Review Category : Microsoft

Razer Blade is now getting lots of serious contenders in the market. At COMPUTEX, they have revealed the new Aorus X3 line which claims to be the world’s “most powerful and lightest” gaming laptop. The device will weigh 1.87kg, and you can choose between 13.3-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) LCD or QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) version. Since it is gaming machine, you have got top of the line hardware specs. Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.5-3.5GHz), 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, 256GB or 512GB SSDs configured in RAID 0 will allow you to enjoy gaming with ease.. On networking side, it has got 802.11ac WiFi, Tthe X3 and the X3 Plus will go from $2,099 when they launch in Q3 this year, with one-year global warranty plus one-year local warranty included. Source: Engadget ...

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With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft released a touch based IE to work well with touch devices. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft improved the user experience of the touch browser with lots of UI changes and new features such as browser sync across Windows devices. With all the releases, the UI of desktop version of IE remained the same. Based on the response from Microsoft Connects website, it looks like Microsoft may revamp the UI of desktop IE with the next release of the browser. The user suggestion, It would be brilliant if the favourites bar on future versions of IE could be the same colour as the windows 8 window colour – this would finally unify all aspects of IE, and make it all link together as on programme – rather than the favourites and menu bar looking like a crude add-on. To finally be able to use IE as a whole ...

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ASUS Transformer Book T100 is one of the best selling laptops in the lower-end category on Amazon. It comes wit a 10” detachable tablet and 500 GB of HDD storage in the keyboard dock. It offers an amazing 11 hours of battery power running the latest Windows 8.1 operating system and Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 preinstalled. Amazon is now selling the device for just $374. Find details below. Includes keyboard dock with USB 3.0 port. Intel Quad-Core Baytrail-T Z3740 1.33GHz. 2GB RAM. Preinstalled Full License MS Office Home & Student 2013. Full Version Win 8.1. Storage Capacity: 32GB solid-state in tablet, 500GB harddrive in dock. 11-Hour battery life. 1.2MP webcam. MicroHDMI. MicroUSB. Bluetooth 4.0. MicroSDXC slot. You can order the device from the below links, ASUS Transformer Book T100 32GB With 500GB Keyboard Dock – Amazon ASUS Transformer Book T100 64GB – Microsoft Store ...

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Red Stripe Deals for this week is now live in Windows Store. It includes cross-platform messaging app IM+ Pro, popular games like ilomilo plus and more. Find the deal prices and store links below. IM+ Pro: This cross-platform messaging app supports pretty much any major IM service you can think of, including Messenger, Facebook, Skype chat, Google Talk, AOL/AIM/iChat, Yahoo!, ICQ, Vkontakte, Mail.Ru Agent, Odnoklassniki, Yandex chat, Mamba.Ru, Mig33, SINA Weibo, Renren, Fetion, Gadu-Gadu, MeinVZ and Jabber. Get it this week for $1.99 in the Windows Store and $1.99 in the Windows Phone Store. ilomilo plus; In this cute but challenging puzzle game, you try to reunite two sweet friends named ilo and milo as they travel a surrealistic and ever changing world made of cubes. Leap from cube to cube on Windows for $2.49 this week, or on Windows Phone for just $1.99. Doodle Devil: In this evil counterpart to ...

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Last week, a Chinese OEM called Vido has announced three new Windows tablets based on Intel processors. The three tablets named W10 Pro, Vido W11 Pro and Vido W11C come in various colors. Vido W10 Pro:  It will be powered by Intel Bay Trail-T Z3770 quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also includes full HD display, one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port, 8000 mAh. The device is priced at 2699 CNY(420 USD) and comes along with a keyboard case. Vido W11 Pro: It has same specs as W10 Pro, but CPU is Intel Bay trail-T Z3740D quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Huawei UltraStick 3G support and GPS is added. Vido W11C: It comes with 10.1-inch full HD IPS AUO screen, Intel’s 64-bit quad-core processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM and 64GB of storage. It will have 2MP front and rear cameras, GPS, TF card slot, gyroscope, light sensor, Huawei UltraStick 3G suport and a built-in 8400mAh battery. ...

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I recently came across this interesting patent from Microsoft related to gaming on mobile devices. Usually in console gaming, you have controller in your hands with display few meters away. In the case of mobile gaming, you hold both the controller and the display unit on your hands. In this patent, Microsoft is trying to propose a controller system for mobile devices that will be rendered during games. If Microsoft implements it, we can start enjoying on games on mobile devices with standard controller interface as opposed to various types controllers we see in mobile games. Also, this may allow Microsoft to port Xbox games easily to mobile devices. Last year, during annual company meeting, Microsoft demoed Halo game being streamed from internet on a Lumia 520 device. Patent Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to controlling a game with a mobile touch-enabled device. A thumbstick and a mode selection button can ...

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Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, a decade old OS back in April. Since lots of Chinese Government computers still use Windows XP, they are exposed to security attacks. Last month, Chinese government made a strange move by announcing the ban of Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS in government computers. As per reports, the ban is due to the notice on the use of energy-saving products. The official Xinhua news claimed that it was due to security concerns. There were also reports that Microsoft supporting NSA for spying Chinese computers running Windows XP, etc,. Microsoft has posted the following information on its official Weibo account to clarify on this matter, Microsoft has never assisted any government in an attack of another government or clients. Microsoft has never provided any government the authority to directly visit our products or services. Microsoft has never provided any so-called “Backdoor” into its products or services. ...

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Tim Cook recently made a visit to Apple’s factory in the USA where they are producing few Mac models. During inspection, Tim Cook tweeted the above photo showing a worker doing his job at the factory. You can see from the iMac behind that it is running Windows. So ironically, Apple Mac production line uses Windows in their factories. ...

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Microsoft announced Surface Pro 3 device at a press event two weeks back. This 12-inch device scales at 1.76 pounds, but packs all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience. If you want to experience this engineering marvel in-person, then you can do it now. Surface Pro 2 Demo devices along with new Type Covers are now available in Microsoft Stores from June 6th, you can find the nearest Microsoft Store here. You get expert-picked products to world-class customer service from Microsoft Stores. If you don’t need a hands-on experience before buying it, you can pre-order it from Microsoft Store website before it goes out-of-stock. You can pre-order it from Microsoft Store now. ...

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At Computex, Darfon has revealed a new Maglev Keyboard which is super thin and uses technology different from what we have. Instead of the rubber providing the cushion, the Darfon keyboard uses the magnetism. Since it doesn’t use any traditional parts like rubber caps, it is possible to have a super thin keyboards. Also, users will be able to tweak the resistance electronically, so the keys will have various degrees of pressure depending on the preferences of their customers. Darfon has confirmed that that we will see notebooks with its technology some time in the second half of the year. Compared to a scissor switch-based keyboard’s 10 million stroke product life, Darfon said its maglev keyboard is able to endure up to 15 million strokes. The maglev keyboard is ready to enter mass production and has received orders from several notebook vendors. The keyboard is expected to start appearing in high-end notebooks by the end of 2014 ...

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Last week, Microsoft announced the voting for the 2014 Xbox 360 Game Awards is 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. Today, they announced the winners. Find them below. Why So Serious: Black Mask (“Batman: Arkham Origins”) Black Mask is kind of the antithesis to Batman alter-ego Bruce Wayne. He grew up rich, but he grew to hate the city – and his parents. So he murdered them, and carved a mask out of his father’s coffin. That’s pretty freaking messed up, which is probably why he’s your favorite villain. Mooaarr Brainsss: “The ...

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Microsoft originally announced Kinect as Project Natal at E3 few years back. It was an add-on accessory for Xbox 360 that allowed users to enjoy motion sensing games. It went on to become a smash hit by becoming the fastest selling electronic accessory ever. Later, Microsoft released Kinect for Windows to allow community and other developers take advantage of this amazing sensor and the Kinect SDK for purposes other than gaming. With Xbox One, Microsoft announced Kinect v2 with greatly improved accuracy and speed than the first gen product. At first, it was bundled with Xbox One and later became an add-on that can be purchased later. Yesterday, Microsoft released the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor becomes available for all developers to preorder in advance of its SDK beta. What about the future? Microsoft revealed that to make Kinect work for everybody, in their natural environment, hundreds of people are working everyday to improve  it. At ...

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Big Brother is a popular reality television show in the UK. The show follows a number of contestants, known as housemates, who are isolated from the outside world for an extended period of time in a custom built House. Each week, one of the housemates is evicted by a public vote, with the last housemate remaining winning a cash prize. Channel 5 which airs the show has agreed on a product placement deal with Microsoft for Big Brother 2014: Power Trip. Microsoft Surface will be seen throughout the show as housemates will be making their nominations on Surface tablets. Also, the contestants will also complete its weekly shopping lists on the Microsoft’s flagship mobile devices as part this deal. BBSpy reports that further details about how the tablet nominations will work have yet to be confirmed. Read more at bbspy.   ...

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On Wednesday, June 4th, Nick Parker, corporate vice president responsible for device partnerships, delivered a keynote at Computex, Asia’s largest tech event. His keynote covered Microsoft’s view of computing, how they are delivering on this today, a view into the future, the business opportunities the Windows platform creates for partners and unveil the latest Windows and Windows Phone devices. The new Windows devices revealed are Toshina 7-inch Windows tablet, HP Pro x612 targeting enterprise, Windows Phone devices from Prestigio and more. Nick was joined on stage by Tony Prophet, Corporate Vice President of Windows Marketing, Nick Hedderman, Group Manager in the Windows Product Management team, and Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia & Distinguished Scientist of Microsoft. ...

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Microsoft Store is running a great limited time deal for consumers in the US on Surface 2 devices. They can get a $75 off on Surface 2, so you can now buy a Surface 2 device starting at $374. There is also another offer going on which can be combined with this $75 off promotion. You can buy Surface 2 and save $50 on any Touch or Type Cover. After adding Surface 2 cart, choose your cover and add it to the card. The deal will be automatically applied in your cart. So, you can get a Surface 2 32GB device with Touch Cover for $424! Find the store link below. Order Surface 2 for $374 from Microsoft Store here. ...

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Albert Shum was previously working at Nike before joining Microsoft. He was responsible for the design team when Windows Phone 7 was originally launched. The Metro design language from his team inspired every other division at Microsoft leading to the current Modern design language that spans across product groups. Albert Shum got promoted last year as the lead for Operating System Group Design + Content team at Microsoft. The team consists of interaction, visual, motion, brand designers, plus content creator along with user researchers, design program managers & design integrators creating end to end experiences for Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox and Cloud Services. The design team collaborates with engineering & business partners to create integrated hardware, software & service products. USA today last night published a profile on Albert in which Albert himself and other people at his team at Microsoft spoke about the rising design culture at Microsoft. Albert is excited about the ...

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