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Microsoft Announces New ‘SEO Tag, Do Not Tracksuit and Bing Basic’

Microsoft unveils “Do Not Tracksuit,” a wearable computing privacy appliance. Pokes fun at Google with “Bing Basic.” Introduces new “SEO Tag” empowering webmasters to rank better by just pointing Bing where you should rank.

Google Introduces ‘Gmail Blue, Google Wallet Mobile ATM’ on April Fools’ Day 2013

Renovate your house on Street View with Google SCHMICK. Google introduces “Maps Treausre Mode, Gmail Blue, Google Wallet Mobile ATM, Google Fiber Poles, DoubleCat Search!, Google SCHMICK and more.”

Xbox Dashboard Update with ‘Improve Voice Recognition’ and More and Xbox SmartGlass Launches

Steve Ballmer recently stated that 2012 will be “the most epic year in Microsoft’s history.” Kicking off the most exciting week in Microsoft’s history, Microsoft roll out a major update to the Xbox dashboard and launched Xbox SmartGlass.

Microsoft notes, “we will rapidly accelerate the reach of Xbox entertainment from more than 67 …

SNL Pitches iPhone 5 Factory Workers Against Critics in a Parody; NSFW Toilet Parody of Facebook Chair Ad

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Saturday Night Live’s latest parody’ show Tech Talk iPhone 5, features ‘writers’ from Cnet, Wired and Gizmodo who initially complain about Google Maps, a purplish hue in photos of the sun and the unbearable lightness of the iPhone.

To put these problems in perspective three Chinese factory workers who …

KinÊtre Uses Kinect for Windows to Animate in Real-time; Netflix Xbox 360 App for Kids Comes; Fall 2012 Dashboard Update Adds Native ‘Play To’ to Xbox 360

KinÊtre–a new Kinect for Windows project developed by a team at Microsoft Research Cambridge–makes the process quick and simple enough that anyone can be an animator who brings inanimate objects to life.

“KinÊtre uses the skeletal tracking technology in the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) for input, scanning an object as …

Google Play ‘Smart App Updates, Encryption, Google Cloud Messaging’, Adds Magazines, Rent/Purchase Movies, TV Shows; Now Has 600K Apps

Google along with a new version of Android called Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, also added more entertainment to Google Play. For Android devices with the Google Play, Google launched the following at Google I/O today:

  • Smart app updates: For Android 2.3, Gingerbread devices and up, when there is a new version of …

E3 2012: Xbox SmartGlass, Internet Explorer for Xbox, Xbox Music, Xbox on Windows 8, New Games, TV & Entertainment Contents; “Nike+ Kinect Training” Announced

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At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced a bundle of blockbuster games led by Halo 4 and also unveiled new content and entertainment experiences for Xbox LIVE and smart devices (PCs, tablets and phones) including: Xbox SmartGlass, Internet Explorer for Xbox, and new TV, movie and music …

Google Play: A New Digital Hub for Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore

Just couple of days back, we reported Google is cooking up something called Google Play, the search company just launched a new “Google Play” web service, “an integrated cloud-based destination for apps, books, movies, and music stored online, always accessible to users on Android devices and to anyone on the Web.” …

Samsung Teases (Could Be!) Galaxy S III Device – Bonus! Samsung Smart TV Videos

A Samsung video during its press conference last week at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas, teased a Galaxy S II-like phone, which bears a striking resemblance to the Galaxy Note, and it could well be a “Samsung Galaxy S III.”

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The most noticeable difference is the …

Interactive InfoGraphic: Explore the Galaxy Note and The Future of Smart TV

Samsung Galaxy Note and Smart TV Interactive InfographicsSamsung Galaxy Note and Smart TV Interactive InfographicsSamsung has created two new interactive infographics: the first one of about Galaxy Note lets you explore the possibilities of the Note through this fun interactive.

After a global tour the GALAXY Note, which utilizes the blazing speed of 4G LTE technology, is now available in the US through AT&T the …

MSN Video App for Xbox Now Available

MSN today annoucing the MSN with MSNBC.com App arrives on Xbox LIVE that let you explore MSN with MSNBC.com content with your voice. “Now through the power of Kinect and the intelligence of Bing on Xbox, you can effortlessly search MSN with MSNBC.com content from your living room by using the sound of your voice …

1.7 Million Xbox 360 Units Sold, Holding 49% U.S. Market Share in November 2011

Xbox 360 Nov 2011: 1.7M Units SoldXbox 360 Nov 2011: 1.7M Units SoldMicrosoft this week has unveiled a new Xbox dashboard for all digital entertainment purposes designed to transform the way people consume digital entertainment on their TV.

Also, unveiled this week was the Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone.

Today, the company …

Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone Launching on December 6th!

Xbox LIVE - Xbox Companion app for Windows PhoneXbox LIVE - Xbox Companion app for Windows PhoneMicrosoft just announced that on Tuesday, December 6th, the latest update to the Xbox 360 dashboard will be available to consoles around the world. In addition to new and updated features, you will also get “Bing on Xbox” that will let say and Xbox will find it with Bing Search. …

Bing on Xbox Voice Search and Xbox LIVE Update Bring the Future of Entertainment and Search to Living Room

Xbox 360 KinectXbox 360 KinectBeginning December 6th and in the coming months, voice search with Bing on Xbox will start to roll out, enabling you to easily find the entertainment you’re looking for, across: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, HBO Go, Zune and more across Xbox LIVE.

Bing on Xbox voice search will …

Microsoft Acquires California-based Video-search Vendor VideoSurf

Microsoft Buys VideosurfMicrosoft Buys VideosurfMicrosoft has bougth California-based video discovery technology company “VideoSurf Inc.” The price paid for the acquistion is not mentioned. This acquisition will also make it easier for world-class video partners to take full advantage of advanced features such as voice search enabled by Kinect for Xbox 360.

“With Kinect, users will …