Refreshed console and controller available in August
At E3 2016 this week in Los Angeles, Microsoft made its new Xbox One S console playable on the show floor for attendees to try out the revised Bluetooth controller before the console officially hits store shelves in August.
Goodnight US and Korea
Chinese companies are swamping the top of the pops of smartphone makers and while Samsung and Apple are the main brand leaders, companies based behind the Great Wall take up the rest of the spots.
Business social networking
Microsoft has bought the business social notworking site LinkedIn.
“Project Scorpio” will be VR-ready, built by AMD
At the end of next year, Microsoft is expected to announce the sequel to its Xbox One console which originally launched in November 2013, marking just a short four-year lifespan for the company’s eighth-generation video game console.
4K output, Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, starts at $299
On Monday during its E3 press conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced a redesigned, smaller version of its Xbox One console that will go by the name Xbox One S. The refreshed console is 40 percent smaller than the original and features a much-needed Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, support for 4K (3840x2160p) video output over HDMI 2.0a and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).
Software king of the world Microsoft has flip-flopped on its earlier decision to turn the Xbox One into a digital video recorder sometime this year.
Wants to get Kaby Lake
It is beginning to look like the technology industry has written off 2016 as an annus horribilis and is only thinking about 2017. Microsoft has decided to delay its Surface Pro 5 from late 2016 to 2017 possibly so that it is not cursed.
Something everyone else knew already
Microsoft’s Bing has been given a divination algorithm and predicted the scores for the Euro 2106 football championship.
Helix is a PC/console combo
Microsoft has started to focus on combining PC gaming with its Xbox One console.