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This is not a drill: Microsoft admits Windows Phone is dead for real

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 It’s time to say goodbye for real this time. Windows Phone’s death has been slow and painful, but, as CNET spotted, the head of Microsoft’s Windows division finally admitted you shouldn’t expect anything more when it comes to Windows Phone. Microsoft doesn’t plan to let existing Windows Phone users down — there will be security updates. But don’t… Read More

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Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

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 Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual experience, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the power of a physical in-store experience — a lesson Microsoft is taking to heart. Today the company announced it will be opening a new flagship store in London — just a stone’s throw from the Apple flagship store. Read More

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Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here

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 Microsoft is about to share the last details on the Xbox One X with a press conference ahead of the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. You can watch it live right here at 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Germany.
The company already said on Twitter that we can expect to hear more details about pre-orders for the Xbox One X:

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New Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 is actually reasonably sized

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 Microsoft has redesigned the USB dongle used to connect your Xbox One controller to your Windows 10 laptop, and thank goodness for that. The formerly hulking black slab is now a much more modestly sized black slab, which is roughly the size of most flash drives, and won’t stick out like a sore, incredibly huge thumb on your notebook or PC. The new adapter is $24.99 and ships starting… Read More

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Microsoft’s Imagine Cup crowns its 15th winner, the X.GLU smart glucose meter for kids

By | diabetes, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, imagine cup, Microsoft, TC, Wearables, X.GLU | No Comments

 Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup, a global competition of high-tech student projects, reached its culmination this week accompanied by the usual pomp at the company’s headquarters in Redmond. The winner of the $100,000 grand prize and 365 days of bragging rights is X.GLU, a Czech team that created a custom smart glucose meter for children with diabetes. Read More

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Microsoft’s second-generation HoloLens will include a dedicated AI coprocessor

By | Apple, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, computing, Gadgets, head-mounted displays, Headset, Microsoft, Microsoft HoloLens, mixed reality, TC, virtual reality headset | No Comments

 Microsoft has revealed that it is preparing to equip the second version of its HoloLens VR headset with its own AI processing capabilities to enable more features and services. The firm said that it is customizing the current processor within the…

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Microsoft’s Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation

By | Apps, Augmented Reality, Gadgets, indoor mapping, Microsoft, Microsoft Research, Mobile, Path Guide, TC | No Comments

 Indoor mapping is one of those problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers, emitters, scanners… who wants to install those in malls across the world? Microsoft Research has produced an indoor navigation app that keeps things simple, using existing sensors and the fact that people already go most of the places you want… Read More

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