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Xbox One Gaming Console
Today, Microsoft has unveiled their next-generation game console – Xbox One. According to the Company website, the Xbox One will deliver an entertainment experience like nothing before. And given what was showcased today, the company might be on to something. Here is a list of features coming to: Xbox One 8 Cores – An 8-core x86 processor lets you instantly switch between a game and your entertainment apps with ease. HDMI Pass-Thru – Connect your cable or satellite box to your Xbox One and prepare for lift off. HDMI pass-thru enables you toRead More
xbox infinity
Digitimes is reporting that the folks in the supply chain are already shipping orders for the next-generation Xbox game console – codenamed Durango – in small volume. According to the report, this shipment is expected to increase in volume and peaked in the third quarter. According to the report, the following companies are involve in the supplying components and assembly of the next generation Xbox game console: Lite-On Technology and Delta Electronics are supplying the power supply for the next-generation Xbox Lite-On IT is supplying optical disc drive (ODD) Asia Optical and NewmaxRead More
Despite not setting the world alight with its original offerings – Microsof Surface PCs Tablets, Microsoft is set to continue their foray in the tablet market, according to Digitimes. This information came courtesy of sources from the upstream supply chain. Microsoft is expected to announce second-generation Surface tablets at the company’s Build Developer Conference scheduled for June 26-28. This time the Company will be targeting the 7- to 9-inch displays range to meet the rising demand for smaller tablet devices, according to the report.Microsoft has reportedly shipped 1.5 million units of its first-generationRead More
Microsoft to Unveil its Next Generation Xbox on May, 21 – On Tuesday May 21st, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. Microsoft to unveil its next generation Xbox games console on May 21. The next generation Xbox gaming console will be the first real significant upgrade to Xbox since the Xbox 360 went on sale in 2005. According to a report, the new gaming console is referred to as Xbox 720, with the current codename rumored to be – Project Durango. A blog post from Microsoft spokesman LarryRead More
Microsoft Surface vs Apple
Microsoft Plans to Launch a 7-inch Surface Tablet this Year to compete with the likes of Google and Apple in the small – medium size tablet market. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is hoping to continue their presence in the  tablet market by launching a 7-inch Surface Tablet this year. “One person familiar with Microsoft’s product plans said the 7-inch tablets weren’t part of the company’s strategy last year, but Microsoft executives realized they needed a response to the rapidly growing popularity of smaller tablets like Google Inc.’s 7-inchRead More
Steve Ballmer Finally Agrees With Steve Jobs That Vertical Integration Is the Way to Go In Post PC Devices In an interview with MIT, Microsoft’s CEO  Steve Balmer is quoted as saying that in the new world (Post PC), hardware, software and services will need to be more integrated to deliver better experiences. Ballmer: [quote] In the new world, software is going to have to come in kind of an integrated form—or at least a well-designed form that includes cloud services and devices.[/quote] If you are scratching your head thinkingRead More
TechWeb, a Chinese website, published a very interesting interview involving Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt. It’s hard to decipher when or where this interview took place since the article was published in Chinese Here are some of the interesting things Schmidt supposedly discussed (via Google translation):   Eric Schmidt on business in China:  [quote] Whether it is 10 years ago that the small company, now, Google has always been a lofty goal, this goal allows us to recruit employees those who aspire to solve major problems. We focus on recruiting the best programmers,Read More
Microsoft Surface Pro Receives Catwalk Treatment And New TV Ad The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is set to unveil a new Surface Pro commercial at tonight’s Grammy awards. In addition,  a YouTube video shows Microsoft’s Panos Panay took the Microsoft Surface Pro for a spin on the catwalk. According to the report: [quote] In his trademark style of giving away the product to audience members, Panay produced two Surface Pro tablets for onlookers before unveiling the new TV ad. Initial reports have suggested that Microsoft has sold out of the 128GBRead More
Microsoft Involvement in Dell Privatisation Might Not Benefit The Company Digitimes is reporting that Acer founder Stan Shih, has commented that Dell’s US$2 billion loan from Microsoft may result in more harm than good in the long run for the company. “Acer founder Stan Shih, commenting on reports about Microsoft’s US$2 billion loan to Dell to aid the PC vendor’s privatization, said that Microsoft’s “professional advice” may instead block Dell’s road to transformation,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for Digitimes. “Shin believes that Dell’s privatization aims at a flexible transformation withoutRead More
Next Xbox Will Not Play Second-hand Games And Comes With New Kinect Edge have revealed that according to sources, with first-hand experience of Microsoft’s next generation console, the next Xbox will come with a new version of Xbox Live,  improved Kinect hardware and will require constant internet access to function. Edge: [quote] Sources with first-hand experience of Microsoft’s next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox gamesRead More

Posted On February 6, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Microsoft News

Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Roundup

Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Here we go folks, the Microsoft Surface Pro reviews are out so lets see what people are saying about Microsoft’s ‘no compromise’ tablet computer. Walt Mossberg – Surface Pro: Hefty Tablet Is a Laptop Lightweight [quote] I like the original Surface and see it as a tablet with the extra benefit of some Microsoft Office programs. However, I am less enamored with the Surface Pro. It’s too hefty and costly and power-hungry to best the leading tablet, Apple’s full-size iPad. It is also too difficult to useRead More
Digitime is reporting that the sales of Microsoft Windows RT tablet sales for 2012 is likely to be less than one million units. According to the article, Taiwan-based supply chain makers, are reporting that there have been about two million Windows RT tablets shipped globally, fewer than the 4-4.5 million units originally expected to be shipped as of the end of 2012. Monica Chen and Adam Hwang report: [quote] Since Microsoft announced Surface in mid-2012, some partners gave up plans to develop Windows RT tablets, resulting in the launch of Surface RTRead More