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CIA joins Twitter PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 June 2014 03:18

cia joins twitter

Tweet Accomplished - The CIA became one of the last major US Government agencies and departments to join Twitter. It literally won the Internet with its first tweet, which is not just showing the public that it has a sense of humor, but is actually a clever dig at conspiracy-theorists. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) posted its first tweet 17 hours ago (at the time of writing this article), by which time, it scored close to 200k retweets, and mentions by several top media houses. That was smooth. Not only does it play on the cheesiest "CIA" line used, overused, and abused by Hollywood in its portrayal of the agency; but it also takes a swing at conspiracy theorists, who accuse the CIA of shaping public opinion in foreign countries, by swarming millions of tweets endorsing or vilifying persons, organizations, or opinions. Hours later, the agency thanked its reception. Ten bucks say that when @CIA reaches a sizable number of followers, its tweet in response to that could be something along the lines of "thanks for following us back."..See the possible twite at windows8newsinfo forum.


Surface tablets into the Big Brother house PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 June 2014 03:14

surface pro 3

Microsoft has signed a deal with UK broadcaster Channel 5 to have its Surface family of Windows tablets advertised on the popular TV show Big Brother. While the reality show may not be the ideal program for Microsoft to show off its new gadgets, Big Brother will be taking on a technological theme for this year, making Surface tablets fit in perfectly. The products will be featured through the show with the product placement agreement signed. If you're not familiar with the show, a handful of contestants are locked in a carefully constructed house, isolated from the outside world. Competing in numerous challenges and nominating house mates to evict, the public gets involved with voting and stalking each contestant's every move. The winner who survives the battle through various public voting rounds takes home a cash prize. The product placement deal will see house mates utilize the Microsoft Surface tablets for weekly nominations to select which contestants they wish to face the public vote for eviction. As well as voting, the Windows tablets will also be used for shopping...Further details posted on our forum.


Secure Your Computer PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 June 2014 06:17


Only one cash prize went unclaimed at Pwn2Own 2014. All major browsers were hacked, but hackers were unable to claim the $150,000 grand prize for hacking IE 11 secured with EMET. Secure your own PC with EMET today. Microsoft is targeting EMET more at system administrators, but any Windows user can use EMET to quickly enable some additional security features without any special knowledge. This tool can even help secure outdated Windows XP systems. When Microsoft started getting serious about security with Windows XP SP2, they began adding security features applications could take advantage of. For example, Data Execution Prevention (DEP) allows the operating system to mark certain sections of memory as non-executable data. If an attacker takes advantage of a buffer overflow vulnerability in an application and attempts to run code from a sector marked as data, the operating system won’t run it...Learn more then download, install and configure from windows8newsinfo forum.


First 7 inch Windows 8.1 tablets PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 June 2014 16:04

first 7 inch Windows 8.1 tablets

Toshiba isn’t the only company developing a 7 inch Windows 8.1 tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor. Emdoor has one in the pipeline as well… and if Emdoor’s not a familiar name, this is the same company that showed off an 8 inch Windows tablet at Computex that could sell for as little as $100. On paper the Emdoor Miso looks a lot like the 8 inch Emdoor EM-i8080. It’s just a tad smaller. The Emdoor Miso features a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, an Intel Z3735G quad-core Bay Trail processor, and up to 6 hours of battery life thanks to an 11.1 Whr battery. It has just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which should help keep the cost low. While Emdoor hasn’t announced a price for the tablet, expect it to sell for significantly less than any Windows tablets released in 2013 or the first half of 2014. Despire the low price, the tablet does come with a free 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal which means that you can use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps for no extra fee… for a year...Follow this and more from Computex on our forum.


Internet Explorer teams up with ESPN PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 June 2014 04:25
world cup 2014
We’re excited to announce that we are working with ESPN to bring the ESPN FC World Cup Essentials sports hub to the web. Today’s launch is the latest installment in the Rethink IE initiative showcasing what’s possible on the web with innovative experiences – it works wells across all modern browsers and devices but it’s perfect for touch in Internet Explorer 11. By working with ESPN, we are bringing exclusive content to ESPN FC World Cup Essentials that helps keep you informed and in top form for the 2014 World Cup. The site showcases some of the best technology on the web – immersive 3D artwork made possible with HTML5 and WebGL and adaptive browsing from your mobile phone to your laptop or desktop PC.  “The World Cup is one of sports most storied events, and inspires a tremendous amount of passion and loyalty from fans around globe. The World Cup Essentials site will provide an excellent complement to the comprehensive match coverage ESPN will be providing on television and the web...Read more and follow the links posted on our forum.
Game Controller On Mobile PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 08 June 2014 06:17

console patent

I recently came across this interesting patent from Microsoft related to gaming on mobile devices. Usually in console gaming, you have controller in your hands with display few meters away. In the case of mobile gaming, you hold both the controller and the display unit on your hands. In this patent, Microsoft is trying to propose a controller system for mobile devices that will be rendered during games.  If Microsoft implements it, we can start enjoying on games on mobile devices with standard controller interface as opposed to various types controllers we see in mobile games. Also, this may allow Microsoft to port Xbox games easily to mobile devices. Last year, during annual company meeting, Microsoft demoed Halo game being streamed from internet on a Lumia 520 device. The thumbstick can be rendered on a reassignable area of the display and the mode selection button can be rendered on a mode selection area of the display...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for further details.


OneCalendar PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 June 2014 06:03


If you heavily use calendars to manage your days and week, months and years, then this handy productivity app will pique your interest. Low on fashion and high on functionality, this is an application that integrates all your calendar into one. Going by the name of OneCalendar, the app allows you to view and manage some of the most popular online calendars from a single interface — Google Calendar, Windows Live, Hotmail,, Exchange, Office 365, even Facebook. The app allows for effortless syncing with all of the abovementioned services, along with the ability to easily add, update and delete information. And it also works when an Internet connection is not present. Powerful as it is, the app is still missing some essential features, including Live Tiles and Notifications support. A new coat of paint to refresh the user interface would not be such a bad idea either. It does, however, play nicely with all version of Windows 8, including those based on ARM...Learn more and download at windows8newsinfo forum.


Klonoa: Empire of Dreams PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 06:46

Klonoa: Empire of Dreams

It’s hard to believe that a growing number of gamers are coming to age without the opportunity to play a Klonoa game. We are becoming grittier and grittier in our gaming aesthetics and kids are growing up with the urge to violently blow off another person’s head, meaning that Klonoa’s cute design and whimsical mechanics of inflating goofy enemies are no longer appealing to the children, or anyone with a soul, like it used to be. His most recent game was a remake on the Wii, but the poor sales all but killed his return to the video game scene. The massive backlash against his potentially awful redesign indicates he has a very vocal fanbase, myself among them, but sadly, that number is also very small. It is very likely that we will never see a new Klonoa game ever again. A very sad situation indeed. Despite this, Bandai Namco has done a decent job of keeping his legacy and games alive through re-releasing his classic games on today’s digital scene, appealing to the adults who played his games during their youth and hopefully a new audience of their children...Read the rest of this posting at windows8newsinfo forum.


Microsoft Project Ripple PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 June 2014 02:07

Project Ripple

Here's something we didn't expect: Microsoft is developing a projector-based infotainment system that you manipulate with your feet. Really. We found Microsoft's Project Ripple at the Augmented World Expo, but it seemed better suited to the local mall. The company admits it's similar, but told me that what we see in public today isn't living up to its potential. Project Ripple just might. There's truth in those words: most of the mall projector games we see consist of one "screen," coming from above -- but Ripple ads a second projector in front of the user's eyes. This second display is controlled by Kinect-translated hand gestures. This makes the platform more versatile, Microsoft tells us, it can be used to deliver information, create interactive ads or could be used to give presentations at special events. Ultimately, Redmond is leaving the utility up to the users.Project Ripple is a going to be a free, open-source platform -- not a product...We have a video clip posted on our forum that is a must see.



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