Review Category : Microsoft

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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Microsoft today announced a partnership with MLS to bring improved apps and fan experiences exclusively for Windows 8. You can read more about the app here and about the partnership from the press release below. NEW YORK — May 20, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. and Major League Soccer (MLS) today announced a multiyear agreement to work together to bring MLS fans the best and fastest soccer content through the power of Windows 8. The announcement took place yesterday at the LA Galaxy versus New York Red Bulls game at Red Bull Arena, where the two companies showcased a new and improved MLS app and previewed the new in-stadium fan experiences powered by Windows 8. As part of MLS’ initiative to be known as “the smartest league,” the improved app for Windows 8 will feature exclusive content and this season’s schedule, standings, highlights, play-by-play, roster lineups, game stats, goals, cards and ...

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Microsoft has released a number of new themes and wallpapers for Windows 8/RT devices. All these themes are based on landscapes of various countries including Alaska, New Zealand ,Sweden, etc,. They have also added a new tab to the Desktop backgrounds page, specifically for panoramic wallpapers. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT, these wallpapers will automatically extend across dual monitors that have the same resolution setting. The first is a tour of Queenstown and the surrounding landscape, including the shores of Lake Wakatipu and views of the Kawarau and Shotover rivers. The other, and my new favorite, is a walk through the lush greenery of One Tree Hill Doman and the adjoining Cornwall Park, in Auckland, New Zealand. Fans of our Swedish seasonal themes might have noticed when we published the Swedish Autumn, Swedish Summer, and Swedish Winter themes several months ago, that something was missing. You’ll be relieved to ...

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been on a shopping spree lately.  Since she took over Yahoo she has made a number of acqui-hires including Stamped (a mobile-review app maker), OnTheAir (in broadcasting video chats or interviews to online audiences)  Snip.it (clipping service for the web), Alike, Jybe (a social recommendation site), Summly (a news condenser app maker), Astrid (a task-management app), GoPollGo, MileWise, and Loki Studios (develops games based on user’s location).  Most of the deals have been under $30 million. Now Mayer has set her eyes on Tumblr.  Tumblr was founded in 2007 as a micro-blogging service.  Tumblr has raised $125 million from investors including Spark Capital, Union Square Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Insight Venture Partners and the Chernin Group.  Tumblr now has a reported valuation of $800 million and Yahoo’s current offer is $1.1 Billion in cash.  Mayer believes this acquisition is vital to turning Yahoo into a more mobile centered company.  Almost ...

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Microsoft has launched a new official blog for Xbox news. So far, all Xbox related announcements were made on Major Nelson’s blog which was kind of an official blog itself. But, Microsoft is making it pretty big this time. Xbox Wire is a website/blog full of Xbox news, games, trailers, etc,. Microsoft is set to reveal Xbox vNext related announcement next week. Are you excited? Check out Xbox Wire here. ...

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  Xbox 360 maintained its position as the top console in the U.S. last month, according to new data from The NPD Group. Xbox sold 130,000 units in April marking it as the 28th consecutive month that the Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the U.S. Highlights from NPD include: · Holding 42 percent share of current-generation console sales, Xbox 360 sold 130,000 units in April, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. · Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in April (hardware, software and accessories) reached $208 million, the most for any console in the U.S. · During the month of April, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 console game titles including: “NBA 2K13,” “Dead Island: Riptide,” “BioShock Infinite,” Defiance,” Injustice: Gods Among Us” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.” FYI, Microsoft is set to unveil Xbox vNext on May 21 which is the reason why the current generation console ...

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An internal video of Microsoft’s “Don’t Get Scroogled” campaign got leaked to the web today. We have seen Microsoft targeting Gmail, Google search, etc,. This new internal video takes on Google Chrome, targeting the tracking nature of Google. Watch the video above, you will learn about Google Chrome! I find this ad more interesting and attractive than previous “Don’t Get Scroogled” campaign videos. What do you think? Share this among your friends! ...

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We have seen multiple reports in the past that Microsoft is planning to release a 8-inch Surface RT device this year. Digitimes today reported some more information about the upcoming device. They expect 8-inch Surface RT device will be launched in June with the price tag between US$249-299 and a 10.x-inch model as early as the third quarter of 2013. The 8-inch Surface will use touch panels supplied by Samsung Electronics and Nvidia-developed processors, and Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron will be responsible for production, the sources said. If the above report turns out to be true, we can expect Microsoft giving away new Surface RT devices to developers at BUILD conference in June. Source: Digitimes (1), (2) ...

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Dell has reduced the price of XPS 10 Windows RT tablet to the new low of $349! I don’t think you can buy a device with this specs at this price. A 32GB tablet with 10-inch display with keyboard dock with extended battery. Dell XPS 10 comes with the following specs, Office Home & Student 2013 RT Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 1.5GHz DC processor with 32GB Flash Storage 1 Year Enhanced Support – America’s Best Standard Support Windows RT Keyboard Dock with Extended Battery 10.1″ HD Display (1366×768) with capacitive multi-touch Check the offer from Dell here. ...

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HP today announced a new Windows 8 hybrid device called Split X2. The Split x2 comes with 13.3 diagonal HD touchscreen display powered by Intel Core processors. The keyboard dock comes with an optional hard disk which gives you expanded storage capacity. Also there are two batteries, one in the tablet and another in the keyboard. It also has Beats Audio and a trackpad with support for multiple finger gestures. The HP Split x2 will go on sale in the U.S. in August with a starting price of $799.99. Check it out here. ...

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Microsoft Bing team today announced something interesting to celebrate the release of Star Trek Into Darkness movie. They have teamed with Paramount Pictures to help you get it in the Starfleet Spirit. Speak Klingon/ : Just in time for your next dinner party or interplanetary skirmish, we’re releasing Klingon to Bing Translator. Now in a few simple clicks you can translate text from English to Klingon (and vice versa!) Available via the web here and also as an update to Bing Translator for Windows Phone 8. Understand a Tribble from a Romulan: Regardless of whether you’re new to the Star Trek universe or fresh from a convention, we’ve got you covered. Go ahead, ask us your favorite Star Trek question like “who said live long and prosper?” You’ll see us serve up some fun results that will help you know Bones from Sulu. Read more about it here.   Source: ...

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