Microsoft Garage launches two Android apps for your lock screen and travels

Today, Microsoft Garage was introduced as an “after-hours idea factory” for company employees to work on their own projects. Microsoft started the day by launching Bing Torque for Android Wear. Now, two apps for phones are available in the Play Store. One is a lock screen replacement and the other is a social app for […]

Microsoft wants you to use Bing Torque instead of saying “OK Google” on your Android Wear smartwatch

I’m not sure what’s going on at Microsoft these days. First, Microsoft Research released a pretty much useless keyboard for Android Wear smartwatches, and now, Microsoft Garage has just released Bing Torque. Bing Torque replaces the need to speak “OK Google” each time you want to ask a question. With Bing Torque, you can just […]

Microsoft develops Android Wear keyboard with drawing as input method

Microsoft is not shying away from supporting platforms from its competitors. The company is developing an Android Wear keyboard that is already available as a prototype. The Analog Keyboard works with input coming from letters being drawn on the smartwatch’s display. It works with messaging and Google Search while being able to recognize numbers and […]

Microsoft takes aim at Chromecast with new Wireless Display Adapter

  There are many media streaming devices out there, but few compare to Chromecast because of simplicity and price. Microsoft, though, believes it can compete with its new Wireless Display Adapter. The device uses Miracast technology to work with devices running Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, or Android 4.2 and higher. With the Wireless Display […]