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Microsoft moves from vibrotactility to ambient textures

A Microsoft patent filed in May (and published yesterday) describes a topography-changing display in which shape-memory polymers would react to light signals to change the texture of a display surface, a technology that may be used to develop tactile touchscreens or other controls.

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Microsoft Cuts the Cord: PCs No Longer Allowed to Come Preloaded with Windows XP

After the release of the unfinished Windows Vista and its inevitable failures, corporations and end users alike turned their collective cursors back to XP in search of a stable experience. Windows 7, now exactly a year since its release, has garnered stellar critical reception when compared to that of Vista. Nearly a decade following the retail release of Windows XP, ...

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The Death of a Console: Xbox 360 Laid to Rest in Gaming Funeral

While it appears the family of this Xbox 360 didn’t have the money to afford a coffin for their console, they at least took the time to invite the Xbox’s friends and family to pay their last respects. Playstation put their differences aside for a day to share the mourning process with the console community. Even VR-32 Virtual Boy paid ...

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Microsoft Uses the Double Rainbow Guy in Cringe-Worthy Commercial

I don’t know what it is about Microsoft and making terrible commercials. Their Seinfeld ads were a disaster. With Bing, they just sort of used the power of information overload, mass tedium and constant brand plugging to get their point across. I sort of liked the “Windows 7 was my idea” commercials, and by Microsoft standards they were works of ...

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