Destiny surprises at the Bafta video game awards

Destiny surprises at the Bafta video game awards

The post-apocalyptic first-person shooter was developed by Bungie. It was the US studio’s first release after quitting the Halo series. The title attracted mixed reviews, and its relatively bare-bones plot continues to divide gamers. The award surprised many in the audience at the London ceremony as it had not won any of the other categories […]

Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand

Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand

While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday, Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the company is currently working on a new name […]

Samsung’s Matt Apfel chats about making content for the Gear VR

Samsung’s Matt Apfel chats about making content for the Gear VR

Virtual reality is now officially a reality in your living room. But before it can truly take off, it needs a library of extraordinary interactive content to convince you that the technology is worth bringing home. That’s what Samsung’s Matt Apfel, vice president of strategy and creative content, is paid to do. Apfel is in […]

New Roku media streamers may be imminent

New Roku media streamers may be imminent

Now might be a bad time to buy a Roku, as signs of new hardware clear the FCC. Former GigaOm writer Janko Roettgers first spotted the FCC filings, which hint at two new devices based on the $100 Roku 3. It sounds like they’ll be cheaper variants of Roku’s flagship set-top box. Both filings indicate […]

The top 10 keyboard shortcuts in Word and Excel that help you work faster

The top 10 keyboard shortcuts in Word and Excel that help you work faster

You may think you know all the Word and Excel keyboard shortcuts you need, but check this list first: These 10 will help everyone work faster. Shortcuts have evolved into an onscreen, menu-driven template with multiple options for each command in the program, also known as Ribbon shortcuts or access keys. But don’t worry, the original […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday published a moving essay in Bloomberg Business week in which he publicly announced for the first time that he is gay. Cook is the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out. Cook is famously private and said he doesn’t think of himself as an activist, […]