There are pineapples growing on the walls of Microsoft!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 10 February 2014

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 […]

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Microsoft gives away free wifi in issues of Forbes magazine

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 1 May 2013

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 […]

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It’s proven: Windows 95 fights anti-semitism

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 11 December 2012

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 […]

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Future Microsoft phones let you smack them into silence

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 18 September 2012

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! 

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