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Microsoft starts inviting people to try Project xCloud

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft Microsoft is starting to invite players to test out its Project xCloud game streaming service. It said last month it would open up a public preview of the platform in October, allowing players to stream games to their Android devices. Now, it’s starting to send out invitations to those […]

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Girl Scouts can earn five STEM badges through Microsoft partnership

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft As part of its ongoing campaign to foster STEM education, the Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with one of the biggest names in tech: Microsoft. Moving forward, Girl Scouts troop members will be able to earn five separate badges by taking part in free workshops held at […]

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Microsoft tests content filters for Xbox messages

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The gaming community can be ruthless and often outright abusive. In an attempt to make Xbox more welcoming and inclusive, Microsoft is introducing new content filters. Beginning today, Xbox Insiders can select one of four filters that will automatically block abusive and offensive messages. The filters include four levels: friendly, […]

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Mixer co-founder quits to work on lasers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Matt Salsamendi was just 18 years old when he co-founded Mixer, the site which has grown to be the third most popular video game streaming platform. Now, he’s announced he is moving on from the company to take on new projects. After 5 incredible years, tomorrow will be […]

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Microsoft’s leaner Windows 10 update process begins with new patch

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft Microsoft has been through a saga with its Windows 10 updates, with problems ranging from files being inadvertently deleted to wiping user data being reported. With the newest update, the company is testing out a less intrusive approach for installing new features, requiring fewer restarts and making the update […]

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Microsoft and Lauv launch website focused on mental health

Engadget RSS Feed At first glance, the glowing blue booths at musician Lauv’s concert could be mistaken for avant garde refrigerators. But the vending machine-sized capsules are actually part of a collaboration between Microsoft and singer-songwriter Lauv called My Blue Thoughts. Two of these booths were set up at the artist’s recent October 5th concert […]

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Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least […]

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‘Doom Eternal’ is delayed to March 2020

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bethesda Softworks DOOM Eternal‘s launch was slated for November 22nd — but to add some polish, publisher Bethesda Softworks is pushing that date back to March 20, 2020. The developer, iD Software, will also add a new feature called Invasion Mode, which will allow players to enter others’ campaigns as […]

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Microsoft plans to bring internet access to 40 million people by 2022

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bluetown As of last year, approximately half the world’s population is now connected to the internet. While it’s definitely a positive milestone, the flip side of that number is that there are still billions of people that don’t have access to any sort of internet connectivity. Microsoft’s 2017 Airband Initiative […]

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The Engadget Podcast: Is Microsoft making better PCs than Apple?

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft dropped a load of Surfaces on us last week, each impressive in their own right. We were wowed by the Surface Pro X, Pro 7 and Laptop 3 — and of course, we can’t wait to hear more about the dual-screen Surface Neo and Duo. It’s hard not to […]

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