Acer and Asus may have introduced Windows 8 machines in every form factor under the sun yesterday at Computex Taipei, and here’s another from compatriots MSI — the Slider S20, a “convertible ultrabook” with a hardware keyboard tha…
Microsoft Wants Your XBOX 360 To Be Your New Cable Box
At this years E3 Microsoft really laid it out. Above and beyond all the amazing new game trailers was the huge focus on media and entertainment that’ll now be available on your XBOX 360. On top of Bing which will now be avalable using Kinect Voice, Microsoft is promising a slew of Media apps to come along with all the other current media ones. Also to tug on those so set in their cable box ways your console will now feature NBA and NHL TV along with Watch ESPN making the XBOX 360 a true cable competitor.
$99 XBOX Officially Launched By Microsoft
Microsoft officially launched it’s XBOX 360 Kinect bundle for $99 grant it that’s with a 2 year contract paying $14.99 for XBOX Live Gold. How do the numbers add out you ask? Well by retail prices you end up paying $460 after two years but only $99 up front, on the flip-side if you get that all new and pay upfront you pay $420. Like any rent to own deal you pay more in the long run but its not gonna blow a shotgun sized hole in your pocket to begin with. To some this might be a great deal and defiantly something consumers are used to.
It’s A Tablet, It’s A Ultrabook No Wait It’s The Future Of Mobile PC’s
At the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing Intel showed off what they believed would be the future of laptops/tablets and their not too far off. With the introduction and all the work that has been put into Windows 8 this really should be no surprise. Microsoft has already been testing their OS in the mobile platform since 2010 with the latest Windows Phone. Add in some tweaking as you watch how the user experience goes and Bam! Windows 8 a touch friendly user experience with all the Microsoft you love or hate. Convertible tablets are nothing new, in college I rocked a beautiful Averatec c3500, stop laughing, it was the Mazda Miata of laptops in its day, sporty like a Porsche and affordable like a Mazda. Needless to say they’ve been around and with everybody getting in tablets and really only one company doing it right we’ll be seeing more and more of them. The form factor presented here by Intel should be expected as the general populous isn’t quite ready to give up their keyboards and mice just yet. I don’t know that will ever see a post PC era but I have no doubt that tablet esque laptops or convertibles as we use to call them will become the norm.
Check Out The Consumer Windows 8 Preview Available For Download Here.
Microsoft and Apple Together
So yesterday after the Daily put out images and info on a supposed Microsoft iPad app Microsoft quickly countered and said it was a fake. They went back and forth for most the afternoon with he said she said but Microsofts last statement is quite intriguing “Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is giving them bad info, and that’ll be clear in the ‘coming weeks.” “In the coming weeks”, well surrounding the iPad and the coming weeks theirs something else that is supposed to happen also. Now to boot Microsoft and Apple have launched quite a few allegations against Google putting them in the sights of a double barreled shotgun. So what happens when they pull that trigger, when does it happen and do they do it together? Their are always rumors in the Tech industry but this one could blow Android away for a long time.
Hey Microsoft Is Making An iPad App Oh Wait Nope Wait…. Maybe?
So the daily says Microsoft is doing an iPad app. Microsoft says no where not! Daily says yes you are, you showed us! Microsoft says oh no we’ve never scene that image before. Daily says a Microsoft employee demoed it for us. Microsoft says eh… I don’t think so? Daily says what are are you kidding we aren’t lying for realsies! Microsoft now says on Twitter “Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is giving them bad info, and that’ll be clear in the ‘coming weeks.’”
That leaves us with????? We’ll see where this goes.