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See how the Surface Movement advert was made with this fun behind the scenes video

See how the Surface Movement advert was made with this fun behind the scenes video

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To kick off the Surface advertising, Microsoft did an impressive advert which aired during a TV program called Dancing with the stars. Featuring young folk jumping, twisting and larking about with their Surface tablets, not an easy feat to pull off as the following video goes on to show.. As we can see, it looks like an epic bit of organisation went into the making of this with lots of...

Microsoft announces new Xbox SmartGlass experiences and commences free streaming Xbox Music

Microsoft announces new Xbox SmartGlass experiences and commences free streaming Xbox Music

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We wrote yesterday about the things to watch out for with the launch of Windows 8. One of those things was SmartGlass and Microsoft have now revealed more ahead of the launch. They have updated the Windows 8 apps and free streaming is now available for Xbox Music. As part of a broader roll out of better entertainment services, SmartGlass aims to improve the ability to use tablets and...

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

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As we move ever closer to the launch of Windows 8 we also near the relaunch of Microsoft’s music services. All traces of Zune branding are being replaced with the upcoming Xbox Music. On trying to go to www.zune.net we now get a re-direct to Xbox.com to be told that Zune Music is now Xbox Music. We’re going to miss that crazy pink and white website but it's had its time. Microsoft didn...

Russian Federation set to see launch of Lumia 920 and 820 on November 6th?

Russian Federation set to see launch of Lumia 920 and 820 on November 6th?

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Looks like Nokia might be set to have a big announcement in early November for Russia, perhaps to showcase the Lumia 920 Windows Phone.  Or maybe the Lumia 820? Not much is said about what’s to be expected but the invite does reveal some clues. Nokia is rightly pushing photography as the big draw for the next generation of Lumia devices. The Lumia 920 has seen a barrage of OIS video and...

Microsoft planning go big with rumoured push to produce 3 to 5 million Surface devices

Microsoft planning go big with rumoured push to produce 3 to 5 million Surface devices

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Suppliers in Asia have apparently spilled the beans on Microsoft's production line plans for its coming Surface devices. If the information is to be believed, MS have put in component orders to ensure they are able to produce 3 to 5 million of the devices for the fourth quarter. With such an order Microsoft looks set to go into mass production rather than just produce a limited run as...