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Microsoft is preparing to update its Xbox 360 with another dashboard update. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Xbox plans have revealed to The Verge that the dashboard update will enter into a public beta in late June or early July, with changes and updates in preparation for the next-generation Xbox. We’re told that the user interface will be refreshed alongside smaller Live Tiles, similar to what Microsoft is preparing for Windows 8.1. Microsoft is also said to be tweaking the look of the Xbox dashboard, with the possibility of darker or lighter themes.
We understand Microsoft is aiming to ensure Xbox 360 users can transition over to the next-generation console and interact with existing Xbox 360 users using messaging, beacons, and…
Acer is clearly and closely aligned with Windows, but there’s one part of Microsoft’s strategy it’s not buying into just yet. At an event on Friday in New York — in the middle of a sea of newly-announced Windows products — company President Jim Wong told PCWorld that Acer won’t build a Windows RT tablet until Windows RT 8.1 comes out. “To be honest, there’s no value doing the current version of RT,” he said. We may not have to wait long, though: Wong also alluded to Windows RT 8.1 coming in the second half of this year.
Acer has a fairly turbulent history with Windows RT, but has repeatedly said it’s committed to building products with Microsoft’s low-powered OS. And with Windows RT 8.1, which promises to bring a number of…
Numerous have actually lamented the seeming decrease of the US area program. While we’re not expecting an immediate return to the halcyon days, the Head of state’s proposed federal spending plan for financial 2014 might see some restored ambition. NASA’s slice of the pie consists of a strategy that would enhance detection of near-Earth asteroids, send a solar-powered robotic ship (like the NASA concept above) to capture among the space rocks and tow it back to a stable orbit near Earth, where analysts could study it up close. The company would have people setting foot on the asteroid by 2025, or even as quickly as 2021. It’s a marvelous objective to state the least, however we ‘d potentially find out more about solar propulsion and defenses against asteroid collisions.
If NASA’s plans mainly involve the future, the US Air Force budget is exploring the past. It’s setting aside $ 35 million for a long-discussed rebirth of the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, likewise understood as DSCOVR– a vehicle that was scuppered in 2001 due to cost overruns, amongst various other aspects. Run by NOAA once aloft, the modernized satellite would concentrate on cautioning the Earth about incoming solar winds. That’s just among the satellite’s initial goals, but the November 2014 launch target is fairly practical– and we’ll need it when the satellite presently fulfilling the job is overdue for a replacement.
Filed under: Robots, ScienceCommentsVia: Space.com Source: NASA, AP(Yahoo)
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It looks like Facebook’s got an Android-related event up its sleeve next Thursday April 4th. Of course we’ll be there with a liveblog, so be sure to tune in.
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A new job listing over at Microsoft has revealed when the outfit is planning to serve up the next iteration of its smartphone OS. According to the post, work on the current version is being finished up and they’re “getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year.” Presumably, the update will be part of the wider Blue umbrella of tweaks for Windows. Though a vague “next release” doesn’t offer any details in terms of features, it’s likely the OS will carry a significant set of changes as the team in need of a developer is responsible for the Start screen experience, the shell, first party apps and more.
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When Nokia announced the Lumia 920 was to be an AT&T exclusive back in October, the move confused many. Although other carriers were handed variants of the Lumia 820 — the 822 on Verizon and the 810 on T-Mobile — only AT&T customers would be able to get their hands on a truly compelling, flagship Windows Phone 8 device from Nokia. Conversely, both Verizon and AT&T users can purchase HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 8X handset. According to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, that could change soon. Speaking with CNET, Elop said that he is pleased that Nokia has restarted its “relationship with Verizon,” adding that the Finnish manufacturer is “planning a lot of exciting things with Verizon as well.”
When pressed by CNET as to whether that meant a…
The first “all hands” meeting of a CEO is always a time for high drama, so we’re anticipating big things tomorrow. New supervisor Marissa Mayer is telling employees about her plans to turn around the discolored web giant on Tuesday, with the very same slides she made use of in closed-door board meetings in an act of “radical transparency.” Yahoo’s fortunes have been on the slide for a while, after Scott Thompson’s scandal-ridden departure, patent clashes, protection breaches and the sale of its Alibaba stake in order to spend $ 3.65 billion on quelling a shareholder revolution.
A report from AllThingsD says that Mayer’s most likely to introduce progress and objective monitoring as a measure of performance. The brand-new system will run from the business as an entire right down to specific staff members, something that she took up from her tenure at Mountain View. The exact same report has actually disclosed that Mayer’s pushing to improve the consumer experience in its Homepage, Mail and Flickr providings (amongst others) at the expense of advertising– an action that’ll win her lots of fans utilized to the minimalist Google homepage.
Filed under: InternetMarissa Mayer organizing to expose her plans for Yahoo’s turnaround tomorrow initially appeared on Engadget on Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink|AllThingsD|Email this|Remarks
Buried in its press release announcing brand-new laptops, pcs, screens and add-ons, HP made an interesting admission: it’s not done yet. At the tail end of the PR, also after it broke down the numerous costs and shipping dates, the company added,” An enterprise-ready tablet will be announced soon.” No tip at the specifications, though we have to speculate if it’s the rumored Windows 8-powered “Slate 8” tablet we have actually heard about in the rumor mill. And now that HP has revealed many of its fall products, we’re asking yourself if that slate is in fact the exact same tablet that made a look in those advertisements that ran during the Olympics this summer– after all, HP’s yet to acknowledge the thing with an official name. We suppose we’ll discover quickly, whenever that is.
Filed under: TabletsHP preparing to introduce an enterprise-friendly tablet ‘soon’ originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for usage of feeds. Permalink|| Email this|Remarks
Nokia may have introduced its first Windows Phone 8 handsets earlier this week, but there’s more to come. We’ve already detailed a mid- to low-end “Zeal” Windows Phone 8 device, due to ship in early 2013, and now we’re hearing from several sources that Nokia has another handset planned. A 4-inch “Flame” Windows Phone 8 device is said to include 512MB RAM, a 1.0GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, and 4GB of storage.
Although the specs are fairly low, Flame owners will be able to upgrade the storage with an optional microSD card. The handset will likely be targeted at low-cost markets and offered at similar price points to the existing Lumia 610 and 710 devices. Availability isn’t set in stone just yet, but we hear that the Flame…
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As Nokia plans to unveil two additions to Lumia Windows Phone line on Wednesday, we have learned of another device that the company is currently testing. According to sources familiar with Nokia’s Windows Phones, the Finnish manufacturer is preparing a handset codenamed “Glory” that will include a 4-inch display.
The handset is designed as a successor to the low-end Lumia 610 “Tango” Windows Phone and will include Windows Phone 7.8 and low specifications such as a 800mhz processor and the typical 256MB of RAM found in super low-end Windows Phones. We understand that the handset could launch as early as the holiday season — but that the availability date has not been fully determined. We don’t expect Nokia to unveil the Glory at its…
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