Tag Archives: Microsoft

Top X Xbox E3 2017 Announcements

Top X Xbox E3 2017 Announcements

Xbox’s much-anticipated E3 briefing was worth the 90 minutes I spent watching it live. For those at the event, all video was presented on a 4k screen. Sadly I couldn’t enjoy the full power of the experience on my non-4k screen but I’m sure it was pretty sweet. Here is a curated list of my Top 10 takeaways from the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing. Read More

Microsoft's Office 365 Adds Extra Benefits

Microsoft's Office 365 Adds Extra Benefits

Today, Microsoft Office includes many programs, including Outlook, Power Point, Access, Publisher, and more. You can get all or some of them, depending on what version of Office you purchase. Microsoft still offers one-time purchases of Office versions, but there are some distinct advantages to the subscription to Office 365. Read More

Ergo, Ouch: The Pain of Technology Designed Without People in Mind

After years of typing, it came out of nowhere: an aching, stabbing, tingling pain in my arms and hands. My primary complaint was a throbbing ache followed by pinpricks of fiery pain on my fingers, like someone putting out cigarettes on my skin. I couldn’t work with my hands in any capacity, and I couldn’t sleep. Nothing seemed to work to alleviate the pain. Not ibuprofen, not acetaminophen, not painkillers. I had carpal tunnel. Read More

Windows 8 for $39.99 — Are You In?

This week, Microsoft announced that most Windows users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99. For anyone that doesn’t usually buy upgrades, that is a significant cost break compared to what it usually costs (around $50 to $100). Now, before you jump on that deal, consider the following… Read More

Women in Technology: Get With the Picture

As a woman in technology, I hear a lot about the lack of women in the field. While I was in college I noticed that I was usually the only female in the class. My teachers treated me the same and the guys never cared. After I graduated and I started attending events like Microsoft’s annual Tech Ed, I realized just how much of a minority we are. The thing that keeps catching my attention, though, is how much of an issue people want to make out of it. Read More

Threepio, R2 and Calculator Watches

Once upon a time I dreamed of owning a watch that would not only tell time, but have multiple alarms and a calculator that had more functions than I could hope to understand. I remember when calculator watches first appeared and I remember the first kid in school that showed up with one after Christmas.… Read More