The idea behind Microsoft Songsmith is simple: people love to sing. We love singing more than we love playing instruments. How do I know this? Here’s how: How many people do you know play the guitar while taking a bath?
Wireless connectivity is the bees’ knees. In most cases however, you have to give up some of your connection speed for the convenience and neatness of being wireless. Sometimes it’s the router’s fault, but I think you’ll agree with me that the built-in receiver/transmitter in most computers, especially the ones in laptops, could be better.
Windows users, start your browsers. The folks from Sizzled Core are pointing the way! They posted direct download links to both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of the beta version of Windows 7, also called Windows Vista Home Business Basic Premium Ultimate We Screwed Up Here’s The Right Version.
Since the New Xbox Experience launched in late November of last year, the Xbox Live Community Games service has been building up a selection of indie titles, though none is quite so weirdly named as Craig Forrester’s Johnny Platform’s Biscuit Romp.
The spindly-fingered titular hero faces 55 levels of puzzle-filled platforming through a sugary land filled with hazards, but don’t worry–there’s plenty of coffee along his path.
People have been using Linden Labs’ virtual world Second Life as a meeting space for a while, so I’m not surprised to hear that people are doing the same in PlayStation Home, Sony’s own avatar-driven online social community.
Remember the achievement unlocked: left the house shirt? Someone has found a cheat for that achievement: he or she stuffed 2 Xbox 360s, 2 projectors and 2 flat screen monitors inside a Suzuki. One of the two 360s appears to be embedded into the car’s dash.Why?
Looking to boost their quest for cool “I’m a PC” marketing campaign, Microsoft has launched their own clothing line, which the Redmond giant calls “Softwear”. Yup. If Apple can blind you with their fancy glass screens, why can’t Microsoft sell you shirts?
I was working on a story about something completely different today when I came across this intriguing digital image technology they’ve been working on for a while over at Microsoft Research. The team sums up their not-too-lofty goal for their HD View technology as follows: “…to create the best picture given (a) a source with high resolution, arbitrary dynamic range, any field of view & color gamut; (b) the user’s interaction; and (c) the display being used.”
HD View allows for smooth panning and zooming of extremely high resolution images which have been stitched together from hundreds or thousands of individual images using tools like Microsoft’s free Image Composite Editor.
In a surprise announcement, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox 360 will now be capable of running Mac OS X. Now that I’ve got your attention, what we’ve really got here is an Xbox 360 that’s been gutted and replaced with the brains of a Macintosh.
Under the hood of this Xbox 360 case is the motherboard from an old Apple PowerBook G4.
Here’s a dark and disturbing Gears of War Xbox 360 casemod that would make Cliffy B. himself proud.
Modder DFW Monkie, the same guy who brought us this creepy alligator Xbox 360, has outdone himself this time with his new Gears 360.
The case features an intricate sculptural Gears of War logo, complete with a skull and gear that glows in an ominous red light up when the console is on.
He built this custom case using lots and lots of layers of Bondo, and painstakingly hand sculpting it before coating it in a deep black paint job to make it look nearly as imposing as the first time you ever ran into a Berserker.
When the Red Rings of Death fire up on this console, it’s actually a good thing.
Artist Danielle Aubert creates pixelated masterpieces using Microsoft Excel, with surprisingly dazzling results.
About the project, she says, “…the drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months.
Microsoft today confirmed that it is preparing to release a new Xbox 360 model, the Xbox 360 Pro. The console will hit U.S. and Canadian stores in early August, and will be priced at $349. The new model triples the storage from the current Xbox 360 Premium to a much more usable 60GB, offering plenty of space for downloads from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Microsoft says it will discontinue the current 20GB 360 Premium, and has immediately dropped its price to $299 to make way for the new model.
Belkin is soon to release this iPhone case that appears to have a bunch of Zune logos all over it.
Is this a matter of stupidity or subliminal sabotage? Are the Belkinites a bunch of closeted Zune lovers or are they just a bit clueless?
Here’s an amazing Xbox 360 that looks like it just crawled its way out of the Everglades. The alligator-themed 360 is covered with a lizard-textured skin, and even has an realistic alligator eyeball in place of its power switch.
Rest assured, no actual alligators were harmed in the making of this console.
Sure, you could use your copy of Microsoft Excel to create the business model for your next big multi-million dollar venture, or to calculate last month’s sales for your used car dealership, but why not put it to some really good use and play some arcade games with it instead?
Apparently, programming video games using insanely complex Excel Visual Basic macros is a bit of an art form in Japan.