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4 years ago

Microsoft introduces two new mouses; invents the "Windows touch tab"

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Microsoft introduces two new mouses; invents the "Windows touch tab"

Today Microsoft added two new pieces of hardware to its accessories arsenal, the Sculpt Comfort Mouse and Sculpt Mobile Mouse. The two pieces of input hardware are designed for Windows 8 and allow users to navigate the OS with ease.

The Sculpt Comfort mouse features a touch sensitive blue strip with a white Windows logo, known as the Windows touch tab, on the right side. The tab allows users to navigate Windows 8 with the touch or swipe of their thumb. The bright blue tab can also be clicked in, delivering the user to the Start screen just as a regular Windows logo key would do.

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4 years ago

Have $39 to spare? Then pick up this odd Sylvania 7” netbook with Windows CE

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Have $39 to spare? Then pick up this odd Sylvania 7” netbook with Windows CE

Ah, Windows CE aka “Compact Embedded”. It was the heart of Windows Mobile and for a long time, powered kiosks and all sorts of service devices (it still does, in fact). For consumers, it was never quite full-blown Windows, but it did have a lot of the core components including Internet Explorer.

So it’s weird to see this “factory recertified” Windows CE 7” tablet hailing from Sylvania going for the “daily steal” for just $39. The device came out in late 2009/2010, so you’re hardly getting relevant technology (even back then this was low-end).

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4 years ago

Microsoft takes on Apple in its latest Windows 8 ad

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Microsoft takes on Apple in its latest Windows 8 ad

Microsoft has been busy pushing out commercials that show their latest operating system can do more than just play games. The latest ad from Redmond doesn’t just put on a suit and tie to strut its work capabilities, it makes fun of Apple’s iPad in the process.

The commercial opens with a side by side of ASUS’s VivoTab and the world famous fruit tablet. Microsoft’s minimalist approach is very reminiscent of Apple’s commercials and makes it clear that this is a parody right down to the musical chopstick routine.

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4 years ago

Microsoft updates YouTube for Windows Phone, complies with some of Google's requests

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Microsoft updates YouTube for Windows Phone, complies with some of Google's requests

Microsoft has given in to Google's requests by updating its YouTube app for Windows Phone, but only to a degree. The company will be complying with some (but not all) of Google's terms of service. The two giants have been locked in a fist fight for some time regarding the official YouTube app for Windows Phone. It doesn't look like it'll be over anytime soon either. 

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4 years ago

Microsoft and the NFL get together to bring you the ultimate football experience

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Microsoft and the NFL get together to bring you the ultimate football experience

Microsoft has been wrapped up in sports deals for the last few days and yesterday’s partnership with the National Football League, was yet another welcome addition. The NFL and Microsoft plan to upgrade interactive TV viewing for football fans through the company’s latest entertainment console, Xbox One. The $400 million deal was announced Tuesday and will be set into effect as early as Q1 2014.

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4 years ago

Microsoft partners with Realmadrid foundation to bring youths closer to technology

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Microsoft partners with Realmadrid foundation to bring youths closer to technology

Earlier today, Microsoft and the Realmadrid Foundation commenced an endeavor for social projects in Latin America and the Caribbean by way of pen and paper. The recently signed agreement focuses on bringing software and cash donations to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. In addition, Microsoft will provide hundreds of millions of young people with their YouthSpark program’s resources.

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4 years ago

SkyDrive Pro available for download; enterprise users rejoice

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SkyDrive Pro available for download; enterprise users rejoice

Today the SharePoint Team at Microsoft announced that a standalone SkyDrive Pro client is available to download for Windows machines. The Pro edition of SkyDrive allows users to easily save, sync, share, and collaborate on documents in SharePoint. It is worth noting that the new client, is only compatible with SharePoint 2013 servers and Office 365.

SkyDrive Pro was pre-bundled (although not functional for all users until now) with Office 365 Pro Plus, Office 365 Small Business Premium, and Office Professional Plus 2013. If you have any of the aforementioned Office suites installed on your PC, there is no need to download SkyDrive Pro separately.

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4 years ago

Halo live action television series directed by Steven Spielberg and more shows coming to Xbox One

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Halo live action television series directed by Steven Spielberg and more shows coming to Xbox One

Some good news for Halo fans out of the Xbox One event in Redmond earlier this morning. There’s a television series coming soon to an Xbox near you.

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4 years ago

EA Sports delivering four Xbox One exclusives

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EA Sports delivering four Xbox One exclusives

An Xbox console wouldn't be complete without games and EA Sports is bringing four exclusive games to the new Xbox One console.

At today's Xbox Reveal EA Sports announced FIFA 14, Madden NFL, NBA Live 14 and UFC gaming titles developed to maximize the capabilities of the new gaming console.

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4 years ago

This is the Xbox One, Microsoft’s next generation console

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This is the Xbox One, Microsoft’s next generation console

Microsoft has just introduced the Xbox One. It’s the next generation console from Redmond that will help power the living room for the next decade. The Xbox One is accompanied by a new controller, new Kinect motion and voice sensor, and a much, much more.

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4 years ago

Tomorrow the next generation of Xbox begins: here is what to expect

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Tomorrow the next generation of Xbox begins: here is what to expect

Tomorrow is the announcement for Microsoft’s next-generation console, the successor of the company’s world famous Xbox 360. The boys up in Redmond have been secretive about their new entertainment beast (most likely using the Cone of Silence in meetings), but a few rumors have slipped through allowing us to take a shot at what we might expect tomorrow on stage.

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4 years ago

Video: Leap Motion Controller and Windows 8 are a match made in heaven

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Video: Leap Motion Controller and Windows 8 are a match made in heaven

The Microsoft Design Language (aka Metro) was made to work perfectly with any mode of input. That’s one point a lot critics seem to miss about Windows 8, the Xbox, and Windows Phone. The language allows for any type of input for interaction. Now, as a case in point, let’s see how the Leap Motion Controller complements Windows 8.

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4 years ago

Microsoft wants your car: Fiat 500L gets Windows Embedded Automotive OS

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Microsoft wants your car: Fiat 500L gets Windows Embedded Automotive OS

A Windows powered car is not anything new; Ford has been factory installing their Windows Embedded in-vehicle communications and entertainment system, SYNC, with cars since 2007.

Now, six years later, Fiat is getting in on the action by installing a redesigned Uconnect system based on the architecture into their latest 500L model. The Fiat 500 was first produced in 1957 until sales plummeted in 1975; the rebirth of the car, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, was in 2007. To this day, the Fiat 500 is still considered as one of the first city vehicles and as an automobile that truly redefined the term "small car".

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4 years ago

New "Imagine" ad gets to the point: no extravagant dancers in sight

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New "Imagine" ad gets to the point: no extravagant dancers in sight

This week Microsoft showcased their latest Surface ad; unlike previous commercials, this one gets right to the point and skips the fancy dance routines.

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