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Xbox One white dev console shown off: white is the new black

Xbox One white dev console shown off: white is the new black

We've already seen the black version of the Xbox One, obviously, and that's all we've been treated with recently. However, seeing as how the Xbox 360 has been available in both white and black, it would make sense for the Xbox One to go the same route, right? Well, it seems that may actually happen, thanks to a photo posted by a developer that reveals a white Xbox One developer console.

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Samsung Developers Conference aims to join big guns as cross-platform yearly event

Samsung Developers Conference aims to join big guns as cross-platform yearly event

In what's fairly clear to be the spirit of such developer events as Apple's WWDC and Google I/O, Samsung has this week announced the creation of their own Developers Conference. Starting October 27th and lasting two days, ending on the 29th, this event takes place right in the heart of San Francisco, aiming to bring in both developers and industry leaders to a software-centric series of events living in the Samsung universe.

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Google Glass augmented reality demo birthed in open-source library OpenGlass

Google Glass augmented reality demo birthed in open-source library OpenGlass

A developer by the name of Brandyn White has created for Google Glass an augmented reality user interface that will one day be integrated as easy as any other Glassware. This means that while some so-called augmented reality apps created for Glass are still working outside Google's preferred Glass-friendly software environment, pushing forward with basic Android APKs, this solution aims for a real-deal Mirror API build. Mirror API is a software developer environment unveiled by Google earlier this year made for developers to easily create apps without Google's supported bounds.

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Microsoft “Lab of Things” will connect your devices at home

Microsoft “Lab of Things” will connect your devices at home

As a part of Microsoft's HomeOS project, the company will expand with what's called "Lab of Things", making the case for researchers giving big boosts to devices in your living space. Microsoft's "LOT" will work with the public as well, sending out an SDK (Software Development Kit) to creators of software for the expansion of home-based systems in the wild. This system has been deployed during and in conjunction with the first day's events at this year's Microsoft Research Faculty Summit event.

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Microsoft TechNet is dead, long live MSDN

Microsoft TechNet is dead, long live MSDN

Software enthusiasts and IT professionals alike have been googly-eyed over Microsoft's TechNet subscription service for years, but after 15 years of providing early access to new software for subscribers, Microsoft has decided to shut down the service. The company will no longer take new susbcribers or renewals after August 31, and they plan to shut it all down entirely on September 30, 2014.

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