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Microsoft Announcement Will Be Streamed Online

Microsoft will be making an announcement later today at 12PM Pacific/12ET about some new product(s). The announcement will be made by Steve Ballmer which would mean that Microsoft is bound to announce something major.

Microsoft Press Event Ballmer

As rumors suggest, the announcement could be related to the newer version of Office; Office 15 which Microsoft has been working on for a while. Microsoft is also set to release to consumers later this year, so it makes sense that they would also release a refresh for Office along with the new OS.

Office 15 will sport the new Metro look which has become the signature for Microsoft products of late and will more likely than not be ported to every future Microsoft product.

If you are interested in watching Steve Ballmer’s announcement live, you can do so by visiting the live webcast at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/ which will be available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. You can start viewing the live stream at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/office/liveevent.aspx

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We’ll be posting more news about the event as it happens. So stay tuned for future updates right here.

iPad 2 Event Details and Timings

Apple has confirmed an iPad 2 event for March 2, 2011. The event is highly anticipated and will be followed by millions of users. Apple will be unveiling the tablet which is an upgrade to the iPad.

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Though there have been several new tablets launched this year including the and 10.1, the iPad 2 will definitely be something magical, as Steve Jobs always says. You are better off holding on buying any tablet till at-least March or April when many of the tablets will be coming out.

Last time Apple had streamed an event live online, hopefully they will also stream the event live this time too. You can try and watch the live videos online at http://www.apple.com/apple-events/.

The iPad 2 event will start at 10AM Pacific Time or 1PM Eastern Time on March 2. You can visit this link to see the local timings in your country/location.

If there are no videos you can always follow the iPad 2 announcements and updates at Engadget Live. Mac Rumors will also cover the press conference live and you can view the updates at http://www.macrumorslive.com/. In addition to that GDGT also cover the event at http://live.gdgt.com/.

Audio streams for the iPhone 4 press conference will be available at http://live.twit.tv/, you can also follow the updates on Twitter by following @macrumorslive.

Rest aside the 2 might just blow out the competition aside so mark your calendars and don’t forget to tune into to us for insights and announcement details.

Update: You will find a live stream of the video at http://bambuser.com/channel/mikebutcher/broadcast/1465264

Apple iPad 2 Event To Be Held On March 2

It’s official! It’s finally official! Apple has just made it official that they will be unveiling the successor to the iPad the iPad 2 on March 2 i.e. next Wednesday. It was just yesterday that rumors were floating around the Internet that the iPad 2 will be unveiled on March 2. Apple sent an invite to all the popular bloggers (Sadly, not me  Sad smile ) out there with the image shown below : Apple_iPad_2 Last year, it was the original iPad from Apple that kick-started this whole tablet wars among manufacturers. It was only at the beginning of this year that we some worthy competitors to the iPad like the Motorola XOOM and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It is more or less confirmed that the iPad 2 will feature a front-facing camera for Facetime video calling. A faster processor, more RAM and higher storage capacity will also be on-board. Hopefully, Apple will make the iPad 2 lighter compared to its predecessor. The iPad 2 will be compared to all the upcoming Android 3.0 Honeycomb based tablets from different manufactures, so it better be good!

Ready To Watch Nokia Capital Markets Day

So after a year where Symbian lost the market leader crown to and a week where Stephen Elop’s memo caused a major storm in the tech world, Nokia will finally start out with the Nokia Capital Markets Day in London in a few hours.

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Everyone’s eyes and ears will be tuned on to which company Nokia will be partnering with to bring some good phones to their lineup. According to the impending rumors Nokia will partner with Microsoft and come out with Windows Phone 7, however, nothing is certain yet and this will be a huge setback for , the OS which never was and never came to be.

Earlier last month, Manan had said that Nokia should basically go with either WP7 or Android as the software for their high end phones and it looks like there is no way out for them but to do it. I have personally used the and the and find that it has good hardware but it lacks good software. It definitely makes sense for Nokia to let go of or stop making smartphones with it as it hurts them more than it is good for them.

This event is extremely important for Nokia as the target audience are the investors and Nokia certainly cannot afford to disappoint them as they have disappointed their loyal users.

Hopefully, a lot of questions will be answered tomorrow at the Nokia Capital Market’s Day. We are all waiting with bated breath for what Elop will say tomorrow. Are you?

The presentation starts at 10AM London Time / 5AM EST. If you are interested in watching the Nokia Capital Markets Day online, you can head over to this link and click on the Webcast link or visit the webcast page directly, you will need to register before you can view the webcast.

Watch Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb Event Live Online

Google will be hosting a special Android event on February 2 at 10AM PST (1PM ET). At the event, Google will be unveiling the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS for tablets.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Event

The 3.0 Honeycomb event will give a hands-on demo of tablets based on the latest OS in the Android family along with an in-depth look at all the new features.

If you are eager to watch the Android 3.0 Honeycomb event, you can do it live online at http://www.youtube.com/android/. In the meantime do check out the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Platform highlights. Our team will be covering the event live here so stay tuned for updates from the event.

HP Holding Second Event Aimed At Developers

If there’s anything that HP needs for webOS, it’s developers and apps. Well fear not because following their WebOS event on February 9th, HP will be holding a “developer oriented” event featuring Jon Rubinstein (pre-CEO of Palm) and the HP webOS Engineering and Developer Relations teams. In addition to a special presentation, there will be a reception for the developer community to allow developers to get to know each other and presumably discuss the future plans on applications and development for the platform.

You must be a registered developer in order to attend the event and there’s a fairly decent chance that HP/Palm will take this opportunity to hand out some new hardware so developers can get an early start.

Watch Sony CES 2011 Press Conference Live Online

Sony is one of the most interesting companies at CES 2011. Several new and exciting products might be revealed by them this year. Some of them include the Sony “Xperia Play” which could add in support for gaming and tie-in with the PS3, just like Windows Phone 7 does with Xbox live.

CES 2011 Logo

It could also be Sony’s new Xperia successor Anzu X12 which have been leaked several times. We could also see unveiling of Sony TVs and news related to PS3, but we’ll hold on our horses for now.

Sony’s Press Conference is scheduled for 5PM PST (check local timings) and will be 45 minutes long. You can watch Sony’s press conference live online at CNET’s live channel at http://livestream.com/CNETlive. Sony will also be broadcasting their press conference live at Ustream.tv, you can follow their channel here http://www.ustream.tv/sonyelectronics.

We have also embedded a video of Sony’s channel below so that you can watch the press conference right here.

So what do you think will Sony unveil? Do let us know through your comments.

CBS and CNET To Provide Live CES 2011 Coverage On Internet, TV and Radio

So you could not make it to CES 2011 this year? No problems, you can catch up all the CES 2011 action live online. However, what if you want to watch it on Television? Well, there’s a channel for that.

CES 2011

CBS Interactive and CNET, who are the official media partner of CES, will provide live coverage of all many CES 2011 events on the internet, CBS Television and CBS Radio stations.

CNET will also be posting exclusive coverage and extensive photos of the event online at http://ces.cnet.com/. You can follow the action on at http://twitter.com/cnet and at http://facebook.com/cnet. Mobile users can follow all the CES 2011 action at the mobile site of CNET at http://m.cnet.com/.

In addition to that, CNET will also be streaming press conferences live, here is the list of Press Conference that will be streamed live by CNET.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 5   Press Conferences Streamed Live
      • 10:00 AM        INTEL
      • 12:00 PM         NVIDIA
      • 2:00 PM           Samsung
      • 3:00 PM           Panasonic
      • 5:00 PM           Sony
  • Thursday, Jan. 6 at 1:00 PM Verizon News Conference at CES 2011 Streamed Live
  • Thursday, Jan. 6 at 3:00 PM "The ‘Next Big Thing’ Super Session: After the Computer" (North Hall, Room N255-N257).  With the era of the personal computer coming to an end, tablets, smart phones and connected home entertainment are poised to take consumers to the next level of innovation.  CNET editors Molly Wood and Brian Cooley will be joined by industry thought leaders from CBS, HTC, Roku, Samsung and YouTubeâ„¢ to discuss the services and devices that will shape this shift.  The second part of the discussion will include a panel of well-known tech journalists, including Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky, New York Times’ David Pogue and Wired.com’s Evan Hansen.
  • Friday, Jan. 7 at 10:00 AM "Best of CES" Finalists announcement at CNET Stage (South Hall 3 Lobby).  The awards recognize the most buzz-worthy and innovative products at the show.  Voting for People’s Voice award will remain open until 10 AM on Jan. 8.  Votes can be submitted at cnet.com/pv.
  • Friday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 AM "How to Lighten the Energy Load from Electronics" (South Hall, Room S204-205).  CNET senior editor Martin LaMonica will be joined by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to discuss new approaches to lowering electricity use and managing home energy
  • Saturday, Jan. 8 at 11:00 AM   "Best of CES" Winners announcement and awards presentation at CNET Stage (South Hall 3, Upper Level Lobby) and live Webcast at http://cnet.com/ces.

So rest assured, you can catch up all the CES 2011 action from the comfort of your couch, on your computer chair or while on the go. Have fun and stay tuned for our coverage of CES 2011 where we will help you catch up on product announcements and analysis.

HP Plans WebOS Event After CES

If you’re concerned that HP and Palm won’t be announcing anything ground breaking at CES 2011, you’ll be happy to know that an event is taking place in San Francisco on February the 9th.

The motto on the event invitation reads “Think big. Think small. Think beyond.” Could this be the next-gen smartphone hardware we’ve been hearing about? Perhaps it’s about a tablet styled device or the public release of developer-only features to WebOS? The sky is the limit when it comes to WebOS, hopefully HP and Palm don’t get clobbered by the suspected lack of presence at CES and are able to get the public re-invigorated and warmed up to WebOS.

Via: PreCentral

SocialVents Is a Smart Visual Search Engine For Events

There are a number of sites like CraigsList that tell you whats going on in your city, but the all-text cluttered interface makes them a less than ideal tool. SocialVents changes that by providing you with a visual search engine focused solely around events. Start by  entering  your desired location and date. Click search and SocialVents would display your location on Google maps along with all the vents that are scheduled for that particular date.

Each event is displayed on the map as a bubble pointing to the exact location of its venue on the map. Moreover, clicking on any event shows you more details on the left side-bar including complete address, date and time of the event, any admission charge, notes and a link to the actual source of information. You can also restrict your search results by specifying a category such as music, food, fashion. You can also move around on the map to discover more vents near by or even zoom out to capture events for a larger area.

Even though the site is still in beta, it has a good potential to attract users because of its clean functionality and usefulness. However, there are some features that I think, if added, would make this site even better such as the ability to share events with friends, the option to embed results/map on a website and most  importantly  displaying some sort of result count.

Chrome OS and Chrome Web Store Coming Today

Google will be unveiling two new things at today’s Chrome OS event. First of is Chrome OS, which is the netbook OS which makes heavy use of cloud technology and second up is Chrome Web Store, which is basically an app store for and Chrome OS.

Chrome Web Store - Sports Illustrated

Google OS has been able to get their hands on some screenshots from unlisted videos posted on the Google Chrome YouTube channel, the one above is a image of Sports Illustrated magazine in Chrome Web Store.

If you are excited to see what Google will be unveiling you can definitely do that by visiting the official channel for Google Chrome at http://www.youtube.com/googlechrome. The event will be live at 10:30 AM PST, check your local timings to tune in and watch the Chrome OS event live online.

Apple To Unveil Mac OS X Lion At "Back to the Mac" on October 20?

Apple has sent out press invites to some high profile sites for their new "Back to the Mac" event to be held on October 20, 2010.

Apple Back to the Mac Event

The invite has a Lion around the Apple logo and would discuss the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7. It is not known yet what the OS might be called, but from the looks of it, it would be named as Mac OS X Lion.

Previous Mac versions have been called Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Panther, Jaguar, Puma, Cheetah and Kodiak. So will Apple be unleashing the Lion out of the bag on the coming Wednesday? Only time will tell. Keep tuned in for regular updates from us.

(Source: BGR)

HTC To Announce New Phones On September 15 In London

HTC will be hosting an event in London on 15th September, where they will be announcing their upcoming phones. Interestingly, this date coincides with the Nokia World date of 14-15 September in London.  htc 15 september

Talking about HTC, the phones which are expected to be officially announced on the event are HTC Desire HD (Ace) and HTC Desire Z (Vision). The HTC desire HD is rumored to have a 4.3 inch WVGA AMOLED screen (maybe S-LCD). The internal memory is expected to be 4GB and the external microSD will be expandable up to 32GB. Desire HD will be having a 8MP camera with dual LED flash and 720P video recording. It will come with Android 2.2. out-of-the-box and will have Qualcomm 1GHz processor.

The HTC Vision will have a smaller 3.7 inch WVGA TFT screen and physical QWERTY keyboard. The internal memory is rumored to be 1.2GB and the external will be expandable up to 32GB. The camera resolution is still unknown. It will come with Android 2.1 and 1GHz processor.

These are just two phones from HTC which are running hot in rumor mill. We can hope to see more than these two devices from HTC in the event. So stay tuned for HTC’s “Dream”.

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Live Coverage of iPhone OS 4.0 Apple Event

The Apple iPhone OS 4.0event is going to start in just a few minutes now. As usual the expectations are high from this event. Many iPhone users are hoping that the new version of iPhone OS will support multi-tasking and bring in battery life enhancements as well. Apple had recently released the Apple iPad which has got ravishing reviews all over the net. Apple said that they have managed to sell 300k iPad in the first couple of days.

It is not confirmed but users are also expecting Apple to release iPhone HD or iPhone 4G. Rumors also say that Apple will launch a refreshed line-up of the Macbook series.

Live Updates :

The event started a few minutes ago. Sorry for the delay in the live update guys!

10:00AM : Steve Jobs enters!

10:01AM 10:10AM : Steve Jobs before introducing us to the iPhone OS 4.0, tells us about the enormous success of the iPad. Steve said that over 250k books have been downloaded from the iBook store until date. He also said that Apple has managed to sell 450k iPad within a few days of its release. Steve also says that currently the App Store has 3.5k apps for the iPad and the number is increasing at a tremendous rate.

10:12 AM : Steve finally announces the iPhone OS 4. He says that the OS will ship this summer and a preview version for developers will be released today.

10:15 AM : He says that the iPhone OS 4 will have more than 1500 API for developers.

10:18 AM : New features of iPhone OS 4 include 5x digital zoom, tap to focus in videos, and Bluetooth keyboards.

10:19AM : Steve announces what all iPhone users have been eagerly waiting for Multitasking!. He says We weren’t the first to this party, but we’re going to be the best. Like cut and paste — it’s better than any other implementation. It’s really easy to implement it in a way that really drains battery life. And, it’s really easy to implement it in a way that reduces the performance of the foreground app and makes your phone feel sluggish.

After this Steve Jobs gives the viewers a demonstration of the multi-tasking on the iPhone. He uses the Home button on the iPhone to switch between multiple applications.

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10:21 AM : Steve says that the iPhone OS 4 will provide seven multitasking services. Tim Westergren from Pandora comes up on the stage and demonstrates the Pandora application on the iPhone. The application can now run in the background while continuing to stream the audio.

The second demonstration is from a Skype representative. He demonstrates that now it is possible to navigate away from the Skype app and be still able to receive calls on it.

10:27AM : Scott now tells us about background location services. He says The next is background location. There are two classes of apps that want to use your location in the background. One is turn by turn directions, like TomTom. The problem is, until now, if you left an app like TomTom, you’d stop getting directions.

He says that the location of the users can be tracked either by using A-GPS or GPS. Nice move by Apple here, since GPS consumes a lot of battery power.

10:31AM : Scott :With all these location services, we take privacy very, very seriously. We’re taking it several steps further in iPhone OS 4. First, we’re adding an indicator to the status bar if something is tracking your location. Next: we’re adding fine-grained settings so you can enable/disable location on per application.

Whoa! Awesome move by Apple here. Sure gives adequate respect to the privacy of the iPhone users.

10:35AM : Scott then introduces us to another multitasking service task completion. Scott says The next is task completion. One is like Flickr: sometimes photos can take a while to upload. With task completion, Flickr can continue to upload those photos in the background when you browse away. Our last service: fast app switching.Impressive!

10:36AM : Scott goes and Steve is back on the stage. He introduces another new feature in the iPhone OS 4 which is Folders. He demonstrates this by dragging and dropping one app over the other and a folder is automatically created. The folder is automatically assigned a name, but it can be edited. These folders can be used in the dock as well.

iPhone OS 4.0 Mail

10:39AM : Steve then announces the enhanced version of Mail. There is now unified inbox, and now its possible to organize mails by thread. Steve also says that there are other minor changes in the Mail application.

10:41AM : Steve then announces the iBook application for the iPhone. He says We’re really excited about this. Just since rolling it out on the iPad, we’ve had so many requests to bring this to the iPhone — of course, we were already doing that. We think customers will really enjoy this on their iPhone or iPod touch.

10:43AM : Buy your books once and read them anywhere. We’re wirelessly syncing pages and bookmarks automatically. And just like on the iPad, we’re supplying a free book: Winnie the Pooh. You know, we labored over that choice, which to include!

10:45AM : Scott is back on the stage and he announces that Apple is now making APIs available to developers to encrypt all the data inside their application as well.

10:46AM : Scott then introduces us to the sixth new major feature of the iPhone OS 4.0 Game Center. A developer preview is only present in iPhone OS 4.0 though. He says Gaming is extremely popular on the iPhone and iPod touch. In fact, we have over 50k titles… let’s look at the competition. If you look at dedicated gaming devices like the PSP and DS, this just blows them out of the water. We wanted to make this even better — we’ve added a social gaming network. We do automatic matchmaking, we’ll find others with a similar ability and match them against you. You can see how you’re progressing in a game with achievements.Looks like Apple is taking a shot at Xbox Live service from Microsoft here.

10:48AM : Steve is back on the stage and then introduces us to the last feature of the iPhone OS 4.0 iAd, Mobile Advertising. "He says On a mobile device, search is not where it’s at, not like on the desktop. They’re spending all their time on these apps — they’re using apps to get to data on the internet, not generalized search.

10:52AM : We want to be even more interactive than the ads on the web, and we want to get some of that interactivity from video. The ads keep you in your app…People don’t click on ads because you get yanked out of your app. Because iAd is in the OS itself, we’ve figured out how to do interactive and video content without ever taking you out of your app!

The user can return to their app any time they want. We think the user will be much more interested in clicking on these things because they won’t pay the penalty for doing so. You can add iAd opportunities in an afternoon — we’re going to host and deliver the ads, and we’ll give developers an industry standard 60% of the revenues.

iAd

10:55AM : Steve then gives us a demo of the new iAd platform. He shows the views a Toy Story 3 movie ad, which is coming out this June. The ad is done in HTML5. Uh huh! Adobe! The demo of the new iAd platform is pretty impressive. The iAd platform is heavily integrated into the iPhone OS 4.0.

11:00AM : The demo is over and then Steve says That’s an example of 3 ads that are very easy to make. In addition to ad agencies being able to make these things, there are hundreds of thousands of iPhone app devs who know how to make these things. Emotion plus interactivity. The ads keep you in your app, so you’re much more likely to click on then and explore.

11:01AM : Steve then says that the preview version of iPhone OS 4.0 Developer will be available from today itself at developer.apple.com. He then says that the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G will run pretty much everything.Time for some bad news guys.

Steve – For iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2nd gen, they will run many things, but not everything — they will not support multitasking, the hardware just can’t do it.

Steve then announces that the iPhone OS 4 will be available for the iPad this fall.

The event is more or less over. There is a Q&A session which follows.

Watch Google Campfire One Live Online

Google Campfire One is a Google event, where developers are called upon to talk about their products, share news and more.

Google Campfire One

If you are a developer or hold interest in listening to developers and about new products, you should definitely attend or watch the event.

If you have not been invited to the event, you can still watch the event live online at . The latest Google Campfire One event is happening today, 9th March 2010 6PM PST. The event is being broadcasted live on YouTube, you can watch it by visiting http://www.youtube.com/googledevelopers