse Betters

Reports first suggested in the spring that Microsoft was developing its own smart watch to contend with Apple and other competitors' alleged watch products.... Read more

Microsoft considering $1 billion Nook buyout
Microsoft considering $1 billion Nook buyout By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is mulling over the idea of buying the troubled digital assets of eBook reader and tablet brand Nook from owner Barnes & Noble and other investors.... Read more

Microsoft: UK parents have spent £34 on their kids' app purchases
Microsoft: UK parents have spent £34 on their kids' app purchases By Jake Smith

UK parents have on average spent an extra £34 on unwarranted app purchases by their children, according to research by Microsoft. The problem extends... Read more

Microsoft Envisioning Center: A tour of the future lab
Microsoft Envisioning Center: A tour of the future lab By Stuart Miles

The Microsoft Envisioning Center opened earlier this year and is designed to allow Microsoft to show off a number of futuristic thoughts and ideas without... Read more