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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

When you buy a Surface Pro 3, you essentially have two platforms to enjoy different kind of apps. One is classic Windows platform which has millions of apps. And the second one is modern Windows platform which has more 150,000 apps in Windows Store which are optimized for touch. If you are coming from Android world or missing any key apps that is available on Android, you can now use that on your Surface Pro 3. Pocket Now today posted the above video showing how to run Android apps on Surface Pro 3. It makes use of Blue Stacks Android player which can run Android apps on Windows. Tens of millions of people around the world use top apps like Candy Crush Saga, Telegram, Temple Run 2 and more on their laptops with BlueStacks. It took our engineers two years to build the complex “LayerCake” technology that enable this to ...

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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. 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 Tablet for AT&T (No Contract) – $399 Nokia Power Keyboard for Lumia 2520 for AT&T (Black) – $149.99 HP Omni 10 5620 Touchscreen Tablet is also on sale at Microsoft Store for just $379 and it is available for just $279 from Amazon. HP Omni 10 5600US is a 10.1-inch diagonal multi-touch display tablet protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for durable, everyday use. It comes with Full ...

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Microsoft has planned lots of interactive TV series and original content for Xbox users. The first of them titled Every Street United,” is an unscripted series involving football players is going live from tomorrow. You can download the “Every Street United” app on Xbox One and Xbox 360 to get interactive features and enjoy the show tomorrow. Between matches, fans can tune in to “Every Street United” to get their football fix. Premiering on June 15, “Every Street United,” is an unscripted series featuring legendary football players Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids, who scout football’s most gifted, undiscovered street stars across eight countries for a chance to compete in a 4v4 street game in Rio de Janeiro. Travel to the United States, England, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Ghana and South Korea as Henry and Davids seek out the talented young players who will represent their countries. Hear the players’ touching ...

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Microsoft is continuing to expand its data center presence around the world as their cloud services is growing more than the industry average. Earlier this week, they announced that they are expanding their data center investment in Virginia with a $346 million investment which will create 90 new jobs in that area. Read the full press release below, RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Microsoft Corp. will invest $346.7 million to expand its data center site in Mecklenburg County and increase capacity to serve its growing customer base. Virginia successfully competed against other sites in the U.S. for the project, which will create 90 new jobs. Microsoft’s original project in 2010 involved an investment of up to $499 million and 50 new jobs. In 2011 the company invested an additional $150 million to expand the site, and in 2013 announced a $348 million expansion. Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, ...

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I’m in a meeting right now talking about a possible future for Windows Live Writer. I think 20k RTs of this would help. — Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) June 12, 2014 Windows Live Writer makes it easy to share your photos and videos on almost any blog service. With Writer, you can preview everything you’re adding to your blog, and see exactly how the fonts, spacing, colors, and images will look, before you publish. It’s fast and easy to make photos and videos look great on your blog. You can even create a photo album—just select the style you want and Writer takes care of the rest. Writer is already packed with useful features, but if you like to tinker, there are all sorts of plug-ins you can add to help you do even more. It was part of Windows Live Essentials suite from Microsoft. Microsoft stopped further developing this tool ...

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Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment created an entirely new engine from scratch called Snowdrop. “Tom Clancy’s The Division” is powered by this new engine and it’s one of the most powerful around. Microsoft’s Xbox Wire yesterday posted the important new features in the Snowdrop engine. Watch the video above to see it in action. Excerpt from Xbox Wire, Improved tools. “Snowdrop was created in-house, at Massive, in response to a specific requirement: to do things better, not bigger,” says Rodrigo Cortes, Brand Art Director at Massive Entertainment. A node-based scripting system allows creators to more easily iterate in terms of AI, rendering, user interface, and mission scripting. This lets them quickly develop their assets, preview them, and interact with them in ways that have never been done before. It’s kinda like playing with LEGO blocks, except way more ‘splodey. Next-gen. The Snowdrop Engine was developed specifically to power “The Division” on the eighth generation of ...

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Red Stripe deals for this week is now live in Windows Store. It includes hit games like Rayman Fiesta Run, Skateboard Party 2, popular apps like Maps pro and more. Find the list of apps and games available on deal from the list below. Rayman Fiesta Run: A follow-up to the popular Rayman Jungle Run, Rayman Fiesta Run has you lunging for cocktail umbrellas, leaping on limes, bouncing on sausages, and punching piñatas across more than 75 levels of fun! This week you can get it for 67% off—just $.99 on Windows, and $.99 on Windows Phone. Maps Pro: Why buy another mapping app? Because Maps Pro isn’t limited to a single map source—it works with multiple mapping styles, like Google Street View, Nokia, OpenStreetMap, and Bing Maps. It also offers offline maps, and voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation with directions for driving, walking or cycling, and can interface directly with your ...

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This year’s E3 is over now, all three major players including Microsoft had their press events showing off their latest games on their respective platforms. Microsoft and Sony’s press event happened for more than 90 minutes. For such long events, there must be lots of work that went behind the scenes to make it look great. Today, Microsoft published a video titled “E3 2014 Behind-the-Scenes” to offer a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Xbox press briefing, green carpet and the lucky fans who had the chance to attend the event. ...

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Microsoft Power BI offers a feature called Power Q&A which enables you to ask questions using natural language and get instantaneous answers as interactive charts and graphs. This allows you to quickly interact with your data, identify and then share insights with others. To demonstrate this, Microsoft has taken historical data from the 1990-2010 World Cup provided by Opta Sports Ltd. We have data from the 1990-2010 world cups ranging from player statistics, team statistics, managers, and referees, to which stadium each game was played in and its attendance. Let’s go through a Q&A experience and answer some questions about world cup statistics people will have. Try using Q&A by asking questions about results from the 1990-2010 World Cup. Make sure to go through the guided preview first to see what kind of questions and visuals we can show through Q&A. Players brazil players in 2010 brazil defenders in 2010 daniel alves ...

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Microsoft has a global network of data centers included more than one million computers in more than 100 data centers spread over 40 countries. Microsoft as an enterprise vendor stores data of lots of different organizations and companies around the world in its various data center. As per US law, Microsoft is forced the disclose the content it stores in its data centers on request from agencies like FBI. Microsoft is now challenging the authority of federal prosecutors to force the Microsoft to hand over a customer’s email stored in a data center in Ireland. Microsoft’s argument is that, just like search warrant for physical goods, US authorities can get data stored only in the US. Recently, AT&T and Verizon has filed their support for Microsoft’s case in the court. In the court filing, Microsoft has mentioned that continuing current government policy would “ultimately erode the leadership of U.S. technology companies in the ...

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The E3 show is all but over for this year, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft should not make any new announcement for Xbox platform. Today, Microsoft detailed the July Xbox One system update. The preview of this upcoming update will be rolling out to testers soon and it will include features such as Snap mode for achievements, double-tap to snap, ability to choose spoken language, ability to kike Game DVR clips in SmartGlass and more. Find the detailed list below. New features coming, Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver ...

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With Xbox One, customers can make use of the Kinect sensor to control their Xbox One console with voice. One of the basic command available for users is “Xbox On”. If an user tells “Xbox On”, Xbox One will wake up from sleep. Microsoft has recently released a new TV ad featuring Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul in which the actor will be using this command to switch on his console. The strange thing now is that Kinect sensor recognizes Aaron Paul’s “Xbox On” from TV ad as a genuine command from its owner and getting switched on by itself. Lots of users experienced this case yesterday and tweeted about it. OMG AN XBOX TV AD JUST TURNED MY XBOX ON! THE MACHINES HAVE BECOME SELF-AWARE!! SAVE YO-SELVES!!! — Leighboi (@leighboi) June 12, 2014 Read more about it below. via: Neowin ...

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At this year’s E3, Microsoft’s focus was all about games, just games. For the full 90 minutes of press briefing, Microsoft talked about all the first party and 3rd party games coming to Xbox platform. The surprising part was that Microsoft didn’t even talk about games on Windows and Windows Phone platforms. Phil Spencer is the head of gaming at Microsoft, which includes games on Xbox, Windows and Windows Phone platforms. He responded to the lack of any information on PC and mobile gaming at E3 to Polygon, “I’m head of gaming at Microsoft,” Spencer said. “When we’re doing gaming strategy, gaming focus inside the company, that’s my job. I think in a lot of ways, you could argue gaming on Windows has never been more healthy in that the biggest of the big franchises, League of Legends, World of Tanks, those things dwarf a lot of what we’re doing ...

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As Amazon’s Deal of the Day, you can enjoy special savings on Harman Kardon CL headphones, featuring an exclusive acoustic system that integrates superb mechanical design, materials, and electronics. You can get Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ear Headphones with Extended Bass for just $64.99. Even though they are not Windows/Windows Phone specific versions, it should be compatible for basic features. While browsing through this listing, I found lots of other headphone And speakers deals on Amazon, find the list below. Click the name of the products for Amazon store links. Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ear Headphones with Extended Bass - $64.99 (Original price – $249.95) Harman Kardon AE High-Performance In-Ear Headphones – $69.95 (Original price – $179.95) Harman Kardon NI Precision In-Ear Headphones – $49.99 (Original price – $119.95) Sony MDR10RBT Bluetooth Wireless Headphones – $148.00 (Original price – $199) Sony SRSBTX300 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System – $98.00 ...

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After selling the Devices and Services division to Microsoft, Nokia is now trying to  build a great location platform out of HERE. Last month, they announced that they have acquired Desti, an SRI international spin-off that uses artificial intelligence and natural language understanding to create deep knowledge of destinations by reading everything about them, and understands users’ natural language, so they can be specific and get the best results, immediately. Today, they announced that they have acquired Medio systems for an undisclosed sum. Medio leverages predictive models to optimize mobile customer acquisition, retention and  monetization using a cloud-based infrastructure for collecting and analyzing customer activity data. Nokia HERE team believes that building on Medio’s ‘smart data’ asset enables HERE to create contextual maps and location services that change according to the situation to provide highly personalized and predictive experiences for people and businesses. Read the full press release below, Berlin, Germany ...

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A Microsoft patent filed on December 6, 2012 became public today. It describes the touch interactions on a eyewear as we have seen in the Google Glass in the recent times. The patent basically describes that the eyewear can have one or more multi-touch sensors configured for user interaction. The sensors will be able to detect swipe, press gestures and even pressure of the touch. Microsoft describes that sensors could be of resistive, capacitive, piezoelectric, optical, reflective or light based sensor. And these sensors may be affixed or molded into frames of the glass. Abstract: The subject disclosure is directed towards eyewear configured as an input device, such as for interaction with a computing device. The eyewear includes a multi-touch sensor set, e.g., located on the frames of eyeglasses, that outputs signals representative of user interaction with the eyewear, such as via taps, presses, swipes and pinches. Sensor handling logic ...

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