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Microsoft Unveils Xbox Music Service
2012-10-15 09:45:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just days before they announced their latest smartphone, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times predicted Apple could be poised and ready to release their take on a music streaming service in the vein of Pandora or Spotify. If this rumor is true, it looks like Microsoft may beat them to the punch, as they plan to announce Xbox Music, a service with a catalog of music 30 million tracks deep and the potential penetration...

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2012-06-15 21:26:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com You know, there may be something to this whole iPad thing. It might be the elegant and pleasing design, it might be the simple user interface, and it might even be the powerful internal components yet long-lasting battery life. No matter how you shake it, the iPad is nothing but a shattering success, earning it up to 62% of the entire tablet market as Apple´s sold some 13 million of these little miracle tabs in the last quarter. While there have...

I'd Like A Deep Fried Gadget With A Side Of Awesome
2012-06-07 04:25:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com As America continues to grow fat, State Fairs all across the country keep reaching for the stars with the most creative food to fry up and serve to their beloved fans, whether its fried butter, bacon or Twinkies. But, just when it seems like the limit on fried things is unable to be pushed any further, Brooklyn-based photographer Henry Hargreaves turns to a shock-and-awe method with his "Deep Fried Gadgets" project. Hargreaves captured photos of an iPhone,...

Windows Phone Beats iPhone In China
2012-05-19 04:57:05

Microsoft officials announced this week that the Windows Phone had surpassed the iPhone in terms of total market share in China, despite launching in that country just two months ago. According to JR Bookwalter of TechRadar, the Redmond, Washington-based company "is ready to proclaim a minor victory" for their smartphone line, as the Windows Phone has secured 7% of what Bookwalter dubs "an extremely lucrative market." In comparison, Apple currently holds just 6% of the nation's market...

Microsoft Signature: Sweet Deal Or Overpriced Scam?
2012-05-17 07:30:03

A two-year-old Microsoft program meant to streamline Windows PCs, giving them a "cleaner look and better performance" by removing third-party software, is receiving increased attention as the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant is touting the service as an advantage over Apple's operating system. The "Microsoft Signature" program costs $99 and can be purchased at any of the company's retail stores or through its online marketplace, and is designed to help eliminate system slowdown by...

Xbox Rumored To Be Taking On Cellphone Subscription Model
2012-05-03 06:21:34

As more and more companies make moves to provide premium streaming content to their users, it´s become very likely the outdated business of cable television may be on its way out. After all, it doesn´t make much sense to have to buy an entire cable package if all you want is to be able to watch your favorite sports teams. Companies like Netflix and Hulu have seen some success with a subscription-based business model, offering their customers unlimited access for a low monthly...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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