If you are interested in interaction and experience design, then these are must watch videos for you. Connecting: Makers which you can watch above is the second film in the Connecting Series. It is produced by Albert Shum, Thamer Abanami, Kat Holmes, and Molly McCue. Released June 2014. Why do we make? Connecting: Makers examines how the connected world is changing the nature of creativity. When everyone is a maker, new possibilities emerge, but with them come new responsibilities about digital transparency, cultural awareness, and the role of the designer. The above one is the first film in the Connecting Series. It is produced by Albert Shum, Mike Kruzeniski, and Kat Holmes. Released in 2012. What is Interaction Design? Connecting explores this question with some of the industry’s foremost thought leaders. When digital and physical worlds become one, new behaviors become possible, enabling connected humans with a collective capacity to change the world. ...

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At Gamescom, Microsoft revealed the Xbox One gameplay of Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break. For the first time since its announcement in 2013, fans received a first-look at the Quantum Break gameplay in action, which highlighted in-game Time Manipulation features: •Outsmart and outmaneuver enemies with time-amplified combat, which seamlessly blends action-packed gunplay with the ability to bend and temporary freeze time •Leverage the frozen time to get a tactical advantage over enemies, attacking when and where they least expect it •Play through catastrophes as time causes the environment to pause, stutter, rewind and freeze, forcing you to strategically use time powers to navigate through the chaos and destruction Quantum Break is a revolutionary entertainment experience which weaves the frenetic action of a game with the tension and drama of scripted television. Fans will be able to play – as well as watch – Quantum Break exclusively on Xbox One in ...

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STARZ Play app is now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. It works both with the Xbox controller Kinect. If you’re an Xbox One owner, you can rack up some of those media achievement. STARZ Play gives you plenty of opportunities to add more media achievements to your collection. Plus enjoying family movie night is easy by tuning into the STARZ Play Top Hits channel on your Xbox OneGuide. STARZ Play makes it easy – and enjoyable – to binge watch complete seasons of recent STARZ originals including “Power,” “Black Sails” and “Da Vinci’s Demons”. And enjoy today the first episode of the eagerly-anticipated new STARZ Original series, “Outlander” or binge through many as the great programming gets added each and every week. Simply hit “play” and let the episodes roll, one after the other, for hours and hours. And for the multitaskers out there, just snap STARZ Play to ...

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Microsoft today announced that Syfy Now for Xbox One is now available for Xbox Live members in the U.S. This TV Everywhere app is loaded with content from all your favorite Syfy shows, and by using your cable or satellite subscriber credentials, you can watch full episodes of most shows for free the day after they air. That means you can see episodes of current shows like “Defiance,” “Dominion,” “Face Off” and “The Wil Wheaton Project” whenever you want in full HD on your Xbox One. Also, starting today, you can watch both “Sharknado” and “Sharknado 2: The Second One” in the app for a limited time. Syfy Now is more than just full episodes and movies, though. We’ve got hundreds of clips available – everything from last week’s “Defiance” panel at San Diego Comic-Con to an inside look at each week’s episode of “Dominion” featuring the show’s creators. Finding content ...

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Microsoft today highlighted the amazing line up of games coming to Xbox One platform this holiday season. Totally nine exclusive blockbuster games coming to Xbox One in addition to other DLC on first on Xbox titles. In fact, Xbox One’s 2014 exclusive games lineup got more than 60 nominations and 25 award wins to date, including seven nominations for the prestigious Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards, leading the industry for 2014 games. With the best exclusives, spectacular new franchises and the best multiplayer community, it’s more fun on Xbox One. Find the lineup of games for Xbox below, “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” (343 Industries, Microsoft Studios). “Assassin’s Creed Unity” (Ubisoft, Ubisoft). “Phantom Dust” (Microsoft Studios). “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” (Sledgehammer Games, Activision). “D4:Dark Dreams Don’t Die” (Access Games, Microsoft Studios). “Dance Central Spotlight” (Harmonix Music Systems, Microsoft Studios). “Dragon Age: Inquisition” (BioWare, Electronic Arts). “Evolve” (Turtle ...

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Microsoft recently posted a blog post saying that we should not miss out the ‘Every Street United’ on Xbox Video this Sunday. Why is it so? Read their below explanation. There are only two episodes left! Last Sunday on “Every Street United,” the players met their competitors in Rio and learned that the winning team from the 4v4 game will get to try out for a professional contract with the Seattle Sounders FC. This Sunday, Thierry and Edgar choose the two teams for the 4v4 game. Once divided, the preparation for the biggest game of their lives begins with the mentors imparting their tactics and advice, and team captains working to foster a strong team spirit. You can learn more about it at  “Every Street United.” ...

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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. Microsoft also shared some numbers on Twitch on Xbox One. In short, the engagement is much more than Sony’s PS4. Xbox Live members worldwide are spending an average of 5 hours per day exploring apps, playing games, and watching TV on Xbox One. Back in May, it was reported that Google is planning to acquire Twitch for $1 billion. Today, Venturebeat reported that this deal has been confirmed. We don’t know everything about this deal, such as when it will be announced and the exact purchase price. We do know that Twitch investors who participated in past rounds are pleased that they will be getting significant returns that are multiple times the amount they originally invested. Twitch has more than more than 50 million monthly active users and more than ...

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Microsoft today posted a short video to promote Xbox One. This ad highlights that Xbox One is the only place to play the best exclusives and all of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The games include Halo, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed Unity, Sunset Overdrive and more. This video is backed by a voice over with the words from the movie Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone speaks this inspiring dialogue in that movie. Full quote from the movie is below for your reference. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and ...

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Microsoft today announced the launch of the Ad Controls creative solution in the UK. These ad controls are a rich and engaging video, image and content solution running across the Windows 8 advertising platform. For the first time, Microsoft partnered with the 7stars to collaborate with the brand team at Nominet to find the best way market  launch of the new .uk domain. This high-impact creative solution will be running across PC & tablet users from 14th July through to the 11th August. Focussed around the concept of ‘Shorter is Sweeter’ the final ad execution seamlessly combines video, imagery and editorial content to engage and educate consumers on some of the most commonly used abbreviations that have become engrained into everyday language. Gabi Sillars, Digital Account Director at the7stars had the following to say about the campaign  “When planning this launch campaign we were focused on reaching digital natives to drive awareness and understanding of the new ...

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Yahoo yesterday made a surprise announcement about the release of Yahoo Screen app for Xbox 360 users. Yahoo Screen is already available on iOS and Android devices, Roku and Apple TV. So, you can now explore great videos whether you’re on the go or on the couch. The Yahoo Screen experience on Xbox 360 is just like turning on your TV. You can jump right into the most popular videos, flip through videos and channels or search for clips with your controller. With easy access to the videos you love, Yahoo Screen on Xbox 360 brings a channel surfing experience to your fingertips — from clips of your favorite shows like Saturday Night Live to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, or live news,  events, and Yahoo originals, you can now view endless hours of videos from your favorite console. Join us this summer ...

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In the video released recently, Sledgehammer Games co-founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey discuss how future tech and the exoskeleton redefine the gameplay in the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare game, which is due out Nov. 4 for Xbox One and for Xbox 360. When we saw Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at E3 2014, we loved the game’s vision of the future and how it brings the technology of tomorrow to today’s players. From “mute mines” that create a sphere of silence to grenades that highlight threats in the environment, the high-tech tools and toys at your disposal are sure to be one of the game’s most talked about features. We certainly can’t wait to get our hands on it, and we’re eagerly awaiting every bit of information that gets released. In the video above, Sledgehammer Games co-founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey discuss how future tech and the ...

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Today, Nokia announced the next generation Nokia X series device, Nokia X2. Nokia X2 is powered by Snapdragon 200 CPU and 1GB RAM. The software and user experience has also got a significant update with the release of Nokia X2. As opposed to previous Nokia X models, Nokia X2 features a home screen on the front. The back button now provides quick-and-easy multitasking support. It also includes double tap to wake up option as well. The Nokia X2 is also equipped with another navigation option; the brand-new ‘apps list’, which keeps your home screen clear for your most used apps, bringing Nokia X2 in line with the existing Lumia experience. More personalisation options are now available on the start screen, too, thanks to the tile color-picker feature. This device will be a great competitor to the recently released Moto E devices in the emerging markets. via: Conversations ...

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Peter Lee, Corporate VP and Head of Microsoft Research at Microsoft was recently interviewed at FiRe 2014 conference by BBC presenter Ed Butler. The topic of discussion was “Artificial Intelligence Helping Humans: Future Research”. Peter started by talking about what Microsoft Research, how it is well funded by Microsoft and how it touches all parts of Microsoft with its work. Microsoft Research also contributed significantly to the Cortana digital assistant for Windows Phone. He said that Cortana in its current form is the least which you can derive from mining data from users and he expects it to grow in many other ways in the future. He also talks about the limits of Cortana like situational awareness, correlation of data from lots of noisy data and more. Watch the full video above.   ...

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The creators behind the super hit Halo series is now working on a new game called Destiny. Destiny will be releasing in September for on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Bungie is planning to release a beta of this game in the coming weeks and you can get access to the beta by pre-ordering the game from Amazon. The Destiny Public Beta begins on July 17th, 2014. Watch the official E3 game play demo above. Mark your calendars. It’s our goal to make the Destiny Beta the largest pre-launch experience we’ve ever made available. So big, we hope, that we’re running an Alpha right now to help us get geared up. To guarantee your spot in the Destiny Beta, all you have to do is pre-order the game with participating retailers. Pre-order Destiny for Xbox from Amazon here. ...

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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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Last year, Microsoft Bing announced a new music video search experience which allows you to explore, discover and browse music videos on Bing. Microsoft then indexed about 1.7 million songs, 70,000 artists and a half a million albums. After looking at how people search for music videos, Bing team realized that when people search for music videos they tend to explore rather than finding what they were looking for and then moving on. Today, they have revealed an experience that lets you seamlessly scan through the carousel based on top songs and individual albums. Here is how it works, Now when you search for an artist, band, album or song we will trigger a dynamic carousel. For instance, if you search for Daft Punk we showcase their top songs at the top of the page. From there, you can start exploring their songs without leaving the page. By clicking “Get Lucky”, we showcase a high quality video ...

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