Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
Microsoft Kin ONEm (Verizon Wireless) The Microsoft Kin ONEm is Microsoft's update to the poorly conceived ... Yahoo and AOL accounts). It supports threaded messaging, which is a great feature that will certainly appeal to frequent texters. And the phone still has a surprisingly ... 12/20/2010 - 11:00 am | View Link
Microsoft Kin One (Verizon Wireless) This phone ... full day of use without worrying about battery life. At 9 a.m. we would unplug the Kin One from the charger, and by 7 p.m. we’d still have about 30 percent battery life remaining. The Kin One is a decent phone for documenting and sharing ... 06/2/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Microsoft KIN ONE for Verizon Wireless review, Windows Phone 7's little cousin The Microsoft KIN ONE is designed to be a messaging phone. In some regards ... Facebook and MySpace users might love it, thanks to great sharing and photo upload support. 05/13/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Microsoft Kin Phones Great for Messaging, But No iPhone KIN is a Microsoft gadget that combines the phone, online services and the PC. It was designed for the socially connected consumer, but failed to catch on with them.Microsoft I've spent about 24 hours playing with the more robust Kin Two model ... 05/4/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Microsoft Kin Review: The Best Cellphones You'll Never Buy Messaging and social media are the Kin. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't come with a ... More worrisome is the fact that some of the core features aren't that great. The camera software persistently screws up metering, so indoor pictures come out dim ... 05/4/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
A reviews editor in the making. You can see the wheels turning—"How can I get them to let me drive off in this thing?" Lee Hutchinson Look at that cute little guy up there. That's me, age five-ish, standing in front of KITT at the Houston Auto Show in November 1983.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the possibility of an outsider dark horse candidate emerging in the race to become CEO of Microsoft.
Now, it might be more of a possibility than ever before, tracking on sources inside the company that have consistently said that there is a male tech executive in the running who has not been named publicly as yet.
Said one person about this candidate: He is “in tech, someone folks are excited about, but not a done deal.”
By definition, the term “dark horse” is meant to describe a come-out-of-nowhere winner, or, as Wikipedia notes “a race horse that is not known to gamblers and thus is difficult to place betting odds on.”
And, make no mistake, this CEO search has turned into a race with the variety of candidates pulling ahead and then falling behind, with all of them jockeying for position, as the crowd of investors and insiders have also tried to put their own fix in.
At the time of my post in mid-November, Ford CEO Alan Mulally was the clear front runner of the process to replace outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer.