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Microsoft And Quanta Computer Sign Patent Agreement

Microsoft And Quanta Computer Sign Patent Agreement

Microsoft has signed a patent deal with Quanta Computer, the latest in an ongoing effort to convince hardware makers that they need to license technology from the software giant if they intend to use Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems for their devices and the companies didn’t disclose terms of the deal, except to say that Microsoft will receive royalties from Quanta under the agreement. The Quanta name may not ring many bells, but they’re the one of the largest contract PC manufacturers in the world and if Microsoft’s deal allowed them to collect royalties on any Android or Chrome-powered product sold under the Quanta name. The licensing deals Microsoft has inked in the past don’t shine any light on the royalty structure and Google historically hasn’t been a fan of Microsoft’s practices………………

By On October 14, 2011 Respond
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Siri May Be Coming Into Apple TV

Siri May Be Coming Into Apple TV

Cross Research analyst Shannon Cross thinks that Apple could put Siri into the Apple TV or an Apple branded television and in related news, references to a new Apple TV have been found in iOS 5. Siri, an intelligent voice-controlled personal assistant which debuted with the iPhone 4S and if Apple were to bring the Siri functionality into their set top-box, they would need to issue a hardware refresh because the current-generation Apple TV powered by the A4 processor lacks oomph to run Siri……………………

By On October 12, 2011 Respond
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Windows 8 Will Reduces Memory Usage

Windows 8 Will Reduces Memory Usage

Microsoft aims to reduce heavy data usage for Windows users with the new Windows 8 operating system and the Microsoft Corporation has altered the memory system in Windows 8. In the latest Building Windows 8 blog, Bill Karagounis, group program manager for Microsoft’s Performance team, detailed some of the tricks that the company has employed in the new OS to optimize the use of memory and Windows applications can reserve multiple chunks of system memory, not just what for they need now but what for they may need in the future. Yet another trick was to find various core but low-level components that have been in Windows for almost 20 years and the new memory optimization should coax better performance out of PCs with an ample supply of RAM but also benefit those with only 1 or 2 gigabytes of memory………………..

By On October 12, 2011 Respond
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Android Extends Lead Over Apple

Android Extends Lead Over Apple

Android has taken a more commanding lead over iOS in the U.S., research firm ComScore is reporting and Android secured 43.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone OS market during the three-month period ended August 2011, jumping 5.6 percentage points from the 38.1 percent market share it had at the end of May. Apple’s iOS platform came in second place with 27.3 percent market share at the end of August and in the three-month period ended May, Apple’s operating system secured 26.6 percent of the U.S. smartphone OS market. Apple is now further ahead of RIM by 7.6 points, a gap that’s been steadily widening as the BlackBerry maker continues to lose market share, mostly attributed to its customers converting to Android devices and when it comes to smartphone manufacturers, Samsung and Apple are the only two seeing more consistent growth over the last few months……………..

By On October 6, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard With USB Port

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard With USB Port

Ready for the next dimension in gaming performance, custom tuning, and action? Then grab on to the Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard-the powerful companion to the Microsoft line of award-winning SideWinder gaming mice. This breakthrough keyboard incorporates a host of powerful features, including a detachable key pad, in-game macro recording, a full media key set, automatic and manual mode/profile switching, two-color dimmable backlighting, and much more. Plus, at the touch of a button, it doubles as your high-performance keyboard for everyday computing.

By On October 6, 2011 Respond
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TV Providers Coming To Xbox 360

TV Providers Coming To Xbox 360

Microsoft announced that a slew of TV and entertainment content providers — including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy will be rolling out entertainment services to the Xbox starting this holiday season in the more than 20 coutnries and they’ll be providing content through Xbox Live, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. The providers are: BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and LOVEFiLM in the U.K.; Antena 3, RTVE and Telefonica in Spain; Televisa in Mexico; and Bravo, Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand service, Crackle, EPIX, Syfy, TMZ, The Today Show, UFC, Verizon FiOS and HBO GO in the United States, the new TV and video providers announced today join Xbox’s existing lineup of TV and video entertainment partners already on Xbox 360: AT&T, Netflix and Hulu+ in the U.S., TELUS in Canada, BSkyB in the U.K., Canal+ in France, Vodafone Portugal, VimpelCom in Russia and FOXTEL in Australia.This is exciting news because now your 360 is like a cable box as well, so if you already have service with one of the providers that is teaming up with them then you can enjoy tons of television right from your dashboard…………….

By On October 6, 2011 Respond
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Mad Catz To Ship Tritton Detonator Xbox 360 Headset

Mad Catz To Ship Tritton Detonator Xbox 360 Headset

MadCatz now shipping Tritton Detonator headset, official Xbox 360 stereo sound for $80 and it is a Tritton co-branded peripheral compatible to a host of MP3 players and mobile phones. This headset includes its wireless brethren, the stereo Devastator and Dolby 7.1 Warhead, the Detonator keeps it to the FPS-pwning essentials………………

By On October 1, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft To Manufacture XBox 360 Consoles In Brazil

Microsoft To Manufacture XBox 360 Consoles In Brazil

Xbox 360, one of the most popular game console for gamers. It will be available at lower price from now. Microsoft corporation has announced that they will produce Xbox 360 In Brazil. they will produce up to 17,000 Xbox 360 consoles every week in Manaus, Brazil this October. they are offering at low price in the country.

By On September 30, 2011 Respond
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Samsung’s Windows Mango Phone Omnia W

Samsung’s Windows Mango Phone Omnia W

Samsung still finds the time to support another operating system – Windows Phone, where the latest model to be announced would be the Samsung Omnia W that will be the first Samsung device that runs on Windows Phone Mango, which is the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. It’ll sport Windows Phone 7.5 out of the box, a 3.7-inch 800×480 Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz processor, VGA webcam on the front and rear 5MP shooter with 720p video recording and it will debut in Italy and start spreading across the Old World and Latin America from next month………………

By On September 27, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse

Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse

Welcome to a revolution in gaming mouse performance, handling, and custom tuning. Microsoft brings SideWinder Mouse introduces one-of-a-kind features like veritcal side buttons, an LCD display, and a unique shape designed for quick and super-precise action.

By On September 26, 2011 Respond
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Casio Inked Patent-Licensing Deal With Microsoft TO Use Linux

Casio Inked Patent-Licensing Deal With Microsoft TO Use Linux

Recently, Casio signed a deal with Microsoft over the use of Linux in their upcoming products which are not disclosed yet. Like many more host companies, Casio also inked the patent-deal paying licensing fees according to Microsoft’s demand. Neither the products nor the price are disclosed yet.

By On September 24, 2011 Respond
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iPad 2 With iOS 5 vs Windows 8 Tablet

iPad 2 With iOS 5 vs Windows 8 Tablet

Winrumors has posted a very interesting video of an iPad 2 running iOS 5 compared to a Windows 8 Slate and the video goes over almost every feature that these tablets offer, from lock-screen to social network integration. The certain features like Mail, Calendar and App Store could not be compared between the two as these features are not available yet on the Windows 8 developer preview build…………….

By On September 16, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Windows Server 8 And Azure Platform Now Available For Developers

Microsoft Windows Server 8 And Azure Platform Now Available For Developers

Microsoft is making available to testers preview versions of its Windows Server 8 and Microsoft is making available to testers a developer preview of Windows Server 8, the complement to its Windows 8 client. Microsoft says Windows Server 8 will be heavily influenced by its experience running Windows Azure, the cloud based operating system that Microsoft runs in its own data centers. Azure concepts and functionality will be coming to Windows Server 8 with the new Hyper-V and Microsoft did not say when Windows Server 8 will ship…………..

By On September 15, 2011 1 Response
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Windows 8 Tablet Will Run Intel Chip

Windows 8 Tablet Will Run Intel Chip

Microsoft is scheduled to show off their upcoming Windows 8 operating system on a tablet next week, possibly a Samsung manufactured tablet PC and by going with an Intel chip for their first in-depth demo of Windows 8 on a tablet Microsoft is taking the safe route, Intel chips have powered Windows tablet PC’s for years now. This could be a big surprise to many because generally manufacturers prefer ARM processors due to its power efficiency and Intel is working hard to close the power efficiency gap.AMD’s chips are compatible with Windows 8 and AMD chips will support the classic Windows 8 desktop and the tiled Metro user interface so far only seen on Windows Mobile phones……………….

By On September 12, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Adds Acer And ViewSonic For Patent License Agreement

Microsoft Adds Acer And ViewSonic For Patent License Agreement

Acer and ViewSonic are the latest companies to execute patent licensing agreements with Microsoft to protect their Android smartphones and tablet devices from litigation in the event Microsoft ever decides to take Google to court for patent infringement and ViewSonic will explicitly be paying royalties to Microsoft to cover Android tablets and mobile phones. The announcement of a license agreement with Acer contains no language about royalties, potentially indicating Acer may have executed a patent swap with Microsoft that doesn’t involve cash. Both outfits have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for their tablets and mobile phones running the Android or Chrome Platform………………

By On September 10, 2011 2 Responses
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