Eighth Graders Test Zune

Two classes have been selected nationwide to test the new MS Zune. One of them is Eric Langhorst’s class. So if you see his students listening to music, they are probably hard at study. Eric Langhorst is a social studies teacher in the South Valley Junior High School. His students are testing the new MS Zune, which allows easy transfer of video, audio, pictures and music, wirelessly.

Langhorst has recieved nationwide recognition for his work in student learning, with an incorporation of technology. He uses “studycasts” which are downloadable podcasts which can be listened to on an MP3 player, iPod or computer. Langhorst has also worked with Microsoft, including discussions on the use of the Zune in classroom learning.
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Zunevolution

Digital entertainment has evolved just as humans have. Like humans. the finest of the species have trekked the long road to perfection, digital entertainment has had a period of evolution as well. From the neanderthal beginnings of digital entertainment – the idiot box and DVD players, which could not be at many places at one time, to the Windows Media Center.

Soon after came wireless networking with its 802.11G and 802.11n standards that were fast enough for streaming video. All you had to do to watch is connect through wi-fi even in different rooms and watch all around the house.
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The Zune As A Game Machine

Currently an important gaming convention is on in San Fransisco called the Game Developers Conference. Here many hugely entertaining games have been unveiled. For gamers there is more exciting news however. The Zune is to now assume a new avatar as a portable gaming machine.

The games for the Zune were developed using XNA. This is Microsoft’s solution for game makers which has resulted in a large number of new games from independent developers. There is only a slight possibility of seeing Xbox Live Arcade games on the Zune in portable versions. The Zune has processor limitations. XNA however, is a home development solution. Anybody with more gray cells than the average human can develop super cheap games for the Zune, perhaps even free ones.

For Apples iDevices, it already runs a limited gaming scheme. Some games like Sonic The Hedgehog appear on iTunes. This is the next battleground between Microsoft and Apple. The games for the Zune are not likely to appear until the end of the year. In our estimation, they will be launched in Europe only by 2010.

However, this is a great development in the sense that the XNA game studio will be a bridge between the PC, Xbox and Zune as far as gaming is concerned.

The Best Place To Download Zune Music

As the Zune grows popular, more and more people want to download music for their Zune. With more customers than ever, people now want to find out where they can get their Zune downloads from. Just by searching on Google you can find scores of Zune Music download sites. The Zune Marketplace is perhaps the most famous site of this kind. File sharing networks are another way to get Zune music. The last option is paid membership sites.
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Home Theatre Hub @ $19.99 For Zune Owners

If you are a Zune owner and looking for a home theater system, you are in luck. You can now get a Zune Home AV Kit for just $19.99. This offer is available via Buy.com. This is a fantastic offer and the reason is that in a purely financial sense, this is about one fifth of the price of similar offers elsewhere. At many big-box stores, Circuit City, for instance you can still buy the Zune Home AV Kit for a price of $99.99.
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Free Valentine Zune 80 Players Are Microsofts Way Of Apologizing

Like some of the other Zune players that have been released lately, the Red Zune 80, better known as the Valentine Day Zune has been more popular than Microsoft expected. This Zune already has had one announced product delay, and it now seems many consumers will not have the Love Zune in their hands by February 14.

Well now it seems broken hearts are being mended. Emails have been sent out that those who were just about to get the Zune’s on time for V day may not get it on time though Microsoft is giving it their best shot. The money will be refunded and if you are on the cusp of a Feb 14 delivery you get a free Zune. This is the letter that Microsoft sent out.
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Zune Causes Hearing Problems To Man Who May Now Sue Microsoft

“I received an electric shock through the earbuds of my Microsoft Zune. Simultaneously, the Zune emitted a very loud noise through the earbuds and the device began to reset…Since the incident, I’ve suffered blood and fluid leakage from my ear canal, a temporary threshold shift, and incessant ringing and discomfort”
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Right Time To Buy The 8 GB Zune

The 8 GB Zune sees a price drop of $20 from February 1. The Zune has been hugely popular in all its models and for those who have wanted to buy an 8 GB Zune, the time is now!

So if you decide to buy an 8 GB Zune now, it will cost you just $179. This is just $30 costlier that the 4 GB Zune. By spending just $30 more on the 8 GB Zune you can enjoy twice the amount of music and video on your Zune. I am looking at a price drop on all players in the near future. However don’t let this deter you from cashing in on an offering that you like.
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