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Microsoft strikes deal with G-Hold maker for Surface grip accessory

Microsoft strikes deal with G-Hold maker for Surface grip accessory The inventor of the G-Hold who first rose to fame as a rejected participant on the British TV show Dragons’ Den has secured a contract with Microsoft to produce a similarly circular grip for its Surface range.The ergonomic device has already been picked up by Apple with plans to supply all of its warehouse, sales and software testing divisions.

Which Xbox One games deserve a Scorpio upgrade?

Which Xbox One games deserve a Scorpio upgrade? In recent weeks, Microsoft has laid out some pretty impressive specs for the upcoming Project Scorpio.And if the final hardware is as beefy as Redmond is promising, developers will be able to create some gorgeous console games in the coming years.

Microsoft’s wearable resurgence will begin with a commercial smartwatch

Microsoft’s wearable resurgence will begin with a commercial smartwatch Ever since Microsoft halted sales of its Band 2 fitness tracker in 2016, it has not been clear whether Microsoft would ever re-enter the market.Its Band 3 was canceled before going on sale and since then not much has been heard of Microsoft’s wearable plans.

Finally, the VR esports tournament Oculus gamers have been waiting for

Finally, the VR esports tournament Oculus gamers have been waiting for I have a confession to make: I'm addicted to playing The Unspoken virtual reality game on the Oculus Rift.and Canada (except Quebec) starting on May 13 and will offer prizes to winners valued at $7,500 in total.

Halo 5 Devs Acknowledge Fans Wanted More Master Chief in Game

Halo 5 Devs Acknowledge Fans Wanted More Master Chief in Game Since the release of Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001, Master Chief has become one of the most easily recognizable characters in all of gaming.In 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians, the Spartan shared the spotlight with a brand new protagonist, Locke — and 343 Industries is aware that some fans were disappointed by this choice.

These oil and tech giants want Trump to keep the Paris Climate Agreement

These oil and tech giants want Trump to keep the Paris Climate Agreement involvement in the Paris Climate Agreement, the Trump administration is hearing from a diverse number voices urging it to keep the country in the treaty.Tech companies in particular have been aggressive in their push to use more renewable energy resources to power their operations.

Microsoft is changing how you buy and use its Office productivity suite

Microsoft is changing how you buy and use its Office productivity suite For most of its lifetime, Microsoft’s Office productivity suite was like most other applications in how you purchased it.You’d buy an Office license for each machine you wanted to run the suite, and that would be it.

New Project Scorpio Images Compare Graphics to Xbox One

New Project Scorpio Images Compare Graphics to Xbox One That’s finally changed, as Microsoft recently hosted a private event where the technology giant demonstrated Project Scorpio’s 4K enhancements, providing several different examples that showed what a dramatic upgrade Project Scorpio’s visuals are over the 1080p Xbox One.Essentially, though: these images are meant to sell gamers on those sweet, sweet teraflops of GPU power nestled in Project Scorpio.

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Expansion Arrives on May 9 - New Trailer

This expansion lets players travel to a brand-new location in Australia, a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks.Starring famous Hot Wheels vehicles like the Twin Mill, the Rip Rod, and the Boneshaker, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels promises an automotive adventure unlike anything in Forza history.

Xbox Maintenance Will Impact Backward Compatible Games

Xbox Maintenance Will Impact Backward Compatible Games The maintenance period will affect both Xbox 360 and backward compatible games on Xbox One.Any gamers playing titles on Xbox 360 or one of the more than 300 backward compatible games on Xbox One during the maintenance time may get disconnected “one or more times.

Forza Horizon 3 Getting Nostalgia-Inducing Hot Wheels Expansion

Forza Horizon 3 Getting Nostalgia-Inducing Hot Wheels Expansion Microsoft has pulled the curtain back on the next major expansion for Forza Horizon 3, confirming that the additional content will be based on a crossover that features Mattel’s Hot Wheels line of toy cars.The new DLC, appropriately titled Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels, is set to arrive on May 9, 2017 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC owners.

New Graphics Comparisons Highlight What Project Scorpio Brings to the 1080p, 4K Table

New Graphics Comparisons Highlight What Project Scorpio Brings to the 1080p, 4K Table These demos don’t use game assets, but they are indicative of how developers can leverage the improved performance of Project Scorpio over and above what’s offered by the Xbox One.First, here’s 1080p versus downsampled 1080p, versus 4K in a BioShock Infinite-like tech demo with a steampunk aesthetic.

Microsoft cofounder pledges $30 million to help Seattle's homeless

Microsoft cofounder pledges $30 million to help Seattle's homeless The money will go toward building a new facility specifically designed to house the city's homeless families and children, announced Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday.The project's goal is to help Seattle's homeless families and children "transition to stable housing and break the cycle of homelessness.

Dead Rising 4 Fails to Meet Sales Expectations

Dead Rising 4 Fails to Meet Sales Expectations Despite a decent portion of favorable reviews ahead of its launch last year, it seems as if the release of the survival-horror slash beat-em-up title starring the protagonist Frank West, Dead Rising 4, has failed to meet its publisher and developer Capcom’s sales expectations.” As it happens, back in February, Capcom acknowledged the general fan base’s mixed reaction to Dead Rising 4‘s lack of some familiar elements, saying that the game’s “more approachable” nature did not hit the mark with everyone.

Nintendo Switch Sales Boom, Could Surpass Wii U in Just Over a Year

Nintendo Switch Sales Boom, Could Surpass Wii U in Just Over a Year When Nintendo announced the Switch, many weren’t quite sure what to make of it, or how much of an opportunity it represented.Fortunately for Nintendo, all of these issues have proven minor hiccups rather than show-stopping problems.

Xbox Boss Says Games Like Zelda, Horizon Don’t Have Same Impact

Xbox Boss Says Games Like Zelda, Horizon Don’t Have Same Impact Regarding story-driven games such as Horizon: Zero Dawn and those in The Legend of Zelda franchise, Spencer believes they’re losing their impact.“I’ve looked at things like Netflix and HBO, where great content has been created because there’s this subscription model,” Spencer stated.

Dead Space 2 and 3 Playable Via Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Dead Space 2 and 3 Playable Via Xbox One Backward Compatibility Among those games were Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3, but fans of the titles need not wait any longer.After all, the Dead Space sequels are now available through Xbox One backward compatibility.

The five best free alternatives to Google Docs that run in your browser

The five best free alternatives to Google Docs that run in your browser The service is free for home users, and a license for the desktop version of Microsoft Office is not required.All this makes Microsoft Office Online the most complete alternative to Google Docs, particularly for longtime Microsoft Office users.

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping The one ugly spot was More Personal Computing — the business segment that includes Windows 10, Bing, Surface devices, Windows Phone, and the Xbox business.8 billion, declining 7 percent, as Phone and Surface results offset healthy growth in Windows, search, and gaming.