Existing Xbox One controllers can plug into PCs with any MicroUSB cable
New partners could have handsets out by the end of the year, according to Nick Parker, who handles Microsoft's partnerships with device makers.
Bates, who was passed over for the CEO job at Microsoft, won't be chief executive at GoPro, either.
Both the Microsoft Xbox and Xbox One are adding dozens of new apps, but one of the most important doesn't look like it will arrive anytime soon.
Analyst firm IDC predicts that while Microsoft's phone platform will continue to grow, it will still be a second-tier player chasing down Apple's iPhone.
Before the end of the year, Skype plans to launch an app that can translate your words into other languages, in real time. The babel fish is real.
A number of small changes make a world of difference. In all, Microsoft has made the choice between a traditional notebook and a Windows tablet far more difficult.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.
Microsoft finally brings the gift card program to its own mobile platform.
Microsoft's new tablet has a remarkably crisp screen, and its robust processor options make it good for creating content, but Nick Barber of IDG News Service thinks its limiting ecosystem hurts its general usefulness.
Users will be able to tack on any USB 3.0 drive with at least 256 GB of storage.