Microsoft, Google, Verisign and IBM Join OpenID

openidlogo.jpgMicrosoft, Google, Verisign and IBM have joined OpenID. I think this will finally make OpenID a reality. All the site I run support OpenID through plugins and I think you will soon see CMS’s supporting OpenID natively.

Source: Techcrunch

Windows 7 “top feature request list” leaked to the public

An internal list of the most popular requests for improving Windows has been leaked, giving a glimpse of what users want in the next version of Windows.

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Microsoft Blames Hollywood for Record Sales of Halo 3

“We thought we’d get some good sales, but nothing like this,” said Microsoft executive Bob Frederickson. “But with escalating ticket prices and the crappy movies Hollywood has been putting out. People are just hungry for entertainment.”

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The new Microsoft Surface

“The launch of Microsoft Surface marks the beginning of a new technology category and a user-interface revolution. Surface, Microsoft’s first surface computer, provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural hand gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface computing breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology”

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What happens when you click on “Send Error Report” ?

Ever wondered what happens when you click on “Send Error Report” whenever a software crashes on your computer? Here is an insight into what people at Microsoft do when someone submits one such report.

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Microsoft dropping DRM from Zune Music Store

“Microsoft says that it’s dropping DRM from some of the catalog in the Zune store. This is the other shoe-drop we’ve all been waiting for since Apple announced last week that it would sell the entire EMI catalog (albeit at a 30% higher price) without DRM through the iTunes Music Store…”

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Peter Moore: Next Xbox in 2011-2012 (EGM)

In an interview with Peter Moore, EGM grilled him about when the next one would come out, and questions about if they’d drop the X360 like a box of rocks like they did with the XB. He stated the production team from the 360 is working on the next Xbox, and their looking into what kind of CPUs will be available on the market in 2011-2012…

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Virtual PC 2007 available for free download

Microsoft has made the full version of Virtual PC 2007 available for download from their web site. The program is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions, and is supported on all versions of Windows XP (except Home and Media Center Edition), Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista.

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Microsoft wants Halo’s matchmaking in all Xbox 360 games

“Phil Spencer, the Head of Game Development for Microsoft Game Studios wonders why no one has equaled Halo 2’s matchmaking service yet.”

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CES: Windows Vista GroupShot

Microsoft GroupShot enables you to combine multiple photos of the same scene and create a composite image, that eliminates or exchanges parts of the original photos with parts of a nearly identical shot from the same sequence.

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