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Report: Microsoft wearable puts Kinect sensors on your wrist

Report: Microsoft wearable puts Kinect sensors on your wrist

Microsoft is rumored to be working on a smartwatch of their own, according to sources. Their offering will not only be their entry into the increasingly muddled smart wearable category, it is said to be cross-platform, working on all major smartphone platforms. A novel concept, it also keeps the wearable in line with Microsoft’s new direction of having their offerings available for every platform.

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Xbox One Screenshot feature coming soon

Xbox One Screenshot feature coming soon

This week the folks responsible for upgrading the Xbox One’s features have let it be known that there will soon be a real-deal screenshot ability. Where "Xbox, Capture That" already allows you to capture video from the device, soon you’ll be finding the ability to capture the display as a single, still shot as well.

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Quantum Break: Xbox One’s next killer title

Quantum Break: Xbox One’s next killer title

In Quantum Break, the game is about heroes, the show is about villains. The folks at Remedy Entertainment have shown off a teaser trailer for their new hero game Quantum Break today, sparking interest once again in the idea that the public would buy the Xbox One just to have one title. This game was first teased at E3 2013 - and here, one year later, we see what it’s all about.

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Microsoft demos real-time convo translation using Skype

Microsoft demos real-time convo translation using Skype

Back in 2012, Microsoft Research gave a demonstration of its real-time conversation translation using Skype, which takes one user's spoken words and translates them almost instantly into the other user's language, doing so by replicating each voice for an authentic conversation.

Today at the Code Conference in California, the company showed off an update to this, and at the same time announced that the software -- dubbed Skype Translator -- will be available before the end of this year as a Windows 8 beta app.

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Xbox One external drives improving game load speeds

Xbox One external drives improving game load speeds

This month an Xbox One software upgrade brings on the ability to work with an external hard drive. With this ability, users have been testing multiple different types of drives to see which work quickest. Inside the standard Xbox One is a Samsung 500GB 5400 RPM (M8 ST500LM012) working with the machine’s standard SATA2 connection - with USB 3.0 connecting your drive to the board, providing one reason why this external method may be significantly quicker - or so it would seem.

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WhatsApp Windows Phone fix in works after IM app pulled

WhatsApp Windows Phone fix in works after IM app pulled

Microsoft is working with WhatsApp to fix the notifications problem some Windows Phone users have observed, and get the popular messaging app back in the Windows Phone Market, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has confirmed. The cross-platform IM app was yanked from the download store around a week ago, after widespread reports of message notifications not being delivered correctly, and persistent error messages every time the app was opened.

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Metro Redux releasing Last Light and 2033 remastered for next-gen

Metro Redux releasing Last Light and 2033 remastered for next-gen

The game Metro Redux is a combination of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light entirely re-mastered and improved for the next generation of gaming consoles and gaming PCs. These titles are amongst some of the highest-rated games in their genre - we even used Metro: Last Light as our key example for PC streaming for NVIDIA SHIELD - now they’re returning as digital downloads for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Xbox One real names, external drives and more coming June

Xbox One real names, external drives and more coming June

Xbox One will get support for real names, external drives, and turning SmartGlass phones and tablets into universal remotes with OneGuide support in an update in June, Microsoft has announced today. The new system update for the console will address some of what Microsoft says are the most-requested features, such as expanding storage when the Xbox One's own internal drive is full.

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