Review Category : Hardware

Along with the announcement about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare custom Xbox One console bundle, Microsoft also announced Xbox One FIFA 15 bundle for gamers in the Europe. This Xbox One FIFA 15 bundle will go on sale from September 25th for 399.99 Euros. You can pre-order it starting today. FIFA 15 game: • FIFA 15 brings soccer to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. • Witness the intensity of crowds and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation. New Emotional Intelligence allows players to react to opponents and teammates within context, and relative to the narrative of the match. • Next Generation Visuals put fans on Living Pitches with grass that wears as the match progresses. Authentic Player Visuals give players true to life appearance. Player Control heightens the responsiveness of ...

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Have you ever thought of playing your favorite game with a character that looks like you?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could create a fully animated 3D game character that was a recognizable version of yourself? Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and Fuse from Mixamo is now making it possible. With no prior knowledge of 3D modelling, you can create a fully animated version of you, ready to insert into selected games and game engines. How does it work? The magic begins with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. You simply pose in front of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor while its 1080p high-resolution camera captures six images of you: four of your body in static poses, and two of your face. With its enhanced depth sensing—up to three times greater than the original Kinect for Windows sensor—and its improved facial and body tracking, the v2 sensor captures your body in ...

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Intel today revealed more information on its microarchitecture of the Intel Core M processor, the first product to be manufactured using 14nm. Intel’s new microarchitecture and manufacturing process will enable a wave of innovation in new form factors, experiences and systems that are thinner and run silent and cool. Intel even showed off a prototype of just 7.2mm thickness. Intel architects and chip designers have achieved greater than two times reduction in the thermal design point when compared to a previous generation of processor while providing similar performance and improved battery life. The new microarchitecture was optimized to take advantage of the new capabilities of the 14nm manufacturing process. Intel has delivered the world’s first 14nm technology in volume production. It uses second-generation Tri-gate (FinFET) transistors with industry-leading performance, power, density and cost per transistor. Intel’s 14nm technology will be used to manufacture a wide range of high-performance to low-power products ...

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When Microsoft announced Surface Pro 3 few months back, they started to marketing it as ‘The tablet that can replace your laptop’. Even during the launch event, Microsoft compared Surface Pro 3 against MacBook Air. Surface Pro 3′s official webpage and Microsoft Store listing also compares MacBook against Surface Pro 3. Following them, Microsoft has now released three new videos comparing Surface Pro 3 with MacBook Air. Watch them below, Tablet or laptop? With the Surface Pro3, you get the best of both. The Surface Pro 3 has the power to run full Adobe Photoshop, Office and Windows. But unlike the Mac Book Air, it has a touchscreen, a pen and converts to a tablet. Don’t try that with the Mac. You can order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store from the links below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of ...

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MSI has announced a new portable workstation WS60 with a beautifully designed slim and light chassis. It comes with Intel Core i7 processor and powerful Nvidia Quadro K2100M professional graphics card. You can get up to 3K (2880×1620) to display sharper images and true-to-life colors for unprecedented visuals to get the job done right. It also includes MSI’s exclusive Matrix Display allows support of up to 2 external monitors to transform the ultra-portable WS60 into a desktop workstation to run all your essential programs at the same time via HDMI and a Thunderbolt/Mini Display Port. Key Specs: Windows 7 Professional 4th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor NVIDIA Quadro professional grade graphics Optional high resolution 3K display Thunderbolt 2 ready Silent and efficient dual fan cooling Customizable keyboard with MSI’s Shortcut Manager Supports up to 2x SSD’s in RAID 0 with a high capacity HDD Supports up to 2 external displays ...

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Microsoft today announced a new limited edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 featuring the iconic Master Chief from Microsoft’s popular Halo franchise. For the Halo fanatic. Zoom your way around Windows with this Halo inspired mouse, and show off your fandom with a Master Chief inspired Limited Edition. Gear up for battle with a Halo Limited Edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500. For the Halo fanatic. Zoom your way around Windows with this Halo inspired mouse, and show off your fandom with a Master Chief inspired Limited Edition. You’ll appreciate how this wireless mobile mouse comfortably fits your hand and your mobile lifestyle. Use it just about anywhere, even on a rough park bench or your living room carpet, relying on Microsoft BlueTrack Technology1. When it’s time to pack up and go, you’ll hardly notice the tiny transceiver. Keep it plugged into the USB port, or stow it in the bottom of the ...

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Few days back, we reported about the deal at Amazon which allowed you to get select PNY and SanDisk memory products at deep discounts. Today, you can save up to 50% on select Transcend flash memory cards, USB flash drives, external hard drives, and SSDs. This one-day offer is valid on July 31, 2014, or while supplies last. Discount is already included in the current Amazon.com price. Some of the products under includes the following, Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter 45 MB/s (TS32GUSDU1E) – $13.99 Transcend 64GB High Speed 10 UHS Flash Memory Card TS64GSDU1E (up to 45 MB/s, 300x) – $24.99 Transcend 1 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive – Military Drop Standards (TS1TSJ25M3)  – $56.99 Transcend JetFlash 760 32 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive TS32GJF760 (up to 85/25 MB/s)  – $10.99 Find the deal here from Amazon. ...

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Indian retailer Croma has partnered with Intel to announce two new Windows 8.1 tablets in India. One is Croma 1179 8-inch tablet and the second one is Croma 1177 10.1-inch 2-in-1 device. The main selling point of these devices will be their pricing. Croma 1179 will go on sale at Rs 13,990 and while Croma 1177 will go on sale for Rs 21,990. Both these tablets will be available through Croma’s retail stores and Croma online store. Find the detailed specs of these tablets below, Croma 1179 Tablet: 8-inch 1280x800p display 1.33GHz Intel Atom Processor Z3735D 2GB RAM 2MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera 32GB Internal memory with microSD card support 5000mAh lithium polymer battery Support for 3G dongle Windows 8.1 OS Croma 1177 Tablet: 10.1-inch 1280x800p display 1.33GHz Intel Atom Processor Z3735D 2GB RAM 2MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera 32GB Internal memory with microSD ...

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Back in 2010, Apple launched iPad tablet following which number of companies including Microsoft released various tablets in the market. Everyone expected tablet sales to exceed PC sales in 2014, but it never happened. Tablet sales growth is now at a decent 45% YoY which is not a bad thing, but for a new product which is gaining adoption around the world, this growth story is not encouraging. The main reason for lack of explosive growth is the purpose to upgrade old tablets and their too restrictive use cases. If you own a tablet, you can use it for browsing, watching videos, playing games and few other things. When you are on the go, you prefer your smartphone to be with you. When you want to get some real work done, you will use your laptop. In such scenarios, a 2 year old tablet can still serve the same purpose ...

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As part of Gold Box Deal of the Day from Amazon, you can get special savings on select Logitech PC gaming products. Ypu can get up to 50% off select Logitech PC gaming products from Amazon and it is a one-day offer that is valid on July 29, 2014, or while supplies last. Some of the products on sale are listed below, Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard with Game Panel LCD Screen Logitech G35 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Headset Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Tactile High-Speed Keys – Black Check out the deal here from Amazon. ...

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When Microsoft announced that they will be giving away Windows OS for free to OEMs developing devices with less than 9-inches, we know that that they are serious about getting tablet market share. Microsoft aimed to decrease the Windows tablet price by removing the Windows licensing for OEMs. At COMPUTEX, a Chinese OEM called Emdoor announced $100 Windows tablet. Today, another Chinese OEM Kingsing has announced a $99 Windows tablet. The device is powered by Intel quad-core Baytrail-T CPU and runs on Windows 8.1 OS. Specs: Screen: 8-inch, 800 x 1280 resolution IPS LCD with 5-point capacitive touch Processor: quad-core Intel Baytrail-T processor (1.8GHz) and Intel HD graphics Memory/Storage: 1GB of DDR3L RAM, 16GB storage + SDHC/SDXC card expandability Cameras: 2MP front and back Network: 802.11b/g/n + BT 4.0 and 3G (WCDMA/EVDO/TD-SCDMA) Connections: microUSB data/charging, HDMI port Battery: 4500mAh Li-ion for 6-8 hours of usage time Size: 207.5mm x 122.6 ...

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Last September, Microsoft announced the second generation Surface devices. Microsoft announced thinner and lighter Surface 2 tablet running Windows RT 8.1 OS. Last month, Microsoft started selling the 3rd generation Surface Pro 3 device and all SKUs going on sale from next month. Now, the obvious thing from Microsoft is to announce the 3rd generation 10.6-inch Windows RT based tablet. As per Digitimes, Microsoft is expected to launch a 10.6-inch Surface 3 in October 2014, with production of components to begin in August and volume production of the tablet to kick off in September. As you expect, this upcoming Surface will be thinner and lighter than the previous version of Surface. Source: Digitimes ...

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If you own a Surface tablet or any recent Windows Phone devices with MicroSD card support, then you may be interested in these Amazon deals. You can get select PNY and SanDisk memory cards at great price today. Find the links below. PNY 16GB SDHC Elite Performance UHS-1 90MB/sec – $9.99 PNY 32GB SDHC Elite Performance UHS-1 90MB/sec – $17.49 PNY 64GB SDHC Elite Performance UHS-1 90MB/sec – $34.81 SanDisk Ultra 16GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS Memory Card - $11.08 SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS Memory Card – $19.39 SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS Memory Card – $36.99 Enjoy the extra memory by taking advantage of these deals! ...

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When Microsoft announced Surface Pro 3 earlier this year, 5 different SKUs with various configurations was revealed. However, only the Intel Core i5 models was made available for sale till now. Starting this August 1st, Surface Pro 3 versions with a Core i3-4020Y and Core i7-4650U will be available for customers. Intel Core i3 version starts at $799 whereas Intel Core i7 starts at $1549. AnandTech today posted a detailed post on the new low cost Intel Core i3 Surface Pro 3 version. As expected, the performance is below the Intel Core i5 version of Surface Pro 3, but how much? Does Intel Core i5 justify the extra $200 cost? Here is the conclusion from AnandTech, Subjectively, the entry level Surface Pro 3 feels pretty quick. Even running at only 1.5GHz, a pair of Haswell cores are plenty fast. The real question is whether or not the extra $200 is ...

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Today, Venturebeat reported that Apple is working with the world’s largest Watch manufacturing group Swatch for to release a line of smartwatches in variety of branded styles and price points. Apple usually does not license their technology/OS to other companies, they do both the software and hardware as we have seen in the past with iPod, iPhone, Mac and iPad. If this report is true, then Apple is aiming to capture a significant share of smartwatch industry by licensing their technology to other watch manufacturers. Microsoft is not a new entrant to the world of smartwatches. Microsoft invented the smartwatch category a decade ago by partnering with various watch manufacturers like Swatch, Casio, etc,. Those smartwatches used radio waves to get some basic data such as weather report, etc,. Later, Microsoft discontinued the platform due to poor adoption by consumers. In the recent past, we have heard various rumors about ...

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During the financial earnings call yesterday, Microsoft revealed that they sold 1.1 million consoles in the last quarter. The surprising thing is that Microsoft didn’t offer specific numbers on how many of them were Xbox One. Microsoft also revealed that Xbox platform revenue increased 14% due to more hardware sales than last year. Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said that after they released the new Xbox One offering, they are pleased with the response. At E3, they reasserted their focus on games, with blockbuster titles and key exclusives coming this holiday. With the progress Microsoft is making in channel inventories, the new markets for Xbox One, and our exciting game lineup, Microsoft feel well positioned heading into the holiday season. CEO Satya Nadella commented the following on Xbox, I want to make a few comments on Xbox. It’s important for us to have a core that is thriving. It’s equally important to place smart, ...

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