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Microsoft backpedals on VR promise – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-21T21:24:39+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

If you were still waiting patiently for the virtual reality features that Microsoft promised in 2016, then I have some bad news for you. During E3 last week, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming, Mike Nichols, told GamesIndustry.biz that the company had no plans to fulfill that promise. “We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox

Microsoft and Nintendo release Minecraft trailer focused on cross-play – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-21T18:21:41+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

In the world of gaming, cross-compatibility between platforms has always bene a bit of a white whale. While most players hope for it, console makers and game publishers haven’t always been so willing. Until recently. Microsoft, Nintendo and PC game makers have started making games more cross-compatible. Most notably, the companies have made

Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-19T23:21:42+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook have all issued statements By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts

Microsoft acquires social learning platform Flipgrid – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-18T14:37:52+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social education app that utilizes short video clips to create collaborative lesson plans. The Minneapolis-based startup, which began life as Vidku, has had strong growth for an experience that has been alternatively described as Instagram and Snapchat for the classroom. Early last year, it reported an 800 percent

Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-14T15:46:02+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this morning. The report claims Microsoft is in the process of developing its own systems for tracking what people place in their shopping carts, but doesn’t offer the details of how

Microsoft gives Office a refreshed look and feel – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-13T15:09:00+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Microsoft today announced that it’s bringing a new user interface design to its Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. This new look will be in line with the Fluent Design System the company launched last year and will roll out to both the Office.com online apps and the Office desktop tools

Microsoft announces ‘Halo Infinite’ – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-10T21:30:30+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

There were some rumblings that Microsoft might announce a new Halo title at this year’s E3 — and really, what would an Xbox event be without some nod to the perennial favorite sci-fi first-person shooter series? The company didn’t mess around this time. Before Xbox head Phil Schiller even took the stage, the

How (and when) to watch the E3 2018 press conferences – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-09T20:52:33+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Sure, E3 doesn’t actually officially start until Tuesday, but the big news kicks off this weekend. Here’s a quick overview of some of the biggest new titles we expect to be shown off at press conferences from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, but there’s a lot more to the show than just the big

Why Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-08T20:14:11+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the second phase of Project Natick, a research experiment that aims to understand the benefits and challenges of deploying large-scale data centers under water. In this second phase, the team sank a tank the size of a shipping container with numerous server racks off the coast of the