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Is Xbox Project Scorpio’s release date hidden in this teaser trailer?

Is Xbox Project Scorpio’s release date hidden in this teaser trailer?

When it comes to E3 2017, Microsoft is undoubtedly going to be one of the major focuses of the show. The company will be unleashing some long-anticipated details about its upcoming console, Project Scorpio. In a new set of videos today, Microsoft teases the official reveal of Project Scorpio, but do those trailers go too far any leak Scorpio's release date?

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E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 is quickly approaching, and though the show doesn't get off to an official start until Tuesday, June 13, major game companies will be starting their festivities early. This usually happens every summer, but this year, companies are getting started well in advance, with the first press conference being held on Saturday. For those watching the show from afar, these press conferences are where most of the news will come from, so here's when you can expect each major press conference to go down. SlashGear will be covering all of these events, so stay tuned.

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Windows 10 CShell to unify phone and desktop UI

Windows 10 CShell to unify phone and desktop UI

When Microsoft laid out its plans for Windows 10, it revealed a vision of Windows 10 running across all its devices, no matter the form factor. To some extent, that has indeed happened with Windows 10 on desktop, mobile, Xbox, IoT, and even HoloLens. The user experience across those devices, however, are still disjointed and nowhere is that more evident than in Windows 10 Mobile. Enter Microsoft’s “CShell” project that aims to give a more uniform user experience between Windows 10 on the desktop and Windows 10 on phone, potentially turning the latter into an actual PC in your pocket.

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Microsoft face swap app lets you use images from Bing

Microsoft face swap app lets you use images from Bing

Microsoft has released a new face swap app that uses Bing search to find fun images into which you can transplant yourself. The app was made by Microsoft's 'The Garage,' its self-described 'outlet for experimental projects.' The face swap app is quite a bit more sophisticated than most of the face swap apps in the app stores, and it is available for both iOS and Android.

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Gears of War 4’s biggest DLC includes new maps, Horde update, and more

Gears of War 4’s biggest DLC includes new maps, Horde update, and more

The Xbox One flagship title Gears of War 4 has seen a number of new multiplayer maps and other content since its release last October, but Microsoft and developer The Coalition have announced a new Rise of the Horde update that's said to be the game's biggest yet. Releasing on June 6th, Rise of the Horde will include new difficulties, maps, Achievements, and huge overhaul to the self-titled Horde mode. The best part? It's all completely free for those who own GoW4.

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In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

If you're a member of Microsoft's Windows Insiders program and you installed a new build on Thursday evening, you'll want to pay attention to this: the company has revealed that an internal build of Windows 10 (16212) still in development was accidentally released to users for both PC and mobile devices. Fortunately Microsoft was quick to catch the error and only a small number of people downloaded the updates, however, the mobile build is leaving devices in a bricked state.

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Why DigiByte’s price is soaring: $DGB, Minecraft, Memes, and Citibank

Why DigiByte’s price is soaring: $DGB, Minecraft, Memes, and Citibank

This morning it became apparent that the cryptocoin called DigiByte ($DGB) was set to skyrocket in price. In the past 24 hours, the price of the coin went up a cool 43%, and beat its own previous top price (from May 21st) - once, and hasn't looked back since. But why - why has DigiByte suddenly turned into the third most traded coin on the market overnight? We've got a few answers.

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How to get that massive Minecraft Update [1.1 Discovery download]

How to get that massive Minecraft Update [1.1 Discovery download]

Users of the forever-popular game Minecraft will see an update to the game on Bedrock Engine platforms. That includes Windows 10 devices, mobile devices, and of course VR. Users will be able to participate in the Minecraft Marketplace for the first time ever. This means a whole lot of cash is about to change hands - lots and lots. Parents, hide your coin wallets.

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New Skype borrows Snapchat playbook with Millennial-luring Highlights

New Skype borrows Snapchat playbook with Millennial-luring Highlights

Microsoft has completely rebuilt Skype, taking one of the more frustrating - but, for many, essential - apps and giving it a much-needed makeover. Apparently remade from the ground up, the new Skype launches on mobile first before segueing to the desktop. It puts chat at the forefront, and not just voice calls, and makes a serious (or seriously needy, depending on your stance) play for Millennials who might be currently obsessed with Snapchat.

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Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and it turns out PC makers are rising to the challenge with a variety of designs shown off this week at Computex 2017. The software giant's decision not to make its own headset, following the Surface strategy, but throw the responsibility over to OEMs had led to some concern that we'd see plenty of me-too mixed reality visors clogging shelves come the holiday season. Happily, it looks like that's not going to be the case.

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Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus released for Windows Ink

Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus released for Windows Ink

This week the folks at Wacom have two new stylus releases in store for their "Bamboo" line. These devices look similar but act very different - in how they interact with their chosen devices, that is. The Bamboo Ink smart stylus works with Windows Ink, while the Bamboo Sketch smart stylus works with iOS devices of several sorts - not just iPad Pro.

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Curved smartphone camera sensors could out-snap your DSLR

Curved smartphone camera sensors could out-snap your DSLR

A new curved sensor camera developed by Microsoft Research may well help deliver the biggest step forward in smartphone photography in years. The system, dubbed Project Vermont, relies on a specially manufactured concave camera sensor that "can dramatically improve" resolution, light-gathering, and uniformity of illumination. Indeed, it could legitimately offer DSLR-style performance from a smartphone-scale sensor.

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