Yesterday Microsoft announced the Xbox One which will be the successor to the Xbox 360. It showcased multiple new features, and there was a great focus on the new Kinect module. In fact, the Kinect could be used to operate each and every aspect of the console. One of the more peculiar features of the Xbox One is that it can be activated using a voice command to start the machine. This is possible as TheVerge reports that the Kinect will be always on and will be watching the user for commands. (more…)Goo...
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Earlier rumors had indicated that the Xbox One needed an always-on Internet connection if a user had to play games. However, Microsoft has confirmed that the console will be able to play games even without an Internet connection. (more…)Google+
One of the worst kept secrets about the Xbox One was its new game installation system. It was reported that Microsoft was working on an installation system that would prohibit the use of used games. Wired is reporting this indeed is true, but there are some caveats. (more…)Google+
Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One moments ago, the successor to the Xbox 360. It announced many features, but it remained quiet about backward compatibility with the Xbox 360. It turns out, that Xbox One will not support Xbox 360 games. This was revealed in the Q&A when The Verge enquired about the topic. (more…)Google+
Microsoft Xbox One announced, aims to be the heart of the living room with TV, Entertainment and Games
Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox One, which is the successor to the Xbox 360. The new console features advanced voice recognition capabilities it understands natural language and users can navigate the UI and turn on the console using voice. The console also connects with ones set-top box so that one can control one TV and console from one centralized point. The console comes with Skype and Internet Explorer. (more…)Google+
A couple of months ago Sony launched a preemptive strike and announced the hardware specifications for the PlayStation 4. Obviously, it was trying to court game developers by revealing the specs of its next generation console, before Microsoft could have the jump on it. Sony seemed quite desperate, and it did not even showcase the final console hardware. It was quite apparent that it was done to gain ground on Microsoft, which rules the roost in the console gaming space with the Xbox 360. Today, however, it...
In the world of gaming consoles, Sony and Microsoft are arch rivals. Sony used to be dominant in the early 2000′s as the PlayStation 2 was the console to beat, but Microsoft roared back in 2005 when it launched the Xbox 360 and beat Sony to the next generation gaming party by a year. In February, Sony set off to change this and announced the hardware spec of the PlayStation 4, but it failed to showcase the actual console. It so happens that Sony has just teased the console itself, just about 24 hours be...
Only a couple of days ago Microsoft had announced an official YouTube app for Windows Phone, it seems like this app is going to be short lived. TheVerge is reporting that Google has asked Microsoft to take down the app and halt all installs immediately, because of the lack of ads. Google terms this as a violation of API use. (more…)Google+
After having confirmed last week that there indeed was a Windows Blue update under development, Microsoft’s Tami Reller revealed that the Blue update was officially renamed as Windows 8.1 and would be available on Windows Store as a free download. (more…)Google+
Apart from announcing the Lumia 925 smartphone, Nokia has announced an update for its Lumia line of smartphones codenamed ‘Amber’. The update will unlock FM radio capabilities in the Lumia 920, Lumia 820, Lumia 720 and the Lumia 520. (more…)Google+
Microsoft on Wednesday named Amy Hood, head of finance of the company’s Office division, as the new chief financial officer (CFO). By taking her position in June, Amy will become the first woman in the company’s history to hold the post and will be succeeding the outgoing CFO, Peter Klein. (more…)Google+
It is official now that the much talked about Windows 8 update codenamed as Blue will be showcased this summer, after Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president for Windows announced at the Wired Business Conference that the company will unveil the update to Windows 8 at Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference scheduled from the June 26 to the 28. (more…)Google+