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Microsoft Gave Kinect Some New Tech, Turns It Into a Cloud-powered Device

Nearly a decade ago, Microsoft Kinect to enable motion-controlled gaming on its Xbox 360 video game control that despite being quite a piece of tech, it was met with lukewarm reception. However, the lack of success was not because it wasn’t useful. In fact, it is a powerful device as researchers and tinkerers around the world had found some interesting practical use of the device and it includes enable browsing the Internet with swimming motion, controlling a robot, and enable a quadcopter to fly autonomously – just to name a few. Continue reading Microsoft Gave Kinect Some New Tech, Turns It Into a Cloud-powered Device

Microsoft Introduces HoloLens 2, Claims More Immersion And Comfort

Windows Phone may be dead, but Microsoft is still setting up shop at Mobile World Congress. However, this time, they are there to talk about intelligent cloud and intelligent edge – both which are topics that I will not be able to wrap my head around. So, instead of trying to pretend we are acquaint with those alien topics, we would like draw your attention to another announcement: the Microsoft HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality Headset. Continue reading Microsoft Introduces HoloLens 2, Claims More Immersion And Comfort

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge Internet Browser Is Coming To Mac

When it comes to Internet Browser, we are not lacking of options, but in case you do find yourself running out of options when on macOS, here’s one to look out for in 2019. It’s from Microsoft and it is called Edge. No. Edge is not a rebranded the defunct Internet Explorer. It is a whole new browser previously available on Windows 10, but that’s not it either. Continue reading Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge Internet Browser Is Coming To Mac

Microsoft Announced New Surface Devices, Includes Surface Headphones

Microsoft has unveiled a series of new Surface products at its October 2, 2018 event. During the event on this day, the Redmond software giant took the wraps off a host of Surface devices, including the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and a surprise device that most people didn’t expect: a pair of Surface-branded Headphones with Cortana integration. Continue reading Microsoft Announced New Surface Devices, Includes Surface Headphones

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Official Launch Date And Price Announced

After it being announced more than six months ago and getting fans to hop onboard the beta program, Microsoft has finally announced that the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition’s availability. It will hit the shelves, worldwide for Windows, starting February 20, priced at $19.99 – just in time to mark the 20th year since its original release in 1997. So what can you expect of the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition? Well, first and foremost, it will be an eye-watering experience because, 4K UHD. Being a RTS where everything is tiny, 4K UHD is a welcome enhancement to the game. Continue reading Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Official Launch Date And Price Announced

Microsoft Brings Cortana To Thermostat Via Johnson Controls

Windows Mobile which originally touts Cortana may have died, but this voice control technology from the Redmond software giant continues to live on, more recently, on a la-Amazon Echo Harman Kardon speaker. Prior to that, the software juggernaut has also introduced Cortana to another home IoT device and it was a climate control system, AKA smart thermostat. Like the speaker, Microsoft did not dive into it on its own; it has collaborated with long-time thermostat maker Johnson Controls to realize the other home for Cortana. Continue reading Microsoft Brings Cortana To Thermostat Via Johnson Controls

Microsoft Cortana-enabled Harman Kardon Invoke Now Available For $200

For the longest time, Microsoft’s answer to Google Assistant, Apple Siri, Cortana has been largely relegated to the devices, such as laptops and more recently Skype on Xbox, that it was built into, but starting October 22, that changes when Cortana steps out of its familiar domains and into Harman Kardon Invoke. The Invoke, as you might have guessed, is the Redmond tech giant’s answer to Google Home, Apple HomePod and of course, Amazon’s long list of Alexa-enabled Echo devices. It is obvious Microsoft isn’t ready to build a standalone Cortana-enabled hardware yet and it is most definitely not going pick up just any third party hardware for Cortana; it picked one of the industry’s foremost leader in audio equipment maker, Harman Kardon, to kick off this foray. Continue reading Microsoft Cortana-enabled Harman Kardon Invoke Now Available For $200

Microsoft Quietly Slips Two Sizes Of Surface Book 2 Into The Market

Sometimes I really don’t get what some consumer product makers are trying to achieve. They came up with a product that they obviously want to sell, yet, not only did they launch it quietly, but they deny the public of the marketing materials publicly available on places like, say, YouTube. The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is one such example. You see, prior to picking up the news, we saw a video put up on Microsoft Surface YouTube channel which I personally subscribed to. When trying to embed the video in my draft article, we noted the video “is unlisted” and was advised to “be considerate and think twice before sharing.” Obviously, I can just ignore it and go ahead and share it anyway, but I honor the words and thus, you won’t see embedded video of it in this post. Continue reading Microsoft Quietly Slips Two Sizes Of Surface Book 2 Into The Market

Microsoft “Infiltrates” iOS and Android With A Couple Of New Apps

Microsoft may not be as glorious as it was more than a couple of decade ago, but the truth is, most people’s work lives depend on it and therefore it is safe to say it will not go out of fashion in foreseeable future. The number pretty speaks for itself: 1.25 billion. That’s how many PC are using the company’s core product, Windows OS. However, the software giant ain’t resting on its laurels. It is also trying to make itself relevant on the world’s two most popular mobile platforms, Android and iOS, too. Today, the Redmond, Washington company has announced two apps: Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android, as well as Microsoft Launcher for Android. Continue reading Microsoft “Infiltrates” iOS and Android With A Couple Of New Apps

Custom Xbox One S With Matching Nike Sneakers Was Given Away In Germany

Even Pizza con is a thing and therefore the existence of a sneaker convention shouldn’t surprise anyone at all. For those who have been living under a rock (yours truly, included), yes, sneaker convention is real, but that’s not what we are here for. We are here for something that popped up during one such convention for all-thing kicks held in Germany. The case you see here packs a custom Xbox One S with matching color controllers, and a pair of matching Atmos x Air Max 1 ‘Elephants Print 2017’ and it was a giveaway by Germany sneaker store 43einhalb, in collaboration with Microsoft, at Laced Up Sneakermesse held in Frankfurt back in March. Continue reading Custom Xbox One S With Matching Nike Sneakers Was Given Away In Germany