Last year, Microsoft revealed their limited edition white Xbox One console, Kinect and controller. Those limited edition console was not for public sale and it was limited to Microsoft’s IEB employees. Microsoft was even auctioning one of those console for the good. Last month, a French retailer Micromania listed white Xbox One on their website with the launch date in October. Microsoft today confirmed that they will be launching this white Xbox One along with the exclusive game Sunset Overdrive. This Xbox One white will be released on October 28th with the pricing of €399.99 or $399. Pre-order it from Amazon today.   ...

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Along with the announcement about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare custom Xbox One console bundle, Microsoft also announced Xbox One FIFA 15 bundle for gamers in the Europe. This Xbox One FIFA 15 bundle will go on sale from September 25th for 399.99 Euros. You can pre-order it starting today. FIFA 15 game: • FIFA 15 brings soccer to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. • Witness the intensity of crowds and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation. New Emotional Intelligence allows players to react to opponents and teammates within context, and relative to the narrative of the match. • Next Generation Visuals put fans on Living Pitches with grass that wears as the match progresses. Authentic Player Visuals give players true to life appearance. Player Control heightens the responsiveness of ...

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At Gamescon, Microsoft revealed that they will be selling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare custom Xbox One console bundle this holiday season. This custom bundle will include Call of Duty themed console, controller, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day One edition game, and 1TB internal storage in the console. This custom bundle will go on sale for $499 USD and the pre-order has started today. This bundle will be available starting November 4th.     ...

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Microsoft today revealed no.of new features that will be coming to Xbox One via monthly updates in the next few months. There will be a new media player app that will allow users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. Xbox One owners will be able to stream their TV across their home network to their smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. Find the full list of updates below: New “Friends” section – the new Friends section has been available for a few early access Preview members and we’re expanding it to everyone enrolled in the Preview program. The new Friends section enables users to see at a glance what’s going on with their friends. They can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games their friends are playing, and a ...

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Remedy Entertainment, the creators behind critically-acclaimed “Max Payne” and “Alan Wake,” last month revealed that “Quantum Break’s” signature, time-amplified gameplay trailer will be revealed for first time at Gamescon gaming show this month. Recently, Quantum Break Creative Director Sam Lake provided the fans on the new story details and never-before-seen footage from the game. Launching in 2015 exclusively for Xbox One, “Quantum Break” delivers an entertainment experience like no other with the fusion of an intense, cinematic action game and a high-quality, live-action show.  The game follows “Quantum Break’s” hero, Jack Joyce, as he desperately struggles to prevent the end of time, while the show revolves around the conspiracies and intrigue within the villainous corporation called Monarch Solutions, Jack’s main enemy. Together, they form an intertwining narrative where the actions you take directly impact how the story across both the game and the show unfolds. According to Remedy Entertainment, QuantumBreak ...

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Yesterday, we reported that in the recent Gartner’s magic quadrant that was released, Microsoft was positioned as a leader in the marker along with Cisco in the Unified Communications market. Similarly, Microsoft highlighted the fact that Microsoft is placed in the Leaders segment of Forrester’s Wave as well. Forrester’s report said that Microsoft’s single familiar user interface drives rapid adoption and utilization of its solution by information workers. From the report, The Microsoft Lync client can access the range of communication and collaboration capabilities from tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktop computers running a wide variety of operating systems. Microsoft’s single familiar user interface drives rapid adoption and utilization of its solution by information workers. The single integrated package of communications and conferencing capabilities delivered by the Lync client/server infrastructure in a web/XML paradigm makes it easy for developers to customize and build applications to complement Microsoft’s UC&C capabilities with industry- ...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer trailer is now available for viewing online. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes multiplayer gameplay to new heights. The core movement system is fundamentally changed with exoskeleton technology, creating the most dynamic, action-packed multiplayer experience in Call of Duty history. You can pre-order the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition to get the following, - 24 hour EARLY access - Advanced Arsenal featuring the Bullet Brass exoskeleton and EM1 Quantum directed energy weapon - Two custom weapons, the AK-12G Assault Rifle and CROSSBOW-B2 - Double XP on November 3rd Pre-order from the below links, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition – Xbox One – Amazon Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition – Xbox One – Microsoft Store ...

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Microsoft today announced their partnership with YoYo games which allows ‘GameMaker: Studio’ developers to work across all Microsoft platforms, including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, future Windows versions and Xbox One. GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost. In addition to making games development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks. Read the full press release below. COLOGNE, GERMANY–(Marketwired – Aug 11, 2014) – GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE EUROPE — YoYo Games today announces GameMaker: Studio support for Xbox One, enhanced support for current Microsoft platforms including Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1, as well as support for future operating system releases. The GameMaker: Studio export ...

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Over the last weekend, Microsoft released the June 2014 Supplementary Update for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, Windows Embedded for Point of Service Supplement Update. This update is now available for download from MyOEM, a portal for OEM partners with a valid license agreement with Microsoft or with a Microsoft Authorized Embedded Distributor and for internal OEM employees. The following are the updates available in this release, 2957689 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 2957509 Vulnerability in TCP Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service 2957503 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution 2939576 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure Source: Microsoft ...

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Have you ever thought of playing your favorite game with a character that looks like you?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could create a fully animated 3D game character that was a recognizable version of yourself? Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and Fuse from Mixamo is now making it possible. With no prior knowledge of 3D modelling, you can create a fully animated version of you, ready to insert into selected games and game engines. How does it work? The magic begins with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. You simply pose in front of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor while its 1080p high-resolution camera captures six images of you: four of your body in static poses, and two of your face. With its enhanced depth sensing—up to three times greater than the original Kinect for Windows sensor—and its improved facial and body tracking, the v2 sensor captures your body in ...

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Intel today revealed more information on its microarchitecture of the Intel Core M processor, the first product to be manufactured using 14nm. Intel’s new microarchitecture and manufacturing process will enable a wave of innovation in new form factors, experiences and systems that are thinner and run silent and cool. Intel even showed off a prototype of just 7.2mm thickness. Intel architects and chip designers have achieved greater than two times reduction in the thermal design point when compared to a previous generation of processor while providing similar performance and improved battery life. The new microarchitecture was optimized to take advantage of the new capabilities of the 14nm manufacturing process. Intel has delivered the world’s first 14nm technology in volume production. It uses second-generation Tri-gate (FinFET) transistors with industry-leading performance, power, density and cost per transistor. Intel’s 14nm technology will be used to manufacture a wide range of high-performance to low-power products ...

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EA last month announced that have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One. With this subscription which starts at  $4.99 a month, users can access a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the service has come out of the beta and it is available for all Xbox One users.  For only $4.99 a month (or $29.99 for a full year), members have the ability to download and play some of our fan favorite Xbox One games in The Vault. Available today we have a superb collection of games ready to download: experience the action of Battlefield 4, get in the game with FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25, and see why Peggle™ 2 is one of the most beloved puzzle games. The Vault will evolve with games joining the collection over ...

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Following group video chat, Microsoft is now making group sharing free for free for all Skype users. Previously, group sharing was restricted to Skype Premium customers alone. Screen sharing lets you share your computer screen with anyone on Skype. For example, you can display presentations, show friends and family your photos without having to send them, or show someone how something works on your PC. Sharing your computer screen is the easy way to collaborate with a friend or colleague. Making big travel plans online? Do it together. Or why not give grandma a quick demo of how you use Skype, so she can start using it too. You can share your screen with anyone on Skype for free. To Share your screen, Make a voice call or video call to the person or group you want to share your screen with. Learn how to create a group in your ...

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At SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which starts today in Vancouver, British Columbia, Microsoft Research team is presenting many new projects. In the morning, we reported about the project that which can convert GoPro camera videos into beautiful smooth time-lapse videos called Hyperlapse videos. In this project, MSR is trying to make cheap depth camera by using the regular 2D camera which are found on mobile devices and webcams. After minor modifications, this camera can be used for interactive scenarios. Watch the video above for more. Among Microsoft Research’s contributions to SIGGRAPH 2014, a machine learning technique for estimating absolute, per-pixel depth using any conventional monocular 2D camera, with minor hardware modifications. Our approach targets close-range human capture and interaction where dense 3D estimation of hands and faces is desired. We use hybrid classification-regression forests to learn how to map from ...

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Over the weekend, Microsoft Bing team released the new SNIPP3T, a new iOS app powered by Bing that lets users stay up-to-date on their favorite celebrities. Today, Next At Microsoft profiled the launch of this app talking to the people behind this new app. Here is the summary of it, The idea of this app came from Donald Soon, Program Manager for Microsoft when he was came to know that Bing exceled in celebrity news searches over Google. To take advantage of this, they came up with this idea of building an app based on Bing data. Why a mobile app instead of new celebrity news section on Bing? According to Emma Williams, General Manager of Bing Studios, it’s because apps are how the vast majority of smartphone users prefer to get their information. “Users spend 86 percent of their time in apps on mobile devices, and only 14 percent in web browsers,” ...

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We already know that Microsoft is working on bringing Cortana to Windows platform. Microsoft’s Marcus Ash (Group Program Manager for Windows Phone – Cortana) and Rob Chambers (Group Program Manager, Applications and Services Group) revealed during a panel that Cortana will move beyond the phone. And a job listing from Microsoft also pointed out the same. They were looking for members to redefine the personalization experience on Windows and to help create serendipitous moments of discovery and satisfaction for the users and enable signature experiences that make Windows your indispensable companion in the real world. Now, a new report from Neowin described how Cortana works in the internal builds of Windows 9/Threshold. Cortana is now a separate app when launched won’t take full screen. Apart from that, Cortana looks and works similar to how we have seen in Windows Phone devices. As of right now, Cortana is an app; it’s a ...

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