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Microsoft

Submission + - Sinofsky leaves Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green now in charge of Windows Division (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Steven Sinofsky, the man who was behind the development and marketing of Windows (including the recently released Windows 8), Internet Explorer, Outlook.com, and SkyDrive had apparently left the company. In his place, Julie Larson-Green will run the Windows division while Tami Reller will take charge of the business of Windows.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft details the Windows Store (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft details the full Windows Store customer experience including browsing for apps and searching though a catalog of apps. On top of that, Microsoft has made it easy to update apps in Windows 8.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft announces Kinect for Windows (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced that the Kinect would be available for Windows begining February 1st of this year. On top of that, the price was revealed to be $250, which is $100 more than the Kinect for Xbox.
Data Storage

Submission + - Windows 8 to have Storage Spaces (t.co)

BogenDorpher writes: "In a new Windows 8 blog post, Microsoft details a new feature to Windows 8 called Storage Spaces. This new feature allows for a safe and efficient storage pool for those who have large amounts of data and fear drive failures."
Media

Submission + - Xbox Kinect used to create music video (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: We all know that the Microsoft Kinect is a cool way to interact with games and entertainment. But did you know it can be used to create a music video? New Look's "Nap on the Bow" utilizes the Kinect for a jaw dropping music video.
Windows

Submission + - Windows Phone 7.5 has built-in emoticons (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: We already know that words are the best way to describe how you feel. But sometimes words alone are not enough and we need a picture to show our feelings. Well, that's where emoticons come in. Microsoft has provided a cheat sheet of all the built-in emoticons in Windows Phone 7.5
Microsoft

Submission + - Windows 8 now allows you to sign in via a picture (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft is showing off a new feature called "picture password" in Windows 8. Microsoft is claiming that this new feature is optional and not a replacement to the text password, but instead a cool and secure new way to sign-in
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft releases Silverlight 5 (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft has officially released Silverlight 5 today, which offers developers assistance in building rich internet applications for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. It is still unclear whether or not we will see another major release of Silverlight, considering Microsoft is potentially making the move to HTML5.
Android

Submission + - Google releases infographic on Android Market grow (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Google has releases an infographic that depicts a closer look at where, when, and how the Android Market has achieved 10 billion downloads. Statistics include the most popular time to download, the top ten countries, top ten app download categories, and a few highlights.
Games

Submission + - Urinal-mouted video games the next big thing? (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: British company Captive Media, have managed to create a very unique gaming system, how unique you ask? How about urinating games? These urinal-mounted video gaming platforms allow you to play games with your urine to help pass the time.
Google

Submission + - Google teases future of search in short video (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Google has put together a six minute video that highlights the major improvements in search technology over the past several years. On top of that, Google talks about the evolution of search and teases about what the company has in store for the future.

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