Friday, October 31, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Pirate Bay Co-founder Sentenced To 42 Months Imprisonment
SEL Showcases 1058ppi And Foldable OLED Displays
New Outlook for Mac Available Now, Office for Mac Coming In 2015
Updated BBM Offers More Privacy, Control and More
Panasonic Raises Profit Outlook
Toshiba Offers New 4TB and 5TB Desktop HDDs
Samsung Introduces New Ultra Slim Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 Smartphones For The Chinese Market
Sharp 2Q Profit Slides
Active Discussions
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Bill Ga...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, January 08, 2007
Bill Gates Says Connected Tech Hype Now Reality


Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Sunday showed off a hatbox-shaped computer for the living room and a video game machine that plays Internet TV, arguing years of hype about a world of connected technology finally was coming true.

Computers will come in all shapes and sizes as Microsoft's long-awaited new Windows Vista reaches consumers later this month, Gates said as he opened the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the largest of its kind in the United States.

He also said Microsoft would offer an Xbox 360 game console that doubles as a set-top box for its fledgling Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) service, which delivers high-quality video over Internet networks.

The Microsoft co-founder highlighted Vista's ability to handle various forms of digital media on an eye-catching, round living room computer, shaped like a sleek hat box, from Japan's Sony and a touch-screen desktop PC from Hewlett-Packard.

The new PCs running Windows Vista will be released to the public on January 30.

Gates' annual speech at the technology industry's premier trade show comes at a time when the world's largest software maker looks to extend beyond its core -- and highly profitable -- PC business into consumer electronics and gaming while closing the gap on Internet rivals like Google.

Gates also took the wraps off Windows Home Server, software due out later this year to provide homes a central location to store music, photos, videos and other digital content. Users will also be able to access that content away from home, using a Microsoft Windows Live Web address.

In the past, Microsoft's server business has targeted large corporations or organizations. This represents the first server software aimed at consumers. Microsoft said HP will launch a home server product in 2007.

Gates said years of talk and hype about convergence will finally be realized with its Xbox 360 set-top box for IPTV users. IPTV carriers, such as AT&T , will be able to offer the new set-top box in the 2007 holiday season.

"Finally we know what we were talking about," he said.

The IPTV Xbox 360 set-top box would allow users to not only play games, but also grab videos from any PC in the home and display it on the living room television, download high-definition video, and have a normal TV viewing on par -- if not better -- than cable or satellite.

"Our goal is to make entertainment more personal, more interactive and more social," Microsoft devices division president Robbie Bach said at the news conference.


Previous
Next
Many Expect iPod Phone at Macworld        All News        New Forceware Vista Drivers
Sharp Says 108-inch LCD TV is Biggest Yet     Consumer Electronics News      Sony Proposes New Brand Name Tor The xvYCC Standard

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Introduces The Microsoft Health And Band
Microsoft To Embrace Real-Time Browser-based Calls
Microsoft Said To Be Developing Windows Server OS for ARM-Based Servers
Microsoft To Keep Nokia Brand For Low-end Smartphones
Cloud and Surface 3 Drive Microsoft's Revenue
Microsoft And Dell Puts Azure In A Box
Microsoft To Launch A Wearable Device Soon
Microsoft CEO Apologizes For Suggesting Women not Ask for Raises
Microsoft says Samsung owes Millions in unpaid Patent Royalties
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter Connects Miracast Devices to HDTVs
Microsoft Releases New Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, PC Accessories
Microsoft To Hold Next-generation Windows Event

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .