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2009-08-20 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Widescreen technology is everywhere these days, built into virtually every new notebook, desktop monitor and flat-panel TV,(1) and today Microsoft Hardware sets a new standard for webcams with the launch of LifeCam Cinema, the first consumer webcam on the PC to offer widescreen video with a native 720p sensor.(2) The timing couldn't be better, with more and more people going online to share videos with friends and family; in fact, more than...

2009-08-13 02:01:00

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zune HD, the next generation of Microsoft Corp.'s portable digital media player, is available now for pre-order and is set to hit store shelves on Sept. 15. The player, available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, is the first touch-screen Zune and includes powerful playback technology to give you a different way to experience media on the go. Combined with unparalleled PC software and online services such as Zune Pass, Zune provides a rich and...

2009-06-03 08:00:00

LifeCam Show, Arc Mouse, Explorer Mouse and Explorer Mini Mouse recognized for revolutionary designs. REDMOND, Wash., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Hardware's focus on innovative designs is being honored today with the prestigious red dot design award for four products: LifeCam Show, Arc Mouse, Explorer Mouse and Explorer Mini Mouse. LifeCam Show, Arc Mouse and Explorer Mini Mouse were awarded the red dot quality seal for high design for transforming computer peripherals from...

2009-06-03 00:30:00

Hardware peripherals will be fully compatible with new operating system and deliver new features to make everyday tasks faster and easier. REDMOND, Wash., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Hardware today announced that its current line of award-winning mice, keyboards, LifeCams, gaming devices and notebook accessories will be fully compatible with Windows 7 once the operating system is launched to retail customers on Oct. 22, 2009.(1) Making everyday tasks faster and easier,...

2009-05-27 07:05:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning Microsoft announced that the next generation Zune HD device will feature HD Radio technology. The Zune HD is expected to be available at national retailers in Fall 2009. In making the announcement, Chris Stephenson, General Manager of Global Consumer Marketing, TV, Video & Music Business, Microsoft Corp., said, "Radio has always been a core feature in Zune devices as it plays central role in consumer's lives. It is where they discover...

2009-05-26 20:45:00

Premium Zune digital entertainment service to be available internationally on Xbox LIVE.   REDMOND, Wash., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the evolution of Zune, the company's end-to-end music and entertainment service, to a new platform and new markets. Zune will extend its video service to Xbox LIVE internationally this fall. This marks an important development in the Zune strategy and brings the Zune brand to more than 17 million international...

2009-05-19 08:00:00

From optical to Microsoft BlueTrack Technology, Microsoft leads mouse innovations.   REDMOND, Wash., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consumers are taking their notebook and netbook PCs everywhere these days and can now work or play wherever they go with three new Microsoft BlueTrack Technology products: the Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 featuring Microsoft's first nano transceiver, the full-sized ambidextrous Wireless Mouse 5000, and the sleek mouse and keyboard combo Wireless Desktop...

2009-05-19 08:00:00

New webcam is easy to use with vivid video and clear audio.   REDMOND, Wash., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Microsoft Hardware, makers of the best-selling LifeCam line,(1) delivers quality video calling for under $30 (U.S.) with the LifeCam VX-2000 -- an easy-to-use webcam with a built-in microphone and vivid VGA video. This new webcam makes setup a cinch; consumers can easily connect with friends and family, using their broadband Internet connection, just minutes after opening...

2009-05-04 10:00:00

Seattle Firm to Produce Animated Comedy 'City Council 3050 AD' for Microsoft Corporation's Digital Entertainment Brand SEATTLE, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Worktank, a Seattle-based, full-service integrated advertising agency, today announced that it will produce an animated comedy series titled "City Council 3050 AD" with Zune Productions. "City Council 3050 AD," an original comedy conceived by Worktank, is based on local government C-SPAN channels that broadcast the mundane proceedings of...

2009-04-14 08:00:00

First ambidextrous SideWinder mouse offers gaming performance for either hand. REDMOND, Wash., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced a new addition to the award-winning family of SideWinder gaming products, the SideWinder X3 Mouse, which combines gaming performance and versatile design at a value price of $39.95.(1) This ambidextrous, eight-button gaming mouse delivers comfort for either hand along with the performance features fans of SideWinder products know...


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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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