Headlines Most Activated Windows ResourceenCopyright (c) 1997-2003 Active Networks, IncBob Stein bob@activewin.comTue, 16 Jun 2015 03:50:12 GMTTue, 16 Jun 2015 03:50:12 GMT Networks RSS2 feed generator (c) 2003 Active Networks and Chad Myers Xbox One gets backwards compatibility, will play over 100 Xbox 360 gamesIf you own an Xbox One gaming console and wanted to play Xbox 360 titles on it, Microsoft is granting your wish. At gaming conference E3, Xbox chief Phil Spencer announced that backwards compatibility is coming to the current-gen console., 15 Jun 2015 18:28:00 GMTErick Cordero Microsoft will encrypt all Bing search trafficIn a post-Edward Snowden world, privacy and security are huge concerns. While many people call him a traitor to his country, many others -- myself included -- consider him a hero. Snowden shone a light on government programs that were arguably illegal and unconstitutional. The ultimate win from his actions is that people that were ignorant to privacy issues before, are now interested in them. He planted a seed of curiosity and concern., 15 Jun 2015 18:29:00 GMTErick Cordero's Everything-Everywhere Push Hits SkypeMicrosoft may be busy wowing gamers today at E3 in Los Angeles, in particular with a rather amazing Minecraft demo built for its HoloLens augmented reality glasses, but that doesn't mean the company has overlooked its non-gaming users. Monday, it also just extended the reach of its popular Skype chat application by rolling out the Web app to users worldwide., 15 Jun 2015 18:30:00 GMTErick Cordero's Massive Surface Hub Opens For Orders July 1Essentially an oversized, touch-friendly tablet, the device will come with huge prices to match, at $7,000 (55-inch model) and $19,000 (84-inch model). The device is targeted at companies in need of massive digital whiteboards for sharing presentations and documents, allowing team-based annotation, and piping video conferences., 15 Jun 2015 18:33:00 GMTErick Cordero Shows Off Minecraft for HoloLensThe bulk of Microsoft's E3 presser this morning focused on games coming to its Xbox One console, but the company also took some time to demo Minecraft on its futuristic HoloLens augmented reality headset. Mojang's Brand Director Lydia Winters and Michael Saxs Persson of Microsoft Studios took to the stage in Los Angeles for a quick demo (video below). Persson was outfitted with a HoloLens and an Xbox controller and played a game that was projected on a wall, while Winters played nearby on a Microsoft Surface tablet., 16 Jun 2015 03:49:00 GMTErick Cordero