Review Category : marketing

You can now pre-order the “Definitive Edition” of the critically acclaimed, award-winning, open-world action adventure “Sleeping Dogs,” set in Hong Kong which was reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for Xbox One. Sleeping Dogs is an open-world action game set on the exotic island of Hong Kong with brutal martial arts combat, thrilling street races and a celebrated, gripping story. Entirely remade for the new generation of consoles and the very latest PCs The Definitive Edition includes all previously available content and a wealth of new technological upgrades. In this open world game, you play the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You’ll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. Torn between your loyalty to the badge and a criminal code of honor, you will ...

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We have got some bad news for gamers in China. Microsoft today announced that they have delayed the launch of Xbox One console in China which was scheduled to happen next week on September 23rd. The console is priced at ¥3,699 RMB. At the Xbox One media briefing held few months back, Microsoft and BesTV revealed that more than 25 developers are building more than 70 games for Xbox One including exclusive content, free to play games, and blockbuster titles. Microsoft said that “despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need more a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans in China.” “At Xbox, we pride ourselves on delivering first rate gaming and entertainment experiences and to allow us to deliver on that promise we need to reschedule the launch of Xbox One,” Microsoft said in a statement. “Working with our partner, BesTV, ...

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  Do you want to know a mind-boggling stat? 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college in the US. Yesterday, President Obama urged all Americans to stand up against sexual assault on college and university campuses. And Microsoft is showing the support for “It’s On Us,” a private-public partnership formed in response to this call to action between the Center for American Progress and a number of companies to help create a culture where sexual violence is unaccepted and survivors are supported. In support of this movement, Microsoft has made it easier for people to find information about sexual assault prevention and resources when they do those searches on Bing. One of those efforts is to help victims of sexual assault find resources, such as highlighting RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline. Source: Bing ...

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Microsoft recently released an update to the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 to developers. This update contains important product improvements that add up to a more stable and feature-rich product. This updated SDK lets developers get serious about finalizing your applications for commercial deployment and, later this year, for availability in the Windows Store. With the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 public preview, you get more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities you need to develop interactive applications that respond to movements, gestures, and voice commands. The v2 sensor and SDK deliver key features and enhancements that enable you to build applications that understand humans, objects, and their environments better, including: Improved skeletal hand and joint orientation Higher depth fidelity 1080p HD video Support for new development environments New active infrared capabilities Source: Microsoft ...

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Notion Ink, an Indian OEM known for its Adam Android tablets has now announced its first Windows device named ‘Cain’. Cain will be a 2-in-1 device powered by Intel Atom Z3735D Quad-core 1.33GHz processor, Intel HD Graphics, 10.1-inch WXVGA (1280×800 pixels) IPS LCD display with 10-point multi-touch, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, 32GB internal memory, 2 MP rear and 2MP front camera, option to expand storage via memory cards and 7900mAh Li-Po battery. The device will offer 7 hours of video playback and 10 hours of web browsing running full Windows 8.1 OS. As expected, this device will come preloaded with Office 365 one-year subscription, wireless keyboard and a mouse. In addition to that Airtel is offering free data of 500MB for six months for those buying the device. The device is exclusive to online retailer Snapdeal and will go on sale for Rs.19,990. Speaking about the device, Rohan Shravan Founding ...

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Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts which is home to 80 middle school students and 450 upper school students representing 27 U.S. states and 27 countries has chosen Surface Pro as their device for their students and the faculty. This empowers students and educators with 1:1 learning. “We have tried and tested different products from different vendors, [but] we settled quite quickly on the Microsoft Surface device,” says Paul Wade, ICT Support Manager at St. Mary’s College. “The key issues for us were the ease of use, the fact that they are so intuitive, the fact that they are so user friendly and really the fact that the pupils and the staff using them don’t need that much support and don’t need that much training.” So, instead of trudging to school uphill both ways in the snow with a 20-pound backpack, kids these days are “enlightened students” – reading, writing, and creating ...

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Yesterday is National Backpack Awareness Day in the US which was founded by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to raise awareness around how the total weight in your bag can have a negative impact on your health, including the type of bag you choose and how you wear it. It is shocking to hear that more than 22,000 people were treated for backpack-related injuries in the United States last year and it is recommended to carry backpack that weigh no more than 10% of your bodyweight. Official Surface blog highlighted this issue in their blog and suggested that Surface Pro 3 might solve this problem for many. Surface Pro 3 can replace your tablet, a laptop, notebook and pen, text books and more. Read the full post here on how Surface Pro 3 may lighten your back pack. In addition to this, they have announced a contest in the ...

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Microsoft today announced that they are opening up ad inventory for Windows Phone and Windows 8 Ads-in-Apps on Microsoft Advertising Exchange in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. This allows advertisers to tell their story across a multitude of Microsoft platforms including Skype, Outlook.com, MSN and now Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps. We saw popular automobile company Toyota using this for their recent campaign. Buyers who are familiar with RTB now have even more Microsoft screens than ever, bringing campaigns together is as easy as the way they’re purchased. For developers and publishers, the availability of Windows 8 and Windows Phone Ads-in-Apps inventory on MAX means that ad inventory is now connected to a new and scaled source of advertiser demand. This announcement delivers on the strategy that Microsoft Advertising announced last spring at Build to help improve ad fill rates for developers.  To ...

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You can enjoy special savings on select Logitech products, including mice, keyboards, speakers, and more from Amazon today. There are up to 60% discount on select accessories which you can buy to use along with your Windows PCs. This one-day offer is valid on September 16, 2014, or while supplies last. Some of the deals available today are listed below, Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard k400r with Built-in Multi-Touch Touchpad – White – $19.99 Logitech Wireless Performance Combo MX800 Illuminated Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (920-006237)-$109 Logitech Wireless Mouse M560 for Windows 7/8 – Black- $14.99 Logitech Wireless Mini Mouse M187 – Black- $9.99 Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker, Blue (984-000402) – $39.99 Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 – $28.99 Find the deal from Amazon here. ...

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Microsoft Store is celebrating the acquisition of Minecraft by offering a great deal for gamers. Order a Xbox One now and get a $50 Xbox gift card digital code in celebration of Minecraft for Xbox One. Offer is valid only for today! Hurry in to your local Microsoft retail store or shop online for this exclusive, limited time offer. Xbox One brings together the best exclusive games, the most advanced multiplayer, and entertainment experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Kinect sensor sold separately. Xbox One was designed for today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Downloads and updates happen behind the scenes, so you can jump right in. And when you need to pause, your games are suspended right where you left off, so you can resume instantly. Cannot be redeemed for cash, cannot be transferred. Limited quantities, while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply. See store associate for more detail. 1Free $50 Xbox ...

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Lenovo’s recently launched ThinkPad 10 came to the market with a price tag of $829, but you can get it for only $399 using the promo code “THINKDEAL10″ You will get Windows 8.1 Pro 64, a beautiful 10.1″ IPS LED LCD touch screen at 1920 x 1200 resolution with 4GB RAM and 128GB hard drive. The ThinkPad comes with a digitizer as well as a 1 year warranty.  You can also get an attachable keyboard (picture to the right), case, or cover with your new purchase. For more information, or to claim this offer, click here. Source: Lenovo Update: This deal is no longer available. ...

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Few days back, Microsoft Bing Ads team highlighted the improvements they have delivered to improved performance, increased efficiency and better value in managing your campaigns on Yahoo Bing network. Some of the new features are listed below, Keyword Normalization All Markets | Available in UI, BAE, API Previously, Bing Ads did not allow users to submit variants of a keyword with extraneous characters (e.g.: bike shed vs. bike-shed). In response to the many requests received, we created a tool to determine how keywords are normalized before being uploaded to Bing Ads. Otherwise known as keyword normalization, customers can now use keywords with extraneous characters, including those that differ by an accent mark (i.e.: café and cafe). Auto-Tagging All Markets | Available in UI, API To save advertisers time from manually setting up UTM tags, we released auto-tagging. Use this feature to automatically tag destination URLs and seamlessly track your paid search campaign ...

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For the eighth straight month, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has beat Xbox One in sales in the US. Even the increasing of console sales after the price cut was not enough for Microsoft to catch up with PS4. But the good news is that Xbox Ones sales are on the increasing month over month. In fact, Xbox One sales “nearly” doubled from July partially due to strong demand for the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 bundle. Sony announced that they are leading the combined console sales in the US for three months in a row now. The good news for console industry is that, after nearly 10 months of launch in the retail, combined PS4 and Xbox One sales are up 70% than where combined PS3 and Xbox 360 sales over the same time period. Find the list of top games in sales for the month of August below, 1. Madden NFL 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3) 2. Diablo ...

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Forget Gold Apple Watch, you can now buy a gold Xbox One in Dubai. Of course, you have to pay whole lot of money, $13,700 to be exact. Jumbo Electronics, one of Dubai’s largest electronics retailers is going to premier the world’s first Xbox One made of gold at Games14, the biggest video game convention in the Middle East. This special edition console is made of rose gold case created by renowned Italian jeweller Gatti will be available for sale at the gaming show. If you want it little cheaper, British dream factory Harrods is also selling a 24-carat-gold-plated Xbox One for just £6,000, or $9778.80, Source: Kotaku ...

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At IFA, Toshiba announced an ultra-cheap Windows tablet that will go on sale for just $120. This tablet is now available for order from Toshiba in the US and will be shipped on 25th of September. Toshiba Encore Mini is a 7-inch full Windows tablet that will come with 1,024 x 600 display, quad-core Intel Atom Z3735G processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with SDcard support and dual 2MP/0.3MP cameras. It weighs around 0.78 pound. Microsoft has worked with Toshiba to offer free 1TB of OneDrive storage for a year, 1 year Office 365 subscription and optimize scaling in Windows to offer better touch experience. Key Specs: Windows 8.1 with Bing Office 365 Personal 1-year. Activation required within limited time Intel® Atom® Processor Z3735G (2MB Cache, Up to 1.83GHz) 1GB (on board) 16GB eMMC Front 0.3MP camera with microphone Rear 2.0MP camera 7.0” diagonal WSVGA LED Backlight screen ...

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Microsoft partnered with broadcasters of 2014 Winter Games and 2014 FIFA World Cup to deliver an internet scale streaming solution for serving of millions of customers globally. Today, Microsoft announced that this solution is now available as a preview to its Azure customers as Live Streaming and Content Protection offerings from Azure Media Services. One of the main pain points of streaming is content protection, for that Azure Media is introducing a new Content Protection offering which features both static and dynamic encryption with first party PlayReady license delivery and an AES 128-bit key delivery service. Faster Speeds and Effective Billing Azure Media Services is also introducing faster encoding speeds and more cost-effective billing. We’re also introducing faster encoding speeds via our Basic, Standard, and Premium Encoding Reserved Units. These tiered Reserved Units offer further flexibility by allowing you to tailor the encoding capability you pay for to the needs ...

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