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2010-04-12 12:05:00

REDMOND, Wash., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced KIN, a new Windows(®) Phone designed specifically for people who are actively navigating their social lives. Brought to life through partnerships with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Sharp Corporation, KIN is designed to be the ultimate social experience that blends the phone, online services and the PC with breakthrough new experiences called the Loop, Spot and Studio. KIN will be...

2010-03-16 10:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today brightens your video calls with TrueColor Technology, a groundbreaking new image processing technology that provides superior color and brightness in even the worst lighting conditions. TrueColor Technology automatically adjusts the picture quality to provide a more colorful video whether out on the porch with bright sunshine in the morning or in the living room with low light in the evening. This technology will be...

2010-02-24 10:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Microsoft Hardware extends its award-winning line of BlueTrack Technology mouse products, debuting the advanced tracking technology at its lowest prices ever -- under $30.(1) Now people have the opportunity to track on virtually any surface(2) at an affordable price with three new mice to choose from -- the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, Wireless Mouse 2000 and Comfort Mouse 4500. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Comfort Mouse 4500 will...

2010-02-11 09:00:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation, North America's largest coated paper producer, announced today the release of a new On Paper podcast featuring Robert Bernard, chief environmental strategist for Microsoft. The episode is the first On Paper podcast to launch on Zune, Microsoft's entertainment platform for podcasts, videos and music. Designed to bring about positive change in the area of sustainability, this biweekly broadcast is now in its third season and...

2010-02-01 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- What gamers request most is better control in-game, and today Microsoft Hardware launches the SideWinder X4 Keyboard, a keyboard designed to give gamers more control over their gaming experience with the industry's most advanced anti-ghosting technology. Developed by the Applied Sciences Group, this new technology ensures gamers' most complex key combinations will be recognized by the computer to keep the game in action. The new keyboard...

2009-11-25 09:17:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio(TM) Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, today highlighted a bevy of HD Radio receivers that are guaranteed to wow consumers from the most tech-savvy to the electronically-challenged. To capitalize, retailers like Best Buy, Costco, Crutchfield and RadioShack are providing door-buster deals, prominent in-store signage, radio campaigns and other promotions starting from...

2009-10-29 10:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Windows 7 is now broadly available to the public, and to celebrate this launch Microsoft Hardware is offering deals on some of its innovative products that help make everyday tasks faster and easier with the new operating system. Consumers all over the world are celebrating the availability of Windows 7 by hosting their own launch parties from Oct. 22 through today, and party hosts have been able to receive virtual coupon books to share...

2009-10-01 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consumers have been using Microsoft Hardware's popular LifeCams for years to stay in touch with family and friends, and now businesses are following suit, using these webcams to connect with colleagues and minimize business travel to ultimately reduce overhead. Today, businesses around the world use Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to keep employees connected, and with LifeCams optimized for Office Communications Server 2007...

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2009-09-15 13:00:00

Microsoft has unveiled its latest update to its digital music player the Zune in the U.S., BBC News reported. The touch-screen Zune HD can download high-definition videos and uses a high-efficiency organic LED screen for a more enhanced display. A separate docking station will also allow HD video to be streamed to a television. Starting at $220 for the 16 GB version and $290 for 32 GB version, the Zune is currently only on sale in the U.S. and early indications suggest that Microsoft has no...

2009-09-09 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thin is in; Microsoft Corp. today announced its thinnest keyboard ever -- the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 -- made exclusively for Bluetooth notebook and desktop computers. Projections show that over 55 percent of notebook PCs will ship with Bluetooth by the end of 2010.(1) With mobile PCs getting more compact, the Microsoft Hardware team created the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 to address consumers' need for comfortable and portable...


Latest Microsoft Hardware Reference Libraries

Xbox 360
2013-08-10 07:13:01

The Xbox 360 is the second generation video game console produced by Microsoft. It was released on November 22, 2005 in the US and Canada, on December 2, 2005 in Europe, and December 10, 2005 in Japan. In the first year of the system’s release, it was sold in 36 countries; it has sold over 77 million units worldwide. Several versions of the Xbox 360 were released. The original Xbox 360 Premium 20 GB was released in November 2005 and discontinued July 13, 2008. The Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB...

Xbox
2013-08-10 06:56:18

The Xbox is a video game console developed by Microsoft and introduced on November 15, 2001 in North America. On February 22, 2002 it was released in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe. By May 10, 2006 over 24 million systems had been sold. The system was discontinued in Japan in 2007, and everywhere else in 2008. The Xbox was the first game console that was produced by an American company since the Atari Jaguar ceased sales in 1996. The Xbox 360 is its successor. A...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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