Arnold Schwarzenegger, popular American actor and former Governor of California from 2003 until 2011 is participating in a new find raising program. As part of this program, donating people will get a chance to fly to Los Angeles and spend the day with Arnold. Also you’ll ride in his tank together, crush something together. You and a friend will get to ride shotgun with Arnold in his M47 Patton tank. Yes, Arnold has a tank. Yes, this is your chance to ride in it. Not only that, but you’ll also get to use the tank to crush something. And if you’re into working out, you can lift together on it too. There’s a high probability that this will be the best day of your life. Cigars included. In the promotional video made for this campaign, Arnold calls out people to come join him in crushing a Microsoft Zune. The video even shows a Zune getting crushed under a ...

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Microsoft yesterday revealed that they are going to stop offering TV, Movie and Music content on Zune Marketplace. Zune Marketplace will no longer support rental and purchase. Xbox Music and Xbox Video are now Microsoft’s music and video stores. Q.What’s changing with Zune Marketplace? A.Starting as early as August 22nd Microsoft Points will be retired. As a result you will no longer be able to rent or buy TV, movie, or music content on Zune Marketplace. We encourage you to spend your points balance prior to this change. Q.Will I still be able to use Zune to enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows in my personal collection? A.Yes, you will still be able to stream unlimited music with your Xbox Music Pass and enjoy playback of the music, movies, and TV shows in your personal collection. Q.Where will I be able to rent or purchase movies and TV shows? ...

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We have decided to post on interesting Microsoft patents regularly from today. When there are sites like patentlyapple that reports on Apple’s patents, we thought of reporting patents awarded from Microsoft. So, this is the first post. Synchronizing media streams across multiple devices: Aspects of the present invention are directed at establishing a multimedia network session in which the transmission of media streams is synchronized. In one embodiment, a method is provided for synchronizing incoming audio and video streams. The method includes establishing a communication channel between a first computing device that is receiving an incoming audio stream with the second computing device that is receiving an incoming video stream. Once the communication channel is established, the current network conditions that describe attributes of the incoming audio stream are obtained by the first computing device. Then, the delay in the incoming audio stream is calculated. When the delay is known, ...

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How will it be when you live a Microsoft life? Haven’t imagined that yet? Here is an example for that. Ramaprasanna Chellamuthu, a Developer Evangelist from Microsoft India have done a project called Winfotain. Winfotain denotes Windows + Information + Entertainment. First starting from his car which includes a special work done by him using Microsoft’s revolutionary Kinect. The car will be able to prevent accident using face recognition by alarming when driver sleeps while driving and even allow you to drive in the dark using its Depth map camera. Pretty amazing concept right? Wait, that’s not the end of the story. You can plug your laptop or tablet in the car. The Windows Slate placed in the car dashboard allows us to work from car, for example attend a conference call or watch a live sports action taking place that you don’t want to miss. You get the full ...

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According to reports from Bloomberg, Microsoft is killing further developments of Zune hardware. So, this puts an end to Zune HD2, the iPod Touch competitor rumours to an end. Zune MP3 Players  didn’t sell much against the market leader iPod. The Zune HD, though being one of the awesome piece of hardware ever built, never took off in sales against the market leader iPod tocuh. But Microsoft’s plan was to make Zune brand a entertainment software experience that runs across screens. That was achieved so far, because Zune is now available on PC, TV, Mobile. Business insider also reports that Microsoft is planning to sell the remaining Zune hardware and stop any further development. Microsoft’s responds to the report to as follows, “We have nothing to announce about another Zune device – but most recently have introduced Zune HD to Canada via Zune Originals store and remain committed to supporting ...

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Microsoft this week has partnered with few companies to allow Xbox Live consumers to take their Xbox Live Avatar with them. Such things create deep relationships between the brand and the consumers. They also help in the product marketing. The Xbox team at Microsoft is known for their innovation both in their product and marketing, for example their Kinect and Halo Reach marketing are lauded by the industry.   Here is the full details on this Xbox Live Avatar merchandise from Microsoft, Fathead :   Your Xbox LIVE avatar is a Fathead®. At least it can be. The leading brand in Sports and Entertainment Wall Graphics has partnered with Microsoft to allow you to create a custom Fathead of your avatar. Just enter your gamertag, select from one of ten poses, pick your size up to 4 ft x 6½ ft, and Fathead will print and ship your custom Fathead ...

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