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Sony, Microsoft reportedly planning to launch their next-gen consoles soon

According to reports, Sony and Microsoft have efforts underway to bring the successors of their current-generation gaming consoles, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One respectively, to the market soon.

The next-generation PlayStation to be launched by Sony will be the PlayStation 5 (PS5... read more

‘Uncharted 4: Thief’s End’ launch delayed until April 26

In a recent disclosure made via the PlayStation Blog, Neil Druckmanm, the director of ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ revealed that the launch of the much-awaited exclusive PlayStation 4 game has been delayed until April 2016.

The ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ game was previously scheduled... read more

Microsoft disables ‘Hey Cortana’ feature of Cortana for Android app in US

According to reports, the latest update rolled out by Microsoft to its Cortana for Android app has apparently disabled the feature which gave the app the ability to detect the ‘Hey Cortana’ hotword, to substitute the ‘Google Now’ functionality. The feature has been disabled for the US market.... read more

Talko sold to Microsoft; to be integrated into Skype

Mobile communication firm Talko announced via a blog post released on Monday that it has sold to Microsoft. The financial terms of Talko’s acquisition by Microsoft have not been officially disclosed.

The acquisition announcement implies that Talko -- a collaboration and voice chat app... read more

Microsoft Band gets new features with latest software update

According to a PC Mag report, Microsoft has rolled out new software update to its ‘Microsoft Band’ fitness-focused wearable device, upgrading it to ‘Microsoft Band 2.’ The latest Band software update is now available for download.

The updated Microsoft Band 2 boasts the addition of a... read more

Microsoft allows current OneDrive users to keep 15GB free storage, if they claim it

In a note released to OneDrive users this week, Microsoft has said that current customers on the free tier of the company’s OneDrive cloud storage service will be allowed to keep their 15GB of free cloud storage as well as 15GB of free Camera Roll “bonus” storage.

Microsoft’s recent note... read more

Microsoft Edge browser's Chakra JavaScript engine to go open-source

Microsoft has revealed in a recent blog post that the Chakra JavaScript engine of its new Edge web browser will be opened up as an open-source project on GitHub in January 2016.

According to the blog post, the key components of Chakra JavaScript engine used for the Microsoft Edge browser... read more

Microsoft updates Bing Maps to add new traffic camera option

According to an announcement made by Microsoft via the Bing blog, the company has rolled out an update to its Bing Maps mapping solution. The update brings new transit features to Bing Maps, and introduces a new traffic camera option.

The new traffic camera feature which Microsoft has... read more

Microsoft pulls Windows 10 November upgrade from its download server

According to reports, software giant Microsoft pulled the latest, November-released Windows 10 upgrade from its download server last week.

As a result of the move, the Windows Update servers have apparently stopped delivering the Windows 10 November upgrade package as a disk image;... read more

Windows smartphone shipments plunged 35% year-on-year in 2015 Q3

According to the latest statistics released by market research firm Gartner on Wednesday, the shipments of Windows smartphones nose-dived during the July-September 2015 quarter, plunging 35 percent from the same quarter shipments last year.

The significant year-on-year drop in the Windows... read more

Microsoft partners with Code.org to launch Minecraft-themed computer coding tutorial

In a Monday announcement, software giant Microsoft said that it has launched a new Minecraft-themed computer coding tutorial in partnership with Seattle-based computer science education nonprofit Code.org.

The new computer coding tutorial launched by Microsoft and Code.org will enable... read more

Microsoft launches two new PowerPoint tools – ‘Designer’ and ‘Morph’

Last week, Microsoft announced the launch of two new game-changing features for PowerPoint 2016. The new features – dubbed ‘Designer’ and ‘Morph’ – will take PowerPoint presentations to the next level, as they will use cloud in offering presentations as well as automated slides.

The new ‘... read more

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