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Microsoft Corporate Communications VP Frank Shaw posted a blog announcing that 2012 will be the last year for Microsoft at CES. The giant will not have a booth at the biggest tech show of the year.
Do you still use a flip phone? If you do, you're probably older than 40, according to a new study.
A very private memorial was held for the late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs on Sunday at Stanford University.
Google's Android smartphones are gaining in popularity yet again. This time they're experiencing a 15 percent jump in popularity, giving Android a 42 percent market share.
Microsoft is not going to want to hear this: a secret shopper for PC Mag says many retailers aren't touting its phone - and a few even admitted that they don't even keep it in stock.
Amazon has announced that it will add real page numbers to its ebooks both on the Kindle 3G and its corresponding Kindle apps.
Facebook recently teamed with a mobile app platform to develop an app for feature phone users.
The new lending feature that's appearing on many ereaders like the Kindle and Nook may be getting utilized a whole lot more now that EBookFling has entered the arena. This website lets ereader customers list and lend their titles to other site users.
While there may be cut-throat competition among manufacturers and social media sites, one thing seems certain: many famous tech faces agree that Apple's iPad is the bee's knees. Don't believe us? Watch the video and see for yourselves.
Microsoft has created a thorough survey to address the needs of computer uses who may need a little more assistance to fully utilize their computers and laptops.
Toshiba caught our eye on Day 2 of CES. And it's no wonder. Any company that's sporting glasses-free 3D TVs and laptops, along with voice recognition TVs deserves our attention.
Welcome to the second part of ElderGadget's recent discussion with Microsoft official Dan Hubbell--Technology Evangelist for the company's Accessibility Business Unit. Dan discussed Microsoft's extensive accessibility initiative to spread information about features, options, and settings in Windows 7 and other software that can improve the computing experience for seniors and anyone else with particular needs, requirements, or limitations. In part II, he also discusses the importance of extending the accessibility paradigm to the world of mobile devices.
Microsoft's Accessibility Business Unit is working hard to promote the accessibility and ease-of-use options available in Windows 7 and other Microsoft tools. To find out about this initiative, ElderGadget recently chatted with Dan Hubbell, Technology Evangelist for Microsoft's Accessibility team, and he had a lot to say about Window 7's senior friendly features, how the company analyzes the needs of various demographic groups as it develops technology, the future of voice recognition technology, and lots more. Check out his comments in part I of a two-part podcast conversation, and check back here soon for part II.
Microsoft purchased Canesta, the famous maker of 3D and motion-capture technologies. These technologies have enormous possibilities in the video game, digital camera and automobile realm.
A day after we find out that Motorola/Android are preparing their own tablet to complete with the iPad, Microsoft reveals that they are currently working on their own Windows-based tablet. For aging adults who own and prefer Microsoft computers, it is nice to know that this tried and true operating system, with its straightforward interface, will be available as a tablet.