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Articles tagged with: Microsoft

Microsoft To Pay $70 M To Alcatel In Patent Ruling

The patent war is not new is US. Almost everyone is suing someone else for some goddamn reason. The patent war between Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft is also not new. There had been a number of clashes between the two companies ever since 2002 when Alcatel sued Gateway and Dell and Microsoft jumped in to help the two companies.

According to a recent federal ruling, Microsoft is bound to pay $70 million to Alcatel-Lucent by the order of a San Diego federal judge for the patent infringement which was originally filed by engineers at AT&T in 2003. The patent dealt with data entry on computer screen without using a keyboard.

Google Buys IBM Patents

Suing rival tech companies has now become child’s play for big IT companies. Consequently every company is trying to decorate its portfolio with as many patents as it can by buying patents from different companies.

Google, which had recently been sued by Oracle for Java patent infringement in development of Android has also decided to take some precautionary measures.

Driver: San Fransisco, Features Messy DRM

The PC video game industry has suffered a lot because of piracy. Therefore, game developers are becoming more and more cautious about their game releases. At the start, when there was nothing such as controversial DRM, all you needed was to download a crack for your favorite game and enjoy it by downloading it from P2P sites.

But the case is altogether different now. And leading in protecting the games with DRM technology is Ubisoft. Ubisoft had been really hard on PC gamers by protecting their critically acclaimed titles such as Assassins Creed with DRM.

Easy Programming With Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch

Good news for Programmers. Microsoft has launched Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwtich for Subscribers of Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). The main advantage of Visual Studio is to make programming much easy.

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch allows developers to make business and desktop applications even if they are not so familiar with the programming language. Users can publish their applications to the Windows Azure directly through LightSwitch Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

Microsoft Unveils Media Remote And Bluetooth Headset For Xbox 360

With the news about Microsoft planning on releasing Xbox 720 and integrating Windows 8 with the ability to play Xbox 360 games, some might think that Xbox 360 is now an old story.

If you think you have enjoyed Xbox 360’s experience to its fullest, you are wrong. Microsoft has another card up its sleeve. Microsoft has just unveiled two new accessories for Xbox 360, the Media Remote and Bluetooth Wireless headset.

Avatar Kinect Launched By Microsoft

The moment we all have been waiting for has finally arrived. Microsoft has released Avatar Kinect. Avatar Kinect is a technology which will be used in Xbox for online video chat application.

Avatar Kinect uses Kinect sensors to track the movement of your mouth, eyebrows and expressions and translates all these movements to the avatar in your screen. When a person stands in front of the sensors and talks or using his hand gestures, the avatar responds in the same way.

Microsoft Extending It’s Deal With SUSE

Around five years ago, Microsoft made an arrangement with SUSE to work on Interoperability between Windows and Linux. The agreement was for around 5 years, but now Microsoft has extended it’s deal with SUSE.

The duration of the extended agreement is again of a period of 5 years i.e. the deal will go on till 2016. Microsoft will also invest an amount of $100 million in the new SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates.

SUSE was founded in the year 1992. It’s main focus was to deploy enterprise wide solutions for Linux.

Xbox 720: Release Date & Price Expectations

If you couldn’t get your hands on one of the world’s most favorite gaming console because it was too expensive, well, Microsoft has been working on that problem lately by producing cheaper gaming consoles i.e. Xbox.

The top technology developing firm wants its consumers to get their products without having to worry about their trip to Hawaii. Microsoft has always been a secretive company and only shows the world what it has been working on when it wants to. Usually it has never been on the bad side of product information leakage. Microsoft announced that they were working on a new hardware and the successor of Xbox 360.

Kinect Embedded PCs And Portables

Thus far Microsoft has been successful with Kinect (motion sensing controller-camera) for Xbox. That is the reason; Microsoft is considering implanting it into even more hardware in the future.

During the running week’s Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, the company’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie said, he can predict that in near future both PCs and mobile phones will have a build-in Kinect-based camera.

GoldenEye 007:Reloaded On PS3 And Xbox 360

James Bond is considered to be the most robust, agile and good looking Intelligence agent in the world, and with Daniel Craig the 007 series has become the heartbeat of a majority of audience.

GoldenEye the seventh Bond film was a classic and Activision gave it a new life by releasing GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo’s Wii. The Activision product was rated as the best shooter game on Wii.