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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).

Oracle Sues Google Over Java Copyrights & Patents

In the tech industry, suing rival companies is not a big deal so its no surprise that Oracle sued Google.

The bone of contention is Google’s US$100 million deal with Sun Microsystems to pay the royalties for using Sun Microsystems’ programming language java for building the, then-new operating system, Android.

The deal has invoked a copyright infringement case against the search giant Google. However, Google has denied the allegations put forth by Oracle.

LEAK: Apple Works On 3D Gesture Control Tech For iOS

Apple Inc. has filed a new patent for 3D gesture control with a physics metaphor control. Hopefully Apple is just experimenting with future technologies because I can’t imagine the iPhone 5 having NFC, 3D video recording, and virtually every ‘latest and greatest’ feature we’ve been learning about recently.

I mean, can’t a phone be *too powerful for its own good? Anyways, the developing technology was first reported as a patent leak and people suspect Apple will use this as some kind of tool for developers to better aid themselves in the workplace.

Pandora Gets A Whole New Look, Switches To HTML5

If you’re into online radio, you’ve probably heard of Pandora. The company had an initial public offering just a few weeks ago, and are now going through a massive restructure that will unveil itself very soon.

To start, subscribers will be slowly but steadily gaining access to the new site on a rolling basis, so it’s hard to give an exact launch date of Pandora’s new interface. The site will first be available to Pandora One customers.

University Of Nebraska Gets 250K For Microsoft Office 365

While it’s not uncommon for companies to offer incentives to clients to try out new products, Microsoft recently paid the University of Nebraska, $250,000 to move from its existing IBM Lotus notes to Microsoft’s Office 365.

The University stated that they will use the money to convert a large number of the PCs currently using Lotus notes in addition to using the funds to pay for a Microsoft Premier Support agreement covering email and Microsoft Office applications for the University as a whole.

Awesome Samsung Fridge With Built-In Tablet

We’ve covered a couple of interactive refrigerators, but this new Samsung LCD fridge is just full of awesome. The fridge comes with a built-in notepad application that lets you leave notes for yourself to remember to fulfill your daily list of errands.

Users will also be able to launch Epicurious and look for recipes for ideas on what to plan for dinner. What’s cool is the sheer number of uses this fridge has. Rather than staring at a full pot of water waiting to boil, you can swipe through your recent vacation photos through Picasa or check to see if you’ve received any new e-mails.

Mac OS X Developer Preview Update, Available

Apple has recently released another software update under the name Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview. The update is suggested for all users currently running Developer Preview 4 and represents the first update to the software platform, interestingly, not referred to as Developer Preview 5.

The update will focus on bug fixes, and will include a restyled login screen, displaying the Apple logo over the linen-looking wallpaper that has previously been seen on Lion. The version of the login screen was briefly shown at WWDC 2011 when Phil Schiller logged into OS X.

Google Introduces Image-Search, Voice Recognition, + Instant Pages

Google is introducing new features, engineered within mobile devices, such as voice and image search to its traditional Google search box. The company claimed that they will roll out a speech-recognition tool displayed as a microphone button on the right side of Google’s search box for a select number of visitors on Tuesday.

For now, it will only be available on Google’s Chrome Web Browser, a browser that claims 12.5% of the web browsing market share. The new speech recognition tool was programmed to take input both from standard English as well as varying accents to help create a platform for everyone to use.

Oracle Sues Google For Android Ad Revenue

Oracle Corporation has slammed a case against Google, in attempts of snagging a large portion of Google’s ad revenue through Android’s mobile operating system. Oracle reasons that Google’s Android stole seven of the former’s Java patents, and in a way, they’re seeking damages.

Oracle expert, Lain Cockburn, presents the case. Google denied the allegations in a filing made Monday through the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, stating that Cockburn’s statements are unreliable and misleading.

Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary Edition

If you wanted to get some more Halo action without having to wait till next year for Halo 4, hang tight, because a new Halo game is coming this Fall, called Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary. The new game is actually a remake of the original Halo, with updated HD graphics, new game tweaks and more multiplayer maps.

Although Microsoft seems to be milking the Halo franchise till the very last drop, this will definitely make many Halo fans happy and I am sure gamers will want to re-play the Combat Evolved campaign with the improved graphics.