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Microsoft launches Kano PC, a build-your-own Windows 10 PC kit
Educational start-up Kano, famous for creating build-your-own computer kits for kids, has collaborated with Microsoft to make a DIY touch-screen laptop. This system is called the Kano PC, equipped with Windows 10 S and it is strikingly similar to the design of a Surface PC, with an 11.6” display that is attached to the keyboard case. According to Kano, everything about the PC from the transparent backside that reveals the modular pieces of the computer, to the advanced preloaded applications that encourage fiddling with sound and tou...
Microsoft upgrades the 13.5 inch new Surface Book 2 with Intel’s latest Quad-core processor
When Microsoft launched the new Surface Book 2, it made the MacBook look ordinary. The tech giant is maintaining its accord with an upgraded entry-level Surface 2 which includes the latest Intel 8th gen quad-core i5 processor. It includes an i5-8350U which increases the system’s speed to 3.6 GHz and a storage of 256GB. This new upgrade can be found in the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 model at a market price of $1,499. The new Surface Book 2 continues to be a pioneering piece of technology which blends the convenience of a tablet with the...
Microsoft to end free support for aging windows 7 by 2020
Windows 7 is still running on many PCs despite being succeeded by Windows 8 in 2012 and later Windows 10 in 2015. This is not surprising. Most users are either lazy to make the switch or yet to be appealed by the Windows 10’s service model. There is no doubt about the slight difference in the way the operating systems are operated. People with seriously aging memories won’t want the trouble of having to adjust to a new model. But these excuses won’t matter anymore soon. Microsoft has announced it will no longer provide free support a...
Microsoft will reportedly release webcams for Xbox and Windows in 2019
Microsoft is planning to release a new family of webcams in 2019, according to a report from Thurrott. One of the webcams will be a 4K-capable webcam which will work with both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. The report also claims that the 4K-capable webcam will introduce a new feature; Windows Hello facial recognition to any Windows 10 PC. And the other webcam will be linked with the Xbox One to reintroduce the Kinect feature – which allows users to sign in automatically once they face the camera. The Kinect feature can also be used by ...
Microsoft will reportedly launch a Surface Studio monitor in 2020
While a few consumers have landed the Microsoft’s second-generation Surface Studio following its release weeks ago, the company may be planning for a design much more exciting come 2020. Brad Sams’ new book – Beneath A Surface – claims that Microsoft will launch a Surface Studio monitor in 2020. The book, which detailed the history of Microsoft’s Surface efforts, disclosed that the stand-alone Surface Studio monitor would not be a regular PC monitor. It will feature modular functionality that consumers could leverage for easy at-home ...
Microsoft Will Focus More On Cloud-Based Gaming In Its Next Xbox Range
Microsoft last month revealed its building a cloud-based gaming network at E3, where the company’s Gaming Chief Phil Spencer dropped no further information aside from confirming that the cloud service would “unlock console gaming on any device.” More details about Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox consoles, reported by Thurrott alleged that Microsoft is working on two different consoles, which includes one exclusively designed for Microsoft game streaming service. According to the reports, Microsoft is building a traditional console that wil...
Microsoft is Doing Great in Gaming Business, Reveals FY18 Q4 Report
Microsoft Corporation’s 2018 fourth quarter result implicitly highlights a major trend - it is steadily growing in the gaming business. Announced on Thursday, the company’s Gaming Revenue grew to $643 million or 39 percent up in 2018 Q4 against the corresponding duration previous year. Xbox software and services made the key contribution to the higher revenues in the Microsoft gaming business, cites the released statement. Crediting the success to third-party title strength (probably whispering ‘Fortnite’), Xbox software and services...
Elon Musk, DeepMind Founders, and Others Pledge Not to Develop AI Weapon Systems
The Future of Life Institute announced today that over 160 companies and 2,400 individuals have signed a pledge not to develop lethal AI weapons. Signatories made the pledge during the 2018 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Stockholm. In the pledge, signatories promised they will "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade or use of lethal autonomous weapons." Representing 90 countries, the signatories also called on governments to introduce laws against lethal AI weapons....
Xbox One: Now a Hub of Exclusive and Blockbuster Gaming Content
Phil Spencer, Head of Gaming at Microsoft harvested the full advantage of Xbox E3 2018 briefing held on June 10 at Microsoft Theatre. Dubbed as Microsoft’s strongest show to date, Spencer announced a record 52 games on the stage. The diverse line-up of Microsoft gaming content included 18 Xbox One exclusives and 15 world premieres. It also stretched on benefits of Xbox Game Pass at the briefing. Aiming two billion global players, Microsoft’s complete focus is now on developing original content and facilitating Xbox One platform to ho...
Microsoft Deploys a Submarine Server in Scotland
Microsoft on Tuesday said it has submerged a self-sufficient experimental data center off the coast of the northernmost tip of Scotland. Microsoft deploys a submarine to boost internet speeds The underwater datacenter is part of Project Natick which the tech giant started developing in 2014 to save money on data center cooling facilities. Microsoft said it sank the supposedly energy efficient data center which could provide internet connectivity for years into the sea last Friday. It noted that the server is now online and perform...