New "I'm a Mac" Ads Stop Attacking Vista, Start Attacking Microsoft's…

Apple and Microsoft have been having this bizarre pissing match for a few years now, but this new set of ads marks confirms what previous volleys seemed to imply: these companies have no intention of actually talking about their products. Microsoft's feel-good " I'm Joe the Plumber and I'm a PC » 10/20/08 8:02am 10/20/08 8:02am" campaign was about as…

Microsoft's New Vista Ads Don't Work; Other Companies' "We Suck" Ads Did

Microsoft's bait-and-switch campaign for Vista, the "Mojave Experiment," is baffling. I was dumbstruck when I first saw it earlier this week, and I continue to be dumbstruck. Why base a campaign around the core assumption that everyone thinks your product sucks, and that people who have felt wronged by Vista are… » 8/01/08 11:00am 8/01/08 11:00am

Windows XP Users Actually Love Vista... If They Think It's Something…

Microsoft has a secret new operating system they're showing to XP-using Vista haters, reports Cnet's Ina Fried. Codenamed "Mojave," over 90 percent of the focus groups in San Francisco loved it, with at least one moved to effuse, "Oh wow," while using it. When can you get hold of this wondrous new operating system?… » 7/24/08 8:20pm 7/24/08 8:20pm

XCOR Lynx Bringing Sports Car-esque Travel to Space

A two-seater spaceship smaller than a private jet that will take people up for a 25-minute space flight, is being launched in Mojave today. According to the Lynx Mark 1's makers, Xcor Aerospace, the spacecraft is expected to be at the test-flight stage by 2010. The two-seater craft has room for one passenger besides… » 3/26/08 9:47am 3/26/08 9:47am