Tagged with: Xbox

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 19, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 19, 2012

At long last, Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer announced a Microsoft branded, Windows 8 tablet called the Microsoft Surface.  It's a 10.6 inch, tablet with a removable battery and it weighs only 1 ½ pounds.  The Microsoft Surface is obviously designed as direct competition for the Apple's iPad.  Will the new Microsoft ...

‘Xbox Surface’ 7-inch tablet said to be on tap for Microsoft event

‘Xbox Surface’ 7-inch tablet said to be on tap for Microsoft event

Rumors and speculation have been flying since Microsoft announced last week that it was hosting a press conference in Los Angeles on Monday, and that might be exactly what the Redmond-based company was hoping for. Early well-sourced reports indicated that a Microsoft-branded tablet is on tap for the event, and a number of ...

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble to announce tablet with Xbox Live streaming, report claims

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble to announce tablet with Xbox Live streaming, report claims

Microsoft announced this past April that it acquired a 17% stake in a newly-formed Barnes & Noble subsidiary that will focus on Nook tablets and eReaders. What the company may not have mentioned at the time is that the new partnership might also yield a line of Microsoft-branded tablets. Microsoft sent out a last-minute ...

Microsoft could use Kinect to deliver emotion-based advertising

Microsoft could use Kinect to deliver emotion-based advertising

Microsoft recently filed a patent application for technology that would give its Xbox 360 Kinect sensor the ability to read users’ facial expressions and body language, thus enabling Microsoft to send them ads based on their emotional states. Jacob Aron at New Scientist writes that the technology in the patent application ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 6, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 6, 2012

This week game makers and gamers alike have made their way to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. So far, the big announcements have come from Xbox and Nintendo and it's all about multi-screens. Microsoft announced Xbox SmartGlass, an app that will work with Windows 8, iPhone and Android devices to create ...

Xbox Subscriptions Coming to Best Buy, GameStop

Xbox Subscriptions Coming to Best Buy, GameStop

The company had been selling the bundles in its own Microsoft stores, but is now getting its feet wet in other retail locations. In a blog post from Larry Hryb, aka Microsoft’s Major Nelson, the company announced that a bundle with a $99 Xbox, Kinect and $14.99 per month Xbox Live bundle will soon be available at all Best ...

Xbox SmartGlass: Microsoft’s Multiscreen Strategy

Xbox SmartGlass: Microsoft’s Multiscreen Strategy

Microsoft is hoping to create an immersive experience across multiple devices where users can consume different, complementary content on each platform with new software called Xbox SmartGlass, unveiled at the E3 entertainment expo.  Read the full story at PC World ...

Amazon Video App Added to Xbox 360

Amazon Video App Added to Xbox 360

Amazon today unveiled an Amazon Instant Video app for the Xbox 360. Xbove Live Gold subscribers who install the app will be able to access movies and TV epidodes available via Amazon Instant Video on their gaming consoles. Read the full story at PC Mag   ...

The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S.

The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S.

More evidence that Microsoft is increasing its lead in the digital living room race: Data that shows its Xbox gaming console is the most popular non-PC device to watch Web video. That is, more people are watching Web stuff on Microsoft’s machine than on the iPad, iPhone or any Android machine, anywhere. Read the full ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 9, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 9, 2012

Microsoft confirmed that there will be a $99 xbox.  It's the 4GB model and they will be selling them at 16 of the 21 Microsoft retail stores.  What's the catch.  Actually, there are several.  First, you will have to agree to a two year $15 per month contract, bringing the price of a normally $299 4GB Xbox 360 up to ...