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Asus wants to build its own version of Microsoft’s HoloLens AR glasses

According to a CNET report, Taiwanese device manufacturer Asus is in talks with US software giant Microsoft about building its own version of Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality (AR) glasses.

The CNET report, about Asus mulling HoloLens AR glasses of its own, is based on the... read more

Microsoft touts PureView camera capabilities of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

In a recently released post, Juha Alakaru -- Microsoft’s director of cameras -- has drawn attention to the remarkable capabilities of the cameras of the company’s latest Lumia handsets --- Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.

So far as specifications are concerned, the camera hardware of both the... read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 10565 to Insider testers

On Monday, software biggie Microsoft shipped the newest Windows 10 preview -- Windows 10 Build 10565 -- to its Insider testers. The Insider testers are Microsoft’s testing community that comprises people who have signed up to receive the newest Windows 10 preview versions as quickly as possible... read more

Microsoft strikes distribution deal with Chinese search giant Baidu

In a Wednesday announcement, Microsoft said that it has signed a distribution deal with leading Chinese search giant Baidu Inc., to enable Internet users in the country to use Baidu.com as the search engine within Microsoft's new Edge browser.

The new distribution deal signed by Microsoft... read more

Images of ‘Microsoft Band 2’ leaked online

On Sunday, Spanish site MicrosoftInsider published what it claims to be the leaked images of Microsoft's forthcoming second-generation version of Microsoft Band wearable device --- 'Microsoft Band 2.'

The leak of the Microsoft Band 2 images comes a few days ahead of Microsoft's hardware... read more

Microsoft will release new Xbox Beta app for Windows 10 this month

In a recently released blog post, Microsoft has revealed that it will roll out a new Xbox Beta app for Windows 10 later this month, to give select users the ability to gain access to preview versions of future app updates before they are released to the general public.

When the Xbox Beta... read more

Microsoft’s Zune Player music service will retire on Nov 15, 2015

In a disclosure made by Microsoft via a post on its website this week, the company’s Zune Player music service will be ‘retired’ on November 15, 2015.

The announcement of the impending shutdown of the Zune Player music service means that the existing users of the service will not be able... read more

Skype adds new ‘Mojis’ feature to its chat service

On Tuesday, Microsoft’s Skype service announced the addition of a new emoji-like feature -- called ‘Mojis’ -- to its chat and messaging app. The new feature is being rolled out to the users of the latest version of the Skype app on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

‘Mojis’ are Microsoft’s... read more

Microsoft appoints Brad Smith as company’s President and Chief Legal Officer

In a recent announcement, Microsoft Corp said that it has appointed its general counsel, Brad Smith, as the company's President and Chief Legal Officer, with effect from Friday, September 11.

The disclosure was made by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an email sent to the company’s... read more

Microsoft will invite a small, active group of users to test NXOE

In a Thursday blog post, Microsoft said that it plans to test out the new look and feel of the Xbox One – which underscores the ‘New Xbox One Experience’ (NXOE) – via an invite-only opportunity to a small, active group of users.

The NXOE is essentially Windows 10 for the Xbox One; and, as... read more

Microsoft using Bing to make Windows 10 users keep ‘Edge’ as default browser

According to a VentureBeat report, Microsoft is apparently trying to convince the users of its new Windows 10 operating system to keep 'Edge' as their default web browser. To discourage Windows 10 users from switching to other browsers, Microsoft is reportedly using its Bing search engine.

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Windows 10’s Xbox One game streaming app has hidden 'Very High Quality' option

According to a recent disclosure by Reddit user OomaThurmann, Windows 10’s Xbox One game streaming app has a hidden quality option --- the ‘Very High Quality’ setting.

The revelation is noteworthy because the Xbox One streaming app has been introduced in Microsoft’s latest Windows... read more

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