Microsoft Creates Autonomous Party Photographer Robot

Sorry, party photographers, you’ve been replaced—by a robot. Microsoft’s new EDDIE (short for Expandable Development Discs for Innovation and Experimentation) can now roam a crowded room, focus on people’s faces and snap photos with a fancy DSLR camera.

Okay, so right now it’s more of an advanced, camera-equipped Roomba than …

Microsoft Releasing ‘Mango’ Update for All Windows Phones

Get a slice of this news. If you want to get a taste of Mango, Windows is offering some all around. Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows Phone 7.5 (also known as Mango; what’s up with all of these food names by the way?) would be pushed out to every phone, regardless of carrier.

Well, every phone but three, which includes the …

Nokia’s First Windows Phones: Lumia 800 and Lumia 710

Eight months ago, Nokia bet its future on Microsoft, abandoning other smartphone efforts so it could create Windows Phones instead. Now, we’re seeing the first fruits of that strategy shift in Nokia’s Lumia 800 and Lumia 710.

The Lumia 800 is the star of this show, with a gently curved polycarbonate frame, a 1.4 GHz processor and an …

Rest in Peace, Microsoft Zune Player

A moment of silence, please, for Microsoft’s Zune, which has ceased production at the tragically young age of four. The company announced yesterday that it “will no longer be producing Zune players,” although services and warranties for existing players will be unaffected by the decision.

The first Zune players, developed by Microsoft …

Microsoft ‘Accidentally’ Deleting Google Chrome from Windows

Oh no they didn’t (but oh yes they did): Microsoft’s antiviral software’s been “accidentally” wiping Google Chrome off the face of the map, or at least from the hard drives of several users’ Windows-based computers.

The trouble stems from a bug in the company’s antiviral security suite, an inconspicuous slice of software dubbed

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Goes Live, Apps Hit the Web

“Mango,” the major Windows Phone update that Microsoft has been promising for seven months, is going live.

The update to Windows Phone 7.5 is now rolling out to all handsets on Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. On AT&T, delivery has begun for the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus version 1.3. These rollouts may take …

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