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Office 2013 Customer Preview

Office 2013 Customer Preview

The latest edition of Microsoft’s office suite focuses on portability and connectivity. Skype is integrated with the programs, and there will be full versions on Windows 8 tablets.

Windows 8 Release Preview

Windows 8 Release Preview

A near-final version of Windows 8, the Release Preview is more stable than the Consumer Preview and has more features to try out, including integrated Flash and new and improved apps.

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft has overhauled its operating system to make it more unified, modern and touch-friendly. Now try it out for yourself. Skip to 3:38 in the video to see Windows 8 at work on a PC.

TellMe vs Siri

TellMe vs Siri

With all the buzz about Apple’s Siri, Microsoft didn’t want us to forget that they have a similar technology in Windows Phone called “TellMe”. Here techAU puts the two to the test – with hilarious results.

Microsoft Touch Mouse

Microsoft Touch Mouse

Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Magic Mouse, with support for gestures under Windows 7 (only). We’ve tried it and, dare we say it, like it better than Apple’s, thanks to its superior ergonomics.

GLaDOS via Kinect

GLaDOS via Kinect

Corey Thomas is working on a Kinect-based voice-assisted control interface for PCs. So far it can open programs and websites, play media and shut itself down. And it speaks with GLaDOS’ voice.

Microsoft: Future of Productivity

Microsoft: Future of Productivity

A concept video by the Office Division of Microsoft shows a future where computers are integrated into everyday objects and structures, with voice and touch controls making them more intuitive.

Kinect Self-Awareness Hack

Kinect Self-Awareness Hack

The latest hack for Microsoft’s popular motion controller turns the Kinect into the world’s first self-aware gaming system. Perfect for the week that Skynet supposedly kicked off Judgment Day.

The Ultimate MS Paint

The Ultimate MS Paint

If you thought Microsoft Paint was for drawing ugly pattern-filled rectangles and saving them as .BMPs, think again. This insane image was created entirely with MS Paint and a Logitech Laser Mouse.

Smart Interactive Displays

Smart Interactive Displays

We’ve seen Corning’s vision of the future, now let’s look at what Microsoft has in mind – head-tracking, glasses-free 3D displays, multiview displays, more movement-based controls and more.

Endless Mural

Endless Mural

Made by digital artist Joshua Davis and Microsoft to promote the hardware acceleration and HTML5 support of Internet Explorer 9. Draw gestures and watch traces of other artwork bloom in its wake.

Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Internet Explorer 9 Beta

We cringe at the idea of another new Microsoft browser, but the IE9 Beta is out, and supports HTML5, hardware acceleration, and is more standards-compliant than ever. Demos here.

Bing Maps Taxi Fare Calculator

Bing Maps Taxi Fare Calculator

One of the entries in the King of Bing Maps app contest, Ricky Brundritt’s Taxi Fare Calculator gives a decent estimate of the cab fare from one destination to another in major cities.

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Macallan Tablet UI

Macallan Tablet UI

UI Centric is out to make Windows 7 tablets awesome with their user interface. The UI has an overview home page, a page-turn gesture, and support for Flash, USB, camera and video chat.

Microsoft Street Slide

Microsoft Street Slide

Doing their best to one-up Google Maps’ Street View, Microsoft’s prototype Street Slide uses panoramic photos to provide improved context when moving between locations on the street.

The Slim New Xbox 360

The Slim New Xbox 360

Microsoft has revealed the much-anticipated “slim” black version of the Xbox 360, has a 250GB hard drive, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, is “whisper quiet,” and ships to U.S. retailers this week for $299.

Bing Destination Maps

Bing Destination Maps

Going on a road trip? Someone coming over to visit? Then you should check out Bing’s Destination Maps feature. Use it to make custom maps that are easy to read and fun to look at.

Microsoft Video Still Technology

Microsoft Video Still Technology

At the Silicon Valley TechFair, Microsoft Research showed how to extract clear images from short and blurry video clips by combining the sharp parts of the image from each frame of the video.

The Future of Computing

The Future of Computing

Learn about the latest and greatest in Microsoft computing technology, with breakthroughs including a 256-color display, a mouse, and a “rich” graphical user interface.

Microsoft 720p LifeCams

Microsoft 720p LifeCams

Microsoft updates its LifeCam line with a trio of 720p HD AF webcams; the HD-5000 and 5001 are designed for the desktop, while the HD-6000 adds 360° rotation for notebooks.

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Microsoft BlueTrack Mice

Microsoft BlueTrack Mice

They may not be feature-laden, but Microsoft’s use-anywhere BlueTrack tech gets budget-friendly with three decidedly not blind mice: the 3500, 4500, and 2000 sell for $25-$30.

Funny: Windows 7 Parody

Funny: Windows 7 Parody

Slightly NSFW: Microsoft claims that it’s your idea, but this Windows 7 Parody reveals the perils of asking customers what they really want; worth watching all the way to the end.

SideWinder X4 Keyboard

SideWinder X4 Keyboard

Microsoft’s SideWinder X4 ain’t afraid of no ghosts: the keyboard’s anti-ghosting tech lets you press 26 keys at once and features macro recording, backlighting, and mod and profile switching.

Muscle-Computer Interface

Muscle-Computer Interface

Microsoft aims to go controller-free with a patent for EMG-sensing devices–in short, a muscle-computer interface that plays MP3s or even play Guitar Hero with your forearm electrodes.

Video: SurfaceScapes

Video: SurfaceScapes

The Microsoft Surface-powered D&D table gets a proper promo video and a name: SurfaceScapes is an ongoing CMU project and was conceived after a meeting with Penny Arcade.

Bing Maps x Photosynth

Bing Maps x Photosynth

Microsoft introduces Photosynth to Bing Maps with its own version of street level view; we actually prefer it over Google, as it boasts higher quality images and feels much more 3D.

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