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Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

Michael Archambault 30

Microsoft has launched a new web series, “On the Whiteboard”, to take you behind the scenes of where and how technology mixes with culture. The first episode follows our host, Pamela Woon, speaking to Oscar winner, Randy Thom, about the importance of sound in technology. Randy Thom has contributed to famous films including The Incredibles, Return of the Jedi, and Forest Gump. Randy...

Microsoft won’t give up on Kinect for Windows; next iteration coming 2014

Microsoft won’t give up on Kinect for Windows; next iteration coming 2014

Michael Archambault 44

At Tuesday’s reveal of the Xbox One, Microsoft showed off their next generation Kinect sensor. Our friends up in Redmond don’t want you to forget that the new Kinect unit will also be heading to Windows. Microsoft released the original software development kit (SDK) in the spring of 2011 for Windows 7. The goal of the program was to expand Kinect’s usage scenario through 3rd party and...

Samsung groups all its Windows products under the ATIV brand, but still shows lack of support

Samsung groups all its Windows products under the ATIV brand, but still shows lack of support

Rich Edmonds 42

Samsung has announced that its expanding the ATIV brand to include its Windows based PC products. Originally used for its Windows Phone 8 hardware, Samsung states it will use the brand to represent the convergence of PC and mobile technologies. This will essentially unite all Samsung Windows products under a single umbrella. If you're now looking at Samsung ATIV hardware, it's running a...

Microsoft to bring the start button back in Windows 8.1, but not as we know it Jim

Microsoft to bring the start button back in Windows 8.1, but not as we know it Jim

Rich Edmonds 285

Microsoft is set to reintroduce the famous Windows start button in Windows 8, according to sources familiar with company plans. A report over on The Verge points at Windows 8.1 (aka "Blue") as to when consumers will be able to see a start button in desktop mode without utilising third-party software. The only downside is it's noted the button will simply take the user back to the start...

Microsoft in talks with landlords – Set to push Microsoft Stores to Europe in 2013

Microsoft in talks with landlords – Set to push Microsoft Stores to Europe in 2013

robert brand 26

The Financial times are reporting that MS is now talking with UK landlords to secure outlets for opening its first stores outside of the Americas. The company is said to be confident that the first outlets can be opened during 2013 pending an internal review of their US stores. The internal review of their existing stores is said to be taking place to study how well they have performed...