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Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

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Voice chat is a mainstay in most online multiplayer games, and while it can be abused by trolls and other immature idiots, it can often also be vital to progression, especially in co-op sessions.But what if you're deaf? Or you don't want the whole house... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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Nintendo has finally unleashed its all-new console.The Nintendo Switch is a different kind of machine to the Wii U, being able to play at home on a TV and out and about in handheld mode. It is also different to other currently available options - most... >>

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

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Microsoft has announced that it hopes to introduce Mixed Reality headsets to its Xbox console gaming platform by 2018. That means the Xbox One and forthcoming Project Scorpio could get their own augmented or virtual reality devices next year.Microsoft... >>

Xbox Games Pass gives you access to over 100 Xbox One games for £7.99 a month

Xbox Games Pass gives you access to over 100 Xbox One games for £7.99 a month

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Microsoft has launched a subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for just £7.99 a month. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband speeds to... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

E3 2017: What to expect from the world's biggest games show

E3 2017: What to expect from the world's biggest games show

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It might be a couple of months away but plans for E3 2017 are already firming up.Microsoft has confirmed its press conference details, for example, and we're fully expecting the firm's new, 4K super console, Project Scorpio, to be unleashed.So here's... >>

Microsoft reveals date and time of its Xbox E3 2017 event

Microsoft reveals date and time of its Xbox E3 2017 event

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Microsoft has announced when it will hold its E3 2017 event.The company's event, also known as its Xbox briefing, is scheduled for 11 June at 2 PM ET. Typically, in previous years, it is held on the Monday morning of E3 week. Although the date and time... >>

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day

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Microsoft has alerted the media that ticket registration for its upcoming Microsoft Build conference will kick off soon.In an email, the company said Microsoft Build general registration will open at 9 am PST on 14 February 2017 (otherwise known as... >>

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

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Microsoft pulled a bit of a pleasant surprise during E3 2016 last June. As well as announce the Xbox One S, which has since sold in bucket loads, it revealed that an all-new Xbox is in the works; a console it called the "most powerful console yet".Since... >>

Windows 10 Creator Update adds picture-in-picture, is feature-complete for April roll out

Windows 10 Creator Update adds picture-in-picture, is feature-complete for April roll out

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Two months before the release of the Creators Update, Microsoft has announced a new feature included in the upcoming upgrade.PC owners who run the Creators Update will get picture-in-picture support. Microsoft is calling the feature “Compact Overlay".... >>

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

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Microsoft doesn't care about HoloLens headset sales.It's been over six months since Microsoft opened up the mixed-reality headset to everyone. The company began selling developer kits last year for $3,000 a pop, and then in August, it made them available... >>

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

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People use LinkedIn, right?The Microsoft-owned company must be exploring ways to spice things up, because it refreshed its entire professional networking site on Thursday. It has an all-new look that simplifies everything and appears to make it much easier... >>

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

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Most people are concerned about their privacy, especially when it comes to their computers and mobile devices.So, in response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's accusation about Windows 10 sending an "unprecedented amount of usage data" back to... >>

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

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If you're big into adventure and role-playing games, then you'll be gutted to know Scalebound for Xbox is no more.Dragons? Check. Giant enemy crabs? Check. Swords? Check. Magic? Double check. Scalebound had all the Japanese RPG elements sorted. Set to... >>

This is Project Neon, the new look Windows 10

This is Project Neon, the new look Windows 10

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MSPowerUser has obtained leaked images of the new look Windows 10 operating system, currently codenamed Project Neon. It's said to be a minor update to Windows, and will roll out to computers later this year, after the Creators Update in April.One of... >>

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

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You may be sick of CES news already, even though the week has only started, but we promise you Nissan's latest tease is worth your time.Okay, so Microsoft has said it is opening up Cortana so that third-party companies can release devices with the assistant.... >>

Best UK Boxing Day and January sales 2016/17 tech deals

Best UK Boxing Day and January sales 2016/17 tech deals

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Some people love shopping in sales, others hate it, but most people love a bargain.Luckily for those of you who don't like looking, we are here to help and there is no better time for us to lend a hand than Boxing Day. For those outside the British Isles,... >>

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

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Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online.One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined, while... >>

You now have another way to play Minecraft - on the Apple TV

You now have another way to play Minecraft - on the Apple TV

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Minecraft is available everywhere - every platform, every device - including the latest Apple TV set-top box.The Apple TV edition of Minecraft has just launched. It doesn't come with multiplayer Minecraft Realms or Xbox Live support, but those features... >>

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its backwards compatibility programme Microsoft is giving every Xbox One owner a completely free game. What's more, you don't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to download it, you just need to make sure you... >>

This Harman Kardon speaker packs Microsoft's Cortana

This Harman Kardon speaker packs Microsoft's Cortana

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The first speaker with Cortana built-in is almost here.Last week, Microsoft hinted it wanted to compete with devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, both of which are always-listening, connected speakers packing their own voice assistants. Although... >>

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

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When we tested the Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver a couple of years ago - one of the first to bring Dolby Atmos to the table - we hooked it up to an Xbox One and PS4. Sadly, only the latter could give it a proper workout as it was the only console with Dolby... >>

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

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Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is finally ready to make her bow in the UK.As well as a major update to the existing Android app in the US, Microsoft has made it available to UK Android device owners for the first time. It is available to download... >>

Windows 10 desktop apps are coming to mobile thanks to collaboration with Qualcomm

Windows 10 desktop apps are coming to mobile thanks to collaboration with Qualcomm

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Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced a new partnership that will mean device manufacturers can build Windows Mobile devices capable of running full Windows 10 desktop apps. 10 features you'll love in Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update: What's... >>

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

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Microsoft has announced when you can expect its next-annual Build.Build 2017 will take place in downtown Seattle, Washington. It's scheduled to start 10 May 2017 and will end 12 May 2017. In past years, Microsoft held Build in San Francisco, California.... >>