• A tech gift guide for those intimidated by gadgets

    WASHINGTON — Getting someone the latest and greatest in tech will certainly earn you cool points this season. But with all the choices and the jargon, getting the right gizmo could take a lot of…

  • Technology to replace the hackable password

    WASHINGTON – With a data breach or cyber hack being reported nearly every week, companies are racing to develop new technology to replace the password altogether. Some companies, such as Microsoft, are charging full-speed toward a…

  • Column: Is Windows 10 really a privacy nightmare?

    Q: I’m hearing a lot of issues concerning privacy with Windows 10. Should I be worried, or is it being overblown? A: Microsoft took a completely different approach with Windows 10, and because of that,…

  • Microsoft Set to Launch Windows 10

    (REDMOND, Wash.) — Microsoft’s latest version of Windows is set to come out on Wednesday and the company is making the price of upgrading very attractive. Current users of Windows 7 or 8 will not…

  • Microsoft Exploring ‘Smarter Home Appliances’ with Appliance Manufacturer Miele

    (HANOVER, Germany) — Microsoft is looking into integrating its technology into household appliances in a consumer-friendly way as part of a collaboration with appliance manufacturer Miele. In a series of videos, the company unveiled work…

  • Windows 8.1 Update: A confusing but important upgrade

    Windows 8 was Microsoft\’s attempt to create a touch screen and mobile-friendly operating system. But some think the company went way too far. The 8.1 Update seems to be Microsoft\’s silent mea culpa to keyboard and mouse-concentric users, but it\’s more than that.

  • Microsoft Office coming to iPad this week

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once pretended to stomp on an iPhone, and vowed his children would never use Apple products. This week, Microsoft is expected to announce Office will be available on iPad.

  • Hate Windows 8? You are not doomed

    The popular Windows XP will be retired next month, and the idea of upgrading to the radically different Windows 8 has many seeking an alternative.

  • D.C. close to inking deals to lure Microsoft, Chinese tech firms

    Seeking to enhance its technology pedigree, the District is close to signing a deal that would bring a dozen Chinese software firms to the nation\’s capital. A separate agreement with Microsoft is also almost done.

  • Google opens showroom to show off gadgets in Annapolis

    Google is trying to take a bigger bite out of Apple and Microsoft\’s holiday sales in retail stores by opening gadget showrooms in six locations, including in the Washington, D.C area.

  • Pinterest Boards come to Microsoft Bing

    Microsoft Bing is at it again, announcing another social media
    integration to its image search.

  • FBI warns of Internet Explorer problem

    Internet Explorer users take note: The FBI has issued a warning about a vulnerability in the most popular version of the Internet browser that could allow cyberattackers to take over your whole system.

  • Weezer to play Pentagon City mall for store opening

    A Microsoft Store location is opening in Pentagon
    City mall next month and the company is bringing
    in some star power to help mark the occasion.

  • Teens aim to make a difference with video games

    A team of local high school students is out to prove that video games aren\’t a waste of time – and, in fact, can make a difference. The teens are doing so by designing their own game.

  • ‘Avoid Ghetto’ app: Racist or resourceful?

    Microsoft is facing accusations of potential racism related to its patent for a new pedestrian-friendly map application.