July 16, 2013 1:23 PM
What do Tesla Motors, Microsoft, Boeing and Best Buy have in common? They're all contenders for 'Company of the Year' -- a prestigious award determined by you, the Yahoo! Finance reader. Microsoft Research is continuing to advance work on its home operating system (HomeOS) project. The latest new component is the addition of a new framework, called the Lab of Things (LOT), which allows researchers to better study connected device usage in homes and other physical spaces. Xbox One fans are petitioning Microsoft to return the console to its original state. The company had removed controversial game-sharing restrictions after backlash from the gaming community, however not everyone is happy with the decision. The petition is asking Microsoft to give gamers back the Xbox One they were promised at the Electronics Entertainment Expo earlier this year.