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Microsoft’s Xbox cloud charge continues with smart TVs, Xbox streaming hardware

Microsoft thinks all you’ll need is an Xbox controller and an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, and you’ll be able to game almost anywhere. Microsoft Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors You’ve always thought of an Xbox console as, well, a console. But Microsoft…

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Leak reveals Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 is Available for a fall 2021 Launch

Microsoft’s first dual-screen Android smartphone has largely been a flop. Announced months ahead of its summer 2020 launch, the device featured 2019 hardware in an otherwise pleasing design. But add to that the subpar software experience, the lack of a competitive camera, and the $1,399 price tag, and you can understand why reviewers weren’t happy…

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Microsoft’s Low-Code Strategy Paints a Target on UIPath and Other RPA Companies

Key Takeaways Microsoft is investing big in the low code space and has put together a collection of products that is hard for other companies to match, capped recently by the announcement of PowerFX. The target in their sights is the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) companies such as UIPath, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism who…

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What Is Microsoft’s Holoportation Technology?

There was a time when Holoportation was a glittering lure of the science fiction genre. Be it the novels of Isaac Asimov or the big sci-fi movie franchises like Star Wars, Holoportation—the ability to construe real-life 3D holograms of people and transmit them to far-off places—was what used to get the technology futurists all excited and gooey.…

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Microsoft’s next Windows 10 21H1 has essentially one new feature: Here it is

If you’ve recently purchased a standalone Windows Hello webcam, Windows 10 21H1 may be just the thing for your PC. Microsoft Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Microsoft has announced that’ it’s published the final build of Windows 10 21H1, also known as the…

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Microsoft’s Brad Smith Renews Attack on Google Over Web Content

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Microsoft’s DirectStorage for PC will Operate with PCIe 3.0 SSDs

Why it matters: Microsoft during its recent Game Stack Live (GSL) 2021 event confirmed that its upcoming DirectStorage API for the PC will be compatible with PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs. That’s important considering PCIe 3.0 drives are much more plentiful than their newer counterparts and PCIe 4.0 drives are limited to just a handful of…

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The DeanBeat: Microsoft’s Phil Spencer joins our most diverse GamesBeat Summit event

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Black Lives Matter. Border trouble. Anti-Asian hate. Trans athlete sports bans. Sexual harassment. Suicides and the pandemic. These racial, cultural, and social issues are making headlines, and they have spilled into the game industry. It is an important time to…

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Microsoft’s HoloLens military contract now worth up to $22bn

Microsoft’s partnership with the US Army has entered its next phase, and the value has increased significantly.The company won the $479 million contract to build augmented reality headsets for the military back in 2018. A Microsoft spokesperson now tells Reuters the deal could be worth up to $21.88 billion over ten years.The news comes as…

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Microsoft’s Cortana meets an untimely end on iOS and Android

Bleeding out — This is only the latest development in a series of cuts for Cortana. Samuel Axon – Apr 1, 2021 9:01 pm UTC Cortana on an iPhone.Microsoft’s Cortana app for iOS and Android will soon shut down, the company has announced on a support page. This effectively puts a nail in Cortana’s coffin…