Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer features at January event

Posted 21 hours ago ago at The Verge with 6 recent echos

Microsoft is planning to detail the consumer features of Windows 10 at an event in January. While Microsoft will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, sources familiar with the companys plans tell that Microsoft will hold a separate press event in late January to unveil the consumer preview of Windows 10. Microsoft previously promised early 2015 for a discussion on consumer features, and it appears the company is on track. Microsofts first unveiling of Windows 10 was a...

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for December 2014

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 3 recent echos

For the month of December, Xbox Live Gold members will receive three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold program. On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Worms Battlegrounds $24.99 ERP for free during the month of December.

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Web pages can be interesting, transient things; they can be there one minute and gone the next. But while a web page may vanish, that does not mean that all traces of it vanish from the internet. Earlier today an intriguing looking article popped up in my news reader there are many benefits to sticking with RSS feeds: a post on the Microsoft blog with the title blank post please delete. Authored by Rajesh Jha, my RSS reader InoReader showed that the post content was very similar to the title...

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Microsoft strategy to combat low priced Android devices appears to be paying off as vendors are now pushing down on the floor to create ridiculously low priced Windows tablets. The WinBook TW70CA17 is a 7 inch Windows 8.1 tablet and it costs $59.99. The device is on sale at MicroCenter and is good for in store pickup only. The specs, as you would expect at this price point, are entry level but include an Intel BayTrail T Z3735G 1.33GHz Quad Core CPU, HD IPS LCD 7 1280x800 display, 1GB RAM &...

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Listen to Microsoft Sam sing 'The Piña Colada Song'

Posted 1 day ago ago at Engadget with 1 recent echos

Microsoft's Sam has many talents. But what does he do when he's finished helping users install their shiny new copy of Windows XP? Turns out, he kicks back, fixes himself a Piña Colada, and lays down the vocals for perhaps the definitive version of R...

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Watch a Microsoft engineer use Kinect and a Sphero to simulate telekinesis

Posted 1 day ago ago at VentureBeat with 1 recent echos

Telekinesis, defined as the psychic ability allowing one to influence a physical system without physical interaction, lives largely in the world of science fiction. Yet as we continue to see time and time again, technology is quickly helping drop the second word of that phrase and bring what we see on the big screen to the real world. The latest example comes from Microsoft engineer Mike Taulty, who works on the companys Developer and Platform Group. Watch him use hand gestures to move a ball...

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AdDuplex Report: Lumia 630 is winning and three new Lumias show up

Posted 23 hours ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

The big news is that Windows Phone 8.1 now accounts for more than half of all Windows Phones out there. And combining this with the upgradeable Windows Phone 8.0 it now totals 84% of the ecosystem. Looking at manufacturers and devices themselves, we’re not surprised to see a similar distribution to the one we’ve seen in previous months. While Microsoft still accounts for 95% of all devices, the “Other” section of the market is getting increasingly crowded with new...

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Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli

Posted 1 day ago ago at TechCrunch with 1 recent echos

It led to the following URL: http: blogs.microsoft.com blog 2014 11 25 microsoft acquires acompli . In case you missed it, the URL slug says Microsoft Acquires Acompli. Microsoft declined to comment. The chance that Microsoft wrote a blog post about an acquisition that wasnt far along doesnt seem high. No point in prepping a post with a URL if the deal isnt far along, Id wager. So the Acompli deal is probably iced. Whats Acompli? A mobile email application that CrunchBase describes as for...

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