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‘Minecraft Earth’ beta brings AR building to Android next week

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mojang/Microsoft Don’t worry, Android fans — if you’ve been wondering when you can try the augmented reality experience of Minecraft Earth, you don’t have too much longer to wait. Mojang and Microsoft have revealed that the Minecraft Earth beta will reach Google-powered devices sometime next week. It’s encouraging users to […]

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Google, Intel and Microsoft form data protection consortium

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links baona via Getty Images It’s common to secure data when its sitting put or flying to its destination, but not so much when you’re actually using it — there’s still a risk someone could peek at your content while you work. Industry heavyweights might help keep your info secure at […]

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Microsoft tests more control for apps that restart with Windows 10

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft. As much as PCs have changed in recent years, at least one thing has stayed the same: at some point, you’ll need to restart your computer. With that in mind, the first of next year’s two big Windows 10 updates could offer a subtle but helpful tweak to how […]

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Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links luza studios via Getty Images Microsoft contractors reportedly listened to Xbox owners too. Earlier this month, we learned that contractors heard audio snippets from Skype calls and Cortana interactions. Now, Vice reports that Microsoft contractors also listened to audio picked up by Xbox consoles. The device was only supposed to […]

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Microsoft won’t release more Xbox exclusives on rival platforms

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lukas Schulze via Getty Images Microsoft has crushed the dreams of those who’ve been hoping to play Halo, Forza and any other first-party Xbox game on the Switch or the PS4. The tech giant has no plans to make exclusive Xbox titles available on rival platforms in the future, a […]

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DOJ is working with states on antitrust investigations of tech companies

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana The Justice Department’s antitrust leader doesn’t see big tech as inherently bad, but he’s still content to investigate potential wrongdoing. Division chief Makan Delrahim told guests at a Colorado tech policy conference that the DOJ was working with state attorneys general on investigations of the market […]

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Watch Dan Aykroyd hype up the ‘Ghostbusters’ remaster for Switch

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Saber Interactive When it was first announced earlier this year, it had seemed Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered was set to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. In August, developer Saber Interactive said the game is also coming out on Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Today, the studio shared a […]

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2019): Sometimes it’s good to be boring

Engadget RSS Feed [embedded content] The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the most established laptops around, and this year’s model marks the 7th iteration of the series. Just like every one before it, this X1 Carbon is thinner and lighter than ever. What else is new? Well, there’s a brighter UHD display with HDR400 […]

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Watch the Xbox Gamescom event in 14 minutes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft loves to use Gamescom as a vehicle for its post-E3 news, and it had plenty on offer for the 2019 event — even for PlayStation fans. PUBG added cross-platform play that lets PS4 and Xbox One gamers vie against each other for the elusive chicken dinner, for a start, […]

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Two Halo characters are joining ‘Gears 5’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bungie Thirteen years into their shared history, you would think Halo and Gears of War would have already crossed over before today. After all, following Microsoft’s purchase of the Gears franchise in 2014, the two properties are the company’s biggest and most important exclusives. So it’s a bit strange to […]

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