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Microsoft is updating its Beam livestreaming system and changing its name. The platform is now known as Mixer. It's receiving a series of feature additions and will get a dedicated page on the Xbox One Dashboard. The platform now lets up to four people combine their streams.
Microsoft will launch Xbox Game Pass, a game subscription service, on June 1. The upcoming service was announced in February and it's going to include over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Subscriptions only cost $10 per month. All of the games are downloadable.
Microsoft's mixed reality headset, the HoloLens, will arrive in China later this month. It's finally going to launch in the market on May 24. The HoloLens has been shipping to developers in the US and Canada since March 2016. Shipments have expanded over time.
Many of us have expected to see a new Surface device today and Microsoft has fulfilled our wishes. The company has dropped the numbering scheme and launched a new device called Surface Pro. While it looks pretty much the same as the old Surface Pro 4, it is a completely different
At the end of 2016, Sony reached 26.4 million paying PlayStation Plus members, the company announced during a Corporate Strategy Meeting briefing. It also now has 70 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network. Sony didn't say when it considers a user "active."
Ahead of Google and Amazon, Microsoft will begin opening data centers in Africa next year. It'll start operating its cloud services from centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg, both of which are in South Africa. Those services include Azure and Office 365.
On May 23 in Shanghai, China, Microsoft will hold a press conference where it will unveil a much-anticipated successor to the Surface Pro 4. The new Windows 10-powered tablet is simply known as the Surface Pro, since Microsoft already confirmed that the Surface Pro 5 doesn't
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build 16199 has just been released to the Fast ring and it looks like the software giant is determined to add support for Android and iOS devices. Many upcoming features have been revealed at the recent developer conference, but the latest preview
The United Nations is working with Microsoft to track human rights abuses around the world using big data. With this "landmark" partnership, they'll work towards combating human rights violations by tracking and predicting abuses. Microsoft is giving a $5 million grant.
In its largest backwards compatible game sale to date, Microsoft has discounted hundreds of Xbox 360 titles for the Xbox One. Around 275 games have seen their prices cut and the offer also covers some DLC and season pass content. The discounts last around a week.
At the recent Build conference, Microsoft announced a new Fluent Design System that was previously known as Project Neon. During the announcement, the company never mentioned anything about bringing it to phones, but according to a new report, it will.
Windows may be the operating system that's affected by the WannaCrypt ransomware, but Microsoft isn't taking all of the blame. Brad Smith, the company's chief legal officer, has pointed a finger at the US government. The NSA knew about the exploit's existence.
Although Microsoft ended its support for Windows XP three years ago, it has issued a rare update to defend computers against WannaCrypt attacks. Ransomware based on leaked NSA hacking tools has been spreading around the world, affecting thousands of unpatched systems.
The next entry in the Halo franchise won't be introduced during E3 2017 next month. Although 343 Industries has a "little something" planned for the event, it's not going to show Halo 6. It confirmed the lack of a Halo announcement in a post on Reddit.
Minecraft has been released for the Nintendo Switch. It comes with all of the same features found in the other console versions of Minecraft, including its multiplayer mini games. Even if you're using the handheld setup, Microsoft says it should offer 720p 60 fps performance.
The first Windows Mixed Reality development kits made by HP and Acer are now officially available for pre-order. This was now announced by Microsoft, who has listed the virtual reality headsets in the Microsoft Store. Developers can expect their kits to be shipped later this
Spotify was confirmed for the Windows Store last week and now Microsoft has announced another major addition: Apple's iTunes. This is significant given the app's importance for the Windows Store and because of Apple's usual reluctance in offering its software on other platforms.
Microsoft has created a wearable device that could help reduce limb tremor in those with Parkinson's. The Emma Watch is a wrist-worn device that uses "vibrating motors" like those in smartphones to "distract the brain" in such a way that abhorrent muscle activity is reduced.
A Powerpoint feature capable of translating presentations in real time was unveiled by Microsoft during its Build conference. The new Presentation Translator capability lets people add automatic subtitles to a presentation and it can also translate the text of their presentation.
Half a billion devices are using Windows 10 each month, Microsoft revealed during its Build developer conference. The operating system has been growing at about twice the rate of Windows 8. Windows 10 was at 200 million in January 2016 and it reached 270 million in March 2016.