‘Minecraft,’ which Microsoft owns, will halt updates on Windows Mobile phones
According to Windows Central, sources have confirmed that Minecraft: Pocket Edition will no longer receive updates on Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft purchased developer Mojang in 2014 for $2.5 billion. The post ‘Minecraft,’ which Microsoft owns, will halt updates on Windows Mobile phones appeared first on Digital Trends....
Microsoft to get its own ebook store in Windows 10 update
Microsoft has almost matched its platform rivals Google and Apple in most digital content save for one. While it already does apps, games, videos, and music, it so far hasn’t done digital books yet. That, however, will be changing in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. Spotted in an internal build for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft seem to be preparing … Continue reading...
Xbox Inflatable is Microsoft’s pool accessory for Australia Day
Microsoft is no stranger to introducing oddity products. There’s the Xbox Onesie, for example, the hooded set of pajamas designed with the Xbox logo and giant pockets for stowing your controller. Now the company is back with another unusual product, this one being a giant pool inflatable designed to look like an Xbox One controller. The Xbox Inflatable was introduced … Continue reading...
Microsoft’s ‘3D for Everyone’ strategy gets a lift with Simplygon acquisition
Microsoft's acquisition of Simplygon illustrates how 3D will take a more significant role in Windows 10, as the company is making some specific investments in 3D technology that should provide more benefits for creative types. The post Microsoft’s ‘3D for Everyone’ strategy gets a lift with Simplygon acquisition appeared first on Digital Trends....
Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 phone lands at Microsoft Store unlocked
A couple of months after arriving at T-Mobile, the Alcatel Idol 4S has landed at select Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada. In a world where Windows on phones is becoming more and more rare, Alcatel has outfitted its Idol 4S with Windows 10, making it VR compatible to boot. The version arriving at Microsoft Stores today is unlocked, … Continue reading...
Microsoft urges enterprise customers to drop Windows 7
The Windows 7 wind down has begun: on January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will lose all forms of support, including security updates that are crucial for a lot of customers. Microsoft is wasting no time in urging its enterprise customers to upgrade to Windows 10, noting that even today Windows 7 isn’t able to keep up with the security features … Continue reading...
Here’s an Xbox One controller you can play with in the pool
If you love all things Xbox, then this new toy from Microsoft is likely to pique your interest. It's a large inflatable in the shape of an Xbox controller, though sadly you can't connect it to the console for a more offbeat gaming experience. The post Here’s an Xbox One controller you can play with in the pool appeared first on Digital Trends....
Is your smartphone listening to everything you say? We asked the experts
Are you worried about your smartphone eavesdropping on your conversations? We spoke to some experts to find out whether you should be, and to learn what you can do to safeguard your privacy. The post Is your smartphone listening to everything you say? We asked the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | Nintendo Switch Hits the Market on March 3
Nintendo Switch to hit the market on March 3, San Francisco District Attorney brings lawsuit against Lily, Moon Express is going to the Moon and Microsoft buys AI startup Maluuba. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a deep learning startup in Montreal
Microsoft has announced the acquisition of a Montreal-based startup named Maluuba. The acquisition seems to revolve around Maluuba’s natural language work, though the startup works on more than just that, ultimately focusing on the development of artificial intelligence capable of thinking and speaking like a human. Microsoft says that Maluuba’s vision is “exactly in line with ours.” Microsoft describes this … Continue reading...
Microsoft employees sue over trauma they claim was caused by viewing extreme content
Two former members of Microsoft's online safety team are suing the company for trauma they claim was caused by exposure to extreme violent and sexual content that they experienced as part of their work. The post Microsoft employees sue over trauma they claim was caused by viewing extreme content appeared first on Digital Trends....
Dynamic Lock for Windows 10 will bring intelligent locking to your PC in April
We’ve all heard of Windows Hello by now, but have you heard of Windows Goodbye? Just as Windows Hello compatible devices can log you into your device with ease, Windows Goodbye will log you out just as easily. The feature is actually called Dynamic Lock, but Windows Central reports that it is internally referred to as Windows Goodbye (which we think is a much nicer name). The feature determines if you’re at your device and if not, will automatically lock it. Windows can already be co...
‘Halo Wars 2’ gets beta later this month, as well as new hardware requirements
On January 20-30, 2017, developer 343 Industries will be hosting a multiplayer beta of Halo Wars 2 that will give gamers a chance to see just how well their PCs compare. Hardware specifications have also been revealed. The post ‘Halo Wars 2’ gets beta later this month, as well as new hardware requirements appeared first on Digital Trends....
Dynamic Lock for Windows 10 will bring intelligent locking to your PC in April
We’ve all heard of Windows Hello by now, but have you heard of Windows Goodbye? Just as Windows Hello compatible devices can log you into your device with ease, Windows Goodbye will log you out just as easily. The feature is actually called Dynamic Lock, but Windows Central reports that it is internally referred to as Windows Goodbye (which we think is a much nicer name). The feature determines if you’re at your device and if not, will automatically lock it. Windows can already be co...
Microsoft to launch web-based privacy dashboard, to give users more control over data
Microsoft is launching a web-based account privacy dashboard that gives users control over their data and lets them monitor the information Microsoft services use. According to a report in Endgadget on Wednesday, users can view and wipe their Bing search history, Edge browsing history and their location activity and edit data for Cortana Notebook and Microsoft Health. Microsoft has also promised that Windows 10 Creators update will have a better privacy experience from the start. “You will...
Microsoft Privacy Dashboard shows what Microsoft knows about you
There are some tech companies, like Google, who are often accused of privacy violations, but it wasn’t until Windows 10 that Microsoft was put in a hot seat. The company received no small amount of flak for the gaping privacy holes in the OS it was pushing to everyone, which, in turn, pushed Microsoft to make changes to its policies … Continue reading...
Scalebound has been cancelled by Microsoft
After years of being under development from Platinum Games, Scalebound, the Microsoft-exclusive action role-playing game has been cancelled by the Xbox-maker. A This article was originally posted... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
New Xbox One controllers released as store exclusives
Two new Xbox One Wireless Controllers have been revealed by Microsoft, one in red, the other in green. These controllers roll with color schemes extremely similar to what we chose late last year with the Xbox Design Lab Xbox One Controller – custom one-tone. The Xbox Design Lab still exists – it still allows users to select their own colors … Continue reading...
New Xbox One controllers released as store exclusives
Two new Xbox One Wireless Controllers have been revealed by Microsoft, one in red, the other in green. These controllers roll with color schemes extremely similar to what we chose late last year with the Xbox Design Lab Xbox One Controller – custom one-tone. The Xbox Design Lab still exists – it still allows users to select their own colors … Continue reading...
Windows 10 Creators Update will bring these nifty features
If the speculation is correct, Microsoft will be rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update by April. But even before that date, Windows Insiders are already being given an early treat with a large Build 15002 that was just dropped on them. Even Microsoft calls it “BIG”, and it isn’t exaggerating either. Microsoft is generously giving non-Insiders a glimpse of … Continue reading...