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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

Last year, Microsoft started delivering the Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview kits to thousands of participants.  The Developer Preview included a pre-release Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, access to the new generation Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK), as well as ongoing updates and access to private program forums. Microsoft also announced that participants will also receive a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor when they become available next summer (northern hemisphere). Last month, Microsoft announced that Kinect for Windows v2 sensors are available for pre-order. The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities they need to develop interactive voice and gesture-based applications. Now, Microsoft Store listing reveals that Kinect for Windows sensor will ship on July 15th. The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities they need to develop interactive voice- and ...

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ASUS VivoTab RT clearance sale is going on at Amazon. The 32B model is now available for just $175 while 64GB model is now available for $289. Asus VivoTab RT runs on Windows 8 RT and it has 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display, powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3.0 1.3 GHz Processor, 32 GB Flash Memory and 2 GB RAM Memory. You can also buy optional mobile docking station. Key Features 10.1″ HD (1366×768) Super IPS+, OGS Touch Panel, Outdoor Readable Mode Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core processor for best web experience with up to two times faster browsing, and console-quality gaming Ultra-slim and light (0.33″ thin and 1.16lbs light) with metallic finish design 2MP front camera and 8MP auto-focus rear camera with flash, back-illuminated CMOS sensor, and large aperture design to clearly capture every moment Optional Docking station with Full QWERTY keyboard adds additional 7 hours of battery life, to instantly turn ...

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One of the cool things that Microsoft announced at BUILD is that they are joining the Internet of Things trend. Windows on Devices was announced which will enable developers to write apps for all kind of electronic items. Developers can build a smart coffee mug, talking bear, robots, etc, based on this platform. Intel’s Galileo platform will act as developmental hardware. Now, Microsoft is giving away Intel Galileo board to developers who sign up for the program. What will you create? Development hardware like the Intel Galileo board allows you to read temperature sensors, power robot servos, check for intruders, blink a bunch of LED lights, or even make a little music. Whether you are an experienced Windows developer looking to jump into the Internet of Things or you are new to Windows development and want to build the next big thing—we’re excited to see what you can do. Early and often ...

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The latest chapter in the award-winning series, SNIPER ELITE 3 is now available for download in both Xbox 360 and Xbox One Stores. Game Description: NORTH AFRICA 1942. Germany plans to build a wonder weapon – with the power to crush any Allied forces in its path. Sabotage their plans or the resistance is over. Stalk the shadows in silence or go loud in the blink of an eye. Relocate away from danger and hunt on your own terms in expansive non linear levels, with more choice, longer shots and verticality than ever before. Features: Competitive MP – Five modes of competitive action are featured: Deathmatch; Team Deathmatch; Distance King; Team Distance King; No Cross which is Team Deathmatch with a twist – both teams are separated with no risk of close-quarter surprise. Co-Op – Up to two players can choose from Story Campaign, Over watch and the all-new Survival ...

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343 Industries and Certain Affinity yesterday discussed about the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection in a panel at RTX. During that, they released a this new ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection Terminal’ Trailer. This new trailer shows the game featuring The Arbiter, voiced by actor Keith David. The Halo journey begins in 2014 by remembering and celebrating our past. This holiday, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will launch on Xbox One, marking the first time the entire Master Chief story will be playable on a single console. Included with Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Halo: Nightfall an original live-action digital series that introduces a pivotal new character in Halo 5: Guardians. In December, the journey continues with the competitive multiplayer beta of Halo 5: Guardians, leading up to the fall 2015 launch alongside the Halo television series. You can pre-order it from Amazon  and Microsoft Store from the link ...

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Information from Indian Export Import site Zauba reveals that Nokia India is receiving Nokia Lumia tablets and keypad from China for internal company use. This could possibly be the old Nokia Lumia 2520 tablets with keyboard covers, but Lumia 2520 has almost reached the end of life and it is highly unlikely that Microsoft would like to launch this device in India at this time point. The other possibility is that this could be the next Lumia tablet Nokia has been working on after they shipped Lumia 2520. This may be successor to the Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet and may get announced later this year as per previous reports. What do you expect from a Lumia 2520 successor? Here is the info about current Lumia 2520, Key Specs: 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen 4G LTE 2GB memory/32GB SSD Up to 10 hours battery life Find the store links below. Nokia Lumia 2520 ...

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According to the sources of Irish Times, Microsoft is the next company under scanner for taxing related policies in Luxembourg, Europe. EC has ordered Luxembourg on information about how they are taxing Microsoft’s intellectual property. European Commission is already investigating tax rulings concerning Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands and Fiat Finance and Trade in Luxembourg. European commission spokesman said the following regarding the recent addition of Microsoft to the list,  As we have said publicly many times before, the commission continues to gather information about certain tax practices in several member states, in order to assess the situation from the point of view of EU state aid rules. However we will not make any comment on whether specific companies may or may not be covered by this information-gathering exercise. Luxembourg finance minister commented the following on European Commission’s recent actions regarding its tax policies, “We are in constant contact with the ...

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Microsoft Studios released this game called Microsoft Jackpot two days ago in Windows Store. At that time, this game was not available in in key markets like USA, etc. We checked today, still it is available only in certain markets. Try your luck today to enjoy this game. Description: Become a high roller with Microsoft Jackpot! Experience the excitement of modern video slots with Microsoft Jackpot! Featuring uniquely themed slot machines, huge payouts, and a wide variety of bonuses. Beautiful Sound and Graphics! Explore the secrets of a hidden temple, dive into the ocean depths, track down an international jewel thief, and much more! Each slot machine features an incredible theme to bring your spins to life. Exciting Bonus Games Featuring unique interactive bonus games with massive payouts and multipliers to send your score soaring! Play for Free! Play Microsoft Jackpot daily for increasing coin bonuses! Find scatter symbols to play ...

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We all know that Microsoft is planning for a major Windows update in 2015 codenamed ‘Threshold’. Today, Windows 9/Windows Threshold build 6.4.9788 was spotted in the Windows Store logs. This shows that Microsoft has already started testing Windows 9 in some form to run Window Store apps. We reported about a rumor last month in which there is a possibility that Microsoft might offer a special edition Windows targeted towards enterprise that will allow users to disable Start screen completely. Also, depending upon the device in which Windows is installed, the Start screen/Start menu option will vary. For example, desktop users can completely avoid Start screen with the help of the upcoming Start Menu which will include Live Tiles and windowing of Modern UI apps. Recently, Winsupersite reported that our understanding on this feature is wrong. The new Start Screen will actually replace Start Screen and it is not an option ...

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Disney has released their Bola Soccer Game in Windows Store devices for free. Description: Do you have what it takes to WIN? Play solo or against your friends in this ultimate football adrenaline rush and prove that you’re the champ! LEAD YOUR DREAM TEAM from the slum to win the global championship. CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS and rivals from every country. IMPROVE PLAYER PERFORMANCE with different skills – defense, speed, tactics, intelligence and attacks to become a true Bola Champ. FEATURES: • Quick game sessions for the enjoyment of novice to experienced players • Play tournaments in “solo mode” – progress through the map, beat other teams and earn cups • Play against other players’ teams to earn team XP and climb in the leaderboards • Intuitive controls with simple swipe and tap gestures • Choose your sponsor to obtain “Bollars” and gain access to the toughest tournaments Visit Facebook.com/BOLA for ...

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Red Stripe deals for this week is now live in Windows Store. It includes popular games like “Bejeweled LIVE”, GRIDD 2 and more. Find the list of games and apps below. Classic Bejeweled for cascades of puzzle fun, Diamond Mine for a jeweled gem-blasting challenge, or save Butterflies from a hungry spider. Now it’s only $1.99 in the Windows Phone Store and $2.49 in the Windows Store (usually it is $4.99 in both). “Tennis in the Face” (99 cents in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store), “Where Angels Cry (Full)” ($2.99 in the Windows Store), “Cribbage” (99 cents in the Windows Phone Store and $1.49 in the Windows Store), “GRIDD 2” (99 cents in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store) glƏƏk! Twitter app (99 cents in the Windows Phone Store and $4.99 from the Windows Store). Source: Microsoft ...

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Few Xbox One users were recently charges for a demo game download from Xbox Store. EA acknowledged the issue and informed that some users were charged while downloading demos for FIFA 14 and EA Sports UFC due to an “error in the system.” They also informed that these game demos should be available for free free again within the next 24 hours. One of the NeoGAF user reported that FIFA 14 on Xbox One was listed as $4.99 while EA Sports UFC was listed as $6.65. The EA Sports UFC game was released June 17 on PS4 and Xbox One with a cameo by Bruce Lee. Source: NeoGAF user WarpathDC via: Polygon ...

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AT&T and Verizon are already offering Nokia Lumia 2520 from last year. Lumia 2520 is already available online and in select stores. For Verizon, only the Black color model will be available in stores, and if you want the red one, you should order online. Verizon website will have both Black and Red color models. The Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet for AT&T (No Contract) is now available for just $399, down from its original price of $499. Nokia Lumia 2520 comes with a 10.1-inch Full HD display with enhanced screen readability, 4G LTE connectivity, super-fast charging, and a 6.7 MP camera with ZEISS optics. It also comes with built-in Microsoft Office 2013 RT. Today, @evleaks posted a promo of Nokia Lumia 2520 for T-Mobile US. There is a strong possibility that the official announcement may come soon T-Mobile in the US. Key Specs: 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen 4G LTE 2GB memory/32GB SSD ...

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Microsoft ran a special sweepstake designed for ISTE 2014 attendees this week. In that, Allyson Hensley from Farmington R-7 School District Farmington R-7 Public Schools (“Go Knights!”) in Farmington, Missouri won the sweepstakes. They will receive 200 Dell Venue 11 tablets, 200 Pearson Online Learning Exchange (OLE) Licenses, and 2 Ergotron Charging carts which is approximately worth $126,000 USD. Microsoft believes that this sweepstake package will help the teachers and students in Farmington use the power of mobile technology to inspire creativity, curiosity, and collaboration within the classroom and beyond. ​In this second decade of the 21st century, the power of technology to connect, collaborate, and create is undeniable. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this weekend. In this era of anytime, anywhere access, the power of presence and in-person conversations are still of utmost importance. We showcased our ...

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Microsoft has recently revealed that they are increasing the price for Office 365 enterprise customers by up to 15 percent. Customers with Office 365  E suites (E1, E3 and E4), plus equivalent Government SKUs will have this new increased price. As as expected, Office Software Assurance (SA) or old Enterprise Agreement customers will not be affected with this price change. A Microsoft provided the following statement about this price increase, “The vast majority of our customers will not see an increase in the cost of Office 365. All existing Office 365 EA customers are guaranteed prices will not change for the duration of their agreement. New Office 365 EA customers who don’t have a previous investment in our products will see an increase to align our pricing to our other channels.” In an effort to counter this price increase, Microsoft will be offering greater discounts will be offered for Office ...

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Microsoft announced the newest member of the Wordament franchise: Wordament® Snap Attack® – the constant word tournament for Windows devices few months back. Today, they have released the game for iOS devices and since it is an universal app, both iPad and iPhone users can enjoy the game. It is available in four puzzle languages: English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Like Wordament on iOS, we support Xbox sign-in with 10 achievements and 50 Gamescore. We also support Facebook and Guest sign-in, although when playing as a Guest you will not collect personal statistics or appear in our persistent leaderboards Game Description: Wordament ® Snap Attack ™ is a brand-new, fast-paced word-building tournament that challenges your brain in 2 1/2-minute rounds. Players from around the world compete on the same board, using the same clock, making as many Snaps as possible. At the end of each round, a real-time leaderboard shows ...

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