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Microsoft Songsmith: the Windows Vista of Digital Audio?

Microsoft Songsmith: the Windows Vista of Digital Audio?
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?

Wi-Far Out: Wi-Fire USB Range Extender

Wi-Far Out: Wi-Fire USB Range Extender
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.
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Time to Crash Some Servers: Download Links to Windows 7 Beta

Time to Crash Some Servers: Download Links to Windows 7 Beta
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.

Johnny Platform’s Caffeinated Biscuit Romp [Xbox 360]

Johnny Platform’s Caffeinated Biscuit Romp [Xbox 360]
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.

Microsoft Meeting at (Sony’S) Home

Microsoft Meeting at (Sony’S) Home
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.

Xbox 360 Room has Me Slightly Green With Envy

Xbox 360 Room has Me Slightly Green With Envy
When I get my own house, I’d like to have a couple of game rooms in it. A game room with a projector for playing PES or Rock Band or NBA 2k15, and another smaller game room for playing RPGs.

Rrod on the Road: Xbox 360 Car

Rrod on the Road: Xbox 360 Car
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?

Softwear by Microsoft: Dos Not Compute

Softwear by Microsoft: Dos Not Compute
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?

Microsoft HD View Offers Gigapixel Zoom, Hdr Images, More

Microsoft HD View Offers Gigapixel Zoom, Hdr Images, More
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.”

The Mac Os-X-Box 360 [Casemod]

The Mac Os-X-Box 360 [Casemod]
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.

Gears of War Xbox 360 Casemod Kicks Ass

Gears of War Xbox 360 Casemod Kicks Ass
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.

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions
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.

Xbox 360 Pro 60gb Price and Release Date Announced

Xbox 360 Pro 60gb Price and Release Date Announced
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.

IPhone Case With Zune Logos: Sabotage?

IPhone Case With Zune Logos: Sabotage?
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?

Xbox 360 Gator Casemod Rises From the Swamp

Xbox 360 Gator Casemod Rises From the Swamp
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.

Classic Arcade Games Excel in Spreadsheets

Classic Arcade Games Excel in Spreadsheets
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?
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