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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

Back in June along with the announcement about Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft revealed that official apps for Facebook, Foursquare, NFL Fantasy Football and Flipboard are coming to Windows 8/RT devices. Foursquare and NFL Fantasy Football apps are already available in Windows Store. Official Windows twitter account for Spain has tweeted that official Facebook app for Windows 8/RT devices is coming in Windows Store along with the release of Windows 8.1. We already know that Windows 8.1 is releasing on Oct 18th, so expect the Facebook in Windows Store around the same time frame. Source: Windows Spain via: WindowsPhoneapps.es ...

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Microsoft today revealed that it will be using the new Entertainment Genome technology from video content discovery solutions provider Jinni to provide video recommendations for its Xbox One users. Xbox uses the rich set of attributes in the Jinni Entertainment Genome along with Xbox signals such as a user’s viewing history to make video recommendations go beyond the standard genre similarity. Read the full press release below. REDMOND, Wash. and TEL AVIV – September 6, 2013 – Video content discovery solutions provider Jinni, announced today a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to enhance entertainment discovery on Xbox video game and entertainment systems. Jinni’s proprietary Entertainment Genome™ uses deep knowledge of every show and movie in the Xbox Video catalog to help the Xbox recommendations system intuitively and accurately connect Xbox users to content they’ll enjoy. By using the rich set of attributes in the Jinni Entertainment Genome, Xbox recommendations go beyond ...

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Speaking at Lenovo’s 2013 press conference at IFA Germany, Lenovo executive answered during Q&A session that there is no need for Windows RT devices. He said that with the arrival of power efficient processors like Intel Haswell and Bat Trail, you no need to have a choice between long battery life and good performance. Users will be able to run full Windows 8 and also enjoy a full day of battery life from a single charge, so there’s is not much need for a low-power version that runs Windows RT. Microsoft announced Windows RT as a fully-fledged Microsoft operating system that is compatible with ARM-architecture to make the devices running on it thin and have long battery life. Currently, Microsoft(considering Nokia is also part of Microsoft) is the only manufacturer developing on Windows RT platform. Microsoft lists following as the advantages of Windows RT PCs. I think recent Windows 8 ...

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HP today announced two new All-in-Ones with a all new design and patent pending hinge. These Recline AiOs offers a great touch experience running Windows 8.1. These PCs will be powered by latest Intel Haswell processors, up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB of HDD/SDD combination, Nvidia discrete graphics, 1080p displays, Beats audio and more. Even though the specs does not excite you, you should check out the hinge design that allows you to enjoy the PC is various ways. Read more about it below. PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 – HP today announced the HP ENVY Recline All-in-One PC series, offering the best, most immersive touch experience available on an All-in-One PC. With an innovative product design, HP’s new All-in-One PCs allow users to pivot the touch screen lower and closer, making the interaction more accessible and comfortable. “Customers have told us that they want touch on their ...

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  After releasing the re-designed Bing Video search experience, Microsoft today announced the updated Bing News experience. The new Bing News experience has modern layout is built for touch and, showcases top trending topics from Facebook, Twitter and Bing as well as related people from across the web. New features:  Adaptive design for any device: Because we should showcase the news in the format that makes sense for you regardless if you’re on a tablet, phone or PC, the new Bing News automatically adapts to fit your browser width. Trending topics:Bing News now surfaces the latest buzz from Facebook, Twitter and Bing. Cut through the clutter from across the Web with Bing’s real-time view of the most relevant breaking trends and social conversations, available all in one place. At the top of the Bing News page, you can easily browse the latest headlines with the news carousel showcasing the latest ...

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We have seen OEMs like Lenovo, Asus, Toshiba announcing new Windows 8 devices at IFA. Panasonic, known for their rugged computers is now releasing a 20-inch Windows 8 tablet. What’s so special about it? . It has a display of 3,840 x 2,560 (beyond 4K Ultra HD) screen resolution and also supports stylus/pen as well. Panasonic is targeting photographers, architects, cinematographers and other creative professionals with this device. Specs: Model: Toughpad UT-MB50 Screen: 3,840 x 2,560, 15:10 aspect ratio, 20” diagonal CPU: Intel Core i5 vPro Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M RAM: 8GB Storage: 128GB or 156GB SSD Weight: 5.07 lb The pen that comes with this device is not a regular one, The pen included with the Panasonic Toughpad 4K utilizes a special technology to achieve pixel-perfect accuracy. This positional precision is complemented by 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity which yields a high-fidelity pen input capability for writing, sketching, ...

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In addition to Yoga 2 Pro, ThinkPad Yoga and Flex 14/15 models, Lenovo also announced a portable Flex 20 All-in-One. The Flex 20 comes with a 19.5 inch HD+ display, latest Intel processors, HDD or SSD storage. You can carry this like your laptop or tablet and it offers upto 3 hours of battery life in that mode. Read more about it below. Flex 20 Transforms AIO Into Multi-Person Play Machine Framed in an attractive 20.5mm thin aluminum shell, the compact Flex 20 fits neatly into virtually any home or office yet surpasses expectations for an everyday AIO with its grand 19.5-inch frameless HD (1600X900) IPS 90° tilt display, 500 GB HD or SSHD storage and up to Intel Core i7 processors. However, Flex 20 really surprises and delights with its special ability to convert from stand to table mode. When flat in table mode, the Aura interface, first pioneered ...

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Along with Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga, Lenovo announced the new Flex like of thin and light laptops. These laptops also offers dual mode which allows you to flip the laptop upto 300° for stand mode. The Flex models comes in 14.1-inch and 15.6-inch HD display with 1366 x 768 screen resolution or an optional Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. And they are powered by 4th generation Intel ULT Core i7 processors, with NVIDIA discrete GT 740M graphics, and up to 1TB of storage and optional SSD or NAND flash on Ultrabook models. The Flex 14 and 15 will be available starting in late September starting at $629.99 (U.S.). Read more about it below. Flex 14 and 15: For Life’s Different Modes More than a thin and light laptop, the dual-mode Flex 14.1-inch and 15.6-inch laptops creatively flip 300° for stand mode, a new way ...

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Along with the updated Yoga model now known as Yoga 2 Pro, Lenovo also announced an interesting convertible which is business focused. The new ThinkPad Yoga is a hybrid between ThinkPad Ultrabooks and Yoga Ultrabooks. This 12.5-inch device comes with a 10 point touchscreen options of Corning Gorilla Glass HD IPS or a FHD IPS display (optional digitizer and pen available for the FHD display). As expected it comes with latest Intel Core processors and upto 1TB of storage. The device is made of magnesium alloy and comes with new glass trackpad with support for Windows 8.1 gestures. Designed for maximum comfort in all modes, the ThinkPad Yoga features a unique lift and lock system created for tablet mode. The system automatically lifts and locks the keys on the machine’s keyboard in place for a streamlined feel. The ThinkPad Yoga will be available beginning in November starting at $949 (U.S.). ...

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  Lenovo is updating its successful Yoga model. The new model is called Yoga 2 Pro and it is thinner(15mm thick) and lighter (1.39kg) than the previous models. The Yoga 2 Pro will come up to Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 U series processors. The main highlight is the 13.3-inch IPS 178° wide angle, 16:9 QHD+ 10 point touchscreen, that has a screen resolution of 3200 x 1800. You can configure up to a 512GB SSD for storage and will come in signature Grey or Clementine Orange colors. Lenovo has also addressed the biggest complaint, the new Yoga 2 Pro comes with backlit keyboard. Yoga 2 Pro will be available running Windows 8.1 beginning in October starting at $1,099.99 (U.S.). Read more about it below. Users will instantly notice the Yoga 2 Pro’s impressive, eye-popping 13.3-inch display: Its QHD+ super high resolution 10-finger touchscreen displays images in 3200X1800 resolution in a ...

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Toshiba today announced no.of Windows 8 based devices. Along with their first 8-inch device Encore and low cost touch laptop Satellite NB15t, they announced a new detachable laptop called SATELLITE CLICK. Click comes with a 13.3-inch display which can be detached from the keyboard base to use it as a tablet. It will be powered by AMD A4 Accelerated Processing Unit with AMD Radeon 8000 graphics performance. AMD is claiming that these chips offer performance equivalent to that of Intel Core i3 processors. It also comes with 500GB hard drive and batteries on both tablet and keyboard dock. Battery life is expected to be around 3-4 hours for tablet only mode and 5-6 hours when attached with dock. The device will go on sale this holiday season for $599 exclusively via Best Buy and Toshiba Direct. Read more about it below. IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2013 – Toshiba’s Digital ...

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Along with its first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, Toshiba announced another budget minded portable laptop called Satellite NB15t which will go on sale this November starting $379. The device will come with 11.6-inch touch-enabled display, 500GB storage and powered by latest Intel Celeron N2810 dual-core processor. It weighs around 3.3 pounds which makes it less heavy compared to other competing devices. Read more about it below. IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2013 – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced a new value-driven laptop, the Satellite® NB15t. Featuring a compact design for greater portability, the Satellite NB15t offers families, students and frequent travelers a fully-powered, stylish touch-enabled PC for a starting price of $379.99 MSRP. “The Satellite NB15t is a classy little 11.6-inch touchscreen PC that covers all the basics without breaking the bank,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba ...

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As expected, Toshiba today announced a new 8-inch tablet running full Windows 8.1 OS. The Encoee tablet will be powered by upcoming Intel Atom processor with InstantGo which allows longer battery life as well. Toshiba worked with Microsoft to make the tablet optimized for Windows 8.1. It also features Skype certified dual microphones for a best-in-class Skype experience. As Microsoft announced few months back, the device will include full version of Office Home & Student 2013, Xbox SmartGlass app, free streaming pass to Xbox Music, Norton Anti-Theft and more. The most important thing is the price, it will go on sale for $329 in November. Read more about it below. IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2013 – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled the Encore tablet, a consumer device designed to deliver an exceptional Windows 8.1 experience in a pocket-sized form ...

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Microsoft has won another the patent trial against Motorola yesterday. The Jury ruled that Motorola failed to maintain fair and reasonable licensing terms when it negotiated with Microsoft over the Wi-Fi and H.264 intellectual property used in various products like Xbox, Windows 7 and more. This is not the first time Microsoft won against Motorola in courtroom, previously the court ruled that the standard, essential patents of Motorola were not worth $4 billion as claimed instead suggested few million dollars. Also the court yesterday asked Motorola to pay $11 million for the costs of relocating a warehouse of Microsoft in Germany due to an injunction on certain Microsoft products brought by Motorola in that country along with $3 million for legal fees. Microsoft on this verdict, “This is a landmark win for all who want products that are affordable and work well together,” A Motorola spokesman on the verdict, “We’re ...

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CNET today reported that Toshiba will be revealing their first 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet branded as Encore at IFA. This new 8-inch tablet will be one of the first few devices that will be based on Intel Bay Trail-T processor. Intel Bay Trail processors are the next generation Atom processors that will offer 2x performance on the current generation Atom chips with more battery life. Apart from Toshiba, lots of other OEMs are also expected to release Bay Trail based Windows 8.1 tablets and Ultraportables in the coming weeks and these devices are expected to hit the market for this holiday season. Update: The official announcement has confirmed the device. Read about it here. Source: CNET ...

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At IFA in Germany, ASUS announced a new budget-minded Ultraportable called X102BA. The laptop comes with 10.1-inch Multi-Touch Display, 2GB of RAM and 320GB of HDD. It will be powered by the latest AMD A Series APU and even comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed. Read more about it below. Berlin, Germany (4th September, 2013) – ASUS today announced the X102BA, a compact and lightweight ultraportable laptop with a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 display with 10-point multi-touch for responsive fingertip control with Windows 8. The X102BA also features the latest AMD A Series APU and comes bundled with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 for high-performance productivity, straight from the box. The ASUS X102BA features cutting-edge multi-touch technology that surpasses the standards set by Microsoft for Windows 8. With a multi-touch digitizer that recognizes a contact point with a mere 5mm diameter, rather than the Microsoft recommendation of ...

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