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Wild Kratts for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 makes learning science fun for kids

Wild Kratts for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 makes learning science fun for kids

Abhishek Baxi 11

Based on the PBS KIDS series, Wild Kratts, the Wild Kratts Creature Power app intends to make science interesting, relevant, and fun for children. In this app, kids can step into the role of the animals and insects around them and learn through games. The kids dive into the world of animals with the Kratt brothers in three adventures - pollinate flowers as a bee, bathe elephants, and...

App Update Roundup: SongArc and My 500px get new features, while MonsterUp Adventures goes free

App Update Roundup: SongArc and My 500px get new features, while MonsterUp Adventures goes free

Rich Edmonds 14

Everyone loves that feeling when apps and games have updates available. We also love a great deal here and there. Today's app update roundup features a bit of both to round off our CES coverage (for Windows Phone Central anyway – the event continues). Head on past the break to see which apps and games are included in this roundup and what's new. SongArc 2.0.2.1039 ​We'll kick off...

Microsoft Research releases WorldWide Telescope 5.0 - explore the cosmos with your PC

Microsoft Research releases WorldWide Telescope 5.0 - explore the cosmos with your PC

Michael Archambault 15

If you are a fan of the cosmos, than you should be well aware of Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope computing program. WorldWide Telescope allows users to fly through the known universe as astronomical sky maps and a 3D modeled environment is rendered. Originally announced at a 2008 TED Conference in California, the application still continues to be listed as “beta”, but has...

NewTek visits #CESLive to discuss their “TV Truck in a Box” TriCaster 860

NewTek visits #CESLive to discuss their “TV Truck in a Box” TriCaster 860

George Ponder 11

Phillip Nelson from NewTek spent some time with us today at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show to discuss the company’s latest product, the TriCaster 860.  For those not familiar with NewTek, the company provides technology products for internet broadcasting.  Their goal is simple; let people get their hands on the tools they need to make a “real” TV show, not just a funny YouTube clip...

Microsoft sold twice as many Windows Phones the week before Christmas versus last year

Microsoft sold twice as many Windows Phones the week before Christmas versus last year

Daniel Rubino 116

Our CES interview with Microsoft's Greg Sullivan CES is turning out to be an interesting event for 4K HD TVs, various connected technologies and smart cars. Smartphones are mostly relegated to display status, with companies preferring their own off-site venues for announcements. Microsoft though is here, taking private meetings with vendors and the press. Yesterday, we sat down with...