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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.

 

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

emet

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 This tool can even help secure outdated Windows XP systems.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.
 
DirectX 12 Might Not be a Game Changer PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 June 2014 01:57

DirectX 12

Microsoft’s Xbox One console is, in most cases, ranking below Sony’s PlayStation 4 ever since both the consoles were released. One of the biggest troubles Microsoft is in right now with the Xbox One is called “resolution-gate”. It is a kind of a scandal involving both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Sony’s Console being at a safer side. With video game resolutions being so important in the next-gen gaming, it is critical for both next-gen consoles to run video games at fully optimized 1080p resolution. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s console is unable to do that in most cases. A significant number of released and upcoming confirmed next-gen games run at a fairly lower resolution on the Xbox One than on the PlayStation 4, and most of the blame goes to the former’s hardware capabilities, which are slightly less than the latter’s offerings. Trying to set things right, Microsoft is boasting extreme DirectX 12 support for Xbox One. Ample number of analysts and developer think that DirectX 12 will bridge the performance gap between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but for most, this statement doesn’t stand true...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for more.

 

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

OneCalendar

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, Outlook.com, 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.

 

 
Windows 9 is in Alpha! Maybe… PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 31 May 2014 15:58
Lately–for me at least–Windows operating systems have been hit and miss. The recently diseased Windows XP? Solid gold. Windows Vista? Pile of unspeakable horrors. Windows 7? Beautiful, functional, easy to use, and open to tech-savvy problem solvers. Windows 8? Optimized for touchscreens, but shoe-horned into non-touchscreen systems. Even my gaming rig, just recently built, has Windows 7 on it because latest doesn’t always mean greatest, but since Microsoft has been pretty predictable with their OS quality, it stand to reason that Windows 9, the successor to Windows 8, will be a keeper. However, no official details have been announced lately. Some would say it’s been quiet. Maybe even a little too quiet. Well, the scream to break this tense silence has been unleashed, albeit more of a whisper than anything. Keep in mind that this is all just rumors and hearsay, but it’s possible that the new OS is in early stages of development…
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