Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft xCloud setting up to challenge Google Stadia, stream Xbox games to Android devices

GDC 2019 has been one of more the exciting instances that I can recall in recent memory. Not only have there been some tantalizing game announcements – seriously, I freaked when I saw the Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 trailer – but some interesting happenings in the game space itself. Google announced Stadia, the […]

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Microsoft Has No Plans To Launch Xbox Live SDK On The Nintendo Switch

Last week Microsoft brought its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android devices. This meant that developers who wanted to integrate Xbox Live into their iOS and Android games would be able to. There were rumors that this could be the start of something bigger and that it might even make its way onto the […]

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ProBeat: AI and quantum computing continue to collide

Depending on who you ask, quantum computing is here, not here, and both. A couple things this week reminded me that it doesn’t really matter whether you believe quantum-mechanical phenomena is going to change everything. The mere research into the field is already impacting technology across the board. Binary digits (bits) are the basic units […]

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Microsoft’s Xbox Live can soon work in any Android game

Earlier today, Microsoft announced a new cross-platform mobile software development kit (SDK) for game developers to build Xbox Live functionality into their mobile games. That means you’ll eventually see things like Xbox Live achievements, Gamerscore, clubs, and more on updated and new Android and iOS games. With the SDK, game developers can pick and choose […]

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[Update: Microsoft Game Stack announced] Microsoft planning to take mobile gaming market with cross-platform Xbox Live integration

GDC 2019 is next month, and in preparation for the event, the official schedule has been made available on the GDC Conference website. Notably, one of the sessions on the calendar is supposed to cover a first look at a new SDK from Microsoft that will allow mobile game developers to integrate the Xbox Live service […]

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Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to mobile games on iOS and Android

The migration of Xbox Live to new platforms has officially begun, as Microsoft announced Thursday that it will launch a new software development kit (SDK) for developers to include Xbox Live functionality in their mobile games on iOS and Android. According to The Verge, this includes features like achievements, Gamerscore, friends lists, clubs, and family […]

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Microsoft 365 Government adds Teams, Power Platform, and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement

Microsoft is expanding the range of cloud-based features it offers to government customers, allowing them to tap into many of the same services used by business clients. Public agencies are a growing customer base that the company targets with its Microsoft 365 Government platform. Now those customers will have access […]

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Microsoft begins testing Android mirroring in Windows 10

Do you want Android apps on your PC? Well, that’s what Microsoft is about to deliver regardless of your answer. The company has started testing the previously demoed “phone screen” feature of its Your Phone app. Don’t get too excited, though. Only select testers can use it right now, and hardware support is limited. Currently, […]

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How to control algorithms that want to run your life

Today algorithms can shape what you buy, where you live, whether you get a job or a bank loan, and many other aspects of your life. Autocomplete now predicts your words in text messages, Gmail, and search terms. Even Tinder is controlled by algorithms — did you pick your love […]

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Microsoft Yet To Issue Patch For Windows 7 Exploit Reported By Google

Google regularly reports serious vulnerabilities that it discovers across different platforms. It recently reported two zero-day vulnerabilities, those that were previously unknown publicly, one affecting its Chrome browser and the other affecting Windows 7. The company mentioned that both of them were being exploited together. Google has released an update […]

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