Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 3 recent echos
Microsoft is preparing to update its Xbox 360 with another dashboard update. Sources familiar with Microsoft Xbox plans have revealed to that the dashboard update will enter into a public beta in late June or early July, with changes and updates in preparation for the next generation Xbox. Were told that the user interface will be refreshed alongside smaller Live Tiles, similar to what Microsoft is preparing for Windows 8.1. Microsoft is also said to be tweaking the look of the Xbox dashboard,...
Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos
Microsoft first commercials for its Surface tablets emphasized the optional keyboard covers, though little focus was placed on the features of the tablet itself. The company latest commercial does the opposite. In a new commercial that began running today, Microsoft emphasizes the fact that the Surface RT can run the Office productivity suite, has full sized USB ports and can function as a laptop replacement. The commercial also references the optional keyboard covers, though the emphasis is...
Posted 1 day ago ago at TechCrunch with 2 recent echos
Tumblr feels that Yahoos $1.1 billion offer as too low and view it as only a first offer, according to sources close to to acquisition talks. Yahoo may have to significantly increase the offer to close the deal. An acquisition by some tech giant is likely in the cards for Tumblr, though, as sources say the company only has a few months of cash runway left. The news comes after AllThingsD reported Yahoo was in advanced talks to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, and the portals board of directors...
Posted 5 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 2 recent echos
Windows 8 was built for a world that blends our work and our personal lives, a world where we expect high quality touch experiences everywhere, and a world that is always on the go and always connected. Windows 8 redefines our market from PCs to mobile computing. Our OEM partners have delivered tablets, touch laptops, and convertibles that bring the vision of Windows 8 and mobile computing to life. They have introduced some incredible and unique new form factors like the Dell XPS 12, the Lenovo...
Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos
Larry Hryb, Xbox Major Nelson Gamertagt: e Gamertag: lollip0p What we are playing #XboxReveal Special Guest: Aaron Greenberg, IEB Chief Of Staff shares numbers about the health of the gaming industry Interview: Simon Pegg and John Cho "Star Trek into Darkness" (42:50 - 53:51) Gadgets and more . .
Posted 2 days ago ago at CNET with 2 recent echos
Dell said during its earnings conference call on Thursday that commercial customers, meaning corporate customers, are just now transitioning to Windows 7. I think you continue to see Win 7 on the commercial side of the business. It driving a refresh cycle, said Brian T. Gladden, chief financial officer for Dell, during the conference call. Yeah, you read that write. That corporate customers switching from, for example, XP or Vista to Windows 7. And that is driving PC and hardware upgrades at...
Posted 2 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos
The gig is up … Alt J at Brixton Academy on Thursday. Recording shows on smartphones could soon be a thing of the past. Photograph: PA Alt J have debuted a pioneering new piece of gig technology that aims to stop people recording shows on their phones. Following their album award win at the Ivor Novellos on Thursday, the band became the first act to utilise the Soundhalo video app at their Brixton Academy show, allowing fans to download tracks to their smartphones immediately after they were...
Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 1 recent echos
Many years ago, I spent a week visiting my brother in Alaska. At the time, he was working on a fishing boat out of Homer, and I spent several days on the boat enjoying the sights of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Peninsula. The impression that struck me immediately as my flight descended toward the tarmac, and that stayed with me throughout my visit, was just how huge and near the mountains looked; in fact, every aspect of nature seemed larger, closer, and more vivid. Thats one of the things I like...