Review Category : Windows 8

So far if you want to buy Leap Motion, you need to buy sensor separately or buy a HP laptop or desktop that comes with Leap Motion sensors technology. HP is now looking to change the situation by making Leap Motion keyboard available for sale separately for $99. And it will work fine on any Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC as long as you have the Leap Motion software installed. This is a great news for developers and enthusiasts who wants to experience gesture tracking on their PCs. Source: Engadget ...

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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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At COMPUTEX, Intel revealed more information about their next gen Core product called Intel® Core™ M processor. It will be the first 14-nanometer chip from Intel. To demonstrate it, Intel revealed the world’s first 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design from Intel is a 12.5 inch screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670 grams. The majority of designs based on this new chip are expected to be fanless and deliver both a lightning-fast tablet and a razor-thin laptop. But if you want to extract more performance out of these chips, you need to cool down the fanless devices. For this, Intel have come with a new kind of dock that will have fans to cool down the outer surface of the devices. The docking station is designed to have set of fans to add some airflow to allow for greater performance while using such a system ...

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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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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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At Computex, Nick Parker, Microsoft corporate vice president responsible for device partnerships, demonstrated the latest Windows hardware devices which will be available in new lower price points and new markets. For the first time, Microsoft revealed Toshiba’s upcoming 7” Encore tablet that will hit the market with price point below $200.  A Chinese OEM called Emdoor has announced EM-i8080 Windows tablet. This Emdoor EM-i8080 will cost just $100. Speaking to the press after the keynote, Nick revealed that Microsoft will reach price points that are very industry competitive for 7, 8, 10-inch devices. “They will really surprise you. Last year, we were in the 3s, 4s, 500 dollars. This year, we’ll be 1s, 2s, 3s.” So, expect lots of Windows based tablets in the price range of $100 – $300 from various OEMs around the world. He also said some Windows Phone smartphones will sell for under $200 in certain markets this year. Source: WSJ ...

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Microsoft announced partnership with Barnes and Noble back in 2012 and even created a new joint venture company called Nook Media LLC. Since then, the only thing that came of out partnership was Barnes & Noble’s Windows 8 app. Recently it was rumored that B&N has stopped developing apps for Windows platform since Microsoft is developing its own Xbox branded reader with content powered by Barnes & Noble in the backend. Today, B&N announced their plans to partner with Samsung on a Nook-branded Galaxy Tab 4 tablet. In an interview to GeekWire, Barnes & Noble CEO Mike Huseby said that they are in a very, very good relationship with Microsoft despite the recent partnership with Samsung. B&N is in contact with Microsoft on an ongoing basis about things that they doing together. Mike also reminded us that Microsoft is a partial owner, about 17 percent, of the Nook Media entity. And their Samsung partnership is ...

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Microsoft today posted a new ad to highlight the power of Surface Pro and how it is empowering people. senseFLY is a drone company which develops civilian drone technology to create amazing maps and models for humanitarian and conservation efforts. They are using Surface Pro along with it to process data whenever needed. Whenever the drone comes back with GBs of mapping data, you need a powerful machine to process it. senseFLY uses Surface Pro as provides the computing power necessary to process data virtually anywhere in a small, lightweight package. With up to 8GB RAM, Intel Core i7 processor, SSD, touch screen and full Windows, Surface Pro 3 is the best available device for senseFLY and many others. Microsoft has now announced the next generation Surface Pro 3 device. You can pre-order it from Microsoft Store today. ...

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Univision brings thousands of hours of Hispanic television content, including full-length episodes of popular telenovelas and dramas, to you through this free UVideos app for Windows PCs and tablets. UVideos Windows app allows you to browse and search the latest, most popular or featured videos, share videos via Facebook, Twitter or Email with Charm bar, pin your favourite shows and novelas to get their live tile updates and access them in one tap and more. Description: Get ready to watch the best Hispanic video content for FREE with the new UVideos App. Univision now offers the most comprehensive Spanish-language video app that connects users with thousands of hours of video including full length episodes of its most popular telenovelas and dramas, clips from Univision Networks shows (El Gordo y La Flaca, República Deportiva, etc), the hottest variety programming and celebrity gossip, breaking news from Noticiero Univision and Primer Impacto, Univision ...

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Wuaki.tv is a Spanish provider of on-demand Internet streaming media. It is a subsidiary of Rakuten e-commerce group. It allows you to enjoy best TV series, like Game of Thrones, Homeland, Modern Family, Dexter and many others on your Windows device. You can even snap the Wuaki.tv window with other apps. App Description: Wuaki.tv offers the greatest experience for watching new digital releases and the best TV series directly in your computer, laptop or tablet compatible with Windows 8.1. Pair your user account and instantly access our limitless catalogue of movies and TV series to rent, buy or subscribe. You decide! If you are still not a Wuaki.tv user, create an account or subscribe directly from your application to enjoy our one-month free trial to Wuaki Selection. With Wuaki.tv Player you can: • Watch all the new releases before they are on any other platform. • Enjoy the best TV ...

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Sphero is an interactive and engaging robot – in ball form. Orbotix, the world’s leading connected toy maker, today announced that Sphero 2.0 – the robot ball and game system – is now available for Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Windows 8-powered devices. Also, Sphero will also roll into Microsoft’s U.S. retail stores this summer. Description: Meet the only app capable of keeping up with Sphero. This is the central app for Sphero and a required app for all Sphero owners. Use it to get rolling with Sphero Original or 2.0, upgrade firmware and personalize your gameplay like never before. Level up your individual Sphero’s speed, colors, core reactor, and boost times. Complete missions, purchase tricks, and master your skills. The more you play with Sphero, the better he gets. You need to own a Sphero Robotic Ball in order to use this application. Visit GoSphero.com to get Sphero 2.0, ...

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The official VH1 app is now available in Windows Store, it allows you to get the latest pop culture news and info, fashion updates and musician interviews. If you have a TV provider login, you can also watch bonus content from your favorite shows and full episodes on your Windows device. Description: Welcome to the ultimate VH1 video experience for your Windows phone or tablet. Check out full episodes (included with your TV subscription from participating providers), get bonus content from your favorite shows, and see all the additional video VH1 creates – the latest in pop culture news and info, fashion from VH1 Celebrity, musician interviews from VH1 Tuner and much more! You can also check the TV schedule to see what’s on VH1 right now. Features: Authenticate through a cable or satellite provider to watch a full episode Browse through the list of broadcast series See all videos ...

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Microsoft has released few marketing videos to promote Internet Explorer browser. These videos highlight various Internet Explorer features such as Reading view, full screen browsing, multi-tasking support and more. Watch them below. Breakfast Table: Reading View on Internet Explorer- making ads and clutter a thing of the past. Calm: Remove the clutter and enjoy the web in full screen with Internet Explorer. The browser perfect for touch Trivia Night: Don’t be slowed down by navigation buttons. Get the answers faster with Flip Ahead on Internet Explorer. The browser perfect for touch. Sick Day: Accomplish more with side by side browsing on Internet Explorer. The browser perfect for touch. Learn how Internet Explorer is pushing the web forward: http://bit.ly/1fZYvKB ...

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At Comutex, Intel demonstrated that a PC could go truly wireless by 2016. They showed off upcoming wireless display, docking and charging features. For example, WiGig will deliver speeds of up to 7Gbps. The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) backed Rezence was also demoed. Rezence is a wireless power transfer technology and specification based on the principles of magnetic resonance. This technology offers superior features and capabilities, and is endorsed by the world’s leading mobile chipmakers, mobile phone manufacturers, and other key industry partners. Unlike the current wireless charging solutions, A superior charging range allowing for a true drop and go charging experience, through almost any surface and through objects such as books and clothing. Ability to charge multiple devices with different power requirements at the same time, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and Bluetooth headsets. Charging surfaces powered by Rezence will operate in the presence of metallic objects such as ...

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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 realized 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 has announced EM-i8080 Windows tablet. This Emdoor EM-i8080 will cost just $100! Yes, $100 for a full Windows tablet. Here is the spec of the device, 8-inch display 1280 x 800 IPS technology 1GB RAM 16GB SSD Intel’s 1.33GHz – 1.8GHz Bay Trail SoC(Intel Atom Z3735G)  A microSD slot, Micro USB and Mini HDMI Stereo speakers, Camera 18.5Wh battery Weight – 355 gms. Great start from Intel and Microsoft to bring down the costs of Windows tablets. Hopefully, more OEMS will join the race. Source: MobileGeeks ...

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