Hauppauge StreamEez BETA Software Review !

Pros :     FREE !!!

              Very easy to install and use the software.

              Streams in HD

              Cuts out using XSplit !

Cons : Nothing, Software is flawless even though it is beta .

It is finely nice to see a hardware manufacturer supporting the hardware they make with great software !! Thanks Hauppauge

Beta software for HD PVR 2

StreamEez for HD PVR 2 – Beta version 1.1G
Stream your video gameplay through Ustream and Twitch

StreamEez for HD PVR 2 Installation CD

This version is for Windows 8, 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.

Xbox Music here it comes !

Xbox Music is the first all-in-one music service that gives you the freedom to stream custom-created playlists for free, subscribe to all the music you want or download-to-own your favourite songs. Through the power of the cloud, it effortlessly integrates the music experience across your tablet, PC, phone and TV.

AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Download !

Download AMD Catalyst Display Driverfor Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 32 and 64-bit

 

  • AMD’s first official unified and logo certified driver for Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista
    Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications
  • Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications
  • Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX® 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices
    Improved sleep/resume performance
  • Optimized GPU power consumption
    Major technologies / features also supported under Windows 8:
  • AMD Eyefinity technology
  • OpenCL™
  • OpenGL
  • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
  • AMD Dual Graphics
  • AMD CrossFire technology
  • AMD Overdrive
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Vision Engine Control Center

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx

Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

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We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.

When you use Windows.com to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.

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The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will check to make sure your PC is ready for Windows 8. It will provide a detailed compatibility report that lets you know of anything you may have to address before or after the upgrade and outlines actions to take.

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It will also inform you of any application or device compatibility issues. It will ask you what you want to keep from your current Windows installation. You will be able to upgrade from any consumer edition of Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro and bring everything along which includes your Windows settings, personal files, and apps. If you are upgrading from Windows Vista, you will be able to bring along your Windows settings and personal files, and if you are upgrading from Windows XP you will only be able to bring along your personal files. Of course, if you want to start fresh, you can choose to bring nothing along. Or if you prefer to format your hard drive as part of your upgrade experience, you can do so as long as you boot from media and then format your hard drive from within the setup experience for installing Windows 8, not prior to it.

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Once you purchase your upgrade, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant kicks off your download. It has a built-in download manager that allows you to pause and continue your download at any time as well as a check to ensure your download completes successfully.

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After your download finishes, you can choose to proceed with the upgrade (“Install now”) or install later either from your desktop or by creating your own media. If you choose to create your own media, you will be able to create your own bootable USB or .ISO file which can be burned onto a DVD for upgrade and backup purposes. If you prefer, you also have the option of purchasing a backup DVD for $15 plus shipping and handling.

We believe that your upgrade experience in Windows 8 will be a breeze by offering a faster experience, a single upgrade path, and compatibility from prior versions of Windows. We’ve continued to listen to our customers and have expanded the ability to download to over 100 countries and 37 languages. We have simplified the Windows upgrade experience with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant which supports you during your upgrade with everything from selecting your language to pausing your download to built-in compatibility checks – it’s seamless. And if you’re an enthusiast you will have the flexibility to download and control how you upgrade.

If you prefer to shop at a local store, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99 during this promotion.

This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through January 31st, 2013.

We wanted to share information about this upgrade promotion with you as we continue to drive toward the RTM milestone for Windows 8. We will of course have more to say and more details to provide closer to general availability.

Oh, and by the way – if you’re not upgrading from a prior version of Windows and are building your own PC or installing Windows 8 in a virtual machine or a separate partition, you will be able to purchase and install the Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro System Builder product.

Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.

Next Xbox will share content across Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

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Information about Windows Phone 8 leaked out on Thursday that also confirmed some of the details for the successor to the Xbox 360 and Windows 8.

Pocketnow was the first to leak details on the next Windows Phone based on a video from Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore intended for Microsoft partners at Nokia. Microsoft insider Paul Thurrott, who’s had many a Windows scoop, confirmed many of the details from Pocketnow and added a little more information to the well.

In the video, Belfore discusses many of the hardware and application features coming to Microsoft’s smartphones but, more interestingly for the gaming community, he also talked a little about the next Xbox and Windows 8 as well. Windows 8 will get an app similar to the Xbox Companion App currently on the Windows Phone. The app lets you browse for movies, TV shows, music, games and apps for your Xbox 360.

A new cloud service (or possibly an expanded Skydrive service) will allow content such as movies, music and phots to be shared across the next Xbox, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Supposedly, this will be done through new client software and not Zune. Xbox LIVE games across all three platforms will be there as well but not much information was provided on the level of compatibility or integration that is planned. Phone information such as missed calls and data usage can be shared with a synched PC but it is unknown if that type of information would be shared with the Xbox as well.

The Xbox 360 now shares the same Metro user interface as Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 with the dashboard update this past December. Microsoft is clearly looking meld three of it top consumer products together for a unified experience (and more sales).

One of the other interesting bits of news about Windows Phone 8 is that it will add NFC (Near Field Communications) to allowers to securely pay for apps and games with by placing a credit card on the phone instead of storing the credit card number on an online account that can be hacked. Nintendo recently announced that NFC would be integrated with the Wii U controller for much the same purpose. Is it possible we would see this with the next Xbox as well?

Next Xbox will share content across Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – National Console Gaming | Examiner.com.