Review Category : Microsoft

In a new Windows 8 ad, Microsoft pokes fun of the iPad via Siri. The gloves are clearly off and Microsoft is taking the fight right to Cupertino.  Interestingly enough Microsoft opted to use an ASUS tablet instead of their on Surface in this advertisement. This marks one of the first ads where Microsoft directly goes after the competition, showing feature to feature comparisons. Is this the beginning of a more aggressive Microsoft, at least in terms of marketing?   Did you like the ad? Let us know in the comments below. ...

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The Xbox One will be bringing along many of the features found in the Xbox 360, but in new and improved ways. Skype will be included in the Xbox One and will now allow users to make group calls. The Kinect now also includes a 1080p camera, so full HD calls should now be possible. Microsoft also showed Live TV on the Xbox. The Xbox One can integrate with cable TV systems and even show users their TV Guide. Users will be able to switch channels by simply using their voice and naming a network. DVR functionality and a Blu-ray drive are now also built into the Xbox One. An newer build of IE was shown running on the Xbox One. “Snapmode” was shown using IE, wbich allows IE to be snapped to the side while using another app or watching live tv. It worked in a similar manner to ...

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It’s an exciting time for Xbox fans. With the new announcement of the Xbox One console, Microsoft Studios has been hard at work securing exclusive games for the Xbox One. 15 Exclusive games be will coming to the Xbox’s One, including 8 brand new franchises. So far we know that ‘FIFA 14,’ NFL 25, NBA Live 14, and EA Sports UFC will be coming within the year from EA. All four of these games are based on EA’s new Ignite Sports Engine. FIFA will also receive exclusive content for the Xbox One. Another Xbox launch title exclusive will be Turn 10 Studios’ exclusive Forza Motorsport 5. A new type of game called Quantum Break, blending live-action tv with gammgin, was shown by Remedy Entertainment’s developer Alan Wake. Activision announced Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to the Xbox One. Xbox will be the first to receive any downloadable content ...

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Today Microsoft announced the Xbox One, which will succeed the Xbox 360.  One way to view the Xbox One is a powerful gaming PC that runs 3 operating systems simultaneously. One of these operating systems is based on the Windows NT kernel and will help runs apps such as Netflix, Skype, Youtube, Twitter, etc.  The second is dedicated solely to games.  The third is the OS is the most important and allows the other two OSes to communicate with each other and it also allows for the fast switching between game mode and app mode. The will give xbox user the benefit of being able to instantly switch between apps. Boyd Multerer took some time to explain more about the operating systems in the Xbox during the “#XboxReveal Recap with Major Nelson exclusively on Twitch TV.” “David Cutler built the hypervisor that does the switching back and forth,” Multerer told Major ...

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Xbox One Playstation 4 CPU Architecture x64 x86 CPU 8 CPU cores running at 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores GPU 1.2 TFLOPS, Custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine Memory 8 gigabyte (GB) of RAM DDR3 (68 GB/s) with USB 3.0 support GDDR5 8GB with USB 3.0 support Hard Disk Drive Built-in Built-in Optical Drive 500 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive Blu-ray Disc drive 6xCAV Network Gigabit Ethernet Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct Communication Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)\ A/V HDMI input and output, 1080p and 4K support HDMI, Composite, Optical output Microsoft today took the wraps off its next generation Xbox console branded as Xbox One. The new console now features upgraded graphics similar to Sony PS4. You can take a look at the comparison between Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One in the table above. ...

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Microsoft Store just announced a small little deal for those of you interested in Xbox One. For a limited time, get a $10 online store credit when you sign-up for the newly announced Xbox One pre-order notification.  Terms & conditions *Limited time offer thru 11:59 PM Pacific time on 06/09/2013, or while supplies last. Valid for $10 credit off of a transaction for an item over $10.00 MSRP only at Microsoft online stores in US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. Redeemable until June 9, 2013. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Not combinable with other offers. We reserve the right to change or terminate this offer at our discretion. Limit 1 per customer. Signup for it here. ...

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Microsoft just posted the above video which summarizes the announcements they made at the Xbox Reveal event few hours back. The new Xbox called Xbox One will come with 8GB RAM powered by custom designed chip manufactured by AMD. It will also come with new Xbox controller and new Kinect sensor. The new Kinect 2.0 sensor will support upto 1080p video with 30fps color video capability. The new Kinect sensor is powered by a custom CMOS sensor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft also announced a whole new UI with support for Live TV, etc,.   Read more about it here. ...

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Microsoft answered top questions about new Xbox One Platform at their new blog. Xbox One does not require always-on internet connection, it is not compatible with Xbox 360 games, it allows trade-in and reselling of games, etc,. Read them below. Q:    Does Xbox One require an “always on” Internet connection? A:    No, it does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet. We’re designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection. Q:    How do consumers benefit by being connected to the cloud? A:    The cloud makes every experience better and more accessible.  Because Xbox One is powered by the cloud: Your games have more power available to ...

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REDMOND, Wash. — May 21, 2013 — A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One , the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One  puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype. “Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Our unique, modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and, for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment.” Introducing Xbox One With Xbox One, games push the boundaries of realism, and TV obeys your commands.[1] Say “Xbox On” to launch your personalized Xbox One Home screen, discover what ...

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Microsoft has announced a new interactive music show exclusively for Xbox users. The music show is called The Music Room, that will bring you the best upcoming bands live to your Xbox. The Music Room will be a two-part program hosted by Laura Jackson featuring music from Everything Everything, Don Broco, and Swim Deep. If you have a Xbox Gold membership, you can watch the show on May 29 at 5:30 PST. The show is also interactive in nature where the viewers will decide what should happen next by voting through their Xbox.  In the above video, it was shown that you can choose what Laura does at the end of the show, like “Play Dance Central 3,” or “Sneak into soundcheck,” or “Nose around backstage.” ...

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Microsoft has released a standalone SkyDrive pro client for Windows. If you are not aware of of SkyDrive Pro, read it below. SkyDrive Pro is a place to keep your work documents and other files. You can think of SkyDrive Pro as your SkyDrive for business. When you store your files on SkyDrive Pro, only you can see them, but you can easily share them with co-workers and access them from your mobile devices. Your files are safely kept in the cloud with SharePoint Online or on your company’s SharePoint Server 2013 servers, depending on what your company has set up. Client Description: The standalone SkyDrive Pro sync client allows users of SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online in Office 365 to sync their personal SkyDrive Pro and any SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 team site document libraries to their local machine for access to important content on and offline. The SkyDrive ...

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Leap Motion is a technology that allows “Kinect-like” gesture interaction with a PC.  The product release has been delayed multiple times, but is now expected to be released July 22, 2013.  Today they have unveiled a press release showing their technology being used in Windows 8. Watch the video below. Press Release: Today we released a sneak peek of Leap Motion’s Windows functionality, one of the essential features we’re refining for our July 22 launch. This video shows how Leap Motion technology will work easily and seamlessly with Windows OS. From the second you plug in your Leap Motion Controller, you’ll be able to browse the web and interact with your computer just by moving your hands and fingers in the air. With Leap Motion technology and Windows, you can do everything that’s possible with multi-touch inputs — without actually touching anything. This also means that existing applications in Windows 7 and 8 will respond to ...

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As we are just less than 24 hours from the next generation Xbox announcement event, here is the list stuff we are expecting Microsoft to reveal tomorrow. Next generation Xbox console hardware along with Kinect 2.0. Xbox vNext Confirmed To Be Powered By AMD Chips Microsoft Xbox 720 (vNext) Vs Sony Playstation 4 Spec Comparison Durango XDK Leaks Confirms “Always On, Always Connected” Mode Of Xbox vNext Microsoft’s Xbox vNext To Integrate With Existing TV Cable More Details About Xbox Mini/Lite Leaked Online Report: Microsoft Xbox vNext To Include More Natural Speech Recognition Technology Rumor: Next Generation Microsoft Kinect Can Lip Read And Detect Emotions What do you expect?   ...

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 EA Sports on Facebook today revealed that they are going to reveal the next generation of FIFA at Xbox Reveal event tomorrow. Microsoft is scheduled to reveal the next gen Xbox and entertainment services at a press event at Redmond. Microsoft will be showcasing no.of next generation games to show the power of next generation console and its capabilities. ...

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Samsung Display today announced that they are showcasing a new range of display technologies that will be powering from mobile to large TVs. One interesting thing they revealed was about the next generation notebook displays. Samsung will reveal a 13.3-inch WQXGA+ (3200 x 1800) LCD for notebooks, which each can deliver 30 percent greater power-savings than that of existing LCD tablet displays, by decreasing the number of driver circuits and increasing the efficiency of the LED BLU. Read full press release after the break. Press Release: VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Display announced today that it is showcasing several industry-leading technologies and mobile to extra-large-sized display prototypes at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week 2013, May 21-23, 2013, in the Vancouver Convention Centre (Booth 700). These include a Full HD (1920×1080) mobile AMOLED display with the world’s broadest color gamut, and an 85-inch Ultra HD (3840×2160) LCD TV panel with ...

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