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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...
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 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 ...
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 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 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...
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....
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 on Tuesday said it has submerged a self-sufficient experimental data center off the coast of the northernmost tip of Scotland. 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 performing several computing tasks which it did not specify. Micr...
Following in the footsteps of Apple revealing iOS 12 at WWDC 2018, Microsoft elaborated on its vision of computing in light of intelligent era at Computex 2018, Taipei on Tuesday. It launched a new device category, Windows Collaboration Displays, introduced a new service called Windows 10 IoT Core Services and showcased new partner computers. Microsoft shared a series of steps taken to harvest opportunities for device partners in the era of intelligent edge and intelligent cloud at Computex 2018. Embarking CEO Satya Nadella’s vision,...