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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

Twitter is already making using of Bing Translator in their Windows Phone app to allow users to translate tweets from other languages to English. Now, Twitter is trying to expand this feature to their Android app. CNET today reported that some users are already starting to see this feature in their Android app. As you can see in the image above, a Tweet from Dutch language was presented in English using Bing. It is a cool feature that will break down the language barrier in the Twitter world. I hope Twitter expands this feature to all their clients including the web. Twitter declined to comment for this story. ...

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Xbox Fitness helps people with new content and features to get your summer preparations started on the right foot. This $9.99 program will help make your swimsuit goals a reality with three quick, fun workouts that deliver visible results fast. “Jillian Michaels Killer Abs” Coming to Xbox Fitness Looking for the ultimate summer abs? We’re excited to announce a new ab program from Jillian Michaels, creator of “Extreme Shed and Shred” and “Hard Body.” “Jillian Michaels Killer Abs” will help you make your goals a reality with three quick, fun workouts that deliver visible results fast. The new program is available today for $9.99 in the Xbox Fitness workout library. Work Out with Friends through Skype Sticking to your workout routine is always easier when you have someone else to motivate you. With the recent Skype* for Xbox One Snap upgrade, you and your workout buddy can train together with Jillian Michaels, ...

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Last week, Toshiba announced two new Windows tablets Encore 2 8-inch ($199) and Encore 2 10-inch($269). Today Microsoft has released promo videos to promote them. Convenient for home and away, the Toshiba Encore 2 (8 inch) with Windows 8.1 is ideal for surfing, games, and entertainment, anywhere. Encore 2 tablets feature an elegant Satin Gold matte finish and are engineered with rounded edges that make them comfortable in hand. Measuring 0.4 inches thin, the 10-inch Encore 2 weighs just 1.2 pounds, while the 8-inch version weighs less than a pound. Both tablets feature a bright HD (1280×800) multi-touch display, quad-core Intel Atom processor, 10-hour battery life for general usage and up to 8 hours of video playback, Stereo speakers plus Dolby Digital Plus audio, ultrafast 802.11n Wi-Fi, built-in Micro HDMI® port and wireless display support, On software side, Encore 2 devices also include TruCapture™, an app that works in conjunction with ...

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Microsoft’s global alliance partner ICONICS has released a new app in Windows Store called MobileHMI for Water which is a mobile solution with role-based dashboards designed to meet the needs of executives and managers, operators and field service technicians in the water and wastewater industry. This app gives technicians and others the information they need to respond more quickly to utility customer complaints and to critical events. Description: ICONICS’ MobileHMI™ for Water and wastewater enables executives, managers, operators, and remote field service technicians to collaborate and efficiently respond to utility customer complaints and critical events. Utilize a wealth of aggregated real-time and historical data with dashboards that leverage ICONICS GEO SCADA maps of rich, contextual layers of information. Integrate enterprise information from work order management systems and business systems for a unified view of your operations. Expand the app to include dashboards for commercial and residential customers that provide them ...

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Last week we reported that Shirley Sterling met with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to discuss the sale of the Clippers (a professional American Basketball team). The NBA (National Basketball Association) is forcing the Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team after racist remarks were leaked by his girlfriend V Stiviano. Mr. Sterling handed control of the sale over to his ex-wife Shirley Sterling. Today, Forbes reports that Steve Ballmer has offered $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a person familiar with Ballmer’s interest in the NBA team. Also, Steve Ballmer if wins the bidding will keep the team in Los Angeles as opposed to the fear among Clippers fans that Mr. Ballmer will move the team to Seattle. Another source, with intimate knowledge of the bids that Rochelle Sterling has thus far received for the basketball team, said offers have come in between $1 billion and $2 billion ...

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Microsoft today announced that Seattle Children’s Hospital have committed to purchasing and deploying Surface Pro 3 inside their organization. Apart from it, Avanade, BMW Group, The Coca-Cola Company and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy have already committed to purchasing and deploying Surface Pro 3. Surface Pro 3 allows these organizations the complete laptop experience with the power to run all the Windows software they need, including the full Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud. The above video provides a quick glance at how the clinicians and staff at Seattle Children’s plan to put Surface Pro 3 to use in their facilities to enable greater efficiency and improved patient care. Pre-order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today. Source: Surface blog ...

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Microsoft today revealed that big businesses are already choosing Surface Pro 3 even before its release. During the launch event, Microsoft announced that companies such as BMW Group, The Coca-Cola Company and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy have already committed to purchasing and deploying Surface Pro 3 as one of the choices inside their organizations. Today, they revealed that Avanade and Seattle Children’s Hospital have also committed to purchasing and deploying Surface Pro 3 inside their organizations. It is no big surprise on why Surface Pro 3 appeals to businesses, because Surface Pro 3 can effectively replace a laptop and tablet for their employees as a one device. Since it runs on Windows 8.1, they can effectively manage them with ease. When we unveiled Surface Pro 3, we talked about how lots of pro-sumers want a tablet, but need a laptop. We’ve found that businesses are no different. Surface Pro 3 appeals ...

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Microsoft today launched myBulletins, a new online security bulletin customization service that will allow IT professionals a personalized list of the Microsoft security bulletins that matter most to their organization. It is easy to use: simply visit myBulletins, log in to your Microsoft account, select the products and versions running in your environment, and a customized list of only those security bulletins is displayed. To develop myBulletins, we asked if there was anything we could do differently to make applying security bulletins easier. We recognize that not all of the products covered in the monthly security bulletins may be operating in your environment. You shared that you needed the ability to cut through complexity and make decisions quickly. You wanted help identifying the information that is most relevant to your organization. We heard you and acted on your feedback. Starting today, myBulletins will enable you to quickly find security bulletins ...

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Remedy Entertainment, the creators behind critically-acclaimed “Max Payne” and “Alan Wake,” today revealed that “Quantum Break’s” signature, time-amplified gameplay trailer will be revealed for first time at Gamescon gaming show in August. Today, Quantum Break Creative Director Sam Lake provided the fans on the new story details and never-before-seen footage from the game. Launching in 2015 exclusively for Xbox One, “Quantum Break” delivers an entertainment experience like no other with the fusion of an intense, cinematic action game and a high-quality, live-action show.  The game follows “Quantum Break’s” hero, Jack Joyce, as he desperately struggles to prevent the end of time, while the show revolves around the conspiracies and intrigue within the villainous corporation called Monarch Solutions, Jack’s main enemy. Together, they form an intertwining narrative where the actions you take directly impact how the story across both the game and the show unfolds. You can pre-order Quantum Break from ...

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Bloomberg today reported that Microsoft and Salesforce are in a discussion to announce a cloud partnership. This partnership will allow Microsoft Azure customers to run Salesforce in Microsoft Cloud and also will allow users to integrate data from Salesforce products into Microsoft’s Office programs. Microsoft and Salesforce are considered to be longtime rivals and it will be interesting to see how this partnership will work out. Microsoft announced similar partnership with SAP last week. The partnership was in three critical areas: Enterprise cloud computing with business-critical SAP applications certification for Microsoft Azure; Improved interoperability between data from SAP applications and Microsoft Office, including general availability of connectivity between SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions and Microsoft’s Power BI offering; Mobile productivity with expanded development and support for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. Source: Bloomberg ...

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Joe Belfiore And David Treadwell are corporate vice presidents in Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group. Joe Belfiore is responsible for the user experience while David Treadwell works on the engineering of the core of the operating system. Basically, these guys are in charge of the front end and back end of operating systems, including the Windows PC, tablet and phone platforms. Previously, Joe was part of Windows Phone team and David was in Xbox software engineering team. The new “One Microsoft” strategy has brought them together which will allow unified strategy for product design to schedules in the operating systems group. Terry Myerson, head of the Operating Systems Group commented the following on these two guys, Joe Belfiore is “colorful, excitable, authentic and genuine … very passionate about the end user experience,” Treadwell, 47, is thoughtful, patient, detail-oriented. He focuses on infrastructure, Myerson said, making sure that things are “very well ...

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Five years back, HP and Beats Electronics, LLC, announced an alliance to achieve higher-quality sound from digital music through technology innovation. Starting from that announcement, HP has released no.of PCs, Laptops, Desktops with Beats Audio technology built-in. Over the years, Beats audio has become one of the unique features in HP devices. As Apple today announced the acquisition of Beats Electronics, HP’s partnership has come to an end. However, HP confirmed today that it will continue to integrate Beats Audio technology in its high-end PCs through 2015. HP is allowed to continue developing products with new Beats Audio technologies through 2014. But it’s allowed to continue selling devices with the Beats Audio logo and technology through 2015. HP says it’s planning an aggressive lineup of new products that includes the Beats branding through 2014. These products will have the full Beats Audio experience, the company says. Currently, Beats technology is ...

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Microsoft Research FUSE labs today revealed a new project called Eventful. Eventful makes it possible for anyone to access the service of event reporting. The reporting process is executed behind the scenes through a crowd of people working online or at the event to produce a news report. Eventful system helps produce news reports by recruiting and guiding remote and locative crowd workers who attend events in person to perform information collection missions. Basically, journalism as a service. Here is how it works, Eventful makes requesting a report a one-step process: identify the event type, location, date, and duration. A few hours later and under $150 dollars, a multimedia event report is ready. Eventful hopes to prevent community groups that organize local events on a tight budget from scrambling to cover the event themselves (or risk getting no coverage). A city council could use the system to request reports of discussions that take place during ...

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When it comes to productivity suite, Microsoft Office is still the gold standard with no viable alternatives. Instead of buying full Office suite for hundreds of dollars, Microsoft is now offering Office as a subscription service which you can buy under $100 for a year. Office 365 subscription mainly comes in two SKUs. You can either buy Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal depending on your needs. Find the comparison in the above image. Office 365 always has the latest version of the applications you know and love, plus cloud services so you can have Office when and where you need it. Just sign in and you can get to your Office files, applications, and settings from anywhere. The latest versions of all our best-in-class applications plus cloud services including Skype and OneDrive on all your devices. Also, easily install Office Mobile on multiple smartphones – including iPhones, and Android phones ...

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Earlier this year, Microsoft Bing team announced its plans to tap the potential of local businesses in developing nations like Brazil where maps are not available in the way they are available in countries like the USA, UK, etc,. A Microsoft team in Brazil has started a project to start building out this mapping infrastructure in the town of favelas and the team is seeking to build the necessary infrastructure to enable the many parties necessary for the communities to fully participate in the digital town square in ways that many of us in the developed online world take for granted. This project has been named ‘Na Area’ and officially kicked off from today. 200,000 people live in Vidigal, Complexo de Maré, and Manguinhos. There are approximately 863 million people, or 1/3 of urban dwellers, that live in informal settlements around the world – much like the favelas of Brazil. ...

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Voting for the 2014 Xbox 360 Game Awards is now open, fans can vote for their favorite games until June 3 in nine categories, including your favorite hero, villain and the game that keeps you up all night. Fans can vote for their favorites across nine categories right on their Xbox console. Xbox has handed out awards for arcade games before, but this is the first time Xbox has rolled out the ceremony across all Xbox 360 games. Check out the nominees below: There’s a Hero in All of Us Who is your favorite hero? Booker in “BioShock Infinite” Adewale in “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry” Trevor in “Grand Theft Auto V” Clementine in “The Walking Dead: Season 2” Couch Potato + 1 What’s your favorite co-op game to play with friends? “Diablo III” “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes “ “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare” “Injustice: Gods Among Us” I Can’t ...

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