4K output, Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, starts at $299
On Monday during its E3 press conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced a redesigned, smaller version of its Xbox One console that will go by the name Xbox One S. The refreshed console is 40 percent smaller than the original and features a much-needed Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, support for 4K (3840x2160p) video output over HDMI 2.0a and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).
Software king of the world Microsoft has flip-flopped on its earlier decision to turn the Xbox One into a digital video recorder sometime this year.
Wants to get Kaby Lake
It is beginning to look like the technology industry has written off 2016 as an annus horribilis and is only thinking about 2017. Microsoft has decided to delay its Surface Pro 5 from late 2016 to 2017 possibly so that it is not cursed.
Something everyone else knew already
Microsoft’s Bing has been given a divination algorithm and predicted the scores for the Euro 2106 football championship.
Helix is a PC/console combo
Microsoft has started to focus on combining PC gaming with its Xbox One console.
When he is not fighting evil mosquitoes
When he is not battling the evil mosquito, Sir William Gates III is apparently working on AI in his secret lab.
Windows Holographic devices coming 'in months'
While many had expected Microsoft’s mixed reality devices to be years away, Redmond is telling the world that the first gear should be in the shops in a few months.
A long term partnership
Microsoft is flogging off 1,500 of its patents to Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi which will give the Chinese maker a foot in the door into Western markets.
We have two hotels on Tiananmen Square
Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella is in Beijing this week to head off some possible problems with China's anti-trust investigation.