Renaming Windows Metro: A Few Unsolicited Suggestions

Taking a cue out of the playbooks of famous name-changers like Ron Artest, Cat Stevens, and Prince, Microsoft isn't calling its UI design Metro anymore. Although that's the official title MS has been using for years, it's reportedly making the shift due to legal reasons—ever heard of a German company called Metro?… » 8/03/12 12:00pm 8/03/12 12:00pm

Zune Tattoo Guy Asks Microsoft's Permission to Change Name to 'Microsoft …

As if this Zune Tattoo guy couldn't get any crazier, he's actually starting the process of legally changing his name to "Microsoft Zune." As you'd suspect, Microsoft might have a problem with that, so Mr. Zune Tat called up tech support to ask their permission on whether it was OK. And for all of our enjoyment, Steve… » 4/14/08 3:35pm 4/14/08 3:35pm

TrekStor Renames iBeat Blaxx After a Bit of Self-Flagellation

Click to viewFollowing yesterday's letter to TrekStor, purveyors of the dubiously-monikered iBeat Blaxx MP3 player, we received an email from Gil Szmigiel, Vice President of TrekStor, effecting an immediate name-change to something a little less offensive. See the email after the jump. » 8/27/07 9:28am 8/27/07 9:28am