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  • Blog Post: Infer this, Cortana!

    I’ve needed a personal assistant for a long time, but I don’t rate one here at Microsoft. (I married powerful woman with her own agenda and a workload *at least* triple my own who needs her own personal assistant, so I won’t get any sympathy there.) Enter Cortana. Windows Phone 8.1 will be bringing a...
  • Blog Post: Wow. A first time for everything...

    I've had the Halo 3-branded Zune since the first day of their public availability... It's been what, seven, eight months now? More? I still remember when the delivery guy dropped it off at the front door. Doesn't seem that long ago. I thought I'd found (drum roll) a Microsoft product that never needed...
  • Blog Post: The voice of the grunts writes novels, too?

    Learn something new every day... Contact Harvest is the most recent book in a series of adaptations of the video game Halo , for which Staten has been writing for years. Best-Selling Book Shows 'Halo' Game's Wide Appeal (NPR Audio) I didn't know that Staten was the voice of the grunts! Somehow knowing...
  • Blog Post: Don't hate the game...

    Don't hate the game, hate the...? I won't finish that famous line, because it would be bad advice to Hollywood. Heh. "The audience on this game is the 18-to-34 demographic, similar to what you'd see in cinemas," quotes an Advertising Age article of Mike Hickey, an analyst at research firm Janco...
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