A new Microsoft Research project was revealed earlier this month which is going to make all the GoPro videos captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling more watchable than ever. You can’t watch the video of someone climbing a mountain from a first person perspective, when you watch it in 10x speed, it will become too shaky. At high speed-up rates, simple frame sub-sampling coupled with existing video stabilization methods does not work, because the erratic camera shake present in first-person videos is amplified by the speed-up. Microsoft’s Hyperlapse project tried to fix this issue. Today, Facebook announced Hyperlapse from Instagram, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with ...

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Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs game which won over 90 awards at E3 went on sale last May. The game is available from various retailers like Microsoft Stores, Amazon, etc,. This game is now on sale at Amazon. Today, August 26, 2014 only, get a special price on “Watch Dogs.” Save when you buy “Watch Dogs” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC (physical only). Additionally, save on the “Watch Dogs Limited Edition” for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PlayStation 3. Limited time only, while supplies last. You can also take advantage of FREE Shipping Game Description: DYNAMIC NAVIGATION: Watch_Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city’s ctOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through one of the buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target. HACK THE CITY: Control the city’s infrastructure, in real time, with Aiden’s cell phone. Trap ...

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Microsoft today updated their Lync app for iPhone and iPhone that includes new Gallery View for the iPad, Lobby Control and promote/demote participants for both iPad and iPhone. You can have up to four video streams in a Lync Meeting on the iPad. Lync automatically detects and shows the video streams of the most active speakers in the meeting. With the new Gallery View on the iPad, and the four live video streams, you can now feel the same wonderful experience you have on the Desktop and on Lync for Windows 8. Apart from this, Microsoft has added couple of features for managing meeting attendees.  Lobby Control In this update, a presenter with Lync 2013 for iOS will receive a notification that there are new people in the lobby waiting to join the meeting. After opening the roster, a mobile presenter is able to either admit or deny people that sit in the ...

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Microsoft today expanded Bing Maps with greater transit coverage and additional transit-related features in Japan. In this release, they have expanded the number of agencies and routes in Bing Maps. So, you can enjoy transit routes in Japan wherever you go. Detailed walking directions Transit can be frustrating when you have a transfer that doesn’t occur at the same station. Getting off of one metro line, going up to the street, and finding where to get your next bus or train can be difficult – especially if you only have a few minutes to make your connection. Now on Bing Maps, you will see detailed walking instructions between stops and at the beginning and end of your trip. In the screenshot detailing walking directions to Tokyo Tower, you can see guidance about which side of the street to walk on and the locations of crosswalks. You can even see the picturesque shortcut through the park that ...

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As we near the launch of Windows 8 Technical Preview, more details about it is getting leaked online everyday. Today, WZor posted few information on Twitter regarding Windows 9. Find the summary below, Metro UI won’t be enabled by default in Enterprise and Server versions. Special build of Windows 9 Enterprise Technical Preview is compiled already, OEM test builds of Windows 9 Pro won’t be available for public. Test build of Windows 9 RT for ARM processors is compiled too, but it can be tested only on Surface 3. Microsoft is planning to attract more users to Windows 9 by offering great deals for Windows 7 users. Those who bought Windows 8 Retail versions or bought a machine with it, will receive special offer, worth about 20$. Windows 9 will support 3D on UHD TV. New feature: backup and restore system image from cloud. Microsoft is developing ability to virtualize backups ...

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With the aim of bringing more people online, Microsoft is now offering free PCs with Windows and Office pre-installed to TalkTalk broadband customers. The offer is part of Microsoft’s Digital Inclusion Scheme (Go ON UK) offered through a dedicated website called getonline@home. The package is SimplyBroadband which carries a 12-month contract, provides up to 16mbps download speed and doesn’t have any limits. However, once you factor in the line rental for a year as well as equipment costs, the total cost of ownership for the first year shoots to £217.40 or just over £18. Since it is a free PC, don’t expect any top of the line specs. It is a refurbished dual-core model with an 80GB hard disk drive, a new keyboard and mouse, running Windows 7, a flat screen display and an optical drive. There is also an option to upgrade to a refurbished laptop as well. Read more ...

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Microsoft offices in China were raided in the last week of July by Chinese government officials for unknown reasons. China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. Later, a Chinese regulator confirmed that they are conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft in relation to problems with compatibility, bundling and document authentication for its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. Today, a Chinese antitrust regulator said that Microsoft had not been fully transparent with its sales data on Microsoft software in China. A Chinese antitrust regulator said on Tuesday that Microsoft had not been fully transparent with its sales data on the software it distributes in China, including information on sales of its media player and web browser software. Microsoft has expressed willingness to cooperate with ongoing investigations, Zhang Mao, the head of the State Administration for Industry and ...

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Microsoft retail stores and MicrosoftStore.com today said that they will be delivering the choice value and service for customers this back-to-school season by offering students an online flash sale only available at MicrosoftStore.com for the Acer Aspire E-15. Acer Aspire E-15 will be on sale for just $199, down from its regular price of $249. Key Specs: 15.6 in HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit (1366 x 768) Intel Celeron N2830 CPU 4GB memory/500GB HDD Up to 4.5 hours battery life Acer Crystal Eye webcam Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64-bit This deal will be offered only on Friday, Aug. 29 while supplies last. Order it from the link below, Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-511-C590 Signature Edition Laptop – $224 ...

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Microsoft today revealed their plans for PAX Prime 2014. They will be present in the Xbox Booth [#412] where gamers will be able to play many blockbusters games. As you can expect, Microsoft will be featuring hands-on Xbox One exclusives like Sunset Overdrive, remastered Halo 2 Anniversary and Forza Horizon 2, the highly anticipated Electronic Arts title Dragon Age: Inquisition and digital favorites like Ori and the Blind Forest, Killer Instinct, Project Spark, and Project Totem, plus various ID@Xbox titles. We’re also leading panels, participating in Pinny Arcade, hosting a Halo Tournament with Twitch, giving PAX fans a way to put themselves in the world of Sunset City at the Paramount Theatre and inviting everyone to a pre-PAX ID@Xbox event on the Microsoft Campus showcasing over 25 of our upcoming ID@Xbox titles! Learn more about these activities, our full Xbox@PAX Schedule and more at our U.S. Events Website. Read more at Xbox Wire. ...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 models are now available for lower prices from Microsoft Store. The entry level model is now available for just $720 and the savings increases up to $195 when you order the Intel Core i7 / 512GB model. Find the new pricing and Microsoft Store links below, Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $719.10 (Actual: $799) Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $899.10 (Actual: $999) Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,169.10 (Actual: $1,299) Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,394.10 (Actual: $1,549) Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,754.10 (Actual: $1,949)   All the Surface Pro 3 units will come with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus multi-touch display with 2160 x 1440 resolution and stylus as well. You can find the detailed specs ...

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Today, Neowin reported that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 9 Technical Preview for Enterprise late next month. This report is in line with last week’s report from The Verge that Microsoft is planning to preview Windows 9 in a press event on September 30th. Last week, ZDNet reported that Microsoft is planning to deliver a “technology preview” of its upcoming major Windows release codenamed “Threshold” by late September or early October. This Windows 9 tech preview will receive subsequent monthly updates and it will be installed on the users automatically. Windows 9 is expected to include no.of major changes for keyboard/mouse users and it is also likely to include new consumer facing features such as Cortana integration apart from revamped Modern UI experience. Neowin reported some more information regarding how Charms bar works in the upcoming Windows release. Here is the summary of the report from Neowin, •Charms bar will ...

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Along with the March system update for Xbox One, Microsoft enabled Twitch game broadcasting feature for all the gamers on Xbox One. After few weeks, Microsoft also shared some numbers on Twitch on Xbox One. In short, the engagement is much more than Sony’s PS4. Back in May and then in July, it was reported that Google is planning to acquire Twitch for $1 billion. Today, WSJ reported the twist in the tale that Amazon is going to acquire Twitch. The deal is worth more than $1 billion and it is expected to be officially announced soon. Are you happy that Amazon is acquiring Twitch, not Google? Actually, I’m. Update: The official announcement was made today by both the companies. Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash. Read the press release below. SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 25, 2014–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that ...

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Microsoft realized the potential of Enterprise social network and bought Yammer to make it as a Microsoft business solution. On the enterprise level, businesses have to be agile to keep up with the competition and exceed their customers’ expectations. Since communicating and sharing information with people is fundamental to the success of any business, many enterprises are taking measures to employ tools that can provide that extra edge. British Gas, the largest UK energy and home services company has now become a Yammer customer. They started the pilot with just over 500 employees and more recently British Gas managed to have over 11,000 employees actively engaged around 700 communities on Yammer. This is a great success story. “Now we have started to hit the middle manager layer.” This is perhaps the hardest change to implement. Culturally, British Gas has always had internal politics; trying to change the status quo, the normal way of working, is ...

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Microsoft released Office for iPad four months back and since then over 35 million users have downloaded it from App Store. Microsoft recently announced the next wave of updates to Office for iPad. It included some of the popular features like Presenter View, Pivot Table interaction, Export to PDF and more. Today, Google announced their updates for Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides apps on iOS. One of the key feature added in this release is the ability to edit native Office files directly. Here’s the new features on what you can now do with Docs, Sheets, and Slides: You can truly get stuff done from any device—your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Any change you make on any of these devices is saved automatically, so you can pick up right where you left off any time, anywhere that you can sign in. The Docs, Sheets and Slides ...

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Recently, Microsoft Skype marketing team brought pop duo MKTO face-to-face with some of their biggest fans with the help of group video calls(which was made free to all Skype users) and Skype on mobile phones(available on all popular mobile platforms like iOS, Android and Windows Phone). We asked fans to add Ones_To_Watch on Skype and send MKTO a video message for a chance to be on a call with the band. Dreams came true for six super fans when they got the once in a lifetime opportunity to take video calls with MKTO’s Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller live from the Ones To Watch with Skype tour. The band talked directly with these lucky fans about life on tour, their favorite singles on the album and much more. Read more at Skype blog here. ...

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Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise group in Microsoft today took the ALS Ice bucket challenge. He nominated Amy Hood, Brian Harry and Anders Hejlsberg. ScottGu responding to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Scott challenges Amy Hood, Brian Harry and Anders Hejlsberg to accept and respond to the challenge in the next 24hrs. Already Satya Nadella , Steve Ballmer, Melinda Gates and Bill Gates, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer and Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela took the ALS ice bucket challenge. ...

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