With the latest content update for Forza Motorsport 5, Microsoft has added six new cars to and all of them will be available at no extra charge to all players. One of the highlight among the new cars added is the addition of Rolls-Royce’s Wraith. It is the first for the Forza series; in fact, a first for video games. Wraith is the most powerful Rolls-Royce has ever created and you will be able to ride this in Forza. Apart from that, you have got 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E, the all-electric star of the upcoming inaugural Formula E series, two brand new Infiniti models, and the latest in the legendary Mustang series. 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Finally, a Rolls-Royce in Forza Motorsport! Wraith is making its debut in Forza Motorsport 5, the first time a Rolls-Royce has ever appeared in a racing game. And where better to showcase this legendary car-maker ...

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Microsoft Xbox and Forza team has partnered with Race Against Cancer. They are going to raise money to battle cancer patients. Find the details below. Today through Aug. 23, Xbox gamers can enter to win a chance to challenge Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Josef Newgarden and Justin Wilson in Forza Motorsport 5 by helping raise $50,000 for Teen Cancer America’s Race Against Cancer campaign, which will go toward Teen & Young Adult Cancer Centers. The lucky winner will also win a copy of Forza Motorsport 5, signed by Josef and Justin, as well as an Xbox One console! Other donators may also win digital copies of Forza Motorsport 5 and the downloadable Car Pass. Read more at Xbox Wire. ...

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Ford has announced their new 2014 Ford Fiesta will come equipped with Microsoft’s latest version of their Sync software, which features more natural and accurate voice recognition, simpler Bluetooth® phone pairing and better navigation controls. The software will be ensconced in the  MyFord Touch® with a new 6.5-inch LCD touch screen. More than 5 million cars and trucks have been sold with the system which first launched SYNC on the 2008 Focus, then its smallest and most affordable car. Now, unveiling MyFord Touch for Fiesta cements Ford’s commitment to making technology affordable and accessible to everyone. "Technology features are important to all of our customers including small car buyers, and MyFord Touch continues to drive up purchase consideration of our vehicles," says Michelle Moody, Ford cross-vehicle marketing manager. "MyFord Touch is appealing to customers, as it consistently ranks among the top 10 purchase considerations with new owners. We’re excited to ...

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In a blog post Microsoft’s Kevin Dallas, General Manager of Windows Embedded talked about the future of their Connected Car platform, most famously used by Ford in their SYNC system. Microsoft and Ford recently celebrated their 5th anniversary and also their 5th million SYNC system shipped. Kevin notes that the car is becoming another one of those devices and an extension of the mobile computing experience and that they are focused on making the experience of transitioning content and information between the car and other devices seamless. Kevin makes the point that  mobile phones and tablets are designed to provide immersive experiences that draw people in, but in the car the interaction experience needs to be brief and glanceable. While speech and heads up displays are the key interfaces that belong in the car, they also saw the potential for other types of interfaces like facial recognition and gesture in ...

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