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We'll miss Russell Shaw

Tech journalist and ZDNet blogger Russell Shaw passed away on Friday.

By March 15, 2008


This is so the 'Star Wars' musical parody you're looking for

Watch Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader sing their way through the plot of "A New Hope," Disney-style.

By June 19, 2014


Hydrophobic nanotech swim trunks defy water, stains

Soggy swimsuits may be history if these trunks get a Kickstart. Their nanotech secret sauce is supposed to never wash out.

By May 23, 2014


Former Superman to join 'Arrow' as The Atom

Brandon Routh, the one-time Man of Steel, is set to take on a "little" role as the head of Queen Consolidated on the hit CW series.

By July 8, 2014


Microsoft exec slams Facebook Home

An exec at Microsoft has blasted Facebook Home as "remarkably similar" to Windows Phone, saying the Redmond company did it all first.

By April 6, 2013


Microsoft: Google blames us for all its problems

In a highly entertaining Twitter attack by Microsoft's head of PR directed at a senior Google PR figure, Google is accused of being nasty, underhanded and, oh, many awful things.

By December 17, 2012


Microsoft's unXcellent math adventure in new Surface 2 ad

A new billboard for the Surface 2 features an Excel calculation that seems not to stand up when, for example, using one's fingers.

By November 10, 2013


Microsoft: Apple's new iPad with free iWork is no big deal

As Apple treads into Microsoft Office territory, Redmond touts its Surface tablets while taking some verbal potshots at the iPad maker.

By October 23, 2013


Judge says Xbox doesn't infringe Google patent

In a ruling that reverses his earlier decision, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge says Microsoft did not infringe a patent owned by Google unit Motorola.

By March 22, 2013


U.K. Ministry of Defense tries to play catch up with hackers

After hackers got into top secret military computer systems, British officials examine their approach to cybersecurity.

By May 3, 2012