Category Archive for: ‘Microsoft’

Update on Microsoft’s Zune

Microsoft is gearing up to take on rival iPod in the digital music industry, and have brokered for top quality placement in GameStop and EB Games stores. This move indicates Microsoft’s desire to capture a market so far untapped by Apple – gamers, and marks the first time that either store has carried an mp3 player. The launch date and …

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ATI gets Vista Driver Certification

Underlining the company’s leadership in developing hardware and drivers to support Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Vista operating system, ATI Technologies Inc. today announced that its driver has been granted the graphics industry’s first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for Windows Vista by Microsoft. WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is considered essential by many business …

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New Vista Screenshots

Three new screenshots of Windows Vista Build 5506. You can see the new Startmenu and ControlPanel. Did you notice all the Live Elements in the Startmenu? Although just two elements are officially tagged with Live. Windows Defender is also a fixed component of Windows Vista now. Build 5506 should be the last beta build, Microsoft is aiming for RC1 now. …

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Microsoft Photosynth: 3-D Image Modeling

On Thursday Microsoft is set to unveil Photosynth, 3-D imaging software that transforms digital images into 3-D models. The software works by scanning a collection of photographs, which can be taken from different cameras at different times. It looks for similarities amongst the pictures, and cross-references them against eachother.  This allows the software to pinpoint a feature’s 3-D position, as …

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80’s Video Game Flashback

Microsoft announced plans Wednesday to release versions of classic 1980’s video games, including such titles as Pac-Man, Frogger, and more. The video games will be offered through XBox Live Arcade, an online service that allows people to download free trial games and then buy them for $5 to $15. Beginning this past Wednesday, Microsoft will offer a game every Wednesday …

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