About the author  ⁄ pradeep

Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

Microsoft today announced that Xbox One will be available in India from September 23rd this year. The Xbox One will cost Rs.39,990 while Xbox One with Kinect will cost Rs.45,990. All Xbox One system will include 500GB console, Blu-ray player, 1 Wireless Controller & free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold. Other features that will join the Xbox One experience in India include: Game DVR/Upload. With game DVR, you can capture and record your greatest game moments and Upload Studio makes it easy to edit and share clips with your community. You can capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay and then share your clip with your friends. Apps. With Skype, specially designed for Xbox One, video chat with friends on your TV in stunning HD, or for the first time ever, hold Skype group video calls on your TV. Access Internet Explorer and OneDrive all in your living room, ...

Read More →

At E3 today, Microsoft revealed the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This is a remastered compilation of its classic Halo games in a unified UI for Xbox One later this year. This will go on sale for $59.99 on Nov. 11. This collection will include Halo 1, Halo 2 in 1080p, Halo 3 and Halo 4, with 100 multiplayer maps running in high-definition 1080p video at 60 frames per second on dedicated servers. There are two bonus things that come with this package. You will get access to beta of Halo 5: Guardians which will be available to play in December and also access to Halo Nightfall Digital series access. Pre-order it from Amazon  and Microsoft Store today. Halo: The Master Chief Collection – $59.99 You can pre-order the Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect from Amazon for $399. You can pre-order the Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect Microsoft Store for $399. ...

Read More →

Project Spark welcomes multiplayer, co-op, Galaxies sci-fi, and Conker to our sandbox. Team Dakota is honored Rare is willing to trust our small studio enough to allow their beloved Conker to play in our yard. Watch the E3 trailer above. Microsoft announced that “Project Spark” beta program is extending onto Xbox One back in March. Microsoft launched “Project Spark” Beta on Windows 8.1 devices in December 2013 and since then people are creating their old game worlds using this game’s revolutionary toolset. Since it is available both on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, with cross-platform capabilities and through the power of Cloud Saving, “Project Spark” creators can build on a Windows 8.1 device, and then pick-up a controller to continue playing on Xbox One or vice versa. At E3 today, they announced ...

Read More →

Microsoft today announced the redesign for Skype for iPhone. It has all the visual finish that iOS users expect, smooth animations and even a few features that aren’t just new for this version, but new to Skype altogether. Microsoft said that Skype 5.0 for iPhone shares a consistent look and feel with the Windows Phone and Android apps, while still optimizing for iOS’s unique strengths. Faster: You’ll notice the effort we’ve put into this overhaul as soon as you launch Skype 5.0 for iPhone. The new version is over 5 times faster than the old version. Smoother: As you swipe from conversations through to your favorites and then back to your contacts lists, you’ll notice how smooth scrolling and transitioning from screen to screen is – with delightful little pops and animations punctuating them. All without degrading the performance and battery improvements we worked so hard to achieve. More Integrated: ...

Read More →

Microsoft last week announced that they are releasing an updated Xbox One SDK for developers this month which will give developers access to more GPU bandwidth, so enabling more performance for their games. Also there are new tools and flexibility to make games better. During the launch of Xbox One, Microsoft said that they are reserving about 10% of the GPU for Kinect and other system process. But this update for SDK is making it possible for developers to access additional GPU resources previously reserved for Kinect and system functions. Last night, in a podcast with Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Phil Spencer confirmed that Bungie’s Destiny will have increased resolution because of this update. “Even our friends at Bungie, and I’ve been spending a lot of time down there, they’re going to pick up the June SDK update for Destiny, and they’re going to up the resolution of Destiny based on this ...

Read More →

Last month, we reported about Amazon deal for PNY memory cards. It’s even better today as SanDisk memory cards are now on Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day. You can save up to 60% on select SanDisk memory items. Today only, enjoy special savings on select solid-state drives, microSD cards, SD cards, and USB flash drives from SanDisk. This one-day offer is valid on June 9, 2014, or while supplies last If you own a Surface device or ordered Surface Pro 3, you can order a 64GB MicroSD card for just $29. Check out this deal at Amazon. ...

Read More →

You can watch the Xbox E3 media briefing live later today. Find the schedule and timing for the event below. Pre-show at 9:00am PDT Briefing at 9:30am PDT Post-show immediately after the show on Twitch.tv Watch live video from Twitch on www.twitch.tv E3 is a magical time. Every year, gamers the world over are treated to reveals of the hot new games they’ll soon be playing, the cutting-edge technology that will shape the future of gaming, and personalities both new and old. Microsoft’s press conference is expected to have game demos of Halo 5, next version of Ryse, Fable, CoD, Gears of War and more. Watch it live here on Xbox.com, on your Xbox, on Spike TV, or with the Windows Phone app. ...

Read More →

Sunset Overdrive game was announced during E3 2013 during Microsoft keynote as a Xbox One exclusive. Sunset Overdrive is an always changing, open-world shooter set in the not-so-distant future. Sunset Overdrive team is bringing a specially created bus to promote their game at E3. This is not just any bus, mind you. This bus has everything you could possibly want, from a steering wheel covered in years’ worth of duct tape to tires that have been lovingly “crafted into a shape with an infinite number of sides.” It’s even got fridge stocked full of the delicious, decidedly not-nutritious Overcharge Delirium XT that may or may not turn those who drink it into horrifying mutations. That’s right, the fine folks at Insomniac Games are ready to deliver something the world has never seen before (and was probably never asking for in the first place). So, if you’re ready to see what ...

Read More →

Microsoft last month announced a new Xbox One SKU that will start at $399. The only difference is that you won’t get Kinect sensor with it. This SKU will be made available in all markets where Xbox One is currently on sale. Our new Xbox One offering will continue to deliver access to the best blockbuster games like “Titanfall,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” and the upcoming “Watch Dogs,” “Destiny” and “Sunset Overdrive.” You will also be able to access popular entertainment apps, such as Twitch, YouTube, and Netflix, as well as watch live TV and use OneGuide. Finally, you will continue to be able to use many of the unique features of Xbox One including the ability to get game invites while you watch TV, switch between games and entertainment apps, enjoy Twitch broadcasts, and upload your favorite gaming moments. You can pre-order this ...

Read More →

Based on previous reports, we already know that Microsoft is working on a smartwatch. The smartwatch will work with iPhones, Android and Windows devices. It will continuously measure heart rate through the day and night and will offer up to two days of battery life. Today, Gearlive.com claimed that they have seen the device in person, and it was similar to Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit in appearance. The device will include heart rate monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS, and a galvanic skin response sensor all built-in. The report even claims that Microsoft might make announcement about this device at E3 tomorrow. The Motely Fool even reports that Microsoft has already announced the Smartwatch, Microsoft just announced that it is developing a smartwatch that can monitor a user’s heart rate with a battery that lasts for up to two days. The watch will be compatible with Windows Phone, Apple iOS, and Google ...

Read More →

Microsoft always predicts the technology future correct than any other technology company. They did it in the past with PC revolution, tablets, smartphones, smart watches, interactive live TV, and even smart homes. The above video is the Microsoft’s vision of the future smart home released in the 90′s. As you can see, there are lots of things you saw in the video is now available in the market. Yet, there is no Smart home solution that works in a integrated way as Microsoft’s predicted. Hopefully, Microsoft will be able to deliver this Smart home platform before anyone else. Even though Microsoft entered smartphone, smart watch and tablet industries before anyone else in the industry, Microsoft is now trailing. I really hope Microsoft does not miss yet another opportunity. What do you think? ...

Read More →

Last holiday season, Microsoft continued their Scroogled campaign against Google with Microsoft Store started selling Scroogled gear. You can now get a scroogled hoodie, t-shirt, hat, or mug, etc. These Scroogled apparel are now on sale at Microsoft Store. You can get Scroogled T-shirt for $4.99, a hoodie for $9.99, etc. Find the list of items on sale below. Click the product name for store links. Scroogled-Logo-Hoodie $9.99 - Stay warm and toasty while showing the world that you’re tired of having your digital life monetized by Google. Embroidered on an American Apparel 100% cotton fleece zip-up hooded sweatshirt, pre-washed for minimal shrinkage. Unisex sizing  Scroogled-Spider-Web-T-shirt $4.99 - If you use Gmail, Google Search, Gchat or Google+, you’re a fly trapped in Google’s web. Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 t-shirt, pre-washed for minimal shrinkage. Unisex sizing.  Scroogled-Logo-T-shirt $4.99 – A classic that shows the world that you’re tired of having your ...

Read More →

Microsoft announced Surface Pro 3 device at a press event two weeks back. This 12-inch device scales at 1.76 pounds, but packs all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience. If you want to experience this device in person, Surface Pro 3 Demo devices along with new Type Covers are now available in Microsoft Stores from June 6th, you can find the nearest Microsoft Store here. If you already had a hands-on experience, you can pre-order it from Microsoft Store website before it goes out-of-stock. If you don’t have Microsoft Stores nearby your home, it is also now available at the Windows stores at Best Buy. To get the most out of your hands-on time with Surface Pro 3, Microsoft suggests 5 things you should do to get a feel for the new device. ...

Read More →

Earlier this week, Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft blogged about need for the U.S. Government to address important privacy issues and others it has created. One year back, it was revealed that the US government did  surveillance of phone and Internet records, sometimes in partnership with others without any proper government orders. There were reports that the US government even hacked in to data centers of various companies to access data illegally as under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, users have a right to keep their email communications private.  Microsoft wants the following five things the U.S. government still needs to do: Recognize that U.S. search warrants end at U.S. borders: We’re concerned about governmental attempts to use search warrants to force companies to turn over the contents of non-U.S. customer communications that are stored exclusively outside the United States. The U.S. government ...

Read More →

Last week, Microsoft announced their partnership with Salesforce.com in which Salesforce can be now integrated with Office 365 and you can host Salesforce apps on Azure. Even though it is a win-win situation, Microsoft Dynamics partners are not so happy about this deal. Microsoft Dynamics is the competing CRM product against Salesforce and it has lost one of the main advantages of having an easy integration with Office 365. Since both Dynamics and Salesforce has Office 365 now, Dynamics partners will have hard time convincing their customers. According to R “Ray” Wang, principle analyst at Constellation Research, after the deal was announced dozens of Microsoft partners he advises expressed displease with the news. “They were pissed!” Wang said. But analyst claims that Dynamics will still be the best choice for Microsoft shops, Are there concerns justified? Yes and no, Wang says. The reality is Dynamics and Salesforce are the two big ...

Read More →

Razer Blade is now getting lots of serious contenders in the market. At COMPUTEX, they have revealed the new Aorus X3 line which claims to be the world’s “most powerful and lightest” gaming laptop. The device will weigh 1.87kg, and you can choose between 13.3-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) LCD or QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) version. Since it is gaming machine, you have got top of the line hardware specs. Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.5-3.5GHz), 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, 256GB or 512GB SSDs configured in RAID 0 will allow you to enjoy gaming with ease.. On networking side, it has got 802.11ac WiFi, Tthe X3 and the X3 Plus will go from $2,099 when they launch in Q3 this year, with one-year global warranty plus one-year local warranty included. Source: Engadget ...

Read More →