We’ve seen some pretty cool offices lately – from Google to Dropbox – but we haven’t seen anything as cool as the Microsoft organic plant wall, as tweeted by Scott Guthrie! It’s part of the company’s ‘massive’ headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and is filled with various plants, including actual pineapples. So if you ever forget […]
Next time you pick up a Forbes magazine, check to see if it’s got free wifi. Yes, that’s right, Microsoft is giving out free wifi in a select number of Forbes magazines. The magazine is equipped with free wifi for fifteen days, and up to five devices can connect at a time. The magazine router […]
Windows 95 was the best Windows version ever. So when we found out about how a Redditor and his friend “took care of a graffitied swastika” by covering it up with the Windows 95 logo, we completely understood. Bet the Windows logo design guys never saw this coming when they came up with it 17 […]
What do you do when your phone rings at a bad time? Your first instinct is probably to give it a good smack. What you’re likely to act on, though, is to press a little button to silence it. Yep, we’ve been conditioned to use buttons to control phones. Microsoft, however, has identified this perfectly human urge to smack that bad, bad phone, and now, has gone as far as to patent controling a mobile device’s audio signals in response to, well, whacking it. It sounds like a silly patent, but hey, we want that feature!